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Linkin Park - New Divide - Lyrics Meaning

New Divide is the theme song for the Transformers movie sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Front man Mike Shinoda told Billboard magazine during an interview that the band tried to come up with a song that stayed true to the spirit of the movie while staying true to the identity of the band. They attempted to capture the entire essence of the movie and put it to music. Linkin Park confirmed that they are huge fans of the movies and the transformer toys themselves. Notable film composer Hans Zimmer adapted the song Linkin Park gave him and created instrumental segments that he could use in different scenes of the movie and the film score. Linkin Park worked with Hans Zimmer and Steve Jablonsky on different pieces for the movie.

Lyrically New Divide has Armageddon overtones throughout such as "I remember black skies the lightning all around me. Like a startling sign that fate had finally found me." The song continues with lyrics having to do with destiny, regret, mistakes and courage. The song was Linkin Park's eighth number one hit on the modern rock charts.

The thirty-three position drop from 6-39 on June 13, 2009 was the single largest drop in top 40 history.