"From the Inside" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park. It was released as the fourth single from their second album, Meteora and appears as the tenth track on the record. It was released in Australia and the United States (it was released as download only in the UK) in 2004 as the fourth single from the album.
The song is one of Linkin Park's heavier songs and is written in a 6/8 time signature. It progresses from a more melodic-stylization at the song's beginning, but then grows more intense towards the end. The song also features more screamed vocals, with Bennington screaming for about 10 seconds straight during the bridge. The earliest version of the song can be heard on "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival". In this version, part of the unfinished instrumental can be heard for a few seconds, when Mike Shinoda talks about making new music. Also, there is an interlude to "Nobody's Listening" at the end of the song, like most of the other tracks on the album.
The Live in Texas performance of "From the Inside" was included as the single's b-side. Other live performances of the song were included as the b-side to both "Numb" and "What I've Done", respectively.
The music video, directed by the band's turntablist, Joe Hahn. It takes place during a riot. In the middle of the riot are Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington, and are shown singing during their respective parts. The rest of the band appear playing their instruments in the center of the town where the riot is taking place each time the chorus returns. The video is centred around a child (Jamie Bennington, Chester's son) who is abandoned by his guardian during the chaos. The child wanders around in the midst of the riot. Towards the climax the child screams, which knocks down the entire crowd and therefore stops the riot and all the rubble starts rising and eventually falls when the child runs out of breath. Near the end of the video, the child looks at the destruction, smiles, then screams again.
The video was filmed between the band's Europe '03 tour in Prague in the Czech Republic. The making of the video can be found on LPTV ("Season 2") episode 4.
The song is the least successful single from Meteora. It is the only single from the album that didn't reach the Modern Rock Tracks chart in Billboard. It was the lowest charting single in many other countries but a few countries where the song charted did better than some of the other band's singles that were even more successful.