Watching terrible tv
It kills our thoughts
Getting spacier than
An astronaut
Making out with people
I hardly know or like
I can’t believe what I do
Late at night

I wanna know what it’s like
On the inside of love
Standing at the gates,
I see the beauty above

Only when we get to see
The aerial view
Will the patterns show
We’ll know what to do
I know the last page so well
I can’t read the first
So I just don’t start
It’s getting worse

I wanna know what it’s like
On the inside of love
I’m standing at the gates
I see the beauty above

I wanna know what it’s like
On the inside of love
Can’t find my way in
I try again and again

I’m on the outside of love
Always under or above
I can't find my way in
I try again and again

I'm on the outside of love
Always under or above
Must be a different view
To be a me with a you

I wanna know what its like
On the inside of love
I'm standing at the gates
I see the beauty above

I wanna know what its like
On the inside of love
Of course i’ll be alright
I just had a bad night
I had a bad night


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  • +4
    General Commenti fell in love with this song the first time i heard it.

    this song illustrates how easy it is to get physical with ppl while never falling in love. and how relationships seems to come to no avail. just heartbreak again and again, and the hope of love crashing all the time.

    *sigh*
    deathmarkdon July 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthow i met your mother brought me here.
    drbmanon June 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think about myself a lot when I hear this song...

    I'm loved, I have a good deal of love from my friends and family...

    but I've never been in a one-on-one relationship - not even a petty middle school one.

    and I think that same sort of thing is what the persona is saying in this song too - always on the outside, never on the inside.

    or...it could be seen as frustration ("of course I'll be alright/I just had a bad night") with relationships (or the lack thereof), which I feel a lot too...

    I love this song.
    harperdcon June 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first time i heard this song i thought of my old boyfriend. He loved me but i refused to let him in. This mustive been how he felt.
    "I wanna know what it’s like
    On the inside of love
    Standing at the gates
    I see the beauty above"
    This reminds me so much of how he was.
    This song is fantastic.
    **tear**
    the seaweedon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuailmann7, i disagree with you there, i dont think he is getting into any relationships. In my opinion he knows the last page, meaning he knows how it will turn out in the end - happily ever after, but he cant read the first, meaning that he doesnt know how to start the story, so meaning that he doesnt know how to get the the final page, not being able to start a relationship
    y2jollieon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs he talking about selfishness and lack of intimacy, sexual addiction, both, or neither ("I can't believe what I do late at night")?

    When he talks about an aerial view and the beauty above, is he talking about seeing the big picture of human behavior (psychology), or the big picture of the universe, existence, and consciousness (religion, philosophy)?

    Anyone who has the time and any opinions, please share your thoughts about my questions.
    petermumon March 22, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is like what harper said.. the song is pretty straight forward.. the person is always on the outside of relationships, and believes he is really missing out on something special. In the video, there is a part where it shows a guy in a subway station waiting for a train. Then it shows another guy in the background, and I guess his girlfriend shows up and gives him a big hug, all at the same time the single guy is singing "I wanna know what it's like on the inside of love." That is a feeling I can't even count how many times I've felt.

    Such a great song!
    Redlighton June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I know the last page so well
    I can’t read the first "

    amazing lines. so true..
    insainton September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know the last page so well
    I can’t read the first
    So I just don’t start
    It’s getting worse

    sounds to me like he keeps getting into these relationships that go nowhere, and can't even be bothered with them

    i know that feeling all to well
    Quailmann7on October 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i loved it, the first time i heard it.
    it just describes things i was never able to put into words. something is always wrong. "i wanna know what it's like on the inside of love". - "always under or above" - "i try again and again". i've never experienced love in the way, everybody dreams of, i guess. that's what i can identify with. i loved, but i wasn't loved back in the same way. empty promises. then i didn't love, but someone was obsessed with me. and again and again. i don't give up. hope never dies. but i feel cheated on. everything seems sensless. i am just asking to experience the most wonderful thing in the world. but noone lets me in. "i know the last page so well, i can't read the first"

    well. i could write for hours. i connect so much with this song. it remembers me of a whole lot of crap i went through and it reawakens my hope. kind of.
    tagtraeumerinon October 30, 2004   Link

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