"Out Of My Head" as written by Priese Prince Lamont Board, Keith Ernesto Harris, William Adams, Stacy Ferguson, Jaime Gomez and Allan Apll Pineda....
Sometimes I feel like I'm drunk behind the wheel
the wheel of possibility
However it may roll, give it a spin
See if you can somehow factor in
You know there's always more than one way
to say exactly what you mean to say

Was I out of my head or was I out of my mind?
How could I have ever been so blind?
I was waiting for an indication, it was hard to find
Don't matter what I say, only what I do
I never mean to do bad things to you
So quiet but I finally woke up
If you're sad then it's time you spoke up too

Was I out of my head or was I out of my mind?
How could I have ever been so blind?
I was waiting for an indication, it was hard to find
Don't matter what I say, only what I do
I never mean to do bad things to you
So quiet but I finally woke up
If you're sad then it's time you spoke up too

Was I out of my head or was I out of my mind?
How could I have ever been so blind?
I was waiting for an indication, it was hard to find
Don't matter what I say, only what I do
I never mean to do bad things to you
So quiet but I finally wake up
If you're sad then it's time you spoke up too


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Out of My Head" as written by Anthony Scalzo

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    My Interpretation
    Everybody I think is fairly close to how I hear the song, but I differ in that I don't think that he and the girl he is singing to are or were in a relationship at all in a romantic sense. Rather, I interpret the song to be about a guy who has the classic girl who is a platonic friend who may love him, but he is so busy playing the field with other ladies that he ignores this fact (or notices but isn’t totally sure) and for fear of losing his friendship, she hasn’t spoke her true feelings for him. He may have feelings for her too but is waiting on fate (a reoccurring theme in the song) to smack him in the face with “the one”. The song is written just after he realizes that she was “the one” all the time, and he was foolish for looking through a bunch of other ladies trying to find what was right in front of his nose. Now he just wants her to say her feelings because he is in the position she was in all along: fear of saying anything that would risk the platonic friendship they have developed. Thus:

    “Sometimes I feel
    Like I am drunk behind the wheel
    The wheel of possibility
    However it may roll”

    I see this as something like a roulette wheel with all his different women representing slots on the “wheel of possibility” representing slots where the ball might land. He feels “drunk behind” that wheel because he feels like life may be random (like the wheel) and there is no “fate” in relationships at all. The ball could just land anywhere by pure circumstance. On the other hand like any gambler, he feels there may be some “fate” (this theme comes up later in terms of him looking for a sign).

    “Give it a spin
    See if you can somehow factor in”

    He is hinting here that if she wants to win the game (be his destiny) she has to play it. Maybe she is the one but she has to put herself out there as a potential mate for this to be possible. He is subtly trying to get her to express her feelings for him, if they are there.

    “You know there's always more than one way
    To say exactly what you mean to say”

    No he is explicitly asking her to find a way to express her feelings if they exist. To prove his point about the various options for doing so he is about to express the same sentiment in three different ways:


    “Was I out of my head?
    Was I out of my mind?
    How could I have ever been so blind?
    I was waiting for an indication
    It was hard to find”
    In other words he is calling himself an idiot three different ways here for looking for a “sign” to indicate who he is supposed to spend his life with, when the only sign is that the girl who has been so good to him as a friend was there all along, which is the only real sign you need, and he has consistently looked over her for other women.

    “Don't matter what I say, only what I do
    I never mean to do bad things to you”

    I take this as him dating other women right in front of her, and rationalizing for himself by saying they are just friends, even though he suspects she has other feelings and is consistently hurt by his carousing. Thus he can say he does these things that hurt her but not with the intention of causing pain.

    “So quiet, but I finally woke up”

    He has realized she is the one.

    “If you're sad, then it's time you spoke up, too”

    If she is unhappy with their friendship the way it is and would like to pursue a romantic relationship she needs to say it so they can make an effort at a bigger relationship.

    Of course that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.
    sbratcher1on August 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah this is they call a motivation!
    weirdoon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh. this song is so inredible. I love it so much. this is one of those that I never got tired of hearing on the radio.
    catherinekson June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes. and a boy who I like very much called me (very intoxicated) the other night and said, "I want to sing this song to you because it fits." and he sang this . so does that mean he's in love with me? :)
    catherinekson July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, to me, it seems like it's about some guy who likes another girl, but he won't act on it. He won't because he's waiting for an "indication," but because he did wait, it hurt her somehow. Anyway, that's my opinion.
    BigMike986on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about somebody who hurt someone that they loved...
    fetalpig86on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell,this song resembles myself so much when i was in love with a girl before.Don't have the guts to say,coz i fear being rejected.
    To catherineks : I guess the boy is waiting for the "indication" like BigMike986 already sez. :)
    StPon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a guy apologizing for being unfaithful. I think the line "the wheel of possibility, however it may roll", means whenever he gets an oppurtunity from someone else, he takes it. He realizes however, that he's hurting her and that is the last thing he wants to do.
    BigDaddyRay28on October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUmm.. BigDaddyRay28 is says "wheel of prosperity" which is that he missed out on life. He's drunk behind the wheel of prosperity, and asking you to "give it a spin" and even if it adds up right it may not depend on what the wheel says... but also on how you utilize it. And the example is the girl/guy relationship already mentioned.
    t.bosherson January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbut it is possibility so forgive me for actually taking the site lyrics seriously... sorry. Hey ill find something to add my over-interpreted fanatacism to...
    t.bosherson January 28, 2005   Link

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