The Last Line

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"The Last Line" is the twentieth first track on the soundtrack album Mall (Music From The Motion Picture) by Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda & Alec Puro.

"The Last Line"
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Song from the album Mall (Music From The Motion Picture)
Working title Ammosick
Recorded 2006-2014
Released December 12, 2014
Format Digital, CD
Length 3:41
Writer Chester Bennington, David Farrell, Joe Hahn, Alec Puro, Mike Shinoda
Producer Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda
Label Warner Bros. Records, Machine Shop

Mall (Music From The Motion Picture) track listing
  1. White Noise
  2. Jeff Walks
  3. Mall Blueprint
  4. Jeff Makes Observations
  5. Mal RX7 (Instrumental)
  6. Barry's Story
  7. Changing Room Tease
  8. Danny In Police Car - Mal Gears Up
  9. Mal Gives Barry Second Chance - Mal Unloads
  10. Mall Carnage - Mal Stalked
  11. It Goes Through
  12. Cops Arrive
  13. Danny's Lucky Day
  14. Jeff Philosophizes To Donna
  15. Jeff And Donna Connect
  16. Jeff Trips In The Mirror
  17. Adele And Danny In The Backseat
  18. Mal vs. Helicopter
  19. Devil's Drop
  20. TV Comes To Life - Mal And Jeff
  21. The Last Line
  22. Danny Goes Home
  23. Dancer (Instrumental)


"Ammosick" was a demo created during the Minutes To Midnight sessions. The title of the track can be seen written on one of the band's song boards during the The Making Of Minutes To Midnight documentary.

The song was later revisited and reworked during the A Thousand Suns sessions. On the Meeting Of A Thousand Suns, the title can be seen on the song boards along with an alternative title, "The Last Line".

When working on the soundtrack for Joe's film Mall with Alec Puro, the band revisited the song once again. The song can be heard at two moments during the film, one of them being the beginning of the closing credits, where it is followed by "Dancer". The version heard during the film was leaked on YouTube on September 7, 2014 under the title "Mall Theme". It is a demo version and has a different vocal take and different lyrics in the second verse.

When asked why the song was released on Mall and not on Minutes To Midnight or A Thousand Suns, Mike said, "I felt like, I liked it and thought that it belong... it should have gone out during the Minutes to Midnight era. And then it just didn't seem to fit the thematic stuff on A Thousand Suns. So that's why. And then we were like putting The Mall thing together and we were like, "Oh we have that song, that song is so good, that will fit here." It just felt like it would fit."[1]

In October 2014, while Linkin Park was touring in Brazil, Mike Shinoda started to mix the soundtrack for a release.[2] Although the song was credited as "Ammosick" on the film, its title was changed to "The Last Line" for the album. Not only does the album version of the song have a different mix from the previously leaked version, but it also contains different lyrics in the second verse.

Despite Mike being credited for mixing all other songs on the album, "The Last Line" was credited to Neal Avron, who also mixed Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns. Additionally, Rick Rubin, who produced both albums, is credited as a producer on the song with Mike.


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
The Last Line Mall (Music From The Motion Picture) 3:41 2007-2014 December 12, 2014
Ammosick 3:20 2007-2014
  • Version played during the film. Different lyrics on verse 2.
  • Leaked on YouTube on September 7, 2014 (before the official release of the soundtrack) under the title "Mall Theme".



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