Linkin Park Premiere Lyrics To "Good Goodbye" On Genius

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    Derek

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    Linkin Park have revealed the lyrics for their upcoming single 'Good Goodbye'. We knew the song would be releasing next due to the confirmed music video and lyrics video which should be coming soon. The song that also features Stormzy and Pusha T has been described to us by Mike Shinoda as an "outlier track" that's "different from the rest of the album", referring to their upcoming album 'One More Light' out May 19th. Mike has also said the song has a "sarcastic tone" and he and Chester talk about it more in the Genius article. The update also reveals Andrew Bolooki did vocal production whilst Jesse Shatkin did additional production. Check out these and the official lyrics below.

    Mike Shinoda: I’m a basketball fan. When I was writing this song, I wanted to capture that moment at the game when someone fouls out, and the cheerleaders sing and kick out the ejected player.

    Chester Bennington: We wanted this song to apply to two things at the same time: someone getting kicked out of a game, and someone getting out of a bad relationship.

    [Chorus: Chester Bennington]
    So say goodbye and hit the road
    Pack it up and disappear
    You better have some place to go
    'Cause you can't come back around here
    Good goodbye
    (Don't you come back no more)

    [Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
    Live from the rhythm, it's
    Something wild, venomous
    Enemies trying to read me
    You're all looking highly illiterate
    Blindly forgetting if I'm in the mix
    You won't find an equivalent
    I've been here killing it
    Longer than you've been alive, you idiot
    And it makes you so mad
    Somebody else could be stepping in front of you
    And it makes you so mad that you're not the only one
    There's more than one of you
    And you can't understand the fact
    That it's over and done, hope you had fun
    You've got a lot to discuss on the bus
    Headed back where you're from

    [Chorus: Chester Bennington]
    So say goodbye and hit the road
    Pack it up and disappear
    You better have some place to go
    'Cause you can't come back around here
    Good goodbye
    (Don't you come back no more)

    [Verse 2: Pusha T]
    Goodbye, good riddance
    A period is after every sentence
    Did my time with my cellmate
    Maxed out so now we finished
    Every day was like a hail date
    Every night was like a hailstorm
    Took her back to my tinted windows
    Showin' out, she in rare form
    Wings up, now I'm airborne
    King Push, they got a chair for him
    Make way for the new queen
    The old lineup, where they cheer for 'em
    Consequence when you ain't there for him
    Were you there for him?
    Did you care for him?
    You were dead wrong

    [Chorus: Chester Bennington]
    So say goodbye and hit the road
    Pack it up and disappear
    You better have some place to go
    'Cause you can't come back around here
    Good goodbye
    (Don't you come back no more)

    [Verse 3: Stormzy]
    Let me say goodbye to my demons
    Let me say goodbye to my past life
    Let me say goodbye to the darkness
    Tell 'em that I'd rather be here in the starlight
    Tell 'em that I'd rather be here where they love me
    Tell 'em that I'm yours this is our life
    And I still keep raising the bar like
    Never seen a young black brother in the chart twice
    Goodbye to the stereotypes
    You can't tell my kings we can't
    Mandem we're linking tings in parks
    Now I gotta tune with Linkin Park
    Like goodbye to my old hoe’s
    Goodbye to the cold roads
    I can't die for my postcode
    Young little Mike from the Gold Coast
    And now I'm inside with my bro bro's
    Gang

    [Chorus: Chester Bennington]
    So say goodbye and hit the road
    Pack it up and disappear
    You better have some place to go
    'Cause you can't come back around here
    Good goodbye
    (Don't you come back no more)

    What do you think of the lyrics for Good Goodbye? Let us know on the forums!

    Source: Genius
     
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    Come on, Mike. You can do better than that.
     
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    LinkInThePark

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    Deep stuff
     
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    I don't even care about what the lyrics are, I just want to hear the song. " don't care about the words, just love the way they sound."
     
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    I need a snippet so bad
     
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    Mandem
     
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    Anthony Maroon

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    Mike's verse doesn't seem like a huge departure from stuff he's done in the past, but I can see it flowing well. Gotta hear it in context!

    I'm just stoked to see three full verses.
     
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    Linking Tings in parks, mang.
     
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    estimate release date?
     
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    This triggers me greatly.
     
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    New Fort Minor stuff, cool.
     
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    Can we just laugh at Lauren Nostro, the author of the article, who put this paragraph at the end:

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    The link takes you to the Box video where they talk about the video. The outlier track and sarcastic tone lines is stuff Mike said to me in London which we posted on Twitter and in the news post about the music video. So it looks like Lauren just stole the info from our news post without watching the video because Mike or Chester say absolutely nothing about it being sarcastic in tone or an outlier track in that video interview.
     
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    Time to send a snarky reply on Twitter. Stuff like that needs to be called out. Tired of shit "journalists"
     
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    I need to hear the song to judge :shrug:
     
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    TING
     
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    Yikes.
     
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    I'm looking forward to hearing how it flows. Yeah not amazing lyrics but if it fits the song, I ain't going to complain too much. I just want to hear the delivery.
     
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    Can't tell you how happy I am to see Chester is also in the song. I was starting to worry it would just be Mike with Stormzy and Pusha.
     
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    I don't post very often but I feel compelled to say some of those lyrics are just bad. Maybe it will be better in context but it is going to take a lot to overcome "Mandem we're linking tings in parks, Now I gotta tune with Linkin Park..." That is awful.
     
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    DannyLP

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    You can't expect great lyrics with a title like good goodbye.
     
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