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Hands Held High Lyrics

Turn my mic up louder, I got to say somethin'
Lightweight step it aside when we comin'
Feel it in your chest, the syllables get pumpin'
People on the street, they panic and start runnin'

Words on loose leaf sheet complete comin'
I jump on my mind, I summon the rhyme I'm dumpin'
Healin' the blind, I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways, we march to the drummin'

Jump when they tell us they want to see jumpin'
F*** that! I want to see some fists pumpin'
Risk somethin', take back what's yours
Say somethin' that you know they might attack you for

'Cause I'm sick of bein' treated like I have before
Like I'm stupid standin' for what I'm standin' for
Like this war's really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn't cater to rich and abandon poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can't put gas in your tank
These ******* are laughin' their way to the bank and cashin' the check
Askin' you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stutterin' and mumblin' for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watchin' at the end of the day
In their livin' room laughin' like, "What did he say?"

Amen, amen
Amen, amen
Amen

In my livin' room watchin' but I am not laughin'
'Cause when it gets tense, I know what might happen
The world is cold, the bold men take action
Have to react to get blown into fractions

10 years old is somethin' to see
Another kid my age drugged under a jeep
Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought, "The next one could be me"

Do you see the soldiers that are out today
That brush the dust from bulletproof vests away?
It's ironic, at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday

There's bombs in the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes
My dad, he's got a lot of fear I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show

My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine
On the back he hand wrote a quote inside
"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"

Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stutterin and mumblin' for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watchin' at the end of the day
Both scared and angry like, "What did he say?"

Amen, amen
Amen, amen

(Amen)
With hands held high into a sky so blue
(Amen)
As the ocean opens up to swallow you
(Amen)
With hands held high into a sky so blue
(Amen)
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

(Amen)
With hands held high into a sky so blue
(Amen)
As the ocean opens up to swallow you
(Amen)
With hands held high into a sky so blue
(Amen)
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

(Amen)
With hands held high into a sky so blue
(Amen)
As the ocean opens up to swallow you
(Amen)
With hands held high into a sky so blue
(Amen)
As the ocean opens up to swallow you
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Songwriter(s): Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, Joseph Hahn, Dave Farrell
Copyright: Rob Bourdon Music, Pancakey Cakes Music, Universal Music - Z Songs, Chesterchaz Publishing, Nondisclosure Agreement Music, Kenji Kobayashi Music, Big Bad Mr. Hahn Music
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Meaning to "Hands Held High" (13 meanings)
xylene bob 10/11/11,07:57
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when ever i feel alone !!!!!!!i used to hear this song and i imagine like a brave soldier fighting in a knocking war!
Soren 02/07/11,21:17
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This song makes me reflect on life, an what might happen to me when im an adult, willi become the rich or the poor.
EmoChild666 09/13/10,14:08
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This song remids me so much of the terrible things that governments and politicians do. sooo... sad :'(
Ash 09/11/10,20:31
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Love it! Something to really think about, esp since it's 9.11 today. R.I.P. to all the American soldiers who have died for their country.
be(LIE)ve 07/22/10,20:53
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Linkin Park, you are ah-may-zing. keep singing what everyone else is too afraid to admit they're thinking
GenreJumper 06/10/10,12:31
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This band aren't afraid to stand up for what they beleive in and it's utterly awe-inspiring. The song really gets to me when it talks about the politition (in my imagination blair) who has no excuse.
mo 05/25/10,19:12
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my brother is a soldier so i understand the pain of war.. this song realy touches my heart. thank u linkin park for saying what needed to be said.
jess 04/13/10,21:17
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it's beatiful and awe inspiring. i love inkin park because they are un afraid to say what they think.
Kieran 04/02/10,03:45
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im currently studying war propaganda and this song is not only my fav of all time but it is the basis of my whole course so if a person listens to it and realy takes it in it will realy make you think
Angelica 03/21/10,17:39
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This song is great but it's sad that there are still fangirls that like it yet have no idea what it means...
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