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Linkin Park: In The End Meaning

Song Released: 2001


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(It starts with one)
One thing I don't know why
It doesn't even matter how hard you try keep that in mind
I designed this rhyme to explain in due time

(All I know)
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings...

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    richie7
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    Jul 25th, 2009 7:44am report


    This song is about not wasting your time by the clock or anyone or anything and start living in this moment....which is the only thing that matters(portrayed by almost every religion). "I tried so hard and got so far but in the end it doesn't even matter" what he means by that is what matters most is the journey, not the destination. But this moment right now, right here is what matters because that's where everything is taking place and that's all that exsists. And it is what's creating the journey. So no matter how hard you try even when you're an Olympian and win a gold medal after those moments of you obtaining the medal it doesn't even matter....this moment is what always matters and we obtain happiness from the journey not the destination. Watch the movie Peaceful Warrior everybody please. Thank you.



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    Indexit
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    Nov 24th, 2007 11:52pm report


    I actually think that this song has multiple meanings. Some say that it is about a failed relationship, while others suggest a last-call suicide note. Both suggestions fit well with the lyrics, with evidence on each side. In Verse (II), [he] sings "Despite the way you were mocking me / Acting like I was part of your property / Remembering all the times you fought with me / I'm surprised it got so far / . . . . You wouldn't even recognize me anymore / Not that you knew me back then/. In my eyes and ears, it seems like [he] is explaining possible issues with a relationship. But also throughout the song, his choruses, can be seen as a last resort way of ending everything-- suicide. If someone talks about "trying so hard" or "in the end it doesn't even matter" then it seems like someone is giving up hope because, literally, in the end, it won't matter because I will be dead. This song probably has 2 levels of meaning too it. If not these two ^ then what else is it?

    Fantastic Song, of course.



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    Slomifier
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    Aug 25th, 2006 8:44am report


    I believe this song is about no matter how far we get in life, how rich or famous we get, in the end,(when your dead), none of it matters.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 9:35pm report


    I Think That This Song is about no matter what you do or no matter how much you try it does not matter. And it is also about trusting someone that you are really close to and you trust them with something very deep and you told them and trusted them because you thought that they would not tell anyone but yet they must've told the world.

    I would Like To Add Another thing to This Recount
    an that is that i relate a lot to this and these are the parts i relate the most to
    "I tried so hard
    And got so far
    But in the end
    It doesn't even matter
    I had to fall To lose it all
    But in the end
    It doesn't even matter"
    Thank You
    From Someone



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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 3:50am report


    There are many interpretations, each depends on the listener. My opinion is that it reflects the person's realization of the futility of life. This more of a personal view, a "this is where I've been and what I've come to accept. It's similar to other interpretations of life. King Solomon wrote "it is like chasing the wind" (the Bible's Book of Proverbs). The band Kansas sings "don't hang on nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky" (Dust in the Wind).



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    anonymous
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    Dec 29th, 2018 12:25pm report


    This song,I know,have some interpretations.I think is a suicide note,because there aren’t lyrics who talk a “relationship/toxic relationship”.I hate EVERYONE thinks EVERY SONG have A MEANING ABOUT LOVE.(>insert the guy who say “Time to STOP”<)Okay,now I stop with this.Now I insert the meaning.The “normal” part and the “rapped(?)” part are the voice of the same person.Probably he are oppressed from something,he can’t do it.Everyone had a moment of stress, and think to fading away from the world.

    Bye,I know is so poor,but is a the probably the song mean.

    (Ah,there seems to many interpretetion about love.I gonna suicide like the guy lol *goes away with forever alone face*)

    (I’m sarcastic)

    (Don’t kill me)

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    JustinC11
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    Aug 16th, 2018 8:11am report


    Just like any song, this song can mean multiple meanings depending on the person listening to it and depending on how you view it while listening to it.

    To me, it sounds like building trust in a relationship of some sort(which takes some time) and them backstabbing you or betraying you in some way, thus, "in the end" it doesn't even matter because you got f*cked. The lyrics definitely point to this.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 3rd, 2018 7:47am report


    My interpretation is this. i think it tells a story of a backsliden christian who lose his hope in Christ and loses his faith so he thinks that in the end it doesn't even matter and i think he is focusing on faith but this is wrong because in the end the only thing that matters is our in the Lord Jesus by accepting him as ersonal Lord and Savior we can have salvation.. Godbless Everyone

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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2018 6:40am report


    I can relate this lyrics to singer's own life on how he grew up how his past was real horrible and so much effort he put on his music and also got the positive result out of it. But then still somewhere in his eyes, in his own thought, he wasn't satisfied. Maybe he didn't even wanted fame and just wanted to live peaceful and happily in his but the struggle and depression still chased him that in the end he just gave up his life. Also he knew that whatever he is gaining now won't be with him after his death. After all Alexander the great gained so much in life but at the end he died and nothing even mattered. It's a sad truth of life, whatever we gain it won't be matter after our death so whatever we are doing right now, do it peacefully and happily because you only live once. RIP Chester you will be remembered till the end of everyone's life



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    anonymous
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    Jun 14th, 2018 6:30am report


    I think its about a lost war expecially the axis loss in russia
    Its about one of germanys allies who has fallen and now talks to german fuhrer (not gonna mention the name)



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    Angelboo
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    May 23rd, 2018 5:24pm report


    What's so good about this song is that it can have multiple meanings. It could be about suicide, (Looks like a suicide note) a dysfunctional relationship between two lovers, or between a parent and child, or it could be the singer just saying no matter how much (or how little) you've accomplished in life none of it will matter in the end. (once you're dead.)



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    anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2017 12:09pm report


    Whatever we do in life doesn't matter because in the end we all die.



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    Hope4Best
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    Nov 1st, 2017 11:53pm report


    RIP Chester, you will be sincerely missed by so many people, and I hope that in due time the rest of the Linkin Park members will keep moving on and creating amazing music. I understand he's not here, but just always keep him in your mind when you make music and sing these songs.

    This song is amazing, and it's helped to get me through some very tough times.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 30th, 2017 10:26pm report


    I think it's about 1 talking to himself, He is trying to so hard to improve himself and get the best of himself but it's not working and giving results. So he is at the edge of giving up and letting it go. Trying to convince himself that in the end it doesn't even matter.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2017 10:14am report


    This is about Chester's frustrations that he went through in life.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2017 8:41pm report


    I don't see how it's a suicide note I think it is aboitnit doesn't matter how wealthy you are in life because when your dead it won't matter chester killed himself now I am am crying



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 2017 8:20pm report


    I think it's all about wasting your time on video games, because you try so hard and get so far but then you die on the last level at the very end. Then, you've wasted your day, or possibly your entire life. And you look around you, and the house is a mess, your loved ones have given up on you, and you have nothing to show for all the effort you've put into your video games but they have stolen your time, and stolen your life.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 5th, 2017 8:56pm report


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