"Standing On the Outside" as written by and Don Walker....
Standing on the outside lookin' in
Standing on the outside lookin' in
Oh-oh, I never strayed outside the law
Standing on the outside lookin' in

Room full of money and the born to win
No amount of work's gonna get me through the door
When I go walkin' down Bluewater Bay
Surface in the city at the end of the day

Oh-oh, I got a bad case of the benz
Standing on the sidewalk you can see
Somebody everybody wants to be
They got the means to justify every end

I had a friend broke through illegally
Pulled a job on a small-town T.A.B.
Five grand down on her own piece of Eden

And I know . . .
And I know . . .

The first thing I do when I get into town
Is buy a twenty-two and cut the whole thing down
No amount of work's gonna buy my way to Freedom

I'm on the outside lookin' in
Standing on the outside lookin' in
Oh Yeah!


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    General CommentThis is about a working class man who is struggling to keep his head up financially. He knows a mate who robbed a TAB (betting agancy) and "broke through illegally" (became financial). I believe he's standing on the outside of financial freedom, looking in at people with money.

    Room full of money and the born to win
    No amount of work's gonna get me through the door

    He's pissed off how people can be born with money, and is realising that even if he busts his arse working he'll never be rich.

    At the end he saying that he's going to do what his mate did and rob the place that he's "Standing on the outside" of.

    Not fully sure of the meanings of all the lines, but its a start.

    "Pissin' all my money up against the damn wall" - Bow River
    big_piss_drinkeron June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCold Chisel were never really on any 'side' of politics (in their music at least). They were basically against the whole political structure where power and money depended on the family you were born into. This semi-autobiographical song is saying that following the rules of that structure will get you nowhere, and it will only change once people start to ignore those rules.
    Regos the Saneon May 16, 2007   Link

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