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Linkin Park: Somewhere I Belong Meaning

Song Released: 2003


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Somewhere I Belong Lyrics

(When this began)
I had nothing to say
And I get lost in the nothingness inside of me
(I was confused)
And I let it all out to find
That I’m not the only person with these things in mind
(Inside of me)
But all the vacancy the words...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 27th 2007 report

    It makes sense to say that he is wanting to feel like he belongs somewhere. It is easy to feel like your life is worthless and nobody wants to accept you. He wants to know that there is some place in which he belongs.

    "What I thought was never real" = happiness, because previously, he had never been happy.

    "I want to find something I've wanted all along" = he wants to find happiness

  2. anonymous
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    May 24th 2007 report

    Wow...Linkin Park is a goldmine for studying English! Alienation and belonging? Pick a song and you're set! this is the third song of theirs I've used in the past year for analysis!

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 27th 2007 report

    I think it is about after years of being bullied or/and teased and no one likeing him and it was kept blotted up inside him. As they years go by he started hating peaple and putting him in even more pain. Then he felt like he never belonged so he tried to change but it doesn't work becuase it is still locked up inside me. So now he is trying to find someplace he belongs so the pian will not be inside him and he can live his life without the pain taking over.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2006 report

    Anyone whos a big fan of linkin Park knows that Chester has a history of Depression, even after success, so its possible its a bout the the frustration of not feeling joyed after the success of their first album and that artistically he is describing his pain over not feeling the joy and that he's still searching for himself in the music. and that the wounds are beginning to heal because deep down he knows that he is closer to losing those feelings but they still scare him. jsut a thought, there may not even be any validity to the point but its my thoughts on the piece.

  5. Evanescencefreak
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    Sep 25th 2006 report

    I think this song is just about how someone feels misplaced and confused about everything. And a lot of messed up stuff is going on in their life, and they just want to get lost in themselves, and want things to get better.

  6. anonymous
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    May 14th 2006 report

    this song can be viewed in many ways.....but really it might just be past experience of being bullied at school and being so depressed that he had to ask for help.

  7. bobbijo2354
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    Jan 23rd 2006 report

    I think this song is about trying to break away from your parents, or family , or past and finding somewhere that feels right for you now. I think it's about escaping from pain and pressure that the people around you put on you and make you feel as if you don't belong.

    I think it is also about self blame, as if it's you'r own fault you can't fit in, or belong where you are at this point in life.

    "I will never know myself until I do this on my own"
    That one line kinda gives me a F**K OFF!! kinda vibe, as if the person writing it is sick of other people running there life, and kinda feel like saying it's my life let me do it how I want to.

    I think it could also have to do with self harm, and using that as a means to find where you belong, and what you really want.

  8. Punx_not_dead
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    Oct 30th 2005 report

    Personally, I think this song reflects on some of the emotions people experience who self-harm.I'm not saying this is what they had on their mind when they wrote the song,it just reminds me strongly of what self-harmers often feel like.because they bottle up feelings of anxiety and anger they become numb,like he describes,then feel the desire to feel anything at all and thus inflict pain upon themselves.the part where he sings "And I will never feel anything else, until my wounds are healed "also implies this.i just get the impression a lot of their songs indicate notions of self-harm, see e.g. "faint". but that's just my opinion...

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