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Faint is the second single but seventh song on Linkin Park's album Meteora. It was released on June 9, 2003.

Single Edit

It was also released as a single in 2003.

RemixesEdit

In the mash-up EP Collision Course (2004), this song was combined with Jay-Z 's "Jigga What, Jigga Who" to obtain "Jigga What/Faint". On the web there is currently circulating another mash-up of "Faint" with Britney Spears' song "Toxic", called "Faint/Toxic" and created by MTV much prior to the releasing of Collision Course.

There's a remixed version of "Faint" in circulation around the Internet, known as the "EMT (Empire of Modern Thought) Remix" which was remixed by Justin Lassen.

Music videoEdit

The video, directed by Mark Romanek and shot in downtown Los Angeles, consists of the band performing in front of an audience and a floodlight. The audience consisted of members from the LPU. Almost the entire video is shot from behind the band, allowing the strong lighting to portray them in silhouettes. Therefore, the faces of the band are not shown throughout most of the video, except at the final chorus where the band is then shown from the front. They perform in front of a derelict building structure with graffiti, such as a monstrous version of the Hybrid Theory and some Linkin Park symbols. The video's creativity was highly praised upon release and was voted MuchMusic's 17th favorite video of 2003.[1]

A director's cut was made that features an extended ending where Mike Shinoda spray paints the words En Proceso (Spanish for In Process) on a garage door.

Trivia.Edit

  • This song, along with What I've Done and In The End, was heavily used to promote the Projekt Revolution 2007 tour.
  • Phoenix wears a bullet proof vest during the music video.
  • This is Mike's favorite song to play live because the audience gets to recreate the music video.
  • During the Minutes to Midnight-era, "Faint" has been extended when played live and features a small and fast guitar solo by Brad Delson. It has also replaced "One Step Closer" as the final song played during early Minutes To Midnight touring.
  • During most live performances, Mike Shinoda directs the attention of the audience to the drummer, Rob Bourdon.
  • During the Meteora US tour, Linkin Park let a fan of the audience play this song with them on guitar.
  • Also during A Thousand Suns World Tour they let two members of the Linkin Park Underground play the guitar.

LyricsEdit

I am
Little bit of loneliness
A little bit of disregard
A handful of complaints
But I can't help the fact
That everyone can see these scars

I am
What I want you to want
What I want you to feel
But it's like
No matter what I do
I can't convince you
To just believe this is real

So I let go
Watching you
Turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I'm not
But I'll be here
'Cause you're all I got

I can't feel
The way
I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal
This damage anymore
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored

I am
A little bit insecure
A little unconfident
'Cause you don't understand
I do what I can
But sometimes I don't make sense

I am
What you never want to say
But I've never had a doubt
It's like no matter what I do
I can't convince you
For once just to hear me out
So I let go
Watching you
Turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I'm not
But I'll be here
'Cause you're all I got

I can't feel
The way
I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal
This damage anymore
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored

No Hear me out now
You're gonna listen to me
Like it or not
Right now



ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.forfeitthegame.com/timeline/2003/index.htm
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