Slip Out The Back

Album: Rising Tide (2005)
  • 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

Comments: 3

  • 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.
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