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CHESTER BENNINGTON, A LEGEND

When my husband and I first started dating in 2001, before I could legally drink...we both were a big fan of Linkin Park. Our favorite album was the Reanimation album because the music consisted of a mix of hip hop, rock, and animation. We followed LP everywhere we could, even had a major car accident on our way to one of their concerts which ended my black ‘99 civic sedan Robert had put so much work into.  That car loss didn’t even stop us from being loyal to LP. LP’s music just kept getting better and who would of thought they’d cover the soundtrack for our all time favorite movies, Transformer’s?

We even stood in line for hours just to meet them in person and get our CD's signed. Our relationship evolved around LP's music, like some of LP's lyrics knew our emotions, we'd stay quiet and just listened together. Whenever Chester sings, you can feel his emotions with his unique voice, which makes him a true legend and artist.  Chester had a voice like no other in the world.  We grew to love LP even more when they collaborated with X-ecutioners and Jay-Z. It's still unbelievable how Chester ended his life this morning, leaving his wife and 6 children behind.  The good ones are always gone way too soon.  The sun sets for you, Chester...RIP.

My favorite songs from the Minutes to Midnight album...

Shadow of the Day by Linkin Park

I close both locks below the window
I close both blinds and turn away
Sometimes solutions aren't so simple
Sometimes goodbye's the only way, oh

And the sun will set for you
The sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in gray
And the sun will set for you

In cards and flowers on your window
Your friends all plead for you to stay
Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple
Sometimes goodbye's the only way, oh

And the sun will set for you
The sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in gray
And the sun will set for you

Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park

I dreamed I was missing
You were so scared
But no one would listen
Cause no one else cared
After my dreaming
I woke with this fear
What am I leaving
When I'm done here?
So, if you're asking me, I want you to know

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
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
So, if you're asking me, I want you to know

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
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting
All the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending
Someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are

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
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting
All the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending
Someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are
I can't be who you are