Linkin Park Debut ‘In The End’ Demo Ahead of Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary

A huge celebration will hit us next week when Linkin Park celebrate 20 Years of Hybrid Theory, their debut album which broke records and set them up as one of the biggest new bands to arrive in the new millennium. Don’t believe me? Well at the time of writing this, their music video for ‘In The End‘ had has over 1,054,052,545 views. Yes, that’s a billion views on YouTube and guess what? That version almost wasn’t the first one they were going to release.

As the band prepare for #HybridTheory20, they’re dishing out some presents for fans including unreleased songs like ‘She Couldn’t’ which they released last month and now they’ve given us their original demo for ‘In The End‘ and despite the iconic piano backing sound being present and the chorus, the lyrical and singing are completely different to the version we know and love them for. It’s surreal but amazing to see where that track originated from!

Give it a spin for yourself below and keep an eye out soon for a little surprise which our very own head honcho Paul ‘Browny’ Brown took part in alongside Linkin Park earlier this week representing Wall of Sound

Linkin Park – ‘In The End’ [Demo] lyrics

It starts with one… One, then multiplies ’til you can taste the sun
And burned by the sky you try to take it from
But if it falls, there’s no place to run
Crumbling down, it’s so unreal
They’re dealing you in to determine your end
And sending you back again, to places you’ve been
And bending your will ’til it breaks you, within
And still, they fill their eyes
With the twilight through the skylight
And the highlights on a frame of steel
See the brightness of your likeness
As I write this on a pad with the way I feel
Hear the screaming in my dreaming
As it’s seeming that you’ve played your part
Like you’re heartless, take apart this
In the darkness, but I know that I’ve tried so hard

I tried so hard and got so far
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter
I had to fall to lose it all
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter

I’ve looked down the line
And what’s there is not what ought to be
Held back by the battles they fought for me
Calling me to be part of their property
And now, I see that I get no chance I get no break
Fakes and snakes quickly lead to mistakes
And as the tightrope within slowly starts to thin
I can only hope that they close their eyes
To the twilight through the skylight
And the highlights on a frame of steel
See the brightness of your likeness
As I write this on a pad to the way I feel
Hear the screaming in my dreaming
As it’s seeming that you’ve played your part
Like you’re heartless, take apart this
In the darkness, but I know that I tried so hard

I tried so hard and got so far
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter
I had to fall to lose it all
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter

I’ve put my trust in you, pushed as far as I can go
For all this, there’s only one thing you should know
I’ve put my trust in you, pushed as far as I can go
For all this, there’s only one thing you should know
I’ve put my trust in you, pushed as far as I can go
For all this, there’s only one thing you should know
I tried so hard and got so far
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter
I had to fall to lose it all But in the end, it doesn’t even matter

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