I started listening to the old bands I listened to in middle school again. I listened to Linkin Park and Breaking Benjamin. They’re heavy rock. They are pretty expressive in their lyrics. The lyrics are heavy. I was obsessed with them when I was younger. I related to almost all of Linkin Park’s songs. Just found it interesting that I came back to them.. as I’m going through my trauma.
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Do you ever just want to smack someone that just keeps telling you this? Ok, maybe not smack but at least tell them where to go with that? I always appreciate the words and the thoughts behind it but sometimes I just need a break from being strong. Like, “exit stage left”. Seriously.
Makes me think of an amazing song from #LinkinPark . The last one #ChesterBennington sang appropriately named Heavy. “I’m holding on, why is everything so heavy, I’m holding on to so much more than I can carry”
Some days are just better than others... some days your just tired of strong.
I’m out of words when it comes to talk about him and how much he means to many people, myself included. It is unbelievable how much I can miss someone I never got the chance to meet in person. Today, Chester would turn 44 years old; let us celebrate his life instead of mourning his death, for he is still with us in our hearts. My life wouldn’t have been the same without Linkin Park, and Chester was a big part of it. Wherever he is, I hope he knows he saved many of us with his music and performance. To honor this day, I decided to draw Chester and write the lyrics of Battle Symphony next to it. It is a song that gives me hope when I need it the most. There’s not a day I don’t think about him, and when I get sad about it I know that’s not the way he’d want us to remember him.
“When my time comes, forget the wrong that I’ve done. Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed” he sang. Well buddy, you left a thousand reasons to be missed, and even if you didn’t, we’d still miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done. I will try my best to stay positive today, although I can’t help but get emotional.
Have a hard time expressing how I feel but these lyrics help me to feel heard. When I don’t know what’s going on with me and am just confused and/or I’m feeling alienated from reality and everyone...I find many songs from LP, like this one in particular, helps give me time to process my emotions a little clearer. And then I can regroup. And figure out what I need. LP is still my favorite band. Chester was candid about his own mental health struggles and talked openly about it and music helped him find his voice. I hadn’t known what his songs were really about until I became impaired by my own mental heath crises. Their songs definitely can be dark which is why it’s so relatable especially like how depression and other mental health disorders can make a lot of us feel at times.
It’s suicide awareness week, and I hope everyone who reads this knows that you’re never alone. Someone out there has been where you are (I have) and there IS someone that can remind you of what YOU MATTER. Just know even though you might not recognize it for yourself, you may have to really look for it, but it’s there. PURPOSE... it’s what makes You, YOU. Don’t forget YOU are incredibly LOVED. You may be hurting whether emotionally, mentally, or physically, or everything all at once, but that just means you’re human and YOU’RE WORTHY of LOVE and COMPASSION. Feelings change and they don’t define you. I wanted to write something hopeful, and I hope it comes through. Stay strong everyone!!!
I was dreading waking up today, July 20th...grieving the 2 year anniversary of Chester Bennington’s suicide after being so connected to him and Linkin Park and their lyrics for so many years that were like my own personal thoughts... #CheckInWithMe #Suicide #Grief #SuicideLoss #Music #LinkinPark #ChesterBennington
I wanna run away, never say goodbye
I wanna know the truth instead of wondering why
I wanna know the answers, no more lies
I wanna shut the door and open up my mind
Paper bags and angry voices under a sky of dust
Another wave of tension has more than filled me up
All my talk of taking action
These words were never true
My playlist that I made a while back is called ‘The Mighty 🙏🏼’ I add to it whenever I hear a song that I relate to or one that makes me listen to the lyrics. You can find it under username ‘Bec Moore’. Go check it out. See if it helps you the way it helps me.
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