Blackbirds Lyrics, 8 Bit Yourself

April 28, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has bought the game!ย  We’re the #1 music app in the store, and #25 on the top paid apps list and climbing.ย  There have been too many great reviews online for me to link to.ย  Many of you have asked for lyrics to “Blackbirds,” so here they are.

Also, we just added a fun online minisite where you can create an 8-Bit version of yourself–great for Facebook, Twitter, and Linkin Park community avatars ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Go here to 8 BIT YOURSELF

EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to add the most “mysterious” part: the intro rap verse.ย  That was a demo / freestyle session that was the template for the bridge.ย  Lyrically, this is what some of my demo rap stuff sounds like–it kinda makes sense, kinda doesn’t…thought it would be a cool way to open up the song ๐Ÿ™‚

Blackbirds – Lyrics

8 Bit Rebellion

Drop that / get up
Take to the streets / better lock that kid up
Face full of teeth when he hock that spit up
Pacing the beat like a beast
Rocking the block on repeat
Speak from the cut like a rush of blood
Paint red on the sleeves of the ones you love
Lay the sick ones down and the bells will ring
Put pennies on the eyes let the dead men sing

I shiver and shake the warm air cold
I’m alone on my own
In every mistake I dig this hole
Through my skin and bones

It’s harder starting over
Than never to have changed

With Blackbirds following me
I’m digging out my grave
They close in, swallowing me
The pain, it comes in waves
I’m getting back what I gave

I sweat through the sheet as daylight fades
As I waste away
It traps me inside mistakes I’ve made
That’s the price I pay

It’s harder starting over
Than never to have changed

With Blackbirds following me
I’m digging out my grave
They close in, swallowing me
The pain, it comes in waves
I’m getting back what I gave

I drop to the floor like I did before
Stop watching / I’m coughing / I can’t be more
What I want and what I need are at constant war
Like a well full of poison / a rotten core
The blood goes thin / the fever stings
And I shake from the hell that the habits bring
Let the sick ones down / the bells will ring
Put pennies on the eyes / let the dead men sing



  1. ryorus on July 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    QUESTION! In Your latest Video Blog on the Catalyst Competition, You were gathering interst on Putting Blackbirds onto Itunes. I am also in favor of this, however, would the Rap bits in it be re-recorded simply becuause they were kinda hard to hear on 8-bit and i like the lyics. If that were to be so then i would be on board for it. Anyone else feel this?

  2. Hesht on June 25, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I really like the lyrics, but I think they could’ve been melded together a bit better. Was also hoping for a heavier feel to it. Still a good song, I like it

  3. Ali on June 17, 2010 at 6:28 am

    This is the style of Linkin Park I fell in love with, along with many others.

  4. Andrew Ognev on June 15, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Good to hear good-old “Mike&Chester singing”… Why did you abandon this style? Want it more. In any case I crazy about your songs. Blackbirds are awesome, although you have no other way obtained.

  5. Soumya on June 11, 2010 at 7:13 am

    nice!!!!!!!! but cud have been better..:(

  6. Julia23 on June 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Hey Mike!
    This song is awesome!
    I love Linkin Park!! ;*

  7. Sourmanb on June 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I love the song but I don’t understand why you didn’t put the end of the song.

  8. furata on June 4, 2010 at 11:28 am

    The song is about Blackbirds. (The US Appache) Blackbirds killed many people in a war. Innocent or bad people. there’s no way to survive when it’s spot you just like you’re digging your own grave. It’s time to stop this cruelty no more blood no more killing.
    nice song LP is the best 4eva!

  9. ANA on May 30, 2010 at 11:38 am


  10. shafin khan {SM} on May 30, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Lp’s the best….not to mention mike…cuz he’s the one who created Lp in the first place…bravo MIKE bravo!!!!!

  11. Caressa on May 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Mike! Big fan. This song I love it, for something depressing its uplifting. Question though, whats the meaning of this song? I’ve tried and tried again first I thought its about skeletons in the closet but I’m not sure. Reason why I’m asking is because I want to do a analysis on this song but have no clue whee to start. Throw me a bone, peace and deuces!!

  12. Brennan on May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Great, great and once again great ! ๐Ÿ˜€ Beautiful words, beautiful song, beautiful everything ! It’s amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ I love Linkin Park !!!

  13. Faith on May 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Yeahhhhhhh boah! I’ve heard the song even though I don’t have the game. Keep moving on guys, We love you!

  14. Miya Hayes on May 25, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I love this song! I love the lyrics, but I didn’t hear it. I wish I can! Love You Mike! Love you Linkin Park!! =D

  15. Bom on May 25, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I miss you and I like you song

    Thank you for the best song…Mike

  16. Darshan Hegde on May 25, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Back again is the incredible Mike!
    Great job.Bring the beat back!
    Waiting for the next album!

  17. Xiaas on May 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    The 8-bit game was pure fun (but too short ! ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I love Blackbirds!!! Chester’s voice from soft to rough is full of emotions. And Mike, your rapping is hum… different, it’s kind of Fort Minor rapping, maybe because it’s faster or something I can’t describe… This song is a good one, really. Go on we love you!

  18. Vean on May 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I love it

  19. Rana LP on May 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    this song is amazingly great and mindtaking.the lyrics are wonderful … ilike that rapping …yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah LP

  20. wahyu prasetya on May 16, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Great song ๐Ÿ˜€
    Would you publish the chords for this song?

    Wahyu from Indonesia

  21. Tor-Erik on May 11, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Awesome song guys, goes right into my heart!

  22. Tameika on May 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Lovely song!!!! People in Barbados love LP!!! Would love to see a concert but the distance makes it soooooo difficult! LP fan forever!

  23. TP on May 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    this song relates to me right now~
    your music always help me ^o^

  24. Ali on May 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Yet another great song from LP.
    I’m really happy to be a fan of such a great and talented band.

    And it’s really amazing to see that you have fans from all around the world.
    You’ve got plenty of fans here in Iran.
    Keep up the good work never-ending LP.

    BTW, it’d be good to know about the upcoming album release schedule. ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Thais-Brasileira on May 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    love MIKE
    Kiss of Thais from Brazil

  26. hAfy1402 on May 10, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I love this song. Ches is so amazed. N U too, of course ๐Ÿ˜€
    I havent played this game XD . I’ll try later.

  27. June on May 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I seriously love this song! And I can’t wait until the release of your new album! You guys have made my life easier with your music, your songs describes much of my life. And this song is AMAZING, I LOVE IT! Can’t wait for the rest! Keep up the good work. Thank you so much for the lyrics and the song! Hope you’ll make the game for other devices than iPod, Iphone and Ipad. And I will buy your game soon, when my iPhone arrives. ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Shadoo on May 9, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Woooooo! Love the song!And the Game! The lyrics are Aweosme too! You guys are amazing!Can`t wait for more awesome stuff ya all will come with โค KEEP IT UP!

  29. Saif on May 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm


  30. Quinn on May 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I looooove the song!!!!!!! and the lyrics are awesome!!!

  31. Maxi Fernandez on May 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Thank you for the lyrics Mike!
    8-Bit Rebellion is the first game on my Ipod
    I hope your next album!
    Maxi Fernandez from Argentina

  32. BEN on May 8, 2010 at 9:00 am

    You can hear this on youtube

  33. Bryan on May 8, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Mike, an amazing song unfortunately i don’t have an iphone are u guys gonna release black birds on an album?

  34. Aakash Gyan on May 7, 2010 at 11:59 pm


  35. GMLP on May 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Incredible song! Gonna buy 8-bit for my iPod Touch for this ^^!

  36. Rachel on May 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    this is such an awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesome song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Xandro Pontillas on May 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I like the song…the lyrics really touch me.. I can relate into it…

  38. Cesar016 on May 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Hey please help me out here…thanks

  39. Angela on May 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I love this song! The lyrics are incredible. As a person who use to be a drug addict it really means a lot to me.

  40. ekzzo on May 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Thank you for lyrics ๐Ÿ˜€
    Your new song is great!

  41. chazfann on May 7, 2010 at 1:26 am

    awsome!awsome!awsome!gr8 job lp!i love the song very much
    yeah blackbirds r following me!

  42. Chirag Shekhar on May 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Amazing Rap Mike !!!
    I love your accent and instinct while you rap !!!!!
    OF COURSE,,, YET !!!
    LP FOR LIFE !!!

  43. SIlentK on May 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I’m sorry Mike but I had to repost this. If you (linkin Park) release this song as a single please use this cover that Joey125 made. I really liked this one.

  44. BlackFireDevil on May 6, 2010 at 11:44 am

    i like the lyrics to the song. i think they’re great and the song is really good too. i’ve been playing the game on my friends iPod Touch and it is the best game i have played in ages, probably ever since my eldest sister still had her game boy which was years ago.
    Take care.

  45. marie benoit on May 6, 2010 at 7:50 am

    this is freakin’ cool thanx xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  46. Kolya on May 6, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Hello Mike=)
    When “Blackbirds” will be available on CD or iTunes?)

  47. matfen on May 6, 2010 at 4:56 am

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G… !!!


  48. keli_21 on May 6, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for great work, Mike ! =)
    and the programm “8bit yourself” is real fun )

  49. Hossam on May 6, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Greating From Egypt LP You So Rock The Game And Song Super Awesome Love Them Go Ahead LP You Rules

  50. irene on May 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Mike you are so cool person…lp have fans in all over the world…Your website is amazing..and the new song ”blackbirgs” is so cool song with beautiful lyrics…Congratulations for your job…Im a big fan of you…You are one of the best bands in the rock n roll…We want you in Greece…Kisses<3

  51. sylvia on May 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    this song is guys are awesome.keep up the awesome music.congrats on 8-bit rebellion.hope you guys are well ๐Ÿ˜€

  52. Misi on May 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    great song ๐Ÿ™‚
    and hope to see 8BR on other phones

  53. GuilhazLP on May 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! fifty stars song!

  54. Ben on May 5, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Thank you ^^ When the next album?? good song

  55. ocy linkinpark on May 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

    0MG… awesome…till i can’t say many words again…

  56. NAMITHA on May 5, 2010 at 8:12 am

    AWESOME song,LP.Is it just me or does your rapping sound a bit different?

  57. Lewis on May 4, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    LP is Da best come back to Australia!!!!!
    Great song. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Diana on May 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    oh my god me agree is the song congratulations very good guys sorry i dont understand i dont speak english linkin park is for me the big in the history

  59. skye on May 4, 2010 at 10:03 am

    whoaa…i love this song….cool!! LINKIN PARK always rock!!!!

  60. Bourdongirl on May 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Hi Mike! I LOOOOOOVE this song, it’s a nice mix of Chaz and you with a great beat, love your rap. Also I’d like to know who directed the video, it was joe?, mark fiore?, who?, is just about nice pictures but I love the effects!!!, I wanna know how to make them =). Love you guys Keep the work, you ROCK!!!

  61. Francesco on May 4, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Awesome song Mike! I like this… Mike I’m from Italy and we are waiting for Lp live in Italy in future XD

  62. Koustubh on May 4, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Hey Mike!! Thanx for these lyrics… have been looking for them everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜€

  63. Lesley on May 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Hey Mike is this a new song or one of the first ones you guys wrote for Linkin Park?

  64. yashwant on May 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks 4 d lyrics Mike…….awesome song!

  65. saintspin on May 3, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    mike,could u ban that auto-play music?

    that’s not the real song

    it makes me piss off

  66. Murali on May 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    was waiting for ur song for a long time…i mean ur rap mike..

    iam happy that its there in this….


    Me from India and die hard fan of lp…

    And as it has been 10 years since lp formed so any plans of releasing collectors edition or similar to that with all albums and music videos???
    Hope yu guyz release..

  67. fork on May 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    i want more new lp music

  68. Sam23 on May 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Hi Mike!! I love this song! Thank you! I love you!
    I’m italian, but Linkin Park are with me every day ;D

  69. Triz on May 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    i’m ya biggest fan in GRAZ, AUSTRIA !! come please again to graz !!!
    this song is aaweeeesome

  70. David on May 3, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I haven’t played the game yet and have yet to listen to the song but it sounds a lot like something that would come from the Meteora album. I love that cd, it speaks to me the most and I love all the songs LP had came out with. You guys have been my favorite band ever sence I heard you. I’m really looking forward to the cd and can’t wait to play the game. You guys rule, don’t let anyone ever make you think otherwise.

  71. Daanyaal Sidat on May 3, 2010 at 7:00 am

    LP rocks, LP is the best… Im from Mozambique, in Africa, Im LP’s #1 Fan!!!

    the music is awesome, I love it… thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  72. Chris (The Ultimate LP-Fan!) on May 3, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Hey, i bought the 8-BIT Rebellion, wich really is the BEST game for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

    I love the new blackbirds, you guys are AMAZING!

    Thats it =) U guys should come to Norway, Oslo =)))))

    A following reader of

  73. Byrdman on May 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

    This song is amazing. The lyrics are getting me to think of a cross between “What I’ve Done” and Chester’s “System”. I’ve loved LP’s material since day one and I don’t care if everyone else says they didn’t like this or that album. LP has been a part of my life ever since I heard about you all. It’s almost like all of you can read my mind because the lyrics of a lot of the songs trace the steps of my life. I’m sorry if I sound selfish right now but letting you all know how close your songs are to my life means something to me and I hope it helps you move along with your wonderful work. Anxious for the new album!

  74. marie on May 3, 2010 at 2:26 am

    b-e-a-u-tiful song!

  75. Agata. on May 3, 2010 at 12:42 am

    wow. ; D this song is beautiful.! ; )

  76. Ray Alexander Duarte on May 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    hi mike always accompany your blog, and wanted to say that I loved Blackbirds’m from Brazil and wanted to see a lot linkin park here in Brazil in this new phase of linkin park … and I am eagerly awaiting the new LP album out for me to buy and enjoy new music! ass: Ray anxious for new album

  77. Hillarie on May 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I love Blackbirds. It’s an awesome song! Can’t wait for the CD. So, I beat the game, I love the idea of it all.



  78. Joe on May 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Great song LP please come to massachusetts we love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. FanFromDay1 on May 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Great Song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please LP go back to your roots on the new album!!!!!!!!
    We need the Hybrid Theory sound back!!!!

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  80. Tami on May 2, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I just loved this song… that’s so beautiful….
    Mike, please answer me: Linkin Park will come to Brazil this year?
    We hope Yes, because Brazil love LP so much

  81. HALFxEMOxSTRAIGHTEDGE on May 2, 2010 at 6:11 am

    So looked at almost all the comments, think im like the 2nd person to say they dont really like the song, read the lyrics, thought AWESOME! Abit like BLEED IT OUT (thats how i sung it in my head) the song played, then yeh its alright, the lyrics are awesome & very meaningfull just didnt like the way it was sung, thought it wouldve sounded better if sung like a Bleed It Out/Papercut type style, so theres my thoughts, ps: If any peeps say i suck & im not a true fan, than Honestly U SUCK! Ur WRONG! FULLSTOP…..!HATERS CAN NOW UNLEASH THEIR ANGER ON ME l8ters peace im out, L!NK!N PARK ROCKS! CANT WAIT 4 THE NEW ALBUM!!! M.S LOVE THE ART DUDE THINK I MIGHT PUT SUM IN MY TAT SLEEVE WHEN I GET 1

  82. sunrit on May 2, 2010 at 3:07 am

    mike da song is mindblown’…..LP’s mah soul…..

  83. Jersha on May 2, 2010 at 3:00 am

    I really have so much doing the 8 bit avatar !!! And the lyrics are truly kickass !

  84. Ritzlinkin on May 2, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Gr8 lyrics……oh mike please go back to hybrid theory!!!! plzzzzzz……I LOVE LP!!!!!

  85. Miss Kauro on May 2, 2010 at 1:27 am

    OOhhhhhh! MIke! What a great song! sounds like old LP but not that old…LOL


  86. Double_Trouble on May 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I’ve never doubted in you guys!! I love everything you do more and more! Blackbirds is another incredible creation of yours!:)I’m waiting impatiently for ur new album!!!:D
    p.s.still hope to have a chance to visit ur concert someday, somewhere ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  87. joaquin on May 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    found this new song by accident and I am glad I did. This hits close to home, Blackbirds is one that I will replay in my head for a long time to come.

  88. cristinaw on May 1, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Mike!! I CAN’T BEAT THE GAME!! The bee monster and the zombie are really hard to beat >.< I fought with them more than 50 times but still not be able to rescue you all from the pixelkorps XD HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, i want to say thankyou to Xicor, Akari, Pinkie, MC and others for helping a lot in the game XD

    I made a video for those who r playing 8 Bit Rebellion! XD
    Hope u like it!!

  89. Lycon R on May 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    @LP_helgasth @Peter ————–This song is by lycon17, not gigascythe. Its on Lycoferas channel on soundcloud AND LYCON17 ON YOUTUBE, even gigascythe commented on it. I AM A DIFFERENT PERSON. ๐Ÿ˜€ and sorry again for the autoplay.

  90. anjit dhimal on May 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    hey mike ,love u n the the whole band so much.ur every lyrics speaks my feelings,its i love u gys so much. i have some good lyrics,my own, would u like to consider them,i ll be very happy..

  91. joey125 on May 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm


  92. Peter on May 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Great! And guys, this is that guy from youtube, he’s kinda “ala Chazz” ๐Ÿ˜€ Its not Ches or Mike in the song thats playing here ๐Ÿ™‚ As for the song – its really fresh and relaxing to listen, I really love you guys. Wish you all the best and good luck with the new album, I’m sure its gonna be great! Love you!

  93. dude45 on May 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    blackbirds is awesome i love the lyrics linkin park LP4EVER! 8-BIT REBLLION IS best game on the iphone i pod toch ipad good job

  94. LP_helgasth on May 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Hi mike !

    I would like to know why did you post blackbirds from “GigaScythe” and not the original version ? I was so surprised to hear this version when i went on your blog O_O ? Tell me more mike please ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you guy !

  95. chazy67 on May 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I love you so much mike!!! โค you and LP band , amazing guys!! LP for ever!! and plz 2th album fort minor?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Xplos1v.p1tt on May 1, 2010 at 11:41 am

    another proof of making some people better then the other ;/ i dont have an iphone,same as most ppl in europe(it’s not that popular there) and i can’t play and enjoy the game. Same as the golden circle in concerts, another way to divide the fans ;/ too bad money > people.

  97. sarah35 on May 1, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Nice song, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
    It a little reminds me Fort Minor’s songs.
    Mike, one question …. Is it your voice in rap verse?

  98. Luc on May 1, 2010 at 8:50 am

    weird O.o there is played a cover of Blackbirds in the background when you open the site… there is neither chester singing nor rappig… if you scroll down the comments you see the comment from lycon that “plays” when you open the site…

  99. Illara on May 1, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I’m loving the game! And the song is great guys. ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. fan1lp! on May 1, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Linkin Park y mike shinoda,Iยดm 13,and I love linkin park to 5 years ago,minutes tu midnight are a excelent work,and i need more songs.I love lp!!!

  101. Sheba on May 1, 2010 at 5:59 am

    hi ya Mike ! thanks for the lyrics ! the song’s amazzzzzzzzzzzing !

  102. SeeMO on May 1, 2010 at 5:47 am

    This is 1 of the most beautifull songs i’ve heard from u guys …
    waiting your upcoming album … and i know ur working hard on it !

  103. LP_Nadl on May 1, 2010 at 2:23 am

    i 8-bit myself and it looks very cool!!
    and naturly the songs is very good too.
    itยดs awesome guys

  104. josephbenny98 on May 1, 2010 at 2:02 am

    awesome…i just cant stop listening to this song..i love it

  105. A.Starkson on April 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Along with Joey125, I make this cover. Well actually I started this one day before, the first one I guess. Based on one of the back-up MTM cover.

  106. nitin on April 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    awesome song!
    thank you!!

  107. GDAWG on April 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm


  108. lpsoldier on April 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    awesome! finally back to roots! come to malaysia please!

  109. SanpainT on April 30, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the lyrics and the song is awesome…
    And about the game, why it just avaliable on Ipad and Iphone?

  110. felipe torres on April 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    great song mike!!!!!!!!!!!
    is the great song
    i cant wait for the new album
    p.d.: coming to chile !!!!!!

  111. ammy aybar on April 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    oh oh lp first song that I dont cry :0 (when leaving the video will be the opposite)

  112. osama on April 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    awesome song

  113. Giovanni on April 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    hey Mike, do you know if there’s going to be a free 8 bit rebellion app??

  114. LPfan on April 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Leave the dude alone everyone! Jeeze I do think that MTM isn’t their best album but it doesn’t suck and neither does this song. I have my own negative comments but i’ve got a million more positive ones. Mike never disapoints so stops saying that he did he’s the awesomest person in the band!!Keep it up Mike ILY!!

  115. เน“เธ„ฦ’ฮนเธ„ on April 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Good song, hope to hear more from you guys soon. Also i didnt know you were a wordpress user!

  116. Kai on April 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    mhm is chester rapping there?? why not mike…always chester….why.i hope that mike enter his voice in some new songs.

    i’m not sure, is it chester who’s rapping there

  117. Dimitri on April 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Thanks a lot !
    How could I live without this song ?
    It’s amazing !!!

  118. LP_marcia on April 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Thanks Mike for the lyrics! keep rockin! (and keep the rap :))

  119. Lycon R on April 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

    ๐Ÿ˜• I didn’t wanna piss off LP n YOU GUYS.

  120. Lycon on April 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Oh man…..i feel embarassed. Sorry all you guys for posting an autostart link to my cover here. A day later i feel really guilty, I mean I sabotaged LP’s game. Mike, just wanna say this – PLEASE DON’T SUE ME.(:() Pull it down if you must. As for all you guys, the song you’re probably hearing right now was performed by me (Rap,Vocals). Rap sucked (Only had one chance of recording, Semester Exams). And sorry again you guys. I can almost feel Mike’s hands around my neck.(:(). PS-Please buy the game

  121. asia on April 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

    YES I like this song;))

  122. Natalie on April 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    AWESOME song!

    BTW, it’s Chester rapping right? It doesn’t sound like Mike O_o

  123. Gonzalo on April 30, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Great song, great lyrics, u guys are awesome. Keep on it huh? can’t wait for ur new album! =D LP forever, best wishes from ur greatest fan ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. Sandra on April 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

    very good song, but still different. i still hope for new songs in old style xD
    wtf?! is it your voice, mike? sounds sooooo different to me ๐Ÿ˜€

  125. Poushliii on April 30, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Mike!!! we love the way you rap!!! โค โค

  126. widya rahayu on April 30, 2010 at 4:44 am

    wish i could listen to it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but, hey! mike, congrats on your ‘new art school’ –>>

  127. Kaochan on April 30, 2010 at 4:23 am

    I thank wonderful six LP crews and all those who worked at designing “Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!” for such a great job!! Above all, “Black Birds” is amazing!

  128. mike on April 30, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Hey Mike, just a quick question, the beat on Blackbrids sounds mixed. is it Robs drums?

  129. Julia on April 30, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Thank you guys for this song. It is amazing and it reminds me movie “The crow”
    Love from Russia

  130. Anna on April 30, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Honestly, I’m disappointed by the song. What’s wrong? Where is the good old Linkin Park spirit ? It happens when metal and rap are mixed up into one great song and not only the two parts for itself …

  131. Nulka on April 30, 2010 at 2:17 am

    asome!!! continue like this guys

  132. Rebollo on April 30, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Gracias por la cancion, el nuevo disco deberia llebar canciones arecidas a esta y del estilo de las de meteora y hybrid tehory

  133. ngleek on April 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Well this is my first comment in the official page *blushinG*
    n as always!!!
    so lovely!!! i luv those voices, how they mix up in a song, the sound, u just guys r amazing!

    plz keep doing a great job, making our live a lil more fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Casey Mosley on April 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    thanks for the blackbirds update =) got a proposition for ya…everyone is really wanting to have Blackbirds added to their library…i even heard that it may be available in itunes at some point. how about making it to where theres an option to convert the playlist on 8-bit to the library (that way we can also get the 8-bit songs 2)


    make it to where we each get a unique code to redeem in itunes for a free download of Blackbirds…or atleast exclusive access to buy it….

    however you guys choose to do it, jus know We REALLY would like Blackbirds in our actual itunes library so we dnt have to go on the game jus to listen to it =)

  135. Mitch on April 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Very Nice! Can’t Wait For Next Album, I Was Hoping It Would Be In Next Album, Not Just 8 Bit Rebellion.
    Needs Scratching xD!

  136. AnaCris BeNNoda on April 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I like this song!! LP is my life!!

  137. Michael on April 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I agree. If you keep complaining about thier new stuff, than u aint a true fan. get lost.

  138. Wotur on April 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Mike last night i couldnt get the headphone out of my ears until nidnight. The song is TOTALLY BEYOND AWESOMNESS โค โค It seems like Chester is singing out my own sad memories i had some weeks ago :)Yea, LP ruleZ, always:)
    And i would be really grateful if some people out here stop complaining about MTM and other LP stuff. LP are artists and they have the right to create whatever genre they wanna create, and fans just have to enjoy and appreciate.
    Actually the songs LP writes are just like reward from working. Dont respect them? that means those dont respect LP's hard attempts. Therefore, those dont deserve to be a true fan.

  139. Helena on April 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Good song! ๐Ÿ˜€
    i don’t have Ipod touch ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    and i want to play the game…..

  140. Camila* on April 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm



  141. alireza on April 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    great song. i love linkinpark.i believe linkin park.thanks for best musics. juuuuuuuuuuust LINKIN PARK

  142. Ivan on April 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    It’s really good this music!

  143. Daniel on April 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Eres el mejor mike

  144. LPaddicted on April 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    This song is very nice. Thanks!

  145. Jeovanni Nembhard on April 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Nice track guys.My respects to Linkin Park.

  146. highlandpark on April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome Mike! Thanks for sharing!

  147. Michael on April 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    This is a pretty good song. I was stoked when it came out. Mike, you should spill the beans on the next album for us, i can no longer wait. The “genre busting” detroyed my patience

  148. tina on April 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    love you guys see ya when sactown ca.

  149. sandra on April 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    love it!! had a chance to see a little bit of the video at an LP event in Santa Monica… Will post this link to all my sites! SPREAD THE LP LOVE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Gabriel on April 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Thank you Mike ! Awesome :]

    From France.

  151. Zacarovs on April 29, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Man I love it, simplely wonderful xD
    But I’m missing your voice on the songs man,(like ‘in betwen’)and what about a new album?? I can’t wait for this
    thanks for the amazing job man, keep it up o/

  152. Aman jain on April 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

    This song reminds me of the Old school LP but with that Minutes To Midnight ambience lingering somewhere that is hated so much by many LP fans including me …. It wud b better if Mr. Hahn scratched sum more ……
    Mike rapped more . . . . . .
    Less use of a keyboard . . . . Chester screamed more . . Maybe get some more electronica influence lyk u did in Breaking the habit . .

    Lonling forward to listening ur album at the end of the year :-%

  153. Rashid Ahmed on April 29, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I love LP every time they come to the East Coast I am there in the front row. Anyway I hope they do a second version of this song where Chester is kindda screaming this part. Maybe not really screaming but putting more anger/screaming behing the lyrics below.

    With Blackbirds following me
    Iโ€™m digging out my grave
    They close in, swallowing me
    The pain, it comes in waves
    Iโ€™m getting back what I gave

    Anyway LP4Life!
    Rashid aka ScarEye

  154. Dylan on April 29, 2010 at 10:51 am

    One of the best unintentional birthday presents I’ve ever had, thanks a lot guys! You’re the greatest!

  155. Free Palestine on April 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

    hey mike there is a lot of Various Opinions and reviews about blackbirds..we want hear from you what do you think about these opinions…….

  156. Alex on April 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Now I really want to hear the song. I don’t have an iPhone, so I can’t get the game. ๐Ÿ˜
    But the lyrics are very, very interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Melisa on April 29, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I absolutely love the song!!! awesome work and I can’t wait to hear more ๐Ÿ™‚
    and I know everyone has an opinion but i wish some of u silly people would stop asking mike to make music like the old LP stuff, cause if they started doing the old stuff then we’d know what to expect and then it would just be boring, some of you don’t care about growth and change and that’s sad cause it really needs to be embraced so some of you need to suck it up and let Linkin Park do what they do best and make music. Love ya mike keep it up man โค

  158. Cassyy on April 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

    That’s awesome guys. Totally out of your former style.
    Love ya music

  159. sharidan on April 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

    the demo i think is better cuz the intro rap… cool this is my point of view btw the song is great

  160. Victor on April 29, 2010 at 9:19 am

    OH, NOT AGAIN!! Whatever happened to your old albums like Meteora…. I used to love you guys! Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Staind, and Seether are all battling for your old “Best Alternative Rock Artist” title… Thanks for disappointing all of us again, Mike…

  161. [Shini] on April 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

    8-bit yourself, jajaja nice Mike, tnx! and BLACKBIRDS is awesome โค

  162. linkinparkbelgiummanager on April 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Lycon just posted a coversong? Sounds good! Awesome!!

  163. Dini on April 29, 2010 at 8:23 am

    good song.. you guys are really awesome!! but i really miss chester screaming..

  164. ornela on April 29, 2010 at 7:52 am

    god this is just wonderful

  165. Anthony on April 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Just a wonderful song
    LP you are the best!!!!!!
    Come back to Belgium soon were waiting for you ๐Ÿ˜€

  166. Daniel on April 29, 2010 at 7:16 am

    thanks for uploaded this song, im enjoying to listen to all of your music even if you scream or not keep it up you doing great ๐Ÿ™‚ !!

  167. Terquoise on April 29, 2010 at 7:15 am

    From theese lyrics and the 7sec prewiev of Blackbirds I can surely say: IT’S GREAT!!!!! Sadly there will be a while till I hear the whole song. And really I agree with the people who say that LP should make more of HT and Meteora stuff.

  168. TOmmy GLXS from asia on April 29, 2010 at 6:58 am

    your rap in this song , i very like it sounds repeatly in my brain.why you always be this cool mike ?

  169. katouche*didi* on April 29, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Thanks for this amazing song guys! Mike, you are the best of the world!!!
    great lyrics!!!

  170. Anastasia on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Thanks for adding the lyrics, Blackbirds is amazing โค i really love this song, go on, you're great ๐Ÿ˜‰

  171. pattychaz on April 29, 2010 at 5:55 am

    i love linkin park are the better of this world that haria I without linkin park i love it

  172. orionwong on April 29, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Thanks Mike, I love BlackBirds so much and i think the beginning of it is very nice. =)

  173. Reverse on April 29, 2010 at 4:52 am

    nice song, BUT I REALLY HOPE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART YOU GUYS GET BACK TO YOUR ORIGINAL UNBLEVIABLE STYLE WHICH CHANGED THE MUSIC least in this song i can hear you rapping again along with chester singing โค , i look forward to more screaming by chester, stunning notes by Mr.Hahn and insane melody by brad .

  174. jalil the algerien fan on April 29, 2010 at 4:43 am

    love it love it love lp roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocks
    vivement le nouvel album i can’t wait ur awsooooooooooooooooooooooooooome

  175. Kriszti on April 29, 2010 at 3:51 am

    It’s incredible!! I like it very much! You are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  176. minuteforce on April 29, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Yeah, we’d like a 320 copy of the song, eventually. :3

  177. skywalker on April 29, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Hey Mike, check out what I found!
    Piano version of Blackbirds. ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. Lionel on April 29, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I Love Blackbirds โค โค
    Mike.. keep on rapping ..

  179. DominiqaaLP on April 29, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I have respect to You, for this what you doing. ;D

    Mike U are greatest MC, I love Your art and Your voice โค

    Linkin Park rlz!!!

  180. LPolechka on April 29, 2010 at 2:06 am

    all right!! the last days of the HT and Meteora came back! the song is awesome,brilliant,superious!!i can never get the right word in english to show its greatness at all..i`ve listened to it so much,that i can`t really remember how XD really adore this bits& ur rapping,but i also miss Chaz screaming..yea,i understand that more than 10 years screaming sounds hard, but it`s the LP quality, don`t forget bout that.
    LP certainly does a revolution in the music world..!

    btw,Mike,i thought of a funny thing XD.Iphone will soon be simply LPhone ;)XD it would be the important atribute for LP fan *I patented the idea!!jajaja*) just kidding XD
    Kisses from Russia! we love u & LP!!!

  181. bee on April 29, 2010 at 1:54 am

    The lyrics are amazing, love it.
    Unfortunately i dont have enough money for an iphone or ipod touch though, so i dont get to hear this song, which is a shame….

  182. Michael04 on April 29, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I finished the mission yesterday and i think the game is awesome and so is the song .I hope it will have some updates soon .

  183. Ulyana on April 29, 2010 at 1:35 am

    OOh Thanks Mike for lyrics!!!…I was looking for it)

  184. Perra on April 29, 2010 at 1:31 am

    awsome song, I love it.
    Will it be realeased on itunes with a better quality aswell?
    I need to listen it with a bit more volume ๐Ÿ˜€

  185. Dori on April 29, 2010 at 12:52 am

    awesome lyrics!!! Sounds really deep (:

  186. Maruthi on April 29, 2010 at 12:48 am

    @BiggMoms! I Agree…. The best Rapper Alive !

  187. Mayma on April 28, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I wanna meet mike n thank m 4 sayin all the words i could never find.

  188. BiggMoms! on April 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    the best rapper alive!!

  189. ARINDAM on April 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    thanks mike
    u r and will always b pple’s favourite(especially in india)

  190. Prapapan [LP] on April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for lyics mike =D

    Take care of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  191. Daniel on April 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    frikkin awesome!!! ^^

  192. abby on April 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    thank you for the lyrics Mike… love it when i hear you rap!….again ๐Ÿ˜€

  193. Julian on April 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    The song blew me away from my expectations, not that it’s in a bad way but in another direction. I was originally looking forward for a ‘Mike raps-Chaz sings-Mike raps again-Chaz screams’ song and it turned out to be one of the best soft+hiphop LP songs.
    Through the days, you guys have proven to be one of the most versatile bands. I think since now that you’ve broken down the borderlines, you can trace back to what made you famous and combine it with new elements. Growing new branches of leafs, while keeping yourselves to the roots.
    Although I prefer the rock-metal side of LP, I don’t want another Hybrid Theory, and I’m pretty sure that this new album is gonna be great.
    Best Wishes!

  194. souneik on April 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    ใ€‚ใ€‚ใ€‚ใ™ใšใ—ใ€€ใ—ใฎใ ใ•ใพ…’getting back what I gave’. Deep. “No good deed does unpunished.” […wellใ€that’s MY latest one] ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m still learning.

  195. swati on April 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Mike.. blackbirds is not bad… but I wanna tell ya Mikey… I don’t want any more soft rock in the new album ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ……….. HT & Meteora kinda stuff will be great ๐Ÿ™‚ ….. Don’t mind.. I’m just puttin’ my point of view in front of u ๐Ÿ˜€ …………………………………… I’m missing Chazy’s screams ๐Ÿ˜ฆ & thank God “blackbirds” has some rap ๐Ÿ˜€ … It was long time that we’d heard u rap… ๐Ÿ˜€
    ^^ your wellwisher ๐Ÿ™‚

  196. mariya on April 28, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    thank you Mike!THIS IS SONG VERY GREAT=)

  197. LP4ever on April 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Mike!!! u loosing it Mate ! i see a Nu metal band become softer !! your lyrics still great and i admire the lyrics of blackbirds BUT IT STILL SOFT … Mike am a fan from 2001 and daily i hear ur music pls am begging u the next album let the Nu Metal style back even for 4 songs its ok just don’t let it go !!!

  198. Xoora on April 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I can’t wait to hear it!!!

  199. zahra on April 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    thnx 4 the lyrics ..its awesome i loved the song and the game …it was really awesome

  200. princess on April 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    mike i sad:( u do iphone game wat crap!!!

  201. moonless on April 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    i love this song,it’s different
    and say “Hello” to cute baby Otis!!

  202. Brandon on April 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Crap well I got the intro wrong when recording a cover haha I tried! Thanks for the lyrics Mike! Here’s my cover guy’s if you all want to check it, i’m no chester but it was fun!

  203. Anica on April 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Mike! You are just someone who create new style! I hear more and more someone’s phone playing 8-bit melodies!!! I tried write lyrics myself,compare with yours, and find out that my English becomes better(native is russian)!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! YOUR FAN ALMOST FOR 8 YEARS!

  204. Teo on April 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    This is amazing. Mike’s raps and beats from the old style, Chester’s voice and the new M2M guitar sound and strings joined together making a perfect harmony. The structure is weird, I can say unique.I’ve never seen anything like it, but it’s awesome. This mindblowing song is by far one of the best you ever made. Cheers!!!

  205. Rohit Sharma on April 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I love your demo raps ๐Ÿ™‚

  206. gadmutiara on April 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    really love the song blackbirds! Glad to hear you rapping again mike (: Looking forward to anything from LP ๐Ÿ˜€

  207. Datian on April 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm


  208. Justin Robinson on April 28, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Mike, on behalf of myself and thousands of other people, instead of us waiting hour after hour for you to appear on ustream, do you think it would be possible for you to notify us fans, via your blog or anything, when you plan to appear.

    Justin Robinson

  209. Rita on April 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm


  210. Susie on April 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for creating such an awesome game! Phew, it took me long enough (2 days) to finally finish the game! I saw the photo montage of you & the guys in the studio (love the red balloons by the way) as I listened to Blackbirds! I LOVE the game and the song. I don’t know if it was finally not dying for the thousandth time & defeating the evil powers that be or listening to Blackbirds. But, it hit me straight in the core & I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats to you and the guys for giving your song to us in a creative game. Sending lots of love & respect! Aloha, Susie ๐Ÿ™‚

  211. LPAssociationDerek on April 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Cannot wait till you guys release more missions for the game. I’ve already beat it, but so far I’m pretty pleased with the game-play mechanics and the social aspect of it. Only issue I have is that it’s crashed quite a few times. Might want to check with Artificial Life to see if they can implement a patch.

  212. Karen on April 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ The game is epic, and I’m glad it’s popular. c:

  213. Sarah A. on April 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I love it! Eep I’m bursting with joy thanks so much for posting the lyrics it saves me from figuring them out myself lol(almost had it) :)Love you!

  214. dolly on April 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    yeah , with rap!

  215. Jamie on April 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks Mike, that’s awesome! I loove the song and the game was pretty sic to! I can’t wait for the bands next album, every single one since you guys first came out has been awesome so I don’t doubt that this one will be to!

    โค โค โค LP!

  216. Scott on April 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I couldn’t expect anything less from the song. It was great like everything else you guys have made. I can’t stand the people who thought MTM was a disappointment. Looking forward to the album. I also figure I shouldn’t nag you with questions.

  217. Michael Gonzalez on April 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Hey Mike,

    When Blackbirds is available on Itunes for download sometime within the next few weeks, can the opening intro be in high quality? I love it and would love to hear it in it’s full glory. Thanks.


  218. Robert on April 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks Mike awesome song and congrats on the success of the game. Looking forward to the new album, still can’t believe this year marks the 10th anniversay of Hybrid Theory’s release…man I feel so old ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. ---> El autor de SarcasticamenteHibridas on April 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    great song!
    “I shiver and shake the warm air cold
    Iโ€™m alone on my own
    In every mistake I dig this hole
    Through my skin and bones”

  220. Marissa on April 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    This is so Awesome!!!!!! Thnx Mike!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~LP Rox!~

  221. aberu on April 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Blackbirds is amazing and the game. Mike the game there will be an update soon?

  222. Florencia Escudero! on April 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm


  223. Gunner on April 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    thxxxx for the lyrics Mike!
    really can’t wait 4 the new album , need some LP energy to play in my car xD ,,,
    & yeah one more thing , u n the guys got lots of fans here in Kuwait, see how loveable u r! xD

  224. ceZAR on April 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Mike, congratulations for the game. It was fun, but my Q is: could be an update where I can chose one of you and play a “mini games” like jump and pass the level (example like apps: “Action hero, just run, rat on a scooter XL or PeeMonkey XD, etc”) or a mini game like “Baby scratch” but with Joe Hahn Lol, I dont Know, it would be awesome ’cause I finished the game and now…what I do? although the interactivity is great…well, again congratulations and Blackbirds have no words….You rock man.

  225. Lily on April 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This song is amazing! It gave me the incentive to kill three hours playing 8-Bit Rebellion until I finished it on the day it came out… worth it!

  226. Jason on April 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    haha, that last phrase sounds like something you’d yell at an enemy ” oh yeah? go 8-bit yourself”

  227. Dylan Brummell on April 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    That is preety cool.

  228. V8V on April 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Oh! Mike the song is awesome! I love it even more than New Divide, Across the Line, and Not alone ๐Ÿ˜€ Chester vocals and your rapping makes it like old school Linkin Park with a Minutes To Midnight ambient ๐Ÿ™‚

  229. ChrisP on April 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Love the new game… really fun to play and can’t wait for updates etc.

    Hope u decide to release “BLACKBIRDS” as a single whether it be album or unofficial would be great to have it on the old iPod!!!


  230. Justin on April 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I forgot to tell you how great the song is!!! Its incredible!!!! New album is all I’m living for currently..rock on!!! \m/

  231. IVONNE on April 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    8 bit revolution its awsome and yours the best
    thanks mike i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  232. Justin on April 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Mike, get 8 bit rebellion released on the far superior Android OS…all us android users will love it, especially since we have a physical keyboard to play games with!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  233. Aud on April 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I love the game and the song! Is there or will there be a way to get the song from the game to iTunes? (besides buying it if you put it up for sale as a single)

  234. TIFFTIFF33LP on April 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love it..sounds like something I would write!!!!^_^*

  235. Ryan on April 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Hey Mike, loved the game. controls were a little finicky but good besides that. Is it possible to get a higher quality release on iTunes of blackbirds? Or a method to transfer it from the game to computer?


  236. Helio on April 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    thank you Mike I really enjoy the song.!!!!

  237. tala on April 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    it is so hard to talk about rap song without hearing any melody behindd.i wish you best luck mike,you are my hero and maybe someday linkin park will visit my country bosnia and hezegovina and my city sarajevo.thank you for making my sad life full of problems so great and wonderfull.

  238. Lupita Silva on April 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm


  239. DNA[BG] on April 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm


  240. michael cohanim on April 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    after you listen a couple of times ,the songs keep sound better and better.
    and when you have the lyrics – KA-BOOM.
    great song
    mike, has you knos we all saw the “photoclip” of blackbirds – the last picturein the clip, of all the band together , makes me ache( in the good way).
    you guys are friends for at least 10 years , and i’m assuming ther is no hate between any of you. that’s rare in our days.
    so stay friends, stay happy, and continue producing the most of yourselfs. all so in the creative way.
    we all love you

  241. Alexandra Nofi on April 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Finally, I know the lyrics to your first part of the song, thank you very much. It’s be making me nuts that I couldn’t find any lyrics. The lyrics themselves have me very impressed, as always. The instrumental part of the song though is very below Linkin Park’s tediousness. Even a song like Not Alone, which was finished in a very short amount of time, was very detail oriented. I am aware that the band spends more time on the studio albums than songs on the side (with the exception of New Divide which was for a movie), but after Minutes to Midnight, you set the bar and my expectations very high. I’m just used to Linkin Park pwning previous albums over and over again.

  242. J Scooby on April 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

    This song is awesome!! love it so mutch =D

  243. Zohaib on April 28, 2010 at 11:43 am

    you should make a video to this song as all ive herd about it is that it is amazing, but im not going to listen to it till i beat the game.

  244. Dani on April 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Mike ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. lp on April 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

    how can i play the game if i have no ipod touch, when news of the new album

  246. EpicLinkinPark on April 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I can’t wait to get an Ipad to play this game. This is so awesome, thanks Mike!!! Your Epic.

  247. RV on April 28, 2010 at 11:21 am

    [[MIKE, I fckng love this song, this is what I’m talking about! your rapping and chesters singin is fckng dope ๐Ÿ˜€ btw, finally Chester changed his way of singing all gayish like in Not Alone. In Blackbirds it seems Chester learn how to control that gayish pitch, BACK TO NORMAL! :D]]

  248. vickyLP on April 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    god thank u guys…

  249. Michelle on April 28, 2010 at 11:14 am

    very awesome song!!!!

  250. rockermeg on April 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Still need to buy that…ha.
    The song is amazing…very heartfelt, I love it.

    Also, have you noticed your old friend Don Gilmore is moving up in the world? ๐Ÿ˜›
    He’s just produced the new Bullet for my Valentine album; ‘Fever’. Check it out if you haven’t already. xxx

  251. Lรญlian Rachel on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Ownt Mike, thank you for your letter of Blackbirds … I wanted it too!


  252. LP_freakVanessa on April 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for the lyrics, Mike! I love it, a great song! ๐Ÿ™‚

  253. Amir on April 28, 2010 at 11:01 am


  254. AlineB on April 28, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I love the game and the song!!!
    You guys did a great job ๐Ÿ˜‰

  255. Valery on April 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Thank you soooo much….=)))
    Song is very beautiful…
    Great job, guys=)
    Thnx again=)

  256. Thomas Jacob Brablec on April 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I love the song! It’s really great. It’s completely different from all your other songs and that’s what I like about it. It’s not the same thing. Many bands make songs sounding very similar to each other, but your songs are unique! How do you come up with so many different “types” of songs?
    I agree with Christian. When you become a presidential candidate, I’ll vote for you!

  257. linkinparkina on April 28, 2010 at 10:45 am

    why can’t we download the song from the game??? :(( and the video too… can’t you update the game to add settings to download them? please!!

  258. joannasasanka on April 28, 2010 at 10:39 am

    lyrics of blackbirds r sooooooo amazing…and the song is so beautiful
    8bit yourself: done:)my avatar looks kinda weirdo o_0 hahaha

  259. sanveer on April 28, 2010 at 10:37 am

    mike you are my role model man!!!i appreciate what you and chester have done to bring out the very inner creative side of your hearts man thanks and atleast join us and talk to us man!!

  260. SpikeMinoda on April 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Freestyle intro lyrics? but any way thanks for giving us the lyrics ๐Ÿ˜€
    the song is just awesome, love it so much

  261. Bobr on April 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

    hey, Mike, the lyrics is not complete! where is transcription of your part in the very beginning of the song?

  262. Jazeb on April 28, 2010 at 10:21 am

    you guys never cease to amaze me. you inspire everything i’ve ever written and everything i ever will write. you tell it how it is and how we feel. keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  263. ANIMESH on April 28, 2010 at 10:19 am

    oh MIKE u n LP are jus unbelievable every time!!..:P
    love you guyssssssssssssssssssss..:-*

  264. adrianlp5 on April 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Sweet!!! The song is Awesome!!

  265. MAKKA on April 28, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Hello Mike!! this is very cool !!!!!!!!! Thank you so much !!!!!

  266. Alejandro on April 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Any chance the game will come out on the OVI store too?

  267. MMMinor on April 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Hey, Mike, where is the intro lyrics?

  268. CurlyLp on April 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I have my 8-Bit version! Really cool! Thank you so much for the lyrics, it’s wonderful. ๐Ÿ˜€ And this weekend i will buy the game and listen “Blackbirds”. ๐Ÿ˜€ Once again, thanks for the lyrics.

  269. zinica on April 28, 2010 at 10:06 am

    the song is like a drug to me! so addictive!!! awesome song + great artist= MIKE SHINODA

  270. Rohit on April 28, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Awesome song.. Hope it comes out as a single as well.. Reminds me a lot of “The Little Things Give You Away” and “Hands Held High” from M2M with the line of thought.. And yet the song feels so fresh..
    Hands down awesomeness drippin’
    \m/ LP \m/
    For Life

  271. chitresh jhawar on April 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

    love u mike…..d lyrics are awesome…too curious to listen to the song also….

  272. Free Palestine on April 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

    simply the best of the best
    love you guys….

  273. Grande Mike on April 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Mike you are the best!!

  274. xGUY on April 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Yeah not bad song maybe a little guitar riff ? Hmm personally i like your part the most :: ) Keep up the good work can’t wait for the album..

  275. HBK19 on April 28, 2010 at 10:02 am

    any chance you guys will be playing this song live?

  276. NastyLP on April 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Thanks,Mike!!!It is great!!!

  277. Ashish kumar (india) on April 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Thanks mike u guys are simply awesome.. I dnt have words to describe it. The game and lyrics is awesome.. Keep it up. We love u all very much..! PLZ COME TO INDIA ONCE.. We r waiting fr the concert..!

  278. An on April 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Awesome, Mike!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  279. claire on April 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

    this is another good song from you guys and the game is amazing!! xx

  280. andym_c on April 28, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Thanks i was searching this very good and thanks too for the crazy avatars =)

  281. lparcshinoda on April 28, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Mike: Many of you have asked for lyrics to โ€œBlackbirds,โ€ so here they are.
    Me: yeah Mike, lyrics are great but I guess that everybody was asking for the lyrics of the intro hook … the only part that you left out xD little misunderstanding I guess

  282. Exia_7 on April 28, 2010 at 9:50 am

    i was blinded by the pure awesomeness! great songs you guys! love the 8-bit tracks! hey is there an 8-bit blackbirds yet?

  283. cincybmxlpfreak on April 28, 2010 at 9:49 am

    /me likes this. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

  284. SAwithdesperation on April 28, 2010 at 9:46 am


  285. Chris on April 28, 2010 at 9:45 am


  286. keineAhnung on April 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I just LOVE the song!!!! It’s awesome!!! I’m just in the mood for such lyrics right now (especially your part)…can’t wait for the album!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. DianaLPfan on April 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Thank u!!!!!!it’s awesome!!!!!
    but we r waiting for new ALBUM!!!!!

  288. crazydude5 on April 28, 2010 at 9:42 am


  289. lukislo on April 28, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Hey Mike. I just want to tell, that your new game is amazing. For now this is my favourite App on my phone. I alei would like to thank you and all LP members for giving us so many happiness.

    It is possible to get your new song “Blackbirds”? ITunes or something like that?

  290. Yuvi on April 28, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Thank you for the lyrics Mike!

    8-Bit Rebellion is the first game I actually purchased, only one worth paying for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  291. kenia on April 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I loved the lyrics;
    Perfect …

  292. LP_Freak_ on April 28, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Thanks a lot for the lyrics!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Now I can finally learn the right ones! 8 bit is an amazing game, I got ready with it a few minutes ago!^^

  293. LoveMike1 on April 28, 2010 at 9:31 am

    hahaha … nice and great song

  294. TheGlueLpFan on April 28, 2010 at 9:27 am

    What about the lyrics at the begining-your freestyling?:)Thanks anyway I was looking for the right version:)Anyway I’ve already beaten the game so I have to start a new game lol:)I might have to create a few profiles on there…and I’ve got my 8 bit avatar in and twitter:P

  295. Micosa on April 28, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Oh thank you very much for lyrics! the song is amazing and let me live consciously. Thank you guys for your amazing works!

  296. Sunrise_Ashes on April 28, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for the lyrics Mike. It’s always nice to check that we’re not singing nonsense. And the lyrics are amazing. I love the song!

    Also, the part at the beginning where you are rapping, was that freestyle?

  297. Nameless on April 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Freestyle intro lyrics?

  298. O.C. on April 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Thank you, Sir.
    And congrats, to you guys and Apple.

  299. Kelly on April 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

    That’s just… incredible. In a way, these lyrics thematically beat everything you’ve ever written. Just WOW. Thanks for being such a talented bunch of guys and offering such diversity. As always, YOU ROCK ๐Ÿ™‚

  300. Ali -- allucha on April 28, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Yay, thanks for the lyrics! Glad to see that it is actually ‘digging out my grave’ and not ‘digging out my brain’. The game’s great, I’m looking forward to updates and stuff when they come!

  301. CathyLP on April 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Back 2 the past!!!
    I just LOVE it!!!
    Found it in yt cause I havent got an Iphone or so on…just an Ipod;(
    but its awesome like u and the guys
    love ya โค

  302. Casey mosley on April 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for the lyrics…i wasnt too far hey in 8-bit rebellion the statues of u guys we can buy for 1000coins in the lpu in city center, the mike and phoenix one are labeled wrong…urs is labeled phoenix and vise-versa….

  303. DAMLA on April 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for the lyrics Mike even we got them already ๐Ÿ˜›
    Anyway, it is great song with amazing lyrics ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well done!
    Damla from Turkey.

  304. Magdalena on April 28, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I already have my own 8-bit avatar, looks great, just like me ๐Ÿ™‚

  305. EvoOba_ on April 28, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Yes!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thx for posting the lyrics the Mike^^ I’ve tried to wite them down while listening to the song but I couldn’t find some words so thx again ๐Ÿ™‚

    The game kicks ass btw^^ Pretty dope and super addictive…Even my religion teacher (who’s an LP fan) has it on his iPhone ๐Ÿ™‚

  306. ivan_astahov on April 28, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Tahnks for Lyrics, Mike!!! the song is great and realy AWESOME!!! but can you also share the lyrics of your intro in this song? it’s difficul to recognize some words in intro, and i want to translate the WHOLE song into Russian!

  307. AEYsk8 on April 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

    This song very Awesome ,Mr.Shinoda!!!

  308. chris banisch on April 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Yes such a good game and song, bought it at 12am the morning it came out!

  309. PinkyLoulou on April 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Yay. So it’s ”I’m digging out my grave.”

  310. Katy on April 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I loved Blackbirds Mike, thanks for the lyrics ๐Ÿ˜€ and i’m look forward for the game, i have not bought it yet D:

  311. YourConscience on April 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    It’s always weird to me that you guys write lyrics that remind me of my own…except yours flow better. HA. P.S. I tried to 8-Bit myself and it wouldn’t let me save the character I created… *shrugs*

  312. lpfmfan on April 28, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Thanks so much Mike!!! I can’t stop playing this game, even though I beat it within a few hours ๐Ÿ˜› whats your gamertag? you said you’d tell us eventually! ๐Ÿ˜€ is it mshinoda? >_> if so thanks for adding me i sent you a poster so you can decorate your apartment XD

    we should be able to expand our apartments! mine is getting cramped now, haha.

  313. Fatima on April 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

    THANK YOU! โค

  314. kelly on April 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

    mike i think it hates me, i am supposed to investigate at the construction site with a chainsaw but my weapons are empty LOL

  315. Linkin_Theorist on April 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Amazing lyrics, great song, awesome game. Thanks for this awesomeness ๐Ÿ˜€ You and the guys never let me down ๐Ÿ™‚

  316. JanV on April 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Thanks 4 d lyrics Mike ๐Ÿ˜€ love the song…can’t get over it ^_^
    Remember u had said that u guys r tryin 2 release 8BR on other platforms as well? What’s up wid dat?
    btw, can u pls ask Joe to start tweeting? we fans on twitter r growing desperate!
    thanx 4 everything~!

  317. Chowpuck on April 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for this amazing song! ๐Ÿ˜€

  318. Sergey on April 28, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love Blackbirds!!

  319. Christian on April 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Mike you are a freakin beast! VOTE MIKE FOR PRESISDENT OF THE U.S!!!!!!!!!

  320. Alex on April 28, 2010 at 8:48 am

    this song is incredible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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