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Linkin Park: Nobody Can Save Me Meaning


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Song Released: 2017

Nobody Can Save Me Lyrics

I'm dancing with my demons
I'm hangin' off the edge
Storm clouds gather beneath me
Waves break above my head

At first hallucination,
I wanna fall wide awake now
You tell me it's alright
Tell me I'm forgiven tonight
But nobody can save...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 21st 2017 report

    Chester is explaining how nobody can save him. Cause only he can save him. And he's been looking for the answers to his problems but the answers were within him. And even though he's been forgiven and told it will be alright. The problem lies within his mind and his struggles with addiction and overcoming his past. So he's basically saying there are metaphorical demons in his head that are trying to make him relapse and they're reminding him of his past which is causing him great distress. And nobody could save him from them/himself... R.I.P


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    Sep 3rd 2017 report

    I interpreted it a little differently, to me the lyric, I wanna fall wide awake now, is him saying that his eyes have been closed for so long and he's been to busy looking into his past. That he wants to fall head first into the future wide awake. The overall theme of the song to me repentance for allowing the past to hold you back from your future and knowing that only you can save yourself.

    I relate it to my recent experience as I have become a born again Christian and am leaving behind alcohol and addiction. Facing the hurt you once caused others is a lot at times so you just have to fall wide awake into a future where hopefully you have learned from your past.


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    Jul 26th 2017 report

    Falling wide awake ,He was talking about falling into death and waking up on the other side,"tell me it's alright, tell me you forgive me" here's he's talking to God when he gets there

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    Oct 22nd report

    my interpretation is that chester has a problem with his mind. His mind tells him negative stuff (demons) and chester is really tired of that, he tried to search a solution outside of himself (maybe drugs or just bad coping habits), but he don't want to surrender because he doesn't want others because of him. And finally he realizes that the solution was inside of him all along (maybe self-love or something like that).

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2020 report

    I think Chester was talking about his self, his struggle with domestic violence and abuse as a kid, his struggle with addiction as a rockstar.......I love Chester, he was a realist

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2018 report

    He figured it out, he found the more to life.. He just wanted to die to himself and the life he was living.

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  7. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2018 report

    He could have been talking about hanging himself.
    "I'm hanging off the edge"
    "I wanna FALL wide awake"
    "Watch the ground giving way"

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2018 report

    I had a different interpretation of the song than most did, it has a varying meaning but it seems to be about giving up and wanting to be forgiven, because nobody can save him, but knowing that only he can save himself.

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