"Seeing Red" as written by and Carole King....
You see me and you laugh out loud
You taunt me from safe inside your crowd
My looks, they must threaten you
To make you act the way you do

Red, I'm seeing red

You see me and you think I'm a jerk
First impressions without a word
You can't believe your eyes at first
But now you know you've seen the worst

Red, I'm seeing red


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"Seeing Red" as written by Carole King

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    General CommentI actually think it means that all the people in the punk scene look at him and laugh...because he doesn't drink or smoke. They taunt him from inside theri little social groups. That would make a lot more sense.
    Pins 4Skinson April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's how most people of this world react to the better people. That some would call the "freaks", but it's obvious that we the "freaks" are so far beyond what they could ever understand.......
    Linkin_Park_Playaon February 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentya i know...wut u mean dude
    wildflowerddon April 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPins 4skins idea makes a lot of sense. But I think it may be how everyone else looks at punks, goths, and other "freaks."
    PTW Convergeon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIan didn't write this song...
    Marrrtinon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about someone judging you by your looks and they probably talk crap about you, but only when they're with their little clique.
    rudexgirlon May 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey linkin park playa and wildflowerdd, remember to turn the message on yourself once and a while...you seem to think that you are "so far beyond what they could ever understand" without even qualifying they or looking at 'them' more than superficially. In short, you have no more right to be pompous than anyone else

    Great song though
    floating_eyeon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree about the pins4skins because you can't instantly see someone and know they're straight edge on first impression
    Violentpacifiston December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't think this song is about others in the punk scene being judgemental. i think it is just about all the jocks and popular kids who dismiss geeks and punks as "weird" because they are actually devoted to their music.
    will5on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPeraonally, I think it's about all people. Back in High School, I tried to stay out of all the little cliques, and I would constantly see people trash talking other people in other groups. The jocks and preps talking on the 'freaky people', and the punks and goths doing the same shit (but the real emo kids (there were some pretending in an attempt to get girls to go for them) didn't seem to be really recognized as much).
    xdarkinsidexon July 23, 2007   Link

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