Chester Bennington Tribute Cover of “Crawling” (full version on Youtube, link may be in my profile)
Before I even knew about the news, I had the urge to cover this song. Then I find out that same day that Chester took his own life. I couldn't wait, so I did a quick cover last night as tribute to those who are suffering.
You are not alone.
We’re in this life together, don't leave it alone.
Linkin Park made music that inspired me. After hearing of Chester’s situation, I read that he had a lot of tough struggles having been sexually abused and bullied as a kid to dealing with drug and alcohol addictions later in life. Now, it’s clear to see that his lyrics were often cries for help, or at least empathy. The line from “Crawling” that stands out to me is “this lack of self-control I fear is never ending.” Addiction is one of the hardest things to fight in this world, if not THE hardest.
If you are dealing with addiction, bullying, or harmful thoughts, please send me a message ANYtime or reach out to a close friend.
If you don’t feel you can do that, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)