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"Blackout" is the ninth song from A Thousand Suns. It is a more unusual song, mostly consisting of Chester rapping the verses and screaming the choruses. It is one of the three songs in A Thousand Suns that contains profane lyrics, besides "Wretches and Kings" (not considered profane on the album) and "When They Come for Me". After the second chorus, the chorus is remixed, then Mike sings a peaceful outro. It is one of the heavier songs on the album, but ironically features almost no guitar, many elements are electronic. The song was included in the FIFA 11 soundtrack and made its live debut with Burning in the Skies on December 13, 2010, in Melbourne, Australia. When played live, Chester, Brad, and Rob all play drums at some point in the song.

LyricsEdit

I'm stuck in this bed you made
Alone with a sinking feeling
I saw through the words you said
To the secrets you've been keeping
It's written upon your face
All the lies how they cut so deeply
You can't get enough you take
And take and take and never say

No!
You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down!
You push it back down!
No!
You'll never get it inside!
Push it back down!
Blackout!
Blood in your eye!

You say that it's not your fault
And swear that I am mistaken
You said it's not what it seems
No remorse for the trust you're breaking
You run but then back you fall
Suffocate in the mess you're making
You can't get enough you take
And take and take and take and take
Fuck it are you listening?

No!
You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down!
You push it back down!
No!
You'll never get it inside!
You push it back down!
You push it back down!

No!
You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down!
You push it back down!
No!
You'll never get it inside!
Push it back down!
Blackout!
Blood in your eye!

[CHORUS REMIX]

Floating down
As colors fill the light
We look up from the ground
In fields of paperwhite
And floating up
You pass us in the night
A future gazing out
A past to overwrite
So come down
Far below
We've been waiting to collect the things you know
Come down
Far below
We've been waiting to collect what you've let go

Come down, oh
Come down, oh
Come down
Come down, oh
Come down, oh

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