"Talking to Myself" as written by and Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson....
Tell me what I've gotta do
There's no getting through to you
The lights are on but nobody's home (nobody's home)
You say I can't understand
But you're not giving me a chance
When you leave me, where do you go? (Where do you go?)

All the walls that you keep building
All this time that I spent chasing
All the ways that I keep losing you

The truth is, you turned into someone else
You keep running like the sky is falling
I can whisper, I can yell
But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
I'm just talking to myself
Talking to myself
Talking to myself
But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
I'm just talking to myself

I admit I made mistakes
But yours might cost you everything
Can't you hear me calling you home?

Oh, all the walls that you keep building
All this time that I spent chasing
All the ways that I keep losing you

The truth is, you turned into someone else
You keep running like the sky is falling
I can whisper, I can yell
But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
I'm just talking to myself
Talking to myself
Talking to myself
Yeah I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
I'm just talking to myself

All the walls that you keep building
All this time that I spent chasing
All the ways that I keep losing you

The truth is, you turned into someone else
You keep running like the sky is falling
I can whisper, I can yell
But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
I'm just talking to myself
Talking to myself
Talking to myself
Yeah I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
Talking to myself


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    My InterpretationI'm kind of surprised there are no tons of comments on this song.

    Taking in mind Chester's (may you rest in peace) and LP's general theme of songs, I'd say the title is literal - he is talking to himself, to that part of him that's "Mr Hyde", the primitive one, the one that listens mostly to emotions not reason, the dangerous one. It sounds scolding (like, your parents shaking their heads after your latest blunder and sighing "I'm just talking to a wall, aren't I") and I guess it's supposed to be. Some parts of us never change, some childhood fears stay frozen in time.

    Of course, there is this other interpretation that's supposed to make the song more relatable to people who are losing a partner to change, or try to go through in some other kind of relationship... communication is hard. But for me personally, this is about the failure to communicate with yourself. When that doesn't happen, nothing else really matters, does it? Maybe this was Chester's final confession and note, as I feel was the whole album. The 40 year old man ultimately lost to that very much damaged child that was so hurt that it could never listen to reason.
    digitalgirl01on August 11, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSimply about a relationship with a toxic person. Most of their songs are about toxic relationships that drive people mad.
    ucolagueon July 20, 2017   Link

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