Given Up Lyrics by Linkin Park


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Given Up Lyrics
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Wake in a sweat again
Another day's been laid to waste
In my disgrace

Stuck in my head again
Feels like I'll never leave this place
There's no escape

I'm my own worst enemy

[chorus]
I've given up
I'm sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say

Take this all away
I'm suffocating
Tell me what the f*ck is wrong
With me
[end chorus]

I don't know what to take
Thought I was focused but I'm scared
I'm not prepared

I hyperventilate
Looking for help somehow somewhere
And no one cares

I'm my own worst enemy

[chorus]
I've given up
I'm sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say

Take this all away
I'm suffocating
Tell me what the f*ck is wrong
With me
[end chorus]

[bridge]
Goddddddd!!!!

Put me out of my misery
Put me out of my misery
Put me out of my
Put me out of my f*cking misery
[end bridge]

[chorus]
I've given up
I'm sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say

Take this all away
I'm suffocating
Tell me what the f*ck is wrong
With me
[end chorus]

Given Up Info:

• According to Brad Delson (Kerrang) 'We had a really bad song called 'Fire in the City' - the chorus actually had the words 'fire in the city' on it! I took the bassline and the drums and built weird sounds around it, which eventually became this song.'

• Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Darren Farrell, & Joseph Hahn share writing credits on the song. Rick Rubin & Mike Shinoda produced the track for the album 'Minutes to Midnight'

• The song features a seventeen-second long scream by Chester Bennington after the second verse. This is split into 2 screams during live performances to allow Chester to catch his breath.

• The single was released in January of 2008 and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart & #5 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

• The music video consists of footage from live performances including ones at MEN Arena and O2 Arena. Frames of their previous videos 'What I've Done', 'Faint', etc can also be seen.

• This song was used to promote the film 'Crank 2: High Voltage', a film which Chester Bennington had a small part.




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