Linkin Park: What I've Done Meaning
Song Released: 2007
What I've Done Lyrics
There’s no blood,
There’s no alibi.
‘Cause I’ve drawn regret,
From the truth,
Of a thousand lies.
So let mercy come,
And wash away…
What I’ve Done.
I’ll face myself,
To cross out what I’ve become.
anonymous Oct 3rd 2008 report
Chester (at least I think it was him) himself said that the song is about admitting to your faults and all the things you have done wrong in your life and starting over.
anonymous Jul 18th 2008 report
It's probably about a witness who knew the truth but didn't instead told a lie.
anonymous Jun 19th 2008 report
I think this song is this Linkin Park is singing this song representing the whole world and what we have done wrong to make it the way it is. If you have ever seen the music video, they show all of the bad things and the wrongs people are doing.
anonymous Apr 28th 2008 report
This song is about the human race (us) destroying the world and everything we take for granted. When paired with the video, the whole part of "forgiving" and "let mercy come" seems sarcastic. Like how can we even deserve forgiveness.
anonymous Jan 5th 2008 report
This song is about starting over. a clean slate. not about the world ending.
anonymous Dec 28th 2007 report
Okay this may sound crazy but since minutes to midnight was the album they wrote after getting back together, I think they are reflecting on the reasons why they broke up and regretting them,
"What I've done".
Thats what I've heard anyway. The guy who says it's about doomsday by the way read the second line
"THERE'S NO BLOOD".
anonymous Dec 26th 2007 report
Uk Boy: The end of the earth is before us, like never before! This song is a brilliant realization and musical interpretation of this in hindsight. Probs the best sum up of this, these guys are modern day Shakespeares. Whatever your opinion is, this is a fact..this song is look what we've done, all of us, but let it go, this is our reality, now we must face it and how have come to this situation...
anonymous Dec 23rd 2007 report
It doesn't matter exactly what it's about.
The theme is MOVING ON and FORGIVING yourself, letting go of the past.
In life, when you don't let go of the harm you may have done, the guilt stays inside of you, and you'll keep doing harm.
This is about mercy, and the moment you feel ripe to let go and forgive yourself.
Feeling you're good enough to forgive yourself.
It's a very emotional and I'd like to say spiritual song.
anonymous Oct 23rd 2007 report
Wow mach your interpretation is WAY out there, I agree that is about both problems in the world and what we have done to ruin it, and hurting some1 close but wants them to forgive.
anonymous Sep 16th 2007 report
The meaning behind them reach even the lowest parts of the soul and allow you to open your mind to a broader concept
my look on the song shows that humanity its in whole needs to start again, the things we've all done and are doing the clips in the video do not just depict America but the world in a whole the song may be about there band changing but the deeper meaning shows that as a world we can start over with no pain no tears and no blood but it takes a change to undo what we've done
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