You know me I used to get caught up in everyday life Trying to make it through my day so I could sleep at night Tried to figure out my way through the maze of rights and wrongs But like you used to say Nothing feels like it's really worth it Forget perfect, I'm trying not to be worthless Since I last saw you I've been looking for a purpose Well, I met this kid who thought like I did He had a weird way of looking at it This is what he said
Slip out the back before they know you were there And at the worst you'll see nobody cares Cause you don't wanna be around when it all goes down Even heroes know when to be scared
Now, I don't remember where I met him Or remember his name But he walked funny like he was just too big for his frame Just over five foot but he weighed a buck fifty And what he said seemed so right it stuck with me Listen, it's like poker, you can play your best But you gotta know when to fold your cards and take a rest And know when to hold your cards, hold your breath And hope that nobody else is stacking the deck
Because I don't need to tell you that life isn't fair It doesn't care, it arbitrarily cuts off your air And like you, I want someone to say it's okay In the truest part of our hearts everybody's afraid We're just under-appreciated and overwhelmed Fighting so hard to hide our fear that we're scaring ourselves You understand what I'm saying, cause you always did But it's different in the words of a cowardly kid who said
And I'm no hero You remember how it was, you know All I ever did was worry, feeling out of control To the point where everything was going end over end I'm spinning around in circles again This is where you come in All of this to explain to you why I had to Separate myself away from yesterday's life Please remember, this isn't how I hoped it would be But I had to protect you from me
That's why I Slipped out the back before you knew I was there I know you felt unprepared But every single time I was around I'd just bring you down And I could tell that it was time to be scared That's why I Slipped out the back before you knew I was there And I know the way I left wasn't fair I didn't wanna be around just to bring you down I'm not a hero but don't think I didn't care
Writer/s: MIKE SHINODA
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Gray from Aurora , CoThis is a really good song. I really like the beginning where he says "Forget perfect, im just trying not to be worthless." It means to me how so many teenagers dont know what they want to do but just trying to do there best even though they feel its worthless.
Ashlee from HobartI think this song is awesome. i like the line "I'm not a hero but don't think i didn't care" or however it goes. lol
Danielle from Killeen, TxI love this song. The line 'even heroes know when to be scared' is my fave line in the whole song.