"From The Inside" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Dave Farrell, Robert G. Bourdon and Joseph Hahn....
I don't know who to trust your surprise
(Everyone feels so far away from me)
Happy thoughts sift through dust and the lies
(Trying not to break but I'm so tired of this deceit)

(Every time I try to make myself get back up on my feet
(All I ever think about is this)
(All the tiring time between)
(And how trying to put my trust in you just takes so much out of me)

Take everything from the inside and throw it all away
'cause I swear for the last time I won't trust myself with you

Tension is building inside steadily
(Everyone feels so far away from me)
Happy thoughts forcing their way out of me
(Trying not to break but I'm so tired of this deceit)
(Every time I try to make myself get back up on my feet)
(All I ever think about is this)
(All the tiring time between)
(And how trying to put my trust in you just takes so much out of me)

Take everything from the inside and throw it all away
'Cause I swear for the last time I won't trust myself with you

I won't waste myself on you
You
You
Waste myself on you
You
You

I'll take everything from the inside and throw it all away
'Cause I swear for the last time I won't trust myself with you

Everything from the inside and just throw it all away
'Cause I swear for the last time I won't trust myself with you
You
You


Lyrics submitted by ChaoX, edited by boraq0000

"From the Inside" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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  • +5
    General CommentFor me this song isn't about any relationships, like breaking up with boyfriends or girlfriends.
    This song is obviously about, his broken trust. To his parents, to the society. All those dreadful things, he has been through when he was a child (sexual abuse).
    That he doesn't want to commit the same faults again.(he has been addicted to alcohol as well)
    In my personaly opinion this song reminds me of a friend, who betrayed me, and how it really hurt me. That I can't trust her anymore. How I lost my faith to even trust anybody.

    Besides, I love when Chester screams; "I won't trust myself with you"
    GhostsInTheSnow7on April 11, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentPutting your trust into someone you care for just to crash and burn and you go back to them and get burned again. Sometimes it takes a little bit more then one time getting stabbed in the back to finally get the message through ya. It's happened to everyone I think. Decent song. Kudos to psychopath for putting the right lyrics in there. :x
    PoeticEulogy187on April 23, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me, this isn't just about being betrayed, that's much to shallow a thought for such a strong song. This song means so much more. To me, it describes a beaten child, a child who lived through a household that did nothing but beat and hurt them, the video only supports this, seeing as it stars a young child who looks sickly, and a bit scared at the beggining. To me, it seems that the fighting is a metaphor, he's trying to fight for his life and get out of the house, I'll explain with the lyrics. ^^

    "I don't know who to trust
    no surprise."
    Most children can trust their parents, love their parents and such. This child isn't sure whether ot not he can. He's hurt by them, but he still loves them.

    "Everyone feels so far away from me"
    He has no friends, no caring family, he's just alone, therefore, everyone is "far away".

    "Heavy thoughts sift through dust
    and the lies"
    His parents probally told him they loved him either in public or when sober. And then when home or drunk, they hurt the child.

    "Trying not to break"
    Whenabused, you really think the world is going to shatter, you really do.

    "...but i'm so tired if the deceit"
    He's trying to keep it together, but this is a lot to take on for a youg child.

    "every time i try to make myself
    get back up on my feet"
    Everytime he gets back up, he's only pushed back down. He knows its not fair.

    "all i ever think about is this
    all the tiring time between
    and how
    I try to put my trust in you
    just takes so much out of me"
    He trusts his amily only to be hurt, it takes alot on his mind, and his body. He can barely stand it.

    "Take everything from the inside
    and throw it all away"
    All the happiness he's ever seen is gone when his family hurts him, he thinks they don't care.

    "'cause I swear/for the last time
    i won't trust myself with you"
    He;s finally given up hope on his family.

    "I won't trust myself with you"
    He's decided he's going to tell someone about his situation, he's going to get help.

    "I won't waste myself on you
    Waste myself on you
    YOU"
    He's not going to let the rest of his life get ruined.
    `Krison December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I love linkin park" doesn't even begin to cover it
    green_day_babyon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch strong words indeed!!!!
    it is about being let down by pple u care about ,time n time again.
    finally its too much 4 u and its time to voice your anger
    binduon August 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI listened to this song a lot when I broke up with my ex. Hah to that asshole.
    BrokenHeartedVampon March 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReminds of the relationships that teach you how to control your feelings, and lower them for a girl/boy you find out is bad for you. Awesome song.
    ryohazukion May 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking amazing....i love it..to me its like...starting over...which im trying to do right now in life...So Far this album sounds great i have all the songs...somehow ;-) but yeh....i give it a 8/10

    much props to ChaoX for getting the lyrics up...
    DjGlitchon March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a good song... great CD, I would hate to have to followup an album like Hybrid Theory, but they did a great job.
    P-Dogon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT SONG!!!!!!!!!! the best i've heard on this album so far!! i agree with DjGlitch its about starting over "I won't waste myself on you". such strong words!!! i lvoe this album!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Phoenix_87on March 26, 2003   Link

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