Linkin Park Papercut Analysis

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SONG:Papercut Artist: Linkin Park (rock band) Concept: Schyzophrenia

A person with schizophrenia is considered as a person who has blurred reality with his imagination, and has lost realistic perception, feelings, and thoughts regarding the world. He may see, hear, or feel things completely different from others, and sometimes can’t communicate his unique experience. He may think other people are trying to hurt him. In the song “Papercut”, the lyrics clearly present a person who hears a voice in his head that controls him, or like a face inside watching him when he lies. This illusion is so intimate with the person that he feels it under his skin. It mocks him whenever he fails, points out all of his mistakes. He is baffled, not knowing what triggered these symptoms to manifest again. The lines “To have a voice in the back of my head Like a face that I hold inside A face that awakes when I close my eyes A face watches every time I lie A face that laughs every time I fall (It watches everything) So I know now when it's time to sink or swim That the face inside is hearing me Right beneath my skin” The lyrics express the concept of a person with a delusion of being controlled by a face which has a voice. The voice talks to him and shows him “when it’s
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The mental entity is divided up into three main parts; the Id, the Ego, and the Superego, which the ability to face the life challenges is determined by the interaction and balance among these three forces. The Id represents unconscious wants and desires; ranges from aggressive to sexual emotions. However, the Ego deals with reality, which takes into consideration what the Id wants, and controls it. The Superego represents moral standards and social attitude in sense of “right and

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