With You

Album: Hybrid Theory (2000)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a love song written by lead singer Chester Bennington's old band, Grey Daze. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dean - Chalfont, England
  • Guitarist Brad Delson used a 7-string guitar to play this song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nick - Paramus, NJ
  • For this song from their debut album, Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park worked with the Dust Brothers, who produced the Beastie Boys album Paul's Boutique. Joe Hahn, Linkin Park's DJ/programmer, told Billboard of the collaboration: "They basically gave us a bunch of stems from an unused remix that they had, so we constructed that into the song. Some of the sounds at the beginning, like that 'Dun-dun. DUN,' some of the loops and drum breaks in there are from them.

    I remember being really excited at that time, working with them, because it just represented a new way of making music, re-assembling parts that sounded cool into something totally different. It was fun to do that in a collaborative fashion."
  • As the top-selling album of 2001, Hybrid Theory brought Linkin Park a lot of notoriety, along with a lot of dough. But unlike other bands, they didn't go wild with their newfound wealth. Their modest expenditures included toy robots for Joe Hahn, a dog for bass player Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, and a pair of fake diamond earrings for Brad Delson. Drummer Rob Bourdon spent his share at the grocery store. "Just being at home after two years you appreciate simple things," he told Q magazine in 2003. "I had fun shopping for food. That was the greatest."
  • This was used on the TV series Roswell in the 2000 episode "Meet The Dupes."

Comments: 19

  • Gil from Nevada The words which truly rise above the rest for me are,
    “No matter how far we’ve come
    I can’t wait to see tomorrow
    With you”

    I’m in a 25year marriage, 34 years all together. With all the ups and downs, these lyrics help me look forward to many more years of being together. Basically, everyday is a good day, and some are even better.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjKayla, I agree, I'm a guy and this song always reminded me of my ex-best friend. He was my best friend when this song came out, and he'd kind of annoyed me. We'd get into fist fights sometimes ("I hit you and you hit me back, we fall to the floor, etc...") but no matter how much we fought, I couldn't wait to see him tomorrow. At least, until he started getting into drugs and became really troubled. I wish him the best.
  • Kayla from Ione, CaI can't imagine this song being a love song.... more like a bro-mance it seems like.... idk....
  • Hope from Naperville, Ilhas anyone noticed...that chester and mike shinoda get the most attention in lp??
    this is the one of the better songs off of hybrid theory
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI thought this band was a joke until I heard this song, a fan ever since.
  • Kitty from Vancouver, Bci love this song! its sooo sweet. i keep hoping the guy i like will, like, sing it to me or something. weird, i know. i cant help it! I LOVE THIS SONG!
  • Shannon from Collinsville, Okwe played this song at my boyfriends funeral because his parents thought it symbolized us. because i'm always going to be with him no matter what.
  • Jailene from K-town, WaThis is gonna sound terrible, but I sometimes wish I had the power to make a guy go this crazy. My "ex" boyfriend--guy I'm taking a break from--acts like everything is perfectly normal. And it's really confusing cuz of how he actsa round me, like nothing has changed. He's fine; I'm torn up. I hate that feeling and I spend a lot of time wishing he could feel it too. Anyway, back to the song...I love it, I love the band, and just...<3
  • Chelsea from Cape TownIt's a sweet song, imagine your boyfriend writing songs for you, or just after you break up and he writes songs about you and how much he loved you, that would be cool, I love Chester
  • Riah from Flatrock, MiJust like Aaron I so can relate to this song too
  • Kayla from Rancho Cucamonga, Cathis song is such a good explination to many relationships out there that are either extremely one sided or have ended with someone not being able to let go of their ex partner....
  • Aaron Hackett from Washington, NjDude, i can totally relate to this song
  • Mercedes from Portland Yah!, OrI Think Its About Someone Losing A Person they Love But Cant Get Over Them And There In Your Head In Your Heart And Youll Never Let Them Go And U See Em Everywhere And Everything Reminds U Of Them
  • Ryan from Fredericton, CanadaThis isn't really about a one-sided relationship, its totally and after the fact thing and he can't get over her. "You now I see, even when I close my eyes" she's on his mind all the time.

    He wakes up and it feels like a dream, its not real, she can't be gone. He forgot everything about yesterday, put it out of his mind. Then he remembers, he's only pretending to be where he isn't anymore, and he's left with the memory of how he screwed up and shes gone. she's gone and he can't bring her back.

    chester's lines "its true, the way I feel, was promised by your face. The sound of your voice, painted on my memories, even if your not with me I'm with you" is all about how she said that he'd regret his mistake, he can't get her voice outta his head and even though she's gone and likely not thinking about him, his thoughts are still with her.

    The next verse talks about what what happened. It sounds like there was a fight, he struck her, she struck back, either physically or verbally, the events of that day, like any other tragic day, seem to stand still for an eternity. There's a fine line between an argument and abuse and he likely crossed it. And now he's pretending (or trying to) that it never happened. Deep down he does love her, but shes gone and there's nothing he can do to bring her back.

    Chesters last verse: "No, no matter how far we've come. I can't wait to see tomorrow. No matter how far we've come I can't wait to see tomorrow with you." He's still delusional that tomorrow, maybe, she'll come back. He still has hope that maybe things will get better, but it's all in his head, because she's gone and he can't bring her back.
  • Annabeth from Kutztown, PaThis song was a big help with this relationship I had some major problems with. A guy I started seeing, we first both said we only needed something light, nothing serious, but it ended up meaning a lot more than I thought it would. The problem was, we both were really wary of soemthing like this that was so intense (in my case because of some really bad experiences I had right before I met him). We ended up having to break up because of some issues I will not get into right now, but the whole point of this is that we'd send lyrics to eachother if we couldn't say what we wanted to ourselves. I gave him these right before the problems started, and they still mean a whole lot to me.
  • The Jorge from Hell, OtherHey a Dbzfan, like the name, if you add 254 to the end of it, you get my old screename... Anyway, before Nirvana was my favorite band, Linkin Park was, and I was never really into Linkin Park 'til I saw this song on Kazaa(before Lars Ulrich bitched and moaned) with Trunks and Vegeta's fatherhood relationship, that really opened me to the band...There was a lot of other videos with Dbz/Linkin Park crossover things on Kazaa, but that was the first I saw.
  • Sara from Grand Falls - Windsor, CanadaI think its about a one sided relationship, I am going to refer to the person as Bob to make it less confusing. Its like bob has a relationship with Jill, Bob loves Jill and expresses his love to her, but Jill expresses nothing. Because of this Bob is flusterated because he dont know whats going on...Hes so close to her, yet she is so distant, and hes with her and shes keeping everything inside...
  • Rabi from Zionsville, InActually, its about being through a tough breakup.
  • A Dbz Fan from Jackson, MiIt's kinda about someone betrayer a friend
    and leaving them.
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