shayarisms4lovers June18 225 - 11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington's Suicide

11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington’s Suicide

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He shared so much raw beauty with those of us who needed it most.

The loss of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington to suicide on July 20, 2017, left a deep whole in the hearts of many — not simply because he is “yet another” famous rock star in the long list of famous rock stars who died younger than they should have (he was just 41 years old at the time), but because his music spoke to us in such uniquely direct terms about the pain he struggled with throughout his far too brief life.

Bennington, like his music, was real and raw — about life, about addiction, about his craft, and yes, about the crippling hold of depression.

I don’t know if it’s a Gen X thing, a Xennial thing, or just an adult human trying to make it through this life thing, but as magnificent as Bennington was as an artist, the lyrics of the songs he composed have a magical quality enhanced by virtue of just how brutally real they are.

In a 2009 interview with Spin, he said, “This is just who I am, this is 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.”

I’d be willing to bet that at times more numerous than we can imagine over the past several decades, far more than one person found themselves saved in a moment of soul-crushing desperation when they played their favorite Linkin Park songs, took in the strength and security of Bennington’s literal and lyrical voice, and decided to stay here and “MakeChesterProud.

The depth of meaning in his words is all the more obvious now, of course.

Take a moment to look for yourself and find the messages within these excerpts from 11 of the best Linkin Park songs about depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and even sexual abuse.

1. “Heavy” from One More Light (2017)

According to the lyrics page on Genius, this song “centers around the emotional weight of fixating on oneself… Chester Bennington said in an interview with 102.7 KIIS FM that ‘Heavy’ is a song of enlightenment, where a person takes a step back and realizes that a great deal of emotional strain is self-inflicted.”

The band shared that the lyrics were written based on their discussions amongst themselves about …

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shayarisms4lovers June18 233 - 25 Lana Del Rey Quotes & Song Lyrics Everyone Who's Ever Had Their Heart Broken Can Relate To

25 Lana Del Rey Quotes & Song Lyrics Everyone Who’s Ever Had Their Heart Broken Can Relate To

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She understands heartbreak.

Lana Del Rey has an old soul and powerful lyric-writing skills. She’s a lot more mainstream these days, but I would still consider her as a type of alternative music.

Lana is known for her somber songs with deep lyrics guaranteed to make anyone feel something. She’s so skilled at turning her hurricane of thoughts, whether happy or dark, into beautiful works of musical art.

I’ve been a huge Lana Del Rey fan since 2013 and when I first discovered her, I couldn’t believe that one person could have such a soothing voice! Lana’s voice is angelic and her music has a very vintage feel to it. She describes feelings in such interesting ways that I’ve never thought about.


She’s the perfect artist to play when you’re driving around on a rainy day or just having a relaxing, quiet evening at home. There’s something about her music that is so soothing to listen to; maybe it’s because of the soft melodies or the fact that her lyrics are so relatable. Many of her songs make me feel like she understands exactly how I feel and turned it into a song.

Lana Del Rey is a huge difference from the upbeat pop music I usually listen to, but she’s up there on the list of my all-time favorite artists. She’s truly a unique talent in a music world that’s so full of the same boring formula in a lot of songs you hear on the radio.

Lana Del Rey’s songs feel like poems with music because they are crafted so beautifully. She’s written songs about things like being in love and heart break, but she’s also written songs about her own crazy experiences in life.


We all go through some crazy experiences and Lana Del Rey’s music is there to tell you that there can be so much beauty among the chaos.   

Here are our picks of the 25 best Lana Del Rey quotes and heartbreaking song lyrics that are totally relatable to you and your life.


1. When you can’t stop thinking about that one guy.

“And there’s no remedy for memory. Your face is like a melody, it won’t leave my head.” — Dark Paradise 


2. When you get lost in his eyes.

“Baby, heaven is in your eyes.” — National Anthem 


3. When you’re into a bad boy.

‘You’re no good for me, but baby

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shayarisms4lovers June18 222 - 25 Best Song Lyrics About Being In Love That'll Hit You Right In The Feels

25 Best Song Lyrics About Being In Love That’ll Hit You Right In The Feels

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For those who love love.

Music is everywhere, especially pop songs in particular. They’re the soundtrack of our lives and sweet, catchy love songs are always a hit, even if you don’t want to admit it.

I know for fact that I wouldn’t be able to function without music. It gets me through the day and I’m so thankful for that. Imagine having to drive around everywhere in silence? Yikes!

I’ve loved pop music all my life and most of those songs are about love in one way or another. Our favorite pop songs about being in love do a pretty good job at capturing that feeling and reminding us of the importance of love. You don’t realize it until you’re in love yourself and start listening to the actual lyrics of the songs.


Some songs are more upbeat and fun, while others are slower and sweet, but they all show how amazing love is.

You’ve probably listened to a handful of these songs on the list and never realized how sweet some of the lyrics are in them. Maybe you were just listening for the tunes, not the words, but pop songs remind us of the importance of love and its impact on each and every one of us. Falling in love is one of the best feelings in the world and if you’re lucky enough to be in love with someone at the moment or you have previously been head over heels for someone, you’ll know exactly what these quotes are talking about.

Next time you’re playing one of these pop songs, listen to the lyrics and find the heart of the song behind the beat. Here are 25 of the best pop song lyrics and song quotes about being in love. 


1. When the thought of him gets you excited.

“You drive me crazy, I just can’t sleep. I’m so excited, I’m in too deep.” Britney Spears, “(You Drive Me) Crazy”


2. When you’re always in his heart.

“Take a piece of my heart and make it all your own, so when we are apart, you’ll never be alone.” — Shawn Mendes, “Never Be Alone” 


3. When he makes you smile nonstop.

“And suddenly you’re all I need, the reason why I smile.” — Avril Lavigne, “Smile” 


4. When your lover is also your best friend.

“Let me tell you a story about a girl and

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