"One More Light" as written by and Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson....
Should've stayed. Were the signs I ignored?
Can I help you not to hurt anymore?
We saw brilliance when the world was asleep.
There are things that we can have but can't keep.

If they say...
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In the sky of a million stars,
It flickers, flickers.
Who cares when someone's time runs out?
If a moment is all we are,
Or quicker, quicker.
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do.

The reminders pull the floor from your feet.
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need, oh.
And you're angry. And you should be. It's not fair.
Just cause you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.

If they say...
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In the sky of a million stars,
It flickers, flickers.
Who cares when someone's time runs out?
If a moment is all we are,
Or quicker, quicker.
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do.

I do...

Who cares if one more light goes out?
In the sky of a million stars,
It flickers, flickers.
Who cares when someone's time runs out?
If a moment is all we are,
Or quicker, quicker.
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do.

Well I do.


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  • +9
    General CommentChester wrote this for us, for all of us. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is the hardest thing you ever go through. The emotions, the pain that you feel. It's unbearable, but it makes us human.

    I think he knew he going to end it when he wrote this for us.

    This song helps, it helps so much with grieving not just from suicide but in general. Dealing with all the conflicting emotions coming out a loss by suicide. Anger, hurt, regret and loss.

    We're all a "light" to someone else even if we don't know it and you will be hurting someone by ending your life. Even if that person simply had a brief "moment" with you, it's a loss they'll feel and won't ever let go.

    In a way Chester hurt us to show us how we'd hurt everyone else if we committed suicide.
    darksadskyon July 26, 2017   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI think the song is about the general apathetic attitude people have adopted today. A "who cares" type of mentality, "just another life, people die everyday, it is what it is" and here chester is saying "You say its just another light (life) flickering away, but I care"

    even if the song is not about that, its still resonates with me in that way.
    kisstharingon June 20, 2017   Link
  • +6
    General CommentIt's one of the greatest song that I have ever heard from Linkin Park! Based on my opinion, this is song is about life (Who cares when someone's time runs out, If a moment is all we are) Very deep meaning. So wonderful! This is a very nice song but at the same time, It's a very sad song.
    Vandexon May 20, 2017   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationI absolutely love this song. I was surprised when I listened to it. I definitely think of coping with death/loss, particularly suicide, when I hear this song (In the kitchen, one more chair than you need; And you're angry, and you should be, it's not fair
    Just 'cause you can't see it, doesn't mean it, isn't there). He talks about how he does care, even when many others may not.

    I think this is definitely my favorite song by them.
    SophiaJon May 23, 2017   Link
  • +5
    General CommentOne day there is gonna be one last light.
    songmeanings2meon July 21, 2017   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationHauntingly beautiful.

    Linkin Park and more so Chester through his lyrics has shown me that the feelings I endure deep down are expressed through his lyrics, more so than other band has.

    The chorus is something I have struggled with on a daily basis, when trying to deal with the loss of my best man in December 2015. Thank you Chester.

    "Who cares if one more light goes out?
    Well I do."

    I do too!
    RIP Chester.
    ryano23277on July 26, 2017   Link
  • +3
    QuestionDid Chester know what he was eventually going to do when he wrote this, or other songs on the new album?

    This seems to show signs of hope, but ultimately it wasn't enough to keep Chester from taking his own life. Truly sad.
    carrie34on July 22, 2017   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy friend killed herself Thursday night, she hung herself. Her last message on Facebook was the link to this song and the caption "Bye"
    Her husband found her lifeless hanging by a cord in the garage. I'm heartbroken. We all are.
    unicorn113on August 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    QuestionWhat do you suppose he meant when he said: We saw brilliance when the world was asleep. There are things that we can have, but cannot keep.
    nakul11212on July 29, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Who cares if one more light goes out in a sky of a million stars." People having their lights high as he sings the lyrics. "Who cares if someones time runs out if a moment is all we are." The world is gradually becoming overpopulated and everyday people die, people are starting to become more and more indifferent to death. To me this song is telling us not to forget our humanity, those who passed away, their lives made an impact in the world no matter how small or big it was. Who cares if someone dies? "Well I do". People, experiences, love, overcoming fears, tragedies, and obstacles together, it all matters. A deep and hauntingly beautiful message.

    Thank you for that Chester and may you rest in peace.
    InSpiriton September 18, 2017   Link

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