New EP Titled 'Post Traumatic' Released from Mike Shinoda, Includes Three New Songs

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    Blake

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    Sorry about posting in the other thread, didnt realize this one excited.

    Great EP! I like all the songs. The lyrics are raw and emotional and it fits well. I'm glad he opened up so much on the songs.

    Id rank them:
    1. Over Again
    2. Place to Start
    3. Watching As I Fall
     
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    I do not think Mike was or still is high on something...i do not expect this from him.
     
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    It could just as easily be anti-anxiety or sleeping aids. I don’t want people to run away with the idea that Mike’s abusing drugs. Don’t read too far into it, guys.
     
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    Love the music, not really a fan of the videos, they kind of take me out of it.

    But man, some of the lyrics are really out there. Open and genuine, even when it is not pretty.
     
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    Louis

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    Genuine, heartfelt, and downright painful. I don't look at these as, "Hey, great music from Mike." More just a lens into his mind. I appreciate his willingness to show his vulnerability like that - it takes real courage. I'll be listening to these for a long time.
     
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    Damn... I really hope Mike is doing well. He seems a bit lost and unhinged. Hope this EP is therapeutic for him.
     
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    The Free Element

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    I thought the whole EP would've been either in the style/vibes o Looking For An Answer or Place To Start. But man, Over Again and Watching As I Fall blew my mind away, I didn't tought they would be so aggressive and angry, mainly because Mike never showed that side of his life in the last months. I think creating and releasing this EP helped him, as he seems more happy and calm now. At least, I hope he's actually ok.
     
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    I love the new songs. There's some raw emotion in there and it is nice to have something to help relate and heal with.
     
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    StrictlyJohnD

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    I'm over here done listening to the songs and tempted to stand up and clap. Seriously. The pain, anger, and confusion of losing a beloved brother in rock has washed over Mike for six months; these tunes were his lifeline. May you and the band continue to heal and carry on, Mike. We'll be here to listen be it a new song or a message.
     
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    Kevin

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    Can’t check, but people said that the lyrics are on the YouTube videos?
     
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    The Free Element

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    Lyrics are under the videos:

    Place To Start | Lyrics

    I don't have a leg to stand on
    Spinning like a whirlwind nothing to land on
    Came so far never thought it'd be done now
    Stuck in a holding pattern waiting to come down
    Did somebody else define me
    Can I put the past behind me
    Do I even have a decision
    Feeling like I'm living in a story already written
    Am I part of a vision / made by somebody else
    Pointing fingers at villains but I’m the villain myself
    Or am I out of conviction with no wind in the sail
    Too focused on the end and simply ready to fail
    Cause I’m tired of the fear that I can’t control this
    I’m tired of feeling like every next step’s hopeless
    I’m tired of being scared what I build might break apart
    I don’t want to know the end, all I want is a place to start

    Over Again | Lyrics

    Sometimes / sometimes you don’t say goodbye once
    You say goodbye over and over and over again
    Over and over and over again
    Sometimes / sometimes you don’t say goodbye once
    You say goodbye over and over and over again
    Over and over and over again

    It was a month since he passed / maybe less
    And no one knew what to do / we were such a mess
    We were texting / we were calling / we were checking in
    We said we ought to play a show in honor of our friend
    Well now that show’s finally here / it’s tonight
    Supposed to go / to the bowl / get on stage / dim the lights
    With my friends / and our family / in his name / celebrate
    There’s no way that I’ll be ready to get back up on that stage
    Can't remember if I’ve cancelled any show
    But I think about what I’m supposed to do and I don’t know
    Cause I think about not doing it the same way as before
    And it makes me wanna puke my fucking guts out on the floor
    We rehearsed it for a month / I’m not worried about the set
    I get tackled by the grief at times that I would least expect
    I know what I should doing when I’m singing but instead
    We’ll be playing through a song and I’d remember in my head

    Sometimes / sometimes you don’t say goodbye once
    You say goodbye over and over and over again
    Over and over and over again
    Sometimes / sometimes you don’t say goodbye once
    You say goodbye over and over and over again
    Over and over and over again

    What (are) they saying, I’m not raw?
    What the fuck you take me for?
    All the sudden you hear what I’ve said a hundred ways before?
    I been pushed, I been trapped
    Drug myself through hell and back and
    Fallen flat and had the balls to start it all again from scratch
    How do you feel / how you doing / how’d the show go?
    Am I insane to say the truth is that I don’t know
    My body aches heads spinning this is all wrong
    I almost lost it in middle of a couple songs
    And everybody that I talk to is like, “wow
    Must be hard to figure out what to do now”
    Well thank you genius / you think it’ll be a challenge
    Only my life’s work hanging in the fucking balance
    And all I wanted was to get a little bit of closure
    And every step I took I looked and wasn’t any closer
    Cause sometimes when you say goodbye yeah you say it
    Over and over and over and over

    Watching As I Fall | Lyrics

    Excuse me while while I kiss the sky
    Sing a song of sixpence / pocket full of lies
    Thinking I’m OK but they’re saying otherwise
    Tell me how I look but can’t look me in the eyes
    Watching as I say this and then I do that
    Telling them the old words but in a new rap
    Then I change my mind up and make them lose track
    Shit I’m inconsistent I thought they knew that

    Maybe I should be more grateful
    That I had to watch it all come undone
    Holding so tight to the edge is painful
    But can’t ignore it I know

    They’re watching as I fall / they’re staring as I go
    I gave until my soul hurt / and never told them so
    They’re watching as I fall / to somewhere down below
    But maybe I’m just falling / to get somewhere they won’t

    Excuse me while while I sympathize
    Singing with the fat lady tell me what’s the time
    You know what it is not afraid to cross the line
    Nothing is forever don’t be mad at the design
    Ask me if I can / I say I don’t know
    And honestly I buy that I can sound cold
    Still upset from shit that’s 15 years old
    I don’t know what it takes to make me let go

    Maybe I should be more grateful
    That I had to watch it all come undone
    Holding so tight to the edge is painful
    But can’t ignore it I know

    They’re watching as I fall / they’re staring as I go
    I gave until my soul hurt / and never told them so
    They’re watching as I fall / to somewhere down below
    But maybe I’m just falling / to get somewhere they won’t
     
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    Well, shit. At least that was only 20 minutes.
     
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    Wow great EP. Place To Start is my favorite.
     
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    Place To Start is honestly some of the best songwriting I've heard from him in a long time. These are so real. I like the dark experimental beats. Very creative.
     
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    The Free Element

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    Oh btw, this is the personal style for the lyrics that I thought the band was going for in OML. Maybe they shouldn't bring other writers in the studio anymore, Mike can perfectly handle it.
     
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    This EP is incredible. Over Again fucked me up and I mean that in the best way, so cathartic. I wish I could give Mike a hug.
     
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    He was answering questions on twitter and posted this.

     
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    StrictlyJohnD

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    Mike and crew can take all the time they want with deciding on LP's future.
     
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    I know he won't read this but
    Mike, thank you. You're amazing and Chester would be so proud of you.
     
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    Hey. He might. Ya never know. But I am sure he appreciates the support.

     

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