Papercut is one of the best songs by Linkin Park in my opinion. It was released on 25th September 2001.
Note: I could be wrong about the meaning but this is my explanation
The song Papercut is about Paranoia which is talked about in the song itself. A paranoid person is fearful of all sort of events that could cause him harm. It is quite scary to be in that kind of place.
Chester spoke about how Linkin Park’s songs are supposed to be about dark things and their aim is to make you comfortable with negative things that are happening in life. Papercut is for people who are in a state of paranoia.
The painting of the baby like creature was done by Mike Shinoda the day before they shot the video.
Mike Shinoda himself doesn’t have an idea of what the video is about.
If you watch the video, I’m sorry, I don’t know what we we’re doingMike Shinoda
Shinoda wasn’t happy with Chester’s choice of outfit but he kept it to himself because they were disagreements on minor things all the time and he was just trying to focus on shooting a good video.