I don't know if it's a Gen X thing, a Xennial thing, or just an adult human trying to make it through this life thing, but as magnificent as Bennington was as an artist, the lyrics he composed have a magical quality to them by virtue of just how brutally real they are. In a 2009 interview with Spin, he said: 'This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.” I'd be willing to bet that at times more numerous than we can imagine over the past several decades, far more than one person found themselves saved in a moment of soul-crushing desperation when they played their favorite Linkin Park songs and took in the strength and security of Bennington's literal and lyrical voice. RELATED: The depth of meaning in his words is all the more obvious now, of course. Take a moment to look for yourself and find the messages within these excerpts from 11 of the best Linkin Park songs about depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and even sexual abuse. 1., this song 'centers around the emotional weight of fixating on oneself.