Talking to Myself

Album: One More Light (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by lead singer Chester Bennington from his wife Talinda Bentley's point of view. He relates how Talinda must have felt as she watched him battle his inner demons.

    I admit I made mistakes
    But yours might cost you everything
    Can't you hear me calling you home?
  • Bennington has spoken openly about his struggles with drug abuse, alcohol addictions and anxiety at various times during his life as well as emotional problems resulting from being molested by an older man over several years when he was a child. In 2015, he told Rock Sound.

    "I literally hated life. I was like, 'I don't want to have feelings. I want to be a sociopath. I don't want to do anything. I don't want to care what other people feel like. I want to feel nothing.'"
  • Linkin Park premiered the track at the Maximus Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 6, 2017.
  • The Mark Fiore directed video follows Linkin Park performing the song live and recording in the studio. The clip was released on July 20, 2017 and later that day, Chester Bennington was found dead by apparent suicide. There are a number of shots showing Bennington performing to the band's rapt fans, which serve as a poignant tribute to his prowess as a frontman.

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