One Step Closer Lyrics by Linkin Park


Linkin Park Lyrics

One Step Closer Lyrics
I cannot take this anymore
Saying everything I've said before
All these words they make no sense
I found bliss in ignorance
Less I hear the less you'll say
You'll find that out anyway

Just like before...

[Chorus:]
Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

I find the answers aren't so clear
Wish I could find a way to disappear
All these thoughts they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Nothing seems to go away
Over and over again

Just like before...

[Chorus:]
Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

I find the answers aren't so clear
Wish I could find a way to disappear
All these thoughts they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Nothing seems to go away
Over and over again

Just like before...

[Chorus:]
Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break

Shut up when I'm talking to you
Shut up, shut up, shut up
Shut up when I'm talking to you
Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

I'm about to BREAK

[Chorus:]
Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
I'm about to break

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break

[Thanks to beachbum68 for correcting these lyrics]

One Step Closer Info:

• According to Mike Shinoda (Kerrang) 'This was written in my apartment. The music came together quickly but the lyrics took a few tries. I wrote 'Shut Up' as a rough example for Chester to scream and we kept that lyric. I remember thinking that was a great calling-card song. It said, 'Hello, we are going to crush you.''

• Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, & Joseph Hahn share writing credits on the song. Don Gilmore produced the track for the album 'Hybrid Theory'

• 'Plaster' is an early demo version of the song that can be found on the internet.

• The music video was directed by Gregory Dark and filmed in Los Angeles, California in an underground abandoned subway tunnel.

• This song is a playable track on the Harmonix video game 'Rock Band 2'

• The single was released in November of 2000 and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart & #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also peaked at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.




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