"Inside Out" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
I would swallow my pride,
I would choke on the rinds, but the lack thereof would leave me empty inside.
Swallow my doubt, turn it inside out,
Find nothing but faith in nothing.
want to put my tender
Heart in a blender,
Watch it spin round to a beautiful oblivion.
Rendezvous, and I'm through with you.

I burn, burn like a wicker cabinet.
Chalk white and oh-so-frail.
I see our time has gotten stale.
The tick-tock of the clock is painful, all sane and logical.
I want to tear it off the wall.
I hear words and clips and phrases,
I think sick like ginger ale.
My stomach turns and I exhale

I would swallow my pride,
I would choke on the rhymes, but the lack thereof would leave me empty inside.
I would swallow my doubt, turn it inside out,
Find nothing but faith in nothing.
want to put my tender
Heart in a blender,
Watch it spin round to a beautiful oblivion.
Rendezvous, then I'm through with you.

So Cal is where my mind states,
But it's not my state of mind.
I'm not as ugly sad as you.
Or am I origami, folded up and just pretend.
Demented as the motives in your head

I would swallow my pride,
I would choke on the rhymes, but the lack thereof would leave me empty inside.
I would swallow my doubt, turn it inside out,
Find nothing but faith in nothing.
want to put my tender
Heart in a blender,
Watch it spin round to a beautiful oblivion.
Rendezvous, then I'm through with you.

I alone am the one you don't know you need,
Take heed, feed your ego.
Make me blind when your eyes close,
Sink when you get close, tie me to the bedpost.
I alone am the one you don't know you need,
You don't know you need me.
Make me blind when your eyes close,
Tie me to the bedpost

I would swallow my pride,
I would choke on the rhymes, the lack thereof would leave me empty inside.
Swallow my doubt, turn it inside out,
Find nothing but faith in nothing.
want to put my tender
Heart in a blender,
Watch it spin round to a beautiful oblivion.
Rendezvous, then I'm through,
Now I'm through with you.

Through with you

Rendezvous, then I'm through with you.


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"Inside Out" as written by Jonathan Lee Siebels Max Collins

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  • +2
    General CommentThese lyrics have soooo much imagry!! And they're soo creative!
    frostedflakes098on March 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with Benzo.....I think the meaning is post-break up. Basically i think the interpretation is right on, i think the guy is trying to move on, but is having a hard time, becuae he sees whatever it was that he had in the past, but he knows he deserves better
    person25on November 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is obviously a break-up song. He sacrificed and put up with a lot of crap for this relationship, finds out that it really wasn't worth his effort or time, and so he is done and through with her cause she wasn't worth any of his sacrifices.
    ZQDon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the best song ever. I can't pick out a single favorite line but i like the first half the best.
    whitenaon April 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPhil Collins wrote it???!!! :O!!
    redshiftdazzleron July 21, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song. It spoke to me and my bad relationship so deeply. I'll be happy to interpret--

    I would swallow my pride. I would choke on the rinds. But the lack thereof would make me feel empty inside. Swallow my doubt turn it inside out find nothing but faith in nothing. Want to put my tender heart in a blender watch it spin round in a beautiful Oblivion rendezvous and I'm through with you.
    --He's saying he would just swallow the pride he has in himself and just stay with the she-devil because he loves her but then he would just feel empty inside. He'd feel empty because he knows in his heart he deserves better than what her selfish self could ever offer him. He'd forget about all the doubt he has in her but then he would just have faith in nothing. Because he knows in his heart he's right about her and is totally right for having doubts. He's so in love with her and has put so much energy into loving her but has come to realize she's never going to treat him right. He's torn. He feels inside out. He wants to just throw his aching heart into a blender.
    --or am I origami? Folded up and just pretend. Demented as the motives in your head.
    Origami is folded paper that then resembles a 3d object. He's inside out, he's freaking doubting himself now. He's saying or am I like you? Completely fake and just resembling niceness. With the same demented selfish motives as her?.......No chance. This girl is just evil.
    --He ends up by telling her you don't know you need me. Because he's right. She doesn't realize how awesome her boyfriend is because she's too busy being obsessed with herself.

    They will meet up one more time to settle up and then he's done with her fake ass.

    Love this song. It came into my life at a great time and I'm thankful for it. It allowed me to see more clearly and realize I too deserve better than a selfish and fake little girl.
    JayRollinon April 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song...
    "Or am I origami?
    Folded up and
    just pretend.
    Demented as
    the motives in your head"
    ~~ my favorite line
    anna118kon January 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOr am I origami is one of the best rhymes in rock in years, maybe not for profound meaning but for just plain rolling off your tongue.

    "put my tender heart in a blender" I would say Limp Bizkit stole this, but I don't want a bunch of dumped jocks getting on my case.

    Great lyrics, metaphors, and damn if the lead singer doesn't have one of the most unique voices.
    thisboyon January 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song has some of the most ironic, cool, and clever lyrics i've ever heard. i can listen to it 10 years from now and the lyrics would still be as good, and i would remember all of them.
    elmo_kidon March 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes this definitely has some of the best lyrics i've ever heard. my personal favourite is "the tick tock of the clock is painful, all sane and logical"
    pumpkingirlon April 14, 2002   Link

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