Rhinestone

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Rhinestone
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Album Xero Sampler Tape
Released 1997
Length 3:40
Genre Alternative
Tempo (BPM)
Key
Producer Mike Shinoda

Rhinestone is a song by early rap metal band Xero, that eventually developed into Forgotten by Linkin Park. It was released on the Xero Sampler Tape. A demo version of Rhinestone in a different key is exclusively featured on LP Underground 12, titled as Forgotten (Demo).

Lyrics[edit]

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core of the rotten
Stopping just what I thought
The sun has escaped us
So I’m bright in the sky
And I’m far from awakeness
Thinking why I did try

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core of the rotten
Stopping just what I thought
The sun has escaped us
So I’m bright in the sky
And I’m far from awakeness
Thinking why I did try

From the thread to the needle/middle to end
[When skies cock back] and shock that which couldn’t defend
The rain then sends dripping innocent question
Forcefully, the power of suggestion
Then with the eyes tightly shut/looking through the rust and rotten
Dust/a spot of light floods the floor
Pours itself upon a world of pretend
Then the eyes ease open and it’s dark again

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core of the rotten
Stopping just what I thought
The sun has escaped us
So I’m bright in the sky
And I’m far from awakeness
Thinking why I did try

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core of the rotten
Stopping just what I thought
The sun has escaped us
So I’m bright in the sky
And I’m far from awakeness
Thinking why I did try

In a minute you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
You say you’ll never forget me
But the lies have piled up

Moving all around/screaming of the ups and downs
Pollution manifested in perpetual sound and
As the wheels go ‘round/the sunset creeps past the
Street lamps, cars, chain-links and concrete
A window then grows and captures the eye
And cries out yellow light as it passes it by
A small black figure sits in front of a box
Inside a box a rock with the needle on top

Nothing stops in this land of the chain
The brains lose not knowing they were part of the game
And the insides go but the box stays the same and shame
Shovel up the pieces to the pain
You could try to hide yourself in the world of pretend
But when the paper crumpled up it can’t be perfect again

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core of the rotten
Stopping just what I thought
The sun has escaped us
So I’m bright in the sky
And I’m far from awakeness
Thinking why I did try

From the top to the bottom
Bottom to top I stop
At the core of the rotten
Stopping just what I thought
The sun has escaped us
So I’m bright in the sky
And I’m far from awakeness
Thinking why I did try

In a minute you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
You say you’ll never forget me
But the lies have piled up

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

Yeah I got you caught in the act
You better step back
Telling me that
I seein’ right through you

In a minute you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
You say you’ll never forget me
But the lies have piled up

In a minute you’ll find me
Eyes burning up
You say you’ll never forget me
But the lies kept piling up

Xero Sampler Tape
Songs Rhinestone, Reading My Eyes, Fuse, Stick N Move
Unreleased Demos Pictureboard
People Involved Mark Wakefield, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joseph Hahn, Rob Bourdon