"Take It Outside" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
Oh I watch it all go down
Closed eyes; pretend no one's around
So I choose to play the clown
Or blow by and never make a sound

Any other guy
Would want to take it outside but I'd
Never even try
Who wants to get their lights knocked out?
Any other guy
Would want to stir it up some, but I'd
Rather say goodbye

Turn around and say it to my face
No sound - Everything's erased
Lose ground; lost in your embrace
Leave town and never leave a trace


Hardly know what anything's for
Just for show, I'm slamming the door
Even so, my heart and my head
Are an open book


I'd rather say goodbye

Lyrics submitted by neko-chan

"Take It Outside" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentYes, it's "Everything's erased."

    This is basically the most underrated song in the history of ever.
    Eamonon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe slide guitar in this song is SEX.
    Eamonon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow can this have only one comment? This song is really heartfelt - it's about a guy who isn't prepared to fight for things, he'd rather take it and not make a scene. He lets the word roll over him without a word.
    Lukasaon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song is GREAT how can it NOT have like 2 billion comments and it's been over a year since someone commented. I'm pretty much posting this for myself!! Come on people! Okay I think that this song is just about how people ignore problems and pretend that they're not there. When he says, "Oh, I - I watch it all go down. Closed eyes - pretend no one's around" I think that it means he sees someone being hurt physically (or emotionally) but he doesn't say or do anything because he himself does not want to get too involved and ends up being the victim. This song to me is pretty much about how selfish America is. We're not willing to help others out because we don't want to take time out of our day or end up being injured. IDK it's just what I think about it!!
    deepthnkron December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Lukasa. His interpretation is pretty much my life story. Also, I'm pretty sure the second line of the second verse is "Everything's erased", not "Everything's a race". Unfortunately, I don't have the liner notes handy, so I can't be sure.
    thesithwithashotgunon July 27, 2007   Link

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