Breaking the Habit

"Breaking the Habit" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park, which was released as the fifth and final single from their second studio album, "Meteora." The song is written in the key of E minor. It was composed by the band members Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson, with Shinoda handling the majority of the lyrics. "Breaking the Habit" delves into themes of battling addiction and breaking free from destructive patterns. The track was initially intended to be an instrumental piece, later evolving into a full-fledged song after Shinoda added lyrics. Interestingly, the song was originally titled "Drawing" during its early stages of development. It features a melodic and haunting piano introduction, accompanied by electronic elements, before transitioning into an energetic and powerful chorus.