A Light That Never Comes - Linkin Park feat. Steve Aoki



The Experience: It feels dark, darkest before the dawn. It's rough, all you can take... Better take some more! We fight on. Test fate. What don't kill you make you more strong. We keep up our hopes, even if it seems like our dreams are the light that never comes.  

Music Video: A half-human, half-computer dystopia. Men are being formed by machines and controlled by  technologies that pretends to be God.  The meaning: too much like our society nowadays where having the new demands us to think about it and follow it. Some only have their face free, others are trapped high above (And Steve Aoki is practically crucified.) Finally one of them (the girl) becomes independent enough from the computer-imaging to break free in a blaze of light... Perhaps the light that never comes still hasn't arrived... but she didn't stop fighting the darkness. You cannot stop much less control me! 

My Take: The meaning of A Light That Never Comes is courage. We all have enough difficulties in life - when it rains, it pours.  We have to keep ourselves going despite the rain, despite how the night goes on. One day the rain will end, the darkness will pass, and we will see The Light we thought would never come.

Ask Yourself: Can I tell my fears: you cannot stop, much less control me?


LYRICS:

Lightning above and a fire below me
You cannot catch me
Cannot hold me
You cannot stop, much less control me
When it rains, it pours
When the floodgates open
Brace your shores
That pressure don't care when it breaks your doors
Say it's all you can take
Better take some more

(Oh)
'Cause I know what it's like to test fate
Had my shoulders pressed with that weight
Stood up strong in spite of that hate

(Oh)
Night gets darkest right before dawn
What don't kill you makes you more strong
And I been waitin' for it so long

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes
(Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

When I was young, they told me, they said
Make your bed, you lie in that bed
A king can only reign 'til, instead
There comes that day when it's: "Off with his head!"

(Oh)
Night gets darkest right before dawn
What don't kill you makes you more strong
You'll have my mercy, then, when you're gone

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes
(Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

And I told them:
Nah, you don't know me
Lightning above and a fire below me
You cannot catch me
Cannot hold me
You cannot stop, much less control me
When it rains, it pours
When the floodgates open
Brace your shores
That pressure don't care
It breaks your doors
Say it's all you can take
Better take some more

(Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes
(Oh)
Waiting for a light that never comes 

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