Understand (Song for Chester... Linkin Park)

by Scrittore   Jul 21, 2017


Song in tribute to Chester, lead singer for Linkin Park

You spend a lifetime pushing forward.
You tell yourself it's going to be okay.
But the darkness it just keeps taking over
And all you want is a freaking break.
But you wear a smile and walk with confidence
They never know the doubt you hide inside.
And you feel like you are falling
Wondering if you'll learn to fly.

The battle's lost
No victor found
I had enough
Of this wasted ground
And now you know
My secret seen
This pain was just too much for me
Understand just understand
Please

Don't tell me I'm selfish
Or that you understand my pain
It's different person to person
Nothing to lose nothing to gain
Don't tell me I'm blinded
Or that there is hope for another day
It's different person to person
There can be no other way

The battle's lost
No victor found
I had enough
Of this wasted ground
And now you know
My secret seen
This pain was just too much for me
Understand just understand
Please

Everyday is a new day
Everday you wake up and you fight
Everyday is a struggle
Just to stay alive
And everyday you wear a mask
And everday you barely get by
And everday is a struggle
Just to stay alive

Just to stay alive

The battle's lost
No victor found
I had enough
Of this wasted ground
And now you know
My secret seen
This pain was just too much for me
Understand just understand
Please

I'm drowning in the desert
Pain is all I see.
There's no way forward.
My secret now is seen.
There's no way forward.
My pain is all I see.
There's no way forward.
Can you understand that
This is what I need

The battle's lost
No victor found
I had enough
Of this wasted ground
And now you know
My secret seen
This pain was just too much for me
Understand this is what I need
Understand just understand

Just understand for me.

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  • 4 months ago

    by Em

    This broke my heart saddening news and poem.

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I've only just read about this and I'm shocked. The Hybrid Theory used to be played on my stereo over and over. Apparently he was a really good friend of Chris Cornell (another tragic loss and another great singer) and he died on what would have been Chris's birthday.
    Awfully sad.

    Take care,
    Ben

  • 4 months ago

    by Ren

    My heart is so broken over this. This is such a beautiful song and tribute. Amazing job!! <3

  • 4 months ago

    by Maher

    Scrittore, this is awesome. I'm a fan of Linkin Park too, even more so of Soundgarden/Chris Cornell. My 2 favourite rock vocals aside from Sebastian Bach from Skid Row. I can actually hear, in my mind, Chester singing this song. The way it's laid out and the choice of words used to form the verses - it's very close to something Linkin Park would compose. I love this, but it makes me sad at the same time, but that can't be helped, can it?

    Id love to hear how this sounds though. If you have a recording or even guitar chords or something to give me an idea, I'd love to hear it :)

    Thank you for sharing this with us all, and thank you for such a beautiful tribute to a great person.

    • 4 months ago

      by Scrittore

      Thank you for your comment. I only have music to the chorus right now. Writing the music isn't my strong point... I might try to find someone to write the music for this one. If I do I'll reach out!

    • 4 months ago

      by Maher

      Yeah please do, that would be awesome! :)

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    This is another beautiful tribute for Chester. Really beautiful, Scrittore.

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