Linkin Park: Sharp Edges Meaning
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Sharp Edges Lyrics
Mama always told me don't you run
"Don't you run with scissors, son
You're gonna hurt someone"
Mama told me look before you leap
Always think before you speak, and watch the friends you keep
Stay along the beaten path, never...
anonymous Jul 16th, 7:12am report
It's true that it could be referring to self-harm... But that only scratches the surface. It's also a reminder that we all falter, we all have doubts, we all have our trials and tribulations, but that it's not the end: “sharp edges have consequences, now EVERY SCAR IS A STORY I CAN TELL”, “we all fall down, WE LIVE SOMEHOW, WE LEARN WHAT DOESN'T KILL US MAKES US STRONGER”.
anonymous May 27th, 5:31pm report
I think that the lyrics of this song talks about someone that is dealing with self harm. His mom always told him it led to consequences but he ignored her and did it anyways. So he found out himself that it let to consequences. The sharp edge could be a knife or something and its saying to stay away from that and not to self harm. That is what i personally believe since Chester Bennington has been through a lot of things and has been depressed.
anonymous Mar 19th, 2018 3:01am report
This song is about someone who had been warned about the dangers of self harm but had already done it or tried. I think the part where it says that it will make them stronger talks about the struggle of quitting or stopping the self harm and that the struggle made them a better person. I also thought the song could have been directly related to the singers life or it could simply be a way of saying that they relate to what ever type of sharp edge the listener has dealt or is dealing with.
beau_mckane Oct 15th, 2017 10:18pm report
"Sharp Edges" talks about things you're told when growing up and how sometimes we have no choice but to do something you're told not to so you can have a concept of what it really means (like not touching a hot stove because it burns). Brad Delson was the lead writer on the song
anonymous Jul 21st, 2017 7:49am report
The song is about how his mother always told him to stay away from sharp edges. And he chose to cut himself on those sharp edges. The edges being drugs alcohol and addiction.
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