Breaking the Habit

by Linkin Park

Duration:
3:16
Released:
Mar 25, 2003
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Lyrics for Breaking the Habit by Linkin Park:

Verse 1
Memories consume, like opening the wound
I'm picking me apart again
You all assume I'm safe here in my room
Unless I try to start again

Pre-Chorus
I don't want to be the one the battles always choose
'Cause inside, I realize that I'm the one confused

Chorus
I don't know what's worth fighting for or why I have to scream
I don't know why I instigate and say what I don't mean
I don't know how I got this way, I know it's not alright
So, I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit tonight

Verse 2
Clutching my cure, I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more than anytime before
I had no options left again

Pre-Chorus
I don't want to be the one the battles always choose
'Cause inside, I realize that I'm the one confused

Chorus
I don't know what's worth fighting for or why I have to scream
I don't know why I instigate and say what I don't mean
I don't know how I got this way, I'll never be alright
So, I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit tonight

Bridge
I'll paint it on the walls 'cause I'm the one at fault
I'll never fight again and this is how it ends

Chorus
I don't know what's worth fighting for or why I have to scream
But now I have some clarity to show you what I mean
I don't know how I got this way, I'll never be alright
So, I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit tonight

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Song Facts

“Breaking the Habit” is the fifth and final single on Linkin Park’s 2003 album, Meteora.

Mike Shinoda wrote the track, inspired by his friend’s drug addiction.

Chester Bennington was unable to perform this live for quite a while. The song made him feel too emotional because of the parallels between himself and the narrator.

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