Linkin Park: What I've Done Meaning
Song Released: 2007
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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 Jun 18th 2007 report
God, all you girls are so fucked up. Their song is meant to be interpreted the way you want them to be! Yes, all their songs have special meanings to the band members themselves. However, YOU can interpret it in any way that YOU want to. Every single song that Linkin Park has created touches someone in a completely different way. Every one has a different meaning for different people. Stop being morons to each other because as far as I'm concerned, you're all correct. Get it? Got it? Good.
anonymous Jun 14th 2007 report
I think the song can be viewed as a conversation between humanity and god.
the song is talking about all the grim events which has taken place in the world's history, through lies, and the struggle for power. a good example is "let mercy come and wash away what I've done" representing the mercy of God.
At the end humanity admits to their actions and forget their actions and start all over again. This might be a conversation during judgment day.
anonymous Jun 10th 2007 report
I think this song is about:
(a)forgetting all of the bad things you've done in your life,and then starting over
(b)remembering all the bad things our country has done
anonymous May 14th 2007 report
Some of you guys are really stupid, submitting your comments when you have no f***ing idea what you are talking about. What I've Done was released on the air April 2nd and tomorrow May 15th, their whole album "Minutes to Midnight" will be released. This message is not meant for everybody who posted.
anonymous May 14th 2007 report
The song is about how the band has changed, the lyrics in the first verse are 'In this farewell, there's no blood, there's no alibi,' and right away, you'll notice that the band sounds different: The drums are much more raw, the guitars are more raw and the vocals aren't tripled. It's just us out there ... and that's how Rick wanted it.
Although I agree with what people have to say about the song and how it goes along with the video, I also think it has another meaning.
I believe another part of the song is just about the band itself. For instance, when Chester says "Put to rest
What you Thought of Me"; I believe he is talking about the band and the direction in way. The thing with Linkin Park is, their lyrics are general and they are aimed at a large audience. That's the beauty of their songs (to me).
OK dude with the five star rating, "What I've done" is not about the neglect of society, It's about how no matter what happens in the world, The bad can always be taken back and you can start over, recreate, or forgive. Now your take on this would have been fine if you were someone like Al Gore, but let's face it, we're not exactly discussing "Global Warming" or the "inventor" of the internet, so just drop your little liberal speeches on how awful the government is and give a real take on the song. Sincerely me.
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