"My December"
Song by Linkin Park
Released December 15, 2000
Format CD, Vinyl, DVD
Recorded 1998-2000
Genre Alternative rock
Emo rap
Piano rock
Length 4 min, 20 s
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer Mike Shinoda
Producer Mike Shinoda

"My December" is a song by the nu metal band Linkin Park.

Song[edit | edit source]

"My December" was written by Mike Shinoda while the band was on tour and recorded after the release of Hybrid Theory, their debut album. One of Linkin Park's softest songs, it features no distorted guitar elements and is carried mainly by piano. It was originally recorded for inclusion on KROQ's "The Real Slim Santa" CD and was first performed at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2000.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

This is my December
This is my time of the year
This is my December
This all so clear
This is my December
This is my snow covered home
This is my December
This is me alone

And I
(Just wish that I didn't feel like there was something I missed)
And I
(Take back all the things I said to make you feel like that)
And I
(Just wish that I didn't feel like there was something I missed)
And I
(Take back all the things that I said to you)
And I'd

Give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

This is my December
These are my snow covered trees
This is me pretending
This is all I need

And I
(Just wish that I didn't feel like there was something I missed)
And I
(Take back all the things I said to make you feel like that)
And I
(Just wish that I didn't feel like there was something I missed)
And I
(Take back all the things that I said to you)
And I'd

Give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

This is my December
This is my time of the year
This is my December
This all so clear

Give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to
Give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

Music video[edit | edit source]

My_December

My December








Availability[edit | edit source]

Although the song isn't featured on any studio album, it is available on more records than any other Linkin Park song and was first made available by Linkin Park on the One Step Closer CD single, along with "High Voltage", a B-side to Hybrid Theory.

The song is available on the following:

NOTE: A live version is available on the "Somewhere I Belong" CD single and as an iTunes bonus track for "Reanimation".

Remixes & Covers[edit | edit source]

In 2002, a remix of the song made by Mickey P. and featuring Kelli Ali, entitled "My<Dsmbr" was released on the band's official remix album for Hybrid Theory, entitled "Reanimation", and was the only Linkin Park song to feature a female vocalist until 2017 when Heavy featuring Kiiara was released. Another remix by Team Sleep was made for Reanimation but was rejected by Mike Shinoda because he thought it made the song feel even "darker".[1] In 2003, the song was covered by Josh Groban and was made available as a bonus track on his album, "Closer".



References[edit | edit source]

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