Burning in the Skies

Album: A Thousand Suns (2010)
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  • This Rick Rubin produced track is the third single from Linkin Park's fourth album, A Thousand Suns. The song made its full live debut at Linkin Park's Melbourne, Australia show on December 13, 2010 during their A Thousand Suns World Tour.
  • The lyrics are awash with references of ruin and appears to be a self-chastising lament for mistakes of the past. It finds co-frontman Chester Bennington beseeching in the chorus: "I'm swimming in the smoke of bridges I've burnt/ So don't apologize I'm losing what I don't deserve." There are thematic similarities to the band's 2007 hit single, "What I've Done."
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  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI could probably see a political theme with this song as well. With the theme of war and desctruction that go with this album. Burning bridges with other countries, one country attacks another and the provoked country strikes back and it's the innocent that suffer (the blood of innocence burning in the skies). Or it could also be taken as a conflict between two people. To each his own.
  • Shadow from Depression, VaVery pretty :D
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