Linkin Park - Reading My Eyes Lyrics




[Mike Shinoda:]
The microphone molester, machete undresser
"Stupid-dope-fresh" type shit resurrector
Top gun, Miramar best-of-the-best-er
The leave-an-MC-peace-in-rest-er
Skill tester, the flex-the-gunner
The make-funner, the adversary make runner
The make summer cold with rhymes I spit
Kick gift to lifted delinquent wit
I be prophet, my hand—top it? Stop it
Fly like rocket when I rock it
Lock it down with this perverse verse
Every fuckin' curse a burst of hurt
Move crowds: physical fitness rhymes
Coke heads couldn't do my lines
I'm decorated like Christmas pines
My battalion rocks
MCs become silhouettes of chalk

[Mark Wakefield:]
Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
Losing my pride will save it in many days

[Mike Shinoda:]
Hit the dirt 'cause the words I spit will
Do more than just rip your shirt
I'll bitch slap your soul, contact the track control
You're coming at me? You can't hack it though
So ridiculous, watching my crew get sick with this
Wickedness, pitchin' this, lyrical viciousness
To crews and cliques, made of men and mistresses
This is my life: the twilight and the fight night
And trying to see nothing but the highlights when I write
These eyes on horizons, die for my song, cry rhymes in Krylon
Fire on, move men telekinetically
Esoterically beat-speaking with clarity
Feel my verities, heroism of heresy
And sever every MC I see with severity

[Mark Wakefield:]
Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
Losing my pride will save it in many days

[Mark Wakefield:]
Why not... what I came... Why not... what I came...

[2x]
Why not give me what I came to deserve?
Why not give me what I came to believe?

Why?
Ah! Ah! Uh!

[Mark Wakefield:]
Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
Losing my pride will save it in many days





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Linkin Park Reading My Eyes Comments
  1. DλRKDλNTE

    This is live, and you can't even tell, other than some of the sounds from the crowd.

  2. Tallita Allves

    Que fodaaaaa

  3. H44 Schlachtschiff

    This was a live in Chiba,Japan Summer Sonic 2006

  4. Maycon Brenne

    Mike shinoda é foda

  5. Jaqueline Ferreira

    2019 ♥️ sempre aqui

  6. tyler durden

    Better than their last 3 album

  7. Can we reach 10k subscribers with one video?

    Linkin Park 4 ever

  8. foxfire 204

    The Microphone Molesta'
    Machete undresser
    Stupid dope fresh tight sh*t resurrector
    Top gun yeah mon best of the besta'
    The living MC peace and resta'
    Successa, the flexa gunna'
    The make funna the adversary make runna'
    Make summa cold with rhymes that spit
    Kickin' gifted, lifted, delinquent 'wit
    I be the prophet, my hand
    Top it, stop it, felt like rockin when I rock it
    Locked it down with this perverse verse
    Every f*ckin' curse I burst to hurt
    Move crowds physical fitness rhymes
    Coke heads couldn't do my lines
    Decorated like Christmas pines, my battalion rocks
    Emcees become silhouettes of shock

    Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    Hit the dirt
    Because the words I spit will do more than just rip your shirt
    I'll b*tch slap your soul
    Get back the track control
    You coming at me?
    You can't hack it though
    So ridiculous
    Watching my crew get sick with this
    Wickedness
    Pitchin' this
    Lyrical viciousness
    To crews and cliques
    Maiden, men, and mistresses
    This is my life
    The twilight, the fight night
    And trying to see nothing but the highlights
    When I write
    These eyes on horizons
    Die for my son, cry wrongs and Krylon
    Fire on, rude men telekinetically
    Esoterically beats become a clarity
    Feel verities, heroism, and heresy
    And sever every Emcee I see with severity

    Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    Why not...
    What I keep...
    Why not...
    What I keep...
    Why not...
    What I keep...

    Why not give me what I came to deserve
    Why not give me what I came to believe
    Why not give me what I came to deserve
    Why not give me what I came to believe

    Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days.

  9. ISudMc532 MCEMI

    12 years and I'm still here
    Who's still here with me?

  10. Bartman954

    Wish they did a re-recording of the Xero demo tape.

  11. Ka Htronhtuos

    Such a sick LP song! Damn

  12. LIGHTNING

    The Microphone Molesta'
    Machete undresser
    Stupid dope fresh tight sh*t resurrector
    Top gun yeah mon best of the besta'
    The living MC peace and resta'
    Successa, the flexa gunna'
    The make funna the adversary make runna'
    Make summa cold with rhymes that spit
    Kickin' gifted, lifted, delinquent 'wit
    I be the prophet, my hand
    Top it, stop it, felt like rockin when I rock it
    Locked it down with this perverse verse
    Every f*ckin' curse I burst to hurt
    Move crowds physical fitness rhymes
    Coke heads couldn't do my lines
    Decorated like Christmas pines, my battalion rocks
    Emcees become silhouettes of shock

    Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    Hit the dirt
    Because the words I spit will do more than just rip your shirt
    I'll b*tch slap your soul
    Get back the track control
    You coming at me?
    You can't hack it though
    So ridiculous
    Watching my crew get sick with this
    Wickedness
    Pitchin' this
    Lyrical viciousness
    To crews and cliques
    Maiden, men, and mistresses
    This is my life
    The twilight, the fight night
    And trying to see nothing but the highlights
    When I write
    These eyes on horizons
    Die for my son, cry wrongs and Krylon
    Fire on, rude men telekinetically
    Esoterically beats become a clarity
    Feel verities, heroism, and heresy
    And sever every Emcee I see with severity

    Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    Why not...
    What I keep...
    Why not...
    What I keep...
    Why not...
    What I keep...

    Why not give me what I came to deserve
    Why not give me what I came to believe
    Why not give me what I came to deserve
    Why not give me what I came to believe

    Reading my eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days.

  13. Robert Lewis

    Twighlight Sparkle and Lady RaRa will be pleased ponies.

  14. Barbi Gomez

    chester te amo

  15. Tommy Vercetti

    I thinking that's the Xero version so the original




    (Sorry for bad English)

  16. Will M

    all these demos are better than the songs that made the album

  17. THE BIGSAD UNKNOWN

    now its Chester instead of mark wakefield singing this

  18. Pr Return

    2019??????????

  19. Nick Tasy

    Mike spitting bars 🔥

  20. C H A M E L E O N

    “Coke heads couldn’t do my lines”
    Mike is so clever with his words👏

  21. Fernanda Ervan

    Rest in peace

  22. Alan Sayavedra

    La primera vez que escucho esta canción de Linkin Park .... Esta genial

  23. White Cloud

    The people who watched or are watching
    Please watch
    The most underrated linkin park song "war"

  24. CLoVER TiKiHeAD

    😈🎸

  25. jhorie federico

    LP died with Chester.

  26. Itachi Play 100

    Rest in peace! Chez=(

  27. riso ondruska

    11 years still my honest <3

  28. Ashley Jones

    put on subtitles using the youtube setting on the video, laugh

    You're welcome

  29. Superhero inc. V 2.0

    chester sung this better than mark

  30. Nicholas Worcester

    OMG that fucking scream.

  31. Inno Dev

    2:25
    *Starts to tap leg*
    2:27
    *Gets up*
    2:28
    *Hands on knees, half sit and puts head forewards in a position to headbang*
    2:30
    *Throws phone away*

    Amal 4Trees

    I felt this comment in multiple emotions rn~

  32. SuperLadidiladida

    11 years checking in

  33. Delivath

    It's been 11 years, still here.

  34. Sponnor Cerling

    This was recorded at Summer Sonic 2006 but was unfortunately emitted from the available ProShot from the TV Special. If you want to check out this audio over the only available fan recordings of the performance, I made this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kiX7zLcNk

  35. LaTory50

    Lyrics
    [Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
    The microphone molester (Lesta!), machete undresser
    "Stupid-dope-fresh" type shit resurrector
    Top gun, miramar, best-of-the-best-er
    The leave-an-emcee-peace-in-rest-er (Rester!)
    The skill tester, the flex-the-gunner
    The make-funner, the adversary make runner
    The make summer cold with rhymes I spit
    Kick gift to lifted delinquent wit
    I be prophet, my hand—top it? Stop it
    Fly like rocket when I rock it
    Lock it down with this perverse verse
    Every fucking curse a burst of hurt
    Move crowds; Physical fitness rhymes
    Coke heads couldn't do my lines
    I'm decorated like Christmas pines
    My battalion rocks
    Emcees become silhouettes of chalk

    [Chorus: chester bennington]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    [Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
    Hit the dirt 'cause the words I spit
    Will do more than just rip your shirt
    I'll bitch slap your soul
    Contact the track control
    You're coming at me? You can't hack it though!
    So ridiculous, watching my crew get sick with this
    Wickedness, pitching this, lyrical viciousness
    To crews and cliques, made of men and mistresses
    This is my life
    The twilight in the fight night
    And trying to see nothing but the highlights when I write
    These eyes on horizons, die for my song, cry rhymes in krylon
    Fire on, move men telekinetically
    Esoterically beat-speaking with clarity
    Feel my verities, heroism of heresy
    And sever every emcee I see with severity!

    [Chorus: chester bennington]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    [Bridge: chester bennington]
    Why not… What I came… (3×)
    Why not give me what I came to deserve?
    Why not give me what I came to believe? (2×)

    [Chorus: chester bennington]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

  36. renan loureiro

    Rip chester

  37. Amar Gobbur

    pure gold.. rip chester :(

  38. Luis Fernández

    Canciones como esta cambian vidas

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    READING MY EYES LYRICS

    [Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
    The microphone molester (Lesta!), machete undresser
    "Stupid-dope-fresh" type shit resurrector
    Top gun, miramar, best-of-the-best-er
    The leave-an-emcee-peace-in-rest-er (Rester!)
    The skill tester, the flex-the-gunner
    The make-funner, the adversary make runner
    The make summer cold with rhymes I spit
    Kick gift to lifted delinquent wit
    I be prophet, my hand—top it? Stop it
    Fly like rocket when I rock it
    Lock it down with this perverse verse
    Every fucking curse a burst of hurt
    Move crowds; Physical fitness rhymes
    Coke heads couldn't do my lines
    I'm decorated like Christmas pines
    My battalion rocks
    Emcees become silhouettes of chalk

    [Chorus: Mark Wakefield]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    [Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
    Hit the dirt 'cause the words I spit
    Will do more than just rip your shirt
    I'll bitch slap your soul
    Contact the track control
    You're coming at me? You can't hack it though!
    So ridiculous, watching my crew get sick with this
    Wickedness, pitching this, lyrical viciousness
    To crews and cliques, made of men and mistresses
    This is my life
    The twilight in the fight night
    And trying to see nothing but the highlights when I write
    These eyes on horizons, die for my song, cry rhymes in krylon
    Fire on, move men telekinetically
    Esoterically beat-speaking with clarity
    Feel my verities, heroism of heresy
    And sever every emcee I see with severity!

  40. Theodoor Nap

    Never forget

  41. A Cat

    2018 anyone?

  42. MrShado

    [Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
    The microphone molester (Lesta!), machete undresser
    "Stupid-dope-fresh" type shit resurrector
    Top gun, miramar, best-of-the-best-er
    The leave-an-emcee-peace-in-rest-er (Rester!)
    The skill tester, the flex-the-gunner
    The make-funner, the adversary make runner
    The make summer cold with rhymes I spit
    Kick gift to lifted delinquent wit
    I be prophet, my hand—top it? Stop it
    Fly like rocket when I rock it
    Lock it down with this perverse verse
    Every fucking curse a burst of hurt
    Move crowds; Physical fitness rhymes
    Coke heads couldn't do my lines
    I'm decorated like Christmas pines
    My battalion rocks
    Emcees become silhouettes of chalk

    [Chorus: Chester Bennigton <3]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    [Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
    Hit the dirt 'cause the words I spit
    Will do more than just rip your shirt
    I'll bitch slap your soul
    Contact the track control
    You're coming at me? You can't hack it though!
    So ridiculous, watching my crew get sick with this
    Wickedness, pitching this, lyrical viciousness
    To crews and cliques, made of men and mistresses
    This is my life
    The twilight in the fight night
    And trying to see nothing but the highlights when I write
    These eyes on horizons, die for my song, cry rhymes in krylon
    Fire on, move men telekinetically
    Esoterically beat-speaking with clarity
    Feel my verities, heroism of heresy
    And sever every emcee I see with severity!

    [Chorus: Chester Bennigton]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

    [Bridge:Chester Bennigton]
    Why not… What I came… (3×)
    Why not give me what I came to deserve?
    Why not give me what I came to believe? (2×)
    Why?
    Aah! (2×)
    Uh!

    [Chorus: Chester Bennigton]
    Reading My Eyes will say it in many ways
    Losing my pride will save it in many days

  43. daphne munroe

    Rest in peace Chester 😔❤❤

  44. metaVendetta

    HEY Siiim1 GO FUCK YOUR SELF!

  45. 12354155 01032006

    "I'll bitch slap your soul" XD

    Evan Urena

    Yep, Mike's lyrics are incredibly raw in this song. His rap verses in this song alone puts a lot of today's emcee's to shame. I wish he would do this raw xero style again because he's such a great but underrated rapper. A of lot people tend to underestimate him due to the bias behind the nu-metal era.

  46. ShooThemLlamas

    Only mark can sing This song well (besides mikes parts obviously), Chesters voice doesn't belong in this song

    Evan Urena

    I disagree, considering that Chester overall has a more powerful and versatile vocal range then Mark does. If anything, I think Mark doesn't fit the song very well but maybe it's because the Xero album had bad sound quality. Anyway, with Chester's passing, it would be interesting to see what Mark has been up to and I think it would be a great chance for a Xero reunion, remastered Xero songs, or back to roots kind of thing.

    ShooThemLlamas

    i understand, but i personally love the xero sampler tape, i guess i might be the only one but i love marks voice. i just think marks voice fits this song better than chesters. XD

    Evan Urena

    ShooThemLlamas: Who knows? Maybe they might have Mark back in the band. It would be interesting to see what he could do now.

    ShooThemLlamas

    Evan Urena agreed

  47. Robert Marquez

    Mike was always sick,if he would have went solo he would have put any mainstream rapper in the dirt

    Evan Urena

    Yep, he was on different sick kind of level. If he would have went solo, I would love to see his Reanimation/Hybrid Theory spirit of rap rock go into play considering that would make him stand out amongst the closed-minded hip-hop purists. I wonder what it would feel like if a half white half Asian rocker like Mike put these hip-hop elitists to shame. It would be like 8 mile all over again but nu-metal style. I know he would get points from legends like Cypress Hill.

    aiden!

    He did go solo (Fort Minor)

  48. Javi Calderon

    Rip Chester :(

  49. Patrick Bateman

    What year is this?

  50. MrAffe

    2017 Im Still here!

  51. Juritzi Garza

    Rest in Peace Chester Bennington

  52. Sirazum Monir Osmani

    Chester :'(

  53. Natalie M

    this song was everything rip chester

  54. EZ Duzit

    RIP Chester

  55. deistpl

    RIP Chester [*]

  56. Manuel Princigalli

    descansa en paz chester!!! te vanos a extrañar!!!

    LP 200717

    Manuel Princigalli l

  57. LeeRyuuji

    Rest in peace, Chester. :(

  58. Rowen Strife

    R.I.P Chester.....

  59. Adam Bellamy

    R.I.P Chester.

  60. Tobey Manzana

    RIP Chester

  61. Vegeta Princeofallsaiyansandticklerofvaginas

    Chester will always have one of the best voices in music history.

    TheBupMasterToad64

    Got that right. 🤘

  62. Bruh moment

    Rest In Peace Chester

  63. Tom Brewer

    you are a monster of a vocalist chester RIP

  64. Hidrotecnos Panamá

    I think the old linking park is very unique

  65. Zowsoll

    Milan IDays Festival 2017 brought me here! Nice comeback, Mike!

    A Cat Called Miaw

    Giò samee

  66. Evan Urena

    How the heck does this song have 4 million views yet only about 9,000 likes. It's funny how a lot of their best songs are the most underrated ones.

  67. MxFenixOrion

    I am agree with some of the comments, their roots were way much better than the pop-rock they doing nowadays...

  68. Brady Galloway

    Guys, ya got to check out the OG Xero version! It is like 10,000 times better!

  69. Martin Grünwald

    linkin park ist die coolste Band

  70. Tyberzaan 27

    I think that they should just take all of the songs that don't belong in albums and put them together into an album and release it

  71. Javicodema

    LP fans, we can survive to One More Light!!!

  72. Patrick Short

    I hate you all!

  73. UnalignedWizard HD

    if they arent doing tours anymore then they should :D

  74. UnalignedWizard HD

    when is linkin park doing another tour in australia

  75. Sammy Sammy

    do you know similar bands?:)

  76. ExodusHunter15

    HOLY CRAP IVE BEEN LISTENING TO ALL OF THE LPU ALBUMS THROUGH AGAIN, FUCKING ARREST ME NOW, BECAUSE ITS SUCH A CRIME THAT I HAVENT LISTENED TO THIS BEFORE!! Seriously though, this sounds fucking AWESOME!

  77. Zaphod

    wtf i thought i know all lp songs and now suddenly this appears in up next, why have i never heard it before??

  78. Jordana Kozlowski

    I Feel like I've heard this on the radio when I was a kid hmm wonder why?

  79. HeLi0nPrImE

    OMG I honestly haven't heard this song in like 10 years

  80. John Alex

    Esta Cancion Fue En (Live Summer Sonic 2006) Tokio

  81. Matt Taur

    I know every linkin park song and I've never heard this before. I guess i don't know every song lol

    FrE3Gonrad

    They have released a lot of songs with LP underground. For me too, ve a lot a song I've never knew before

    numbtheory

    me too lol

    Herdis Anna

    Matt Taur same

  82. REMINISC3NT

    why so many down votes?

    Liam Pitney

    REMINISC3NT because of the 3 minutes of dead silence at the end

  83. Andre Marc

    Eu queria muito poder achar o video desse show

  84. KeaHM

    dat tempo

  85. Antony Garcia Cuadros

    esos screams de chester que te hacen emocionar al punto de hacerte llorar 😂😂😂

    Markos LeguiZamon

    jajajajaja el mejor scream cuando era joven xD

    Antony Garcia Cuadros

    en realidad es pq el hacer screams desgasta con el tiempo la voz y por ende el cambio :c

  86. Inno Dev

    what CD is this from Underground 5??

    poolmovie11

    Underground 6

  87. Tyron Turner

    This could be used for an anime video or something

  88. alechewbacca806

    Anyone here the girl screaming at the end?

  89. Tening Coulibaly

    been here for years. never gets old

  90. Saurabh Sharma

    u r real shit, not LP LP is best in the buisness

    Saurabh Sharma

    +Saurabh Sharma its for u siiim1

  91. zadark

    9 years, and im still here.

    Kira Vu

    It's like yesterday

    zadark

    +Kira Vu Hell yeah

    Profile Name

    zadark HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!! A comment like that?!?!? Never seen that before!!! You're so special, original and creative!!!! I wanna be just like you when i grow up!!!!!!

    put name here

    still here 11 years?

    JUST MONIKA

    how are you doing?

  92. Gabriele Leanza

    Wow...Chester beats Mark's ass off...

    Evan Urena

    Shinobi Xero: Sorry, but I still believe that Chester definitely surpasses Mark on every xero song and singing in general. Mark is a good singer but Chester is on a whole other level. Just compare their screaming techniques, sound quality, and vocal range then you can see the difference. No one has convinced me otherwise.

    Vini Lopez

    just to be a little bit fair with mark, you are comparing a version that was recorded live with professional equipment and later went to post production for distribution, and on the other hand you have a version was recorded as a demo, with a 4 track cassette recorder with no production at all....technique definitely goes to chester, but quality cant really be part of the equation, if they would have made a fully produced version with mark on vocals, then it be a fair fight of who did it better

    Ved Potdar

    theres a version of rhinestone(forgotten) recorded studio quality. listen to it. its good. but its nothing compared to Chester in my opinion

    Gabriele Leanza

    Ved Potdar Is it the one from a tv series episode?

    Ved Potdar

    Ryanz yes.

  93. Gustavo Guillen

    Why can't Linkin Park go back to it's roots and make music like this again.

    Nightcorology Beats

    Also Hunting Party.

    joey green

    Gustavo Guillen I wish, I have been hoping for a Xero reuion for the past five five years.

    Evan Urena

    joey green: It's probably more possible now then ever given the fact that they lost Chester. They might get Mark back in the band.

    Antonia

    Gustavo Guillen But in the end, it doesn't even matter because and the moment, you can't think about doing new music... 😭😢

    Antonia

    Evan Urena No, they wouldn't, because Mark Wakefield left the band, because he didn't like performing anymore. Do you think he changed with his opinion after years?

  94. Tim Smits

    I LOVE U TOO!

  95. Dark Warrior The Great

    This shit is a good jam!!

  96. Abdullah Mohammef

    They were amazing, smart, with a unique rock style ... unlike today.

    Abdullah Mohammef

    No it's true man. Their recent songs are like a copy from other pop/heavy rock bands, unlike the old songs.

    no videos at all(yet)

    The Hunting Party is more of being inspired than copying other bands. Sure, they were inspired by other bands, from the 80s and 90s tho, and they were trying to make classic heavy rock mainstream again, that's basically what the purpose of this album was. Also, they got older, their music tastes change, and they can't make angsty lyrics anymore. They can't make their old style of music, and they won't. Back then, they were unique. MTM came, they started moving away from nu metal, not as unique anymore. ATS was completely different. LT was basically all their albums, I thought that was unique. THP is not unique when compared to music of all time, but as I've said before, the purpose was to make the classic heavy rock sound mainstream again. I thought it was unique enough for present day, because no one makes that sound anymore.

    Evan Urena

    no videos at all(yet): Angsty lyrics are not directed correlated with sound so you don't have to be angsty lyrically to do Nu-metal music. In other words, you don't have to change your sound in order to be lyrically mature. In fact, their newer material is not that much lyrically mature then their older material and there are even a great number of songs in the newer material that are lyrically less mature then some of their older songs like Papercut, a lyrically intense song about paranoia. P.O.D, a Christian nu-metal band, is a great counterexample of generic angsty nu-metal music like Limp Bizkit and all of their songs are about religion and much more lyrically mature then any of Linkin Park's material. So that's merely more of an excuse to change format for the sake of following trends or worrying about what other people label you as rather than doing the more unique thing by blending in old original sounds with newer sounds, just like what Reanimation did.

    no videos at all(yet)

    @Evan Urena I am aware, but IMO, the lyrics had something to do with making to music good. I am perfectly aware you don't need angsty lyrics to make nu metal.

    "Worrying about what what other people label." Nope, they actually don't care about what people think. Their music tastes change, therefore the music will be different.

    Anyway, you are aware that they're in the process of making a new album right? Hopefully it will be more unique.

    Bunny

    Evan Urena Holy shit have you actually fucking listened to any of Living Things?

  97. Mᴀʜᴀᴅᴇᴠ

    Awesome

  98. Nyxnik

    LOVE YOU ALL