Crawling

There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface, consuming, confusing.
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending, controlling. I can’t seem to find myself again, my walls are closing in.
” –Linkin Park, Crawling

"Crawling" single cover by Linkin Park - source: www.danthechord.blogspot.com

Who doesn’t know or remember Linkin Park? I bet that everyone around my age –which is twenty-something– all know this rock band from United States. Mereka melakukan debut di industri musik dunia dengan album bertajuk “Hybrid Theory” yang dirilis pada tanggal 24 Oktober 2000. The album was a huge hit! Terjual lebih dari 27 juta salinan di seluruh dunia, “Hybrid Theory” tercatat sebagai album debut dengan penjualan terbaik pada abad 21. Single kedua yang dirilis dari album perdana mereka ini adalah sebuah lagu berjudul “Crawling”. Lagu ini dirilis sebagai single pada tanggal 1 Maret 2001 dan mengukuhkan nama Linkin Park sebagai band rock yang patut diperhitungkan. Puncaknya, “Crawling” meraih penghargaan dalam ajang 2002 Grammy Awards untuk kategori Best Hard Rock Performance.
“Crawling” is a song about fear. It depicts the biggest fear of someone that couldn’t defeat their own self and take control over it. Linkin Park’s vocalist, Chester Bennington, commented on the meaning of “Crawling” by stating it was inspired by his own battles with substance abuse. He stated, “Crawling is about feeling like I had no control over myself.” How scary it must be for not having a power to take control over ourselves? “Crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal. Fear is how I fall, confusing what is real.” It feels like there’s another soul that lives inside us. It does whatever we don’t want to do. It pushes us to our limits, until we don’t know anymore which is real or not. How frustrating it must feel for not being able to defeat it? “There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface, consuming, confusing what is real. This lack of self-control I fear is never ending, controlling, confusing what is real.” And there we are, crawling in the desperation of fear, can’t control everything.

"Hybrid Theory" album cover by Linkin Park - source: www.last.fm

Sebuah music video (MV) dengan nuansa dark dirilis untuk lagu “Crawling”. MV ini disutradarai oleh Brothers Strause, dengan Katelyn Rosaasen sebagai model. Lagu ini diciptakan oleh Mark Wakefield bersama keenam personel Linkin Park, yaitu Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, dan Dave Farrell. Hingga saat ini, “Crawling” masih diingat sebagai salah satu signature song Linkin Park. It’s one of my favorite Linkin Park’s songs. I just love the fusion of rock and electronic sound that they used in this song. I usually find it annoying and a little bit of distracting with electro-sound. But the genius Joe Hahn brilliantly put the right amount of electro-sound in it, which was a perfect fit for this rock alternative song. No more saying, “Crawling” is everlasting.

Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me, distracting, reacting. Against my will I stand beside my own reflection, it’s haunting, how I can’t seem to find myself again, my walls are closing in.” –Linkin Park, Crawling



“Crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall, confusing what is real

There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface, consuming, confusing
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending, controlling, I can’t seem

To find myself again, my walls are closing in
Without a sense of confidence and I’m convinced
That there’s just too much pressure to take
I've felt this way before, so insecure

Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me, distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection, it’s haunting, how I can’t seem

There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing what is real
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending
Controlling, confusing what is real”

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