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A Line in the Sand
Song by Linkin Park
from the album The Hunting Party
Released June 17, 2014
Genre Nu Metal
Length 6:35
Label Warner Bros., Machine Shop Recordings
"Linkin Park singles chronology

A Line in the Sand is the twelfth track from Linkin Park's sixth studio album The Hunting Party. It was released June 17, 2014 through Warner Bros. and Machine Shop Recordings.

CompositionEdit

A Line in the Sand is a song of justice. It is Linkin Park giving all they got. It starts out with surging bass and keys over Mike Shinoda singing softly, being the only light motive. As the echoing vocals stop, with no warning, the song explodes into a metal style riff, a glimpse of what we saw through all of The Hunting Party. Military style drums provide the framework for a notable second verse in which Chester Bennington harmonizes with Mike before taking over a dominant chorus of contentious vocals and heavy guitar riffs. A bridge with Mike sparingly rhyming lyrics briefly quiets the world of noise before a rising onslaught of punishing riffs covers Brad Delson's guitar solos and Chester's screams. The song ends just like it started, with Mike reflectively looking at the damage done over lingering guitar notes

"A Line in the Sand" acts as the ending to everything on the album. A combination of heavy and soft, and everything in between.

LyricsEdit

Today
We stood on the wall
We laughed at the Sun
We laughed at the guns
We laughed at it all
And when they
They told us to go
We paid them no mind
Like every other time
But little did we know

Today
We looked for a sign
With flames in my hands
A line in the sand
Between yours and mine
And it came
Like fire from below
Your greed led the call
My flag had to fall
But little did you know

Another day / your truth will come
You're gonna pay for what you
Pay for what you've done
You'll get what's yours / and face your crime
You'll tell them give me back what's mine
Give me back what's mine

I had never been a coward
I've never seen blood
You had sold me an ocean
And I was lost in the flood
We were counting on a leader
We were driven by need
But couldn't take temptation
And we were blinded by greed
You were steady as a sniper
We were waiting on a wire
So we never saw it coming
When you ran from the fire
You can try intimidation
And you can try to ignore
But when the time comes calling, yeah
You are gonna get yours

Another day / your truth will come
You're gonna pay for what you
Pay for what you've done
You'll get what's yours / and face your crime
You'll tell them give me back what's mine
Give me back what's mine

And so today / your truth has come
You're gonna pay for what you
Pay for what you've done
You'll get what's yours / you're out of time
And you will give me back what's mine
Give me back what's mine

Give me, give me back what's mine
Give me, give me back what's mine
What's mine
Give me, give me back what's mine
What's mine
What's mine
Give me back what's mine

Today
We stood on the wall
We laughed at the Sun
We laughed at the guns
We laughed at it all
And when they
They told us to go
We paid them no mind
Like every other time
But little did we know

Music videoEdit

Linkin Park - A Line In The Sand06:33

Linkin Park - A Line In The Sand

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