"I think that Joe Hahn built up all this creative energy and he’s really done a great job on the video for ''Numb''. It’s more of a concept video. It’s more of a story. It’s not identical to the story of the song, but it is similar in that the emotions that go on in the video are similar to those in the song." - Mike Shinoda
"It's kind of about those times when you've got no feeling left or you just don't care. It's almost like exhaustion or something which funny enough is how we felt after touring last year." - Mike Shinoda
"Just one week before the band entered NRG Studios to begin recording, this song was conceived. Built around the intro hook, the song came together quickly and almost effortlessly. I think it was a nice way to end the album because it kind of sums up the record. It's very recognizable as our sound. It sounds like a Linkin Park song but it does have some mood that 'Meteora' has if that makes any sense. When you hear it, you can easily recognize it as a Linkin Park song but it obviously belongs on 'Meteora'." - Mike Shinoda
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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