The Grown Ups

Everyone’s talking about the “new” Linkin Park.


The change – you can love it or hate it, but you can’t ignore it. The teenage angst-filled punk rock has been replaced with sophisticated electronic beats and terribly philosophical lyrics. While Meteora was your vent, Living Things soothes your nerves and cradles the more mature, post-teenage mind. It’s as if they just…grew up.

And my, have they aged gracefully!

One of the most relatable songs from their latest album, Living Things, has to be Roads Untraveled. I’ve been going through a rough phase and the moment I heard this song I said, “This is exactly what I want to hear right now.” Even though I’d heard it before, I never really paid  so much attention to the lyrics. And, well…they’re beautiful! They calm one down and make one feel so much better about one’s self. They’re simply beautiful.

See for yourself.

Roads Untraveled

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for paths left alone
‘Cause beyond every bend
Is a long blinding end
It’s the worst kind of pain I’ve known
Give up your heart left broken
And let that mistake pass on
‘Cause the love that you lost
Wasn’t worth what it cost
And in time you’ll be glad it’s gone

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for sights unseen
May your love never end
And if you need a friend
There’s a seat here alongside me

Watch the video here


2 thoughts on “The Grown Ups

  1. I love the new LP. I was one of those angry teenage fans who called them sellouts for 3 years until I actually took the time to listen to Minutes to Midnight and get on board with it. I recently met them in Auckland NZ and I am so passionately devoted to their new ballad-metal sound! What we always loved about their music is how the lyrics say for you the things that are too hard to say. Whether thats SHUT UP WHEN IM TALKING TO YOU or If you need a friend there’s a seat here alongside me, they hit the nail right on the head. Thanks and check out my blog


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