Meaning of LOST IN THE ECHO by Linkin Park

The band Linkin Park song “Lost in the echo” was released in 2012, and a video for this song was released the same year. Initially, it existed on the social network Facebook, a little later it was posted on YouTube. But the main feature of the video on the social network was that it was interactive, this possibility was not saved when uploading material to other resources. Initially, the user himself chose the options for the development of events in the video.

In general, Linkin Park is one of the most popular rock bands in the world. The group has existed since 1996. True, at the very beginning of his career, the name was different – Xero. Linkin Park has 9 albums to its credit, “Lost in the echo” is one of the latest albums.

The creative path of the group is currently suspended due to the death of lead singer Chester Bennington. He committed suicide in 2017 on the birthday of his friend, who also passed away a couple of months earlier. Officially, Linkin Park has not broken up, but is simply in a frozen state. After the death of the frontman, another album was released with recordings from the last tour, other members of the group on social networks and in interviews write and say that they do not want to end this musical path now, but they cannot intentionally look for a new soloist. They hope that the right person will be found by the will of fate.

The title of the song translates as “Lost / lost / lost in the echo”, hence the main mood of the song – lost, not knowing what will happen next.

In the first verse, the lyrical hero is talking to a girl who does not answer him. Most likely, these are his own thoughts, which have a specific recipient, but he cannot say out loud after everything that happened. This girl was the basis for everything, but then there was some kind of betrayal on her part, which just broke the main character. At first he could not let her go, then he even got sick, and finally he realized that she had been using him all this time. But no matter how hard it was to realize what happened, he still holds on.

The next part of the song consists of three mini parts. In the first – disappointment in ideals, in idols, but this could not break the main character. He “passed through hell”, but even from there he came out a man. He compares his emotions from new shocks with hell. In the second mini part of 4 lines – again an appeal to the girl, he lets her go and takes out the main lesson for himself – to learn to see a lie right away, and not allow himself to be deceived. Finally, the third mini part is about new tests that have not yet been passed, but have already been prepared by the fate of the hero. But their approximations and scale do not frighten the lyrical hero at all, he is full of self-confidence. The fact that he was able to pass and not give up is enough to fight on.

In the continuation of the composition, the author continues to express confidence in the strength of his spirit. And he is ready to speak loudly about this acquired power to everyone around him. It is no longer possible to go back, since much has been done and overcome, it will not work to return from this moment. And the scars left by the past are just an excuse to remember mistakes. In addition, all these difficulties were passed by the hero on his own, which means that he is not ashamed of scars, but on the contrary, he is proud – they remind of victories.

Then 4 lines of appeal are repeated again, that the hero was able to let go of his feelings after the last betrayal. This stanza is the chorus of the song, it expresses the main idea.

In the last verse, the author is not only confident in himself, but even shows aggression towards new trials, he calls them “enemies”. In life, the hero had many problems that hardened him, left scars, but now he is convinced that he is ready to fight them, to attack first. The song ends with a chorus.

The main idea of ​​the song is that it is impossible to give up even after a strong shock or betrayal, a person has only one way – forward.

Linkin Park — Lost in the echo lyrics

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh ohAnd these promises broken deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go, go, goI finally let you go
I finally let youTest my will, test my heart
Let me tell you how the odds gonna stack up
Y’all go hard, I go smart
How’s it working out for y’all in the back, huh?
I’ve seen that frustration
Been crossed and lost and told no
And I’ve come back unshaken
Let down and lived and let go
So you can let it be known
I don’t hold back, I hold my own
I can’t be mapped, I can’t be cloned
I can’t c-flat, it ain’t my tone
I can’t fall back, I came too far
Hold myself up and love my scars
Let the bells ring wherever they are
‘Cause I was there sayingIn these promises broken deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go, go, goGo
Oh oh oh
Oh oh ohThis time I, this time I
This time I
This time I finally let you goThis time I finally let you
(Go)And these promises broken deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you go
Go, go, go

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