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Linkin Park: Points of Authority Meaning

Song Released: 2002


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Points of Authority Lyrics

Forfeit the game / Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame / Puts your name to shame
Cover up your face / You can't run the race
The pace is too fast / You just won't last

You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 28th, 2009 4:09pm report


    I've always thought that this song could be about someone puutting someone else down,telling them to give up.They put down person enjoys seeing the other's pain and thrives off of it.The main person's life is completely ruined and miserable because of this.



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    caljehu
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    Oct 21st, 2008 10:32am report


    It's about you being with someone who suffered, abused from the past and now he/she wants you to experience it from him/her...
    that person could be an abusive parent or a psycho boyfriend/girlfriend I don't know, but that's how it goes...



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    anonymous
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    Jul 17th, 2011 7:33pm report


    Personally, i think it's for Chester's step father, who sexually abused him as a child.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 24th, 8:25pm report


    I don't have much to say but rather a topic others can build off of. Linkin Park wasn't just a group of musicians that worked together. They were a band. They were best friends. Think about that for a second. Then put yourself in their shoes and think about how they must have felt when Chester took his own life. What do you have to say to that?

    Yeah. That's what I thought.



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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2018 5:02pm report


    It is about Chester being sexually abused



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2015 2:17pm report


    I always felt this song was about a teen and a parent, and the teen lashing out at them for the parent never listening to them and trying to live their dreams through them



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    anonymous
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    Feb 10th, 2014 2:29pm report


    It reminds me of some psychic attacks done by an energy vampire who does'nt know what they are doin, he/she has some issues maybe some complex self esteem issues, and he/she has been hurt in the past and wants 2 hurt someone the current victim, maybe out of jealousy, by putting them down and trespassing against them via psychic attack and they are taking their energy and the victim realizes what's happening and through pain gains exp.
    RYJUS



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    chaoschick
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    Oct 16th, 2011 10:59am report


    I think that this song has a little bit of a masochistic emotion flowing through it.

    This song is about being abused, probably in a relationship. However, the song is not talking about LEAVING. It just mentions the putting down, the humiliation, and the hopelessness. Yet it almost sounds as if there is a bit of forgiveness too.

    "You like to think you're never wrong
    You want to act like you're someone
    You want someone to hurt like you
    You want to share what you've been through"

    The abuser seems to have gone through the same things that they are now inflicting upon the abusee.

    Just to say, My favorite part is this:

    "You love the things I say I'll do -
    The way I'll hurt myself again just to get back at you
    You take away when I give in
    My life
    My pride is broken"


    Beautifully sad.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 2011 8:30pm report


    i think this song is about someone in a fake position of power who abuses this power by preying on those who are weaker. to me the person thinks he or she is always right and is stubbornly stuck in his or her own faulty destructive ways



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    anonymous
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    Dec 30th, 2010 12:26am report


    i think this song is talking about someone trying to provoke the lead singer Chester in the past and Chester wrote it to express the bad feeling he had felt.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 28th, 2010 12:45pm report


    Someone who has been through suffering and now wants the other person to feel the same way



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    ivansama
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    Jan 9th, 2010 1:23am report


    it's about how you do things you don't believe in for the one you love and how they take advantage of that.
    "You love the way I look at you
    While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through "



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    anonymous
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    Nov 17th, 2008 11:08am report


    I think this song is about an unhealthy relationship, either with a girl/boy friend, parent and child, etc.




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