What I've Done

Linkin Park

About What I've Done

"What I've Done" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park. It was released as the first single from their third studio album Minutes to Midnight (2007), and is the sixth track. The song is composed in the key of G minor. The song was released as a radio single on April 1, 2007, as a digital download on April 2, and as a CD single on April 30. The live version of "What I've Done" from Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 52nd Grammy Awards, but did not win. It also serves as the main theme of the 2007 science fiction film Transformers and also appears on Transformers: The Album (2007). Being certified five times platinum by the RIAA, it is the band's most commercially successful song, though not necessarily most well-known, due to the fact that singles in the US used to have higher sales in general during the second-half of the 2000s. "What I've Done" was featured in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. In January 2011, it was released in a Linkin Park DLC pack for Rock Band 3, along with a PRO mode update, which allows use of real instruments such as guitar, keyboards and electronic drumkits. The song is also a B-side to the UK single of "Iridescent". An instrumental version of the song is currently used by Sky UK as background music for their interactive services. 


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In this farewell
There's no blood, there's no alibi
'Cause I've drawn regret
From the truth of a thousand lies
So let mercy come and wash away

What I've done
I'll face myself to cross out what I've become
Erase myself
And let go of what I've done

Put to rest what you thought of me
While I clean this slate
With the hands of uncertainty
So let mercy come and wash away

What I've done
I'll face myself to cross out what I've become
Erase myself
And let go of what I've done

For what I've done
I start again
And whatever pain may come
Today this ends
I'm forgiving what I've done

I'll face myself to cross out what I've become
Erase myself
And let go of what I've done

(Na-na na na, na-na na na, na-na na na)
What I've done
(Na-na na na, na-na na na, na-na na na)
Forgiving what I've done
(Na-na na na, na-na na na, na-na na na)
(Na-na na na, na-na na na, na-na na)

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Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their following studio album Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium.Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. The band was recently voted as the greatest band of 2000's in a the Bracket Madness poll on VH1. more »

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Written by: Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

Release Information
"What I've Done" was released as a single from Linkin Park's third studio album, "Minutes to Midnight" on April 2, 2007.
Music Video Success
The song's music video was directed by the band's own Joe Hahn and was the most played video on MTV.com in 2007.
Song Popularity
"What I've Done" was Linkin Park's first song to top the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Use in Films
The song was featured in the 2007 science fiction film "Transformers" and its 2009 sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen".
Chart Success
"What I've Done" reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of Linkin Park's highest-charting songs in the United States.
Music Genre
The song marked a departure from Linkin Park's earlier nu-metal/rap-rock sound, moving towards a more alternative rock style.
Environmental Awareness
The music video for "What I've Done" featured a montage of various social and environmental issues, including global warming, deforestation, and animal cruelty.
It was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
"What I've Done" was certified Multi-Platinum in the United States, Platinum in Australia, and Gold in the United Kingdom.
Cover Versions
Several artists have covered "What I've Done", including the symphonic gothic metal band Epica.
Use in Video Games
The song has been included in several video games such as Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 4.
Live Performances
Linkin Park regularly included "What I've Done" in their live performance setlists.

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