"Longer That I'm Out Here" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
The longer that I'm out here the better you sound
You're scrunching up your face in this picture I found
And I'm chasing after you steadily losing ground
I don't wanna forget so I'm writing it down

Have you ever?
No never never
I found that hard to believe
Let's burn the furniture
To see how angry
The fire can make me

And you say that there's someone
That you need to reconnect with
Some scarecrow from highschool
That you loved and never slept with
A baby with a pipedream
Playing hopscotch on your bandages

And I'm singing all these songs
While I sleep on your couch
I'm coughing up a lung
But I'm covering my mouth

And I paint you on the wall
Yellow, red, green, and brown
I miss you all the time
But I'm blocking it out

Are you better?
No never never
What does that say about me?
Now let's break the smoke alarm
To see how scared
Locked windows can make me

You say there's a stranger
Staring sideways in a deep freeze
A loner draped in ivy
Playing slumlord in his city dream
A faker with an art form
Pulling magic tricks
On the weak girls up his sleeve

And I'm choking right along
With the words in my throat
I'm falling back in love
With the letter you wrote

And I think that I was wrong
But I guess I don't know
I figured that'll I wait
Until you tell me so

The longer that I'm out here
The better you sound
You're scrunching up your face
In this picture I found

And I'm chasing after you
Steadily losing ground
I miss you all the time
But I'm blocking it out

And the longer that I'm out here
The longer that I'm out here
The longer that I'm out here
The longer that I'm out here
The better you sound


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"The Longer That I'm Out Here" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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    General CommentBrilliant poetry.

    The burning and fire always talks about their relationship and interaction throughout the song

    The first time it's mentioned they are together, arguing, after he accuses her of something and doesn't believe the answer. The fire during the end of their relationship when they are arguing is clearly ANGER.

    But then things change: The heat of argument is suddenly producing a breakup. So whereas it angered him previously, the breakup is making him feel trapped - it's not what he wants. "Let's break the smoke alart" suggests they removed anything that would mediate their fighting. But now he's scared. The smoke is choking him. He feels hurt - the anger is turning to loss.

    Suddenly they aren't this close couple, but "strangers staring sideways in a deep freeze" - emotionall distant - no warmth at all.


    So now he's "out here" - distant from her - waiting for something to happen. He's regretting it all - choking on the smoke but remembering how he loved her at the same time. He's forgetting the bad and only seeing the good - which is common after breakups.
    isoquinon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so amazing.
    thegreatcreatoron October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought about this song a lot while waiting in the terminals of the incheon int'l airport in korea. it ties into the feeling of pushing someone away then realizing you need that person...
    helenripson December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way it sounds the first part, and i think that the whole song is really nice.
    martizon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisoquin pretty much summed it up.

    brilliant song, brilliant artist.
    ellie117on May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just really hits the nail on the head about what it feels like to be suddenly apart from someone and the uncertainty that comes with the choices you and that person have made.

    i'm really relating to the "i miss you all the time, but i'm blocking it out"...it sucks when you aren't on the same level as someone and it takes everything in you just to move on.
    kevindevineluvahon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow kevin devine is a genius. this song is like my life story right now. "i miss you all the time, but i'm blocking it out"
    sdow89on November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you're scrunching up your face in this picture i found"


    Made_in_Secreton November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkevin recently said who/what this song was about at a show in michigan. anyone remember what he said?
    bugoffon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about being away from your girlfriend or something like that
    andrew813on April 20, 2008   Link

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