Chester Bennington lyrics

Lyrics that Chester either wrote or co-wrote during his time in Linkin Park.


  • Crawling in my skin, these wounds, they will not heal.
  • I can’t seem to find myself again. My walls are caving in.
  • Against my will I stand beside my own reflection.
  • I kept everything inside and even though I tried it all fell apart. What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time I tried so hard.
  • When the paper’s crumpled up it can’t be perfect again.
  • I’d get lost in the nothingness inside of me.
  • Wounds so deep they never show, they never go away.
  • You knew your lies would divide us, but you lied anyway and all the lies have got you floating up above us all, but what goes up has got to fall.
  • Nothing ever stops all these thoughts and the pain attached to them.
  • I put all the pain you gave to me on display, but didn’t realise instead of setting it free, I took what I hated and made it a part of me.
  • You’ll always be right here. You’ve become a part of me, you’ll always be my fear.
  • Stuck in my head again, feels like I’ll never leave this place, there’s no escape.
  • When my time comes forget the wrong that I’ve done, help me leave behind some reasons to be missed. And don’t resent me and when you’re feeling empty keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest.
  • Don’t be afraid. I’ve taken my beating, I’ve shared what I’ve made. I’m strong on the surface, not all the way through. I’ve never been perfect, but neither have you.
  • Forgetting all the hurt inside you’ve learned to hide so well. Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself.
  • Sometimes solutions aren’t so simple. Sometimes goodbye’s the only way.
  • I’m holding up a light, chasing out the darkness inside, ’cause nobody can save me.
  • If I cannot break your, fall I’ll pick you right up off the ground. If you felt invisible, I won’t let you feel that now.
  • It’s bound to get rough on any road you take.
  • I scream at myself when there’s nobody else to fight.



Chester Bennington Quotes


  • You’re constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you’ve made it.
  • When I’m writing I’m constantly thinking about myself, because it’s the only experience I have to draw on. And I don’t see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that’s why the fans are there.
  • I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.
  • We like playing smaller venues, but we know how many people want to come and see us, so we don’t ever want to stop anyone who wants to come to a show from coming.
  • It’s cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, what I write about, what I do and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.
  • What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.