"Outside The City" as written by and Chris Partland/g.p. Partland....
From where I live
You know, it seems to me
That here is there
and there is here

Sometimes I'm blind
with cinq-a-sept and take out
lose ourselves
and make out

From where I lay
You know, it looks to me
That I am you
and you are me

Sometimes I'm blind
With lake and evergreens
Pace ourselves
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Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out
Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out

Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out
Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out

From there to here
And between you and me
Our streets and alleys
Are filled with sea

Sometimes I'm blind
With everybody's dreams
Push ourselves
Swim upstream

City, City release me
City, City release me

Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out
Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out

Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out
Outside the city I see
I see I'm inside out


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    General Commenti love this song. its beautifully crafted.
    could it be about the city she's in influencing her?
    and once she's out of the city she realises how she is not acting like herself at all ("inside out"). maybe its about people's dreams and aspirations influencing yours and confusing you from what you want. or maybe its about commercialism and how it can consume you. i have alot of ideas about this song, anybody agree with mine?
    dustybreezeon March 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNah I couldn't really say I agree. On some level, but I think they're saying that once she got outside of the mental trap that we are living in within modern society (possibly by physically living a city and looking back, or not) she saw that the way she was living her life was part of the problem, not the solution. People just are not contientious about life and the media keeps us from thinking for ourselves. The human race is spiraling downward and could regress drastically or go extinct within a matter of years. We need to live our lives for everyone, because "I am you and you are me" anyway. That's what I think.
    maxis308on April 01, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi love your interpretation, maxis. couldn't say it better myself. i would add that perhaps the method by which she removes herself from the mental trap is meditation (or prayer, via entheogens, etc). it seems that many of young galaxy's songs and lyrics hint toward a belief in the "oneness" of humanity, the connectedness between all energy forms.

    to me, the "city" in this song refers to our limited, material existence, and being "outside the city" is symbolic of a mental state in which the ego is suppressed and one realizes that everything in the universe exists as one.
    jewdifulon June 08, 2011   Link

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