From the Inside (song)

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"From the Inside"
Linkin Park - From The Inside CD cover.jpg
Single by Linkin Park
from the album Meteora
Released January 12, 2004
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Nu metal
Length 2:53
Label Warner Bros.
  • Don Gilmore
  • Linkin Park
Linkin Park singles chronology
"From the Inside"
"Breaking the Habit"

"From the Inside"
"Breaking the Habit"
Meteora track listing
"Breaking the Habit"
"From the Inside"
"Nobody's Listening"
Music video
"From the Inside" on YouTube

"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. There is also an interlude to the next track at the end of the song, like many of the other tracks on the album, in this case leading into "Nobody's Listening".

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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was 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, who are shown singing during their respective parts. The rest of the band appears playing their instruments in the center of the town where the riot is taking place each time the chorus returns. The video is centered on a child (Jaime Bennington, one of Chester's children) 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.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

1."From the Inside"Linkin Park2:53
2."Runaway" (Live in Texas)
  • Linkin Park
  • Wakefield
3."From the Inside" (Live in Texas)Linkin Park3:00


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 or the Billboard Hot 100 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.

Chart (2004) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 37
Austrian Singles Chart 42
Brazil (ABPD)[3] 21
France Singles Top 100 35
German Singles Chart 35
Italian Singles Chart 41
New Zealand Singles Top 50 50
Polish Singles Chart[4] 17
Sweden Singles Top 60 52
Swiss Singles Chart 38


  1. ^ "From the Inside (Official Video) on Youtube".  from Linkin Park's Youtube Channel
  2. ^ "From the Inside (Official Video) on Youtube".  from the Warner Bros. Records Youtube Channel
  3. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 

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