Linkin Park - Points Of Authority (Demo) Lyrics




[Mike Shinoda:]
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

[Chester Bennington:]
You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through
You take away if I give in
My life
My pride is broken

[Mike Shinoda:]
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

[Chester Bennington:]
I won't believe a word you say
I'll cut to pieces by the sound of every breath you take
Swimming through a sea of hurt
My life
My pride is stronger

[Mike Shinoda:]
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

It's time to sink or swim
It's time to sink or swim
It's time to sink or swim
To see who gets scared when the lights go dim

It's time to sink or swim
To see who gets scared when the lights go dim
It's time to sink or swim
To see who gets scared when the lights go dim

[Mike Shinoda:]
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you outta the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last





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Linkin Park Points Of Authority (Demo) Comments
  1. Daniele Manno

    This version's actual title is "Points *&* Authority"

  2. Skylar Tucker

    I was so ready to sing along with the final version's chorus, I froze when I heard Mike rapping again. I will say the Chester chorus makes this song so much stronger

  3. EveXGod 666

    It's to sink or swim to see who gets scared when the lights go dim best part

  4. XHERO

    la voz de chester adolecente me exita

  5. Alfa Otomasyon

    is this xero version of this song?

  6. WarrenOHWX8798

    Points of Authority was definitely one of the Linkin Park songs that went through many changes form when it was a demo. For those who don’t know, this was the first actually known version of this demo recorded in 1999. There is a second version of the Points of Authrotiy demo called Vertical Limit recorded in early 2000 before the band changed their name to Linkin Park. In the second version, the instrumentals are less distorted and clear, sound identical to the album version, Mike’s raps are completely different lyrics, and Chester’s vocals and lyrics are the same used in the album final.

    Alfa Otomasyon

    when this song out, group still called "xero" or linkin park?

  7. Maxwell R

    So good 🤘

  8. Elmer Lobo

    The reverb in the begining is great.

  9. StaticLocs

    All versions of this song are amazing

  10. Emerson Gaievski

    "It's time to sink or swim
    To see who gets scared when the lights go dim!"

  11. OverlordDystroy

    Man, I was so prepped for the original chorus and then... Well, you know.

  12. FriendlyNeighborhoodIndian

    I like the vertical limit lyrics better but the sink or swim part is too good

  13. Anthony COMPARATO

    the hybrid theory version is So more powerfull and better

    MugsPrison

    Anthony COMPARATO but the sink or swim part i wish they kept in

  14. wevertongn5

    Não se daonde a galera tira que as demos são melhores que as músicas finalizadas dos discos. Chega dá agonia

    Manuella

    esse video foi postado anos atras,e o linkin park surgiu na internet,viralizando sites de musicas,esse era o album antigamente,o nome da banda na epoca se chamava "hybrid theory" mas mudaram pro linkin park.. #ripchester

  15. Bertha Baker

    anybody else here for Chester reconciliation​R.I.P.❤❤❤❤

  16. mukbangs and clogged arteries

    RIP chester

  17. Robert Tatar

    I remember when I made this.....good times.

  18. - Kdunski -

    I like this version the best, but this without the second "forfeit the game....." and Chester's vocal in place would of been best.

  19. Young Sasuke

    In August I'm gettin' 14...

  20. Jose Marcano

    madre tema

  21. Satyr Prods

    Name is Points and Authority

    Jay j

    nope, its points of authority

    ProtostarBL

    Satyr Prods Of.

    Satyr Prods

    I don't remember cuz it's been a while, but I thought that's what demo was called.

    Bee Melon

    There are multiple demos, this could be Points and Authority, but it's not Points & Authority from the 2000 demo.

  22. 天空龍 RYU

    I prefer this one over the other versions.

  23. Kippie Frank

    かっこいい

    Tito Enshin

    だろう?
    XD

    Martín Salinas

    KJゴリラ1号 yes

  24. スzyckon

    OMF at 2:25! :D

    スzyckon

    @Lastrevio woof

  25. 1strussell

    this was XERO??

    abyss knight

    +The Mansion World i don't know too much about his new work but i know that mark grew up with shinoda while chester didn't know them until he took a chance and flew out to meet hybrid theory (this was after xero failed to get a record deal which made wakefield lose confidence and leave) after receiving a demo in the mail and the rest is history

    Inno Dev

    +just a random guy mark left in the beginning of the band like he gave up right after they stopped the street stuff and moved to studio and they found chester 3 mounts later and the album hybrid theory started in the band xero then they renamed the band into hybrid theory and finally they decided to go with linkin park

    abyss knight

    No he gave up when the band failed to get a record deal

    Nick Tasy

    1strussell This is a 1999 demo, so after they changed their name to Hybrid Theory and after Chester had already joined

    Ken Kaneki

    @Inno Dev is there's a mark wakefield version of this song? someone will find, i really want this mark wakefield version!

  26. TheMetalfreak3000

    This version is better than the Hybrid Theory and Reanimation version

    somechazzy

    In december im gettin 17 :v

    ProtostarBL

    TheMetalfreak3000 may i'm becoming 15... i'm young

    TheMetalfreak3000

    Dank Wank well this was already 2 years ago, i'm becoming 20 now in january

    RichChanLikesTacos

    I enjoy this version better as well, its done so good!

    váyanse a la chucha

    Is a SHIT!

  27. ChloeOfTheCookies

    7: Reanimation :)

  28. Deadwarrior000

    If you ever read these comments. Think you can make these videos available on iPod? i would kinda like to listen to them on YouTube on it too other than just the PC version.

  29. DOOM MASTER 2.0

    i count reanimation as the best version of points of authority i like road to revolution rock am ring 1004 this version and hybrid theory

  30. stalkerzebra

    I think 7 version because I count reanimation too.

  31. Hecrealism13

    This is on LPU 12 but this version is shorter than the one on LPU 12 so there is 6 versions of this song
    1: Oh No! (Points of Authority) LPUX
    2: This version
    3: LPU 12 version
    4: Vertical Limit
    5: Unmastered Version
    6: Hybrid Theory

  32. mt2oo8

    1:44 :D

  33. Eris_DBZ

    Vertical Limit is Second (2ND) Demo.

  34. Sasatern

    Vertical Limit is that /watch?v=JaOJNHoN06M&feature=relmfu

  35. Qbonumber1

    I have a new favorite song ;)

  36. jcannion

    It's time to sink or swim... THAT's SWAGGNIFICANT!!!

  37. DisguiseDK

    Sink or swim part is amazing. Maybe they'll incorporate it live someday? Would be awesome as hell

  38. Josh4639

    Dude as if they cut out the best bit, the its time to sink or swim part.

  39. Mason Hopkins

    every friggin time i was like "You like to think you're never... what?" but then i was like "ok. That was pretty cool. so they gotta do it next time, right?....YOU LIKE TO THINK... DAMMIT!"

  40. L.R. Perez

    @ElApannini System isnt a Linkin Park song, it's by Jonathan Davis, but had Chester sing on it for a soundtrack. and i've never heard of "walking", unless you mean "Walking Dead", thats a Ztrip song.

  41. shackaduck

    Why did they have to take the it's time to sink or swim part

  42. KayNineLP

    So much "Forfeit the game", it's like Iridescent, repetitive.

  43. Football Hippy

    @JPSolonsch this is a dome? I thought it was a demo.

  44. frenn fren

    this is not the demo the real demo was released in 2010 lp Underground X: Demos

  45. ElApannini

    what songs arent on live, studio, or lpu albums?theres the walking and system,tats all i can think from the top of my head

    Daniele Manno

    It's Going Down, Rock and Roll (aka Hardly Breathe), the featuring with the Unnaturals, Cry to Yourself, Second to None, The Wizard Song, Xero Stuff, Unicorns and Lollipops, Home Sweet Home, Barack Your World. You can find them on my playlist called "Xero Sampler8: an hybrid theory on Linkin Park's underground legacy"

  46. ElApannini

    what songs arent on live studio or lpu albums?theres the walking and system,tats all i can think from the top of my head

  47. aaaassseeeffggdff

    this song is fucking beast... the demo isn't that different from the final version, normally the demo is only partially similar to the original because it needs a lot of editing,

  48. Gal A

    Yeah mark wakefield reallly sucked

  49. Levi Robison

    @arncko it was xero but then they got rid of the old vocalist
    i think his name was mark wakefield and he sucked, got chester and was hybrid theory then played their first concert in lincoln park so they decided to call themselves linkin park

  50. Levi Robison

    @mcknbrd they played their first concert in lincoln park so they named themselves linkin park

  51. Pretty Hatemachine

    bring the old Linkin Park back ...

  52. xHybr1d

    IT'S TIME TO SINK OR SWIM, TO SEE WHO GETS SCARED WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DIM!

    Future Gohan

    Whereas The Hybrid Theory Version Had Different Lyrics

  53. Rhodzii

    zamzardotcom. simple.

  54. The Shayreq Demon

    omg yes it would :D

  55. The Shayreq Demon

    @TheMistakenDream ooh ok cause theres a lincoln park in new york and i live like 10 minutes away from it so i thought that wouldve been cool =P

  56. TheMistakenDream

    @GearHeadHeart

    No, he means Lincoln Park of Santa Monica in California

  57. The Shayreq Demon

    do you mean lincoln park in westchester new york?

  58. The Shayreq Demon

    The people the didnt like this video obviously didnt swim they sank, ir they got scared whe. The lights went dim ;D

  59. Dorin Ionita

    @mcknbrd they called their self Hybrid Theory becouse that is what they trully are!
    There Genre of music is an amazing Hybrid!!!

  60. vtwelve777

    @garywilesmusic

    does ur teacher know any other info? that's pretty sick

  61. Evan Wimbish

    it doesnt matter who there were it's who they are. and who they are rocks!

  62. Fabio Schering

    @garywilesmusic first they were called xero but when chester became a member of the band they changed because chester didn't liked the name!
    but the name hybrid theory was a exsisting before so they hade to change again

  63. Hikaru Zakoji

    @shiny312 oh, i thought u meant the other gay. thx 4 the clarification.

  64. Hikaru Zakoji

    @shiny312 aren't u dumb. mike, phoenix, brad, han, and rob are married of have girlfreinds. and chester was divorced once by his wife and is once again happily married.

    Future Gohan

    Well It Sucks To Be You If Your Name Happens To Be Chester Bennington

  65. Hikaru Zakoji

    @mcknbrd actually it was a british company that breeds. what i don't know. and yeah the rest is 100% true.

  66. stefano soto

    @shadowfootball1 Yes you're right, and the reason why they changed it to Linkin Park instead of Lincoln Park was because the domain or url was already taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park. Personally, I like Linkin better.

  67. Audiboble

    @shiny312 naja ok,minutes to midnight war nicht gerade der "hit" ihrer alben,aber trotzdem,ich bin und bleibe Linkin Park fan ! Naja...wenn das nächste album " a thousand suns" sich noch schwuler als mtm anhört,bin ich raus

  68. Audiboble

    @shiny312 they aren't gay they are married with womens -.- and why do you hear LP when you say they are gay?

  69. Marina Benitez

    sin palabras...

  70. Marina Benitez

    sin palabras...

  71. rabitshadow

    @mcknbrd They named themselves Linkin Park because Chester passed by Licoln Park every day to band practice

  72. wtrja

    Better like this

  73. Wrist Covers

    @skullerdan, basically yeah, thats what they said in there dvd Frat Party at the Pankake Festival, in a very old interview.

  74. Curt Dammit

    right on man

  75. ravn87

    @theartbook35 what interview was that in? was he talking of So. Calif.?

  76. mikefly320

    Its Time to sink or swim so see who gets scared wan the light go dim

  77. MCPunk55

    I've seen a diferent version, not the points of authority. it was called vertical limit. the part that mike raps it's a bit different

  78. Danny Shum

    ITS TIME TO SINK OR SWIM

  79. Vin Loc

    i love the bridge wonder why they dint keep it

  80. Fuzunga

    @MoonshadowCaz I actually have that version. It's called "Vertical Limit" as far as I know.

  81. SegaSky Alt

    There is another demo of this song with a different rap by Mike, would you have that version by chance?

  82. karkolo idontwantasecondname

    they didnt make an album till they were linkin park... they only made demos when they were still hybrid theory... that doesnt count as an actual album but actually a s just demos...

  83. karkolo idontwantasecondname

    ok but u missed few things... they changed the name from ht 2 lincoln park (yes thay had that name for a while) cuz there was a band like that already... and later there was a band called lincoln park already somewhere in australia and they didnt wanted any complications with the law and didnt wanted 2 get a completely another name again so they just changed it a bit and put a linkin park instead of lincoln park...

  84. Deathmo

    yes, Super Xero, thx

  85. Rekt'em

    @Dethmo it was Super Xero right?

  86. Deathmo

    @AwesomeL007 1st XERO 2nd i think it was ULTRA XERO or sothing...tan HT an now LP

  87. AwesomeL007

    someone told me was hybrid theory


    guess i was told a lie

  88. AwesomeL007

    Fact about LP:There original band name was actually Hybrid Theory

    Future Gohan

    The Ironic Thing Is That The Name Hybrid Theory Would Become Their 2000 Album Go Figure

  89. Venn 364

    two versions

  90. Bruno Raio

    Bem Melhor,o Mike Canta muito mais!

  91. Bruno Raio

    Melhor que a do Album :D

    wevertongn5

    Bruno Raio teu cu

    Manuerus C

    Discordo mais continua bom

  92. Tori Rose Jackson

    I think this is better then the one relesed on the 2000 hybrid theory album.

  93. gamotsa

    This version kicks ass!!From where can I download it???

  94. Brandon Omar

    I Do To

  95. Ashley

    Ok. Thank You so much! Uve been alot of help 4 me. LP 4 life!!!!

  96. Ashley

    oh ok. Thax. do u have any recommendations?

  97. Ashley

    Ok, sweet. Do you know if id have any problems with the mp3 converter? Or wud it depend on wich 1 I download?

  98. Ashley

    Cool. Do you know how to change a song for youtube to a mp3 using adacity?

    (If i worded that right)

  99. Michael

    these were the one they redid because they weren't aloud to put on hybrid theory

  100. Ashley

    Ok. Thank you. :)