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"Shadow of the Day" is the fifth track of Linkin Park's third studio album Minutes to Midnight.

The song is about someone who is about to die.

The keyboard loop in "Shadow of the Day" went through many different changes during the song's creation. Dozens of options were created on piano, acoustic guitar, marimba, xylophone and even electric banjo before finally writing the revised version that appears here.

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I close both locks below the window
I close both blinds and turn away
Sometimes solutions aren't so simple
Sometimes goodbye's the only way, oh

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