first post or "fan letter" i have ever written in my entire life and im 42 Today (for real)...but i had something that even if none of the band ever reads...i wrote it because i needed to say.....

I am embarrassed to admit but I "discovered" likin park only 1 short year ago. I now own all your albums and every live performance of the road to revolution "tour"?? dont know that it was ever called that...but i havent had a band overtake my life like you guys did to me last spring...i havent paid so close attention to a band since i was a teenager in the mid 80's ....

i have one band for me that i idolize and worship and wish people would give the stuff that never got mainstream play a closer look, because JUST like LIKIN PARK the real treasure and songs i have literally fallen in love with, have emotionally grabbed me like nothing has in 30 years. The writing, chesters amazing and truly BEAUTIFUL voice...is paralyzing....MY mom was over my house recently and i was playing a few music downloads that i found of just Chester and rob did without all the lights thousands of fan packed stadiums stripped away....

just an acoustic guitar and chester voice....my mother (who is 66 years old) said "that is truly beautiful who is that"..(bear in mind the last band my mom liked was probably the mommas and papa's back in the 60's) so there is yet another compliment. Why havent you done an unplugged or some project similar yet!!!!!  where all the technology is stripped away, there is so much talent so obscurred and hidden by the awesome but over bearing guitars nearly covering up Chester or rob. Some songs just need a mellow melody...so that the lyrics can be center stage...and the music in support of...just my opinion. but if you did like a all acoustic release...it will be such a gift to us all...and probably go off the charts billboard speaking that is....

you are all going to have not great careers but LEGENDARY ones..there is little doubt in my mind to the same status realms of bands pink floyd, or the Beatles ... i believe your ability to write such powerful and piercing lyrics that so many im sure like me identify with, and these are deeply personal for any person who knows those emotions and deep pain of dark moments in our lives... has never before to me been so cleanly and clearly conveyed then your lyrical writing abilitis, the emotion chester has in his voice is something that is impossible to exists unless your someone who knows.  Felt this way, been put through it, just cant fake or replicate that because it comes from a truth and pure place i think....

Anyway "Leave out all the Rest" i STILL after hearing it some oh...200 or so times....i have never even once got through it without tearing up and saying my god.... that is what I secretly hope for when i die...that everyone will not focus on the HUGE mistakes i made in my life that Cost Me and 0thers so much...But rather for the good things, the good times, the happiness we brought the other...I Guess we all sort of hope that our good deeds will out weigh the bad and be forgotton.

The songs that have such real emotional honesty lyrically bared...real pain carried in each word, felt in each note...that just no words exist to describe the power and respect that holds in my eyes....for the listener the rare pleasure of feeling emotions that Chester shares with me...that I understand and know cuz i too have been right there.... Im Just amazed at the emotion in Chesters voice as he so seemingly effortlessly breathes life into his lyrics, As a musician i feel jealousy to have that ability....its not something i have seen a lot of in life let alone in music...but when its all their,, the words and emotion....

You just cant fake that, you cant ""learn how to do that"" because its flat ass REAL....Thanks for giving us what you have so far.... and please never stop putting your lyrical thoughts with such heart and soul for us to experience.... you dont understand the help or healing i guess you can say, that i have experienced and even some long overdue closure inspired by a few of Likin Parks songs. You helped me know that... im not the only one that has ever had that shit happen to them....been through in my very very troubled life quite a lot....and you all made me feel im not alone.... Thank you....for being fucking REAL...the courage to be that honest...is just something that this worlds lacks wayyyyyy too much of...

thanks for reading this post i have never even done a post on depeche mode's site (a band whose every single song i know ever single lyrical word too...because they touched me like no music did befoe i found..Likin Park). Thanks for giving me that experience one more time in my life before my time is done....to experience the emotional response you slabs force me to experience in the songs you have made thus far...

YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS POST WHICH IS WHY I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN ONE I GUESS, IT JUST ANOTHER IS THE TOUSANDS OUT THERE, BUT I DID THIS MORE FOR ME. BUT HOPE THAT EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CHANCE ANY OF YOU PARK BOYS READ THIS, I NEEDED YOU TO KNOW...WHAT YOUR MUSIC HAS COME TO MEAN FOR ME... ALL I WANTED TO SAY IT THE DEEPEST AND MOST HUMBLE WAY I COULD ..... THANK YOU.

your music has given me such gifts... just needed you all to know the effect you have had on my soul and life... Im just one in a million out in the sea...but im the one least likely to be moved by 99.8 % of the music i hear these days..i just cant say that about linkin park...keep it real...... 

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Comment by Joe Sorce on April 21, 2012 at 10:37pm

Thanks... I appreciate your comment..and welcome! 

Comment by Rositsa (Moderator) on April 21, 2012 at 10:18am

This is great :) Welcome to our community ^^

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