5 times Linkin Park perfectly described your teenage angst

5 times Linkin Park perfectly described your teenage angst

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Text: Adibah Isa

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With the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, we listened to the band’s best-loved hits for a throwback to our pimple-popping years

1. When you thought you've given your all in a literature essay, only to have it returned with red marks

"I tried so hard and got so far,
In the end, it doesn't even matter
I had to fall, to lose it all,
In the end, it doesn't even matter."
'In The End', Hybrid Theory, 2000

2. When you're not sure if you're going steady with someone or if it's just a brother-sister thing

"Crawling in my skin,
These words they will not heal,
Fear is how I fall,
Confusing what is real."
'Crawling', Hybrid Theory, 2000

3. When your parents insisted on choosing your major/specialty/CCA/ice-cream flavour without knowing what you really wanted out of life

"Can't you see that you're smothering me,
Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control?
'Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you."
'Numb', Meteora, 2003

4. When you've flitted about different cliques only to realise nothing or nobody ever understood who you were inside

"I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I'm close to something real
I wanna find something I've wanted all along
Somewhere I belong"
'Somewhere I Belong', Meteora, 2003

5. When every new morning is just another dawn of self-loathing and renewal

"I'll face myself to cross out what I've become
Erase myself
And let go of what I've done
For what I've done
I start again
And whatever pain may come
Today this ends
I'm forgiving what I've done"
'What I've Done', Minutes to Midnight, 2007

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park passed away on 20 July 2017.