"Out Loud" as written by and Smith/lindsey....
Hey friend why do we always hide
It's no wonder that we're sinking down
Why should we stand in lonely shadows
With so much light around.

Hey Friend why do we always cry
So many tears are going to dry us out
What ever they're selling
We better stop buying
Cause' our pockets are empty now.

[Chorus]
I thought about it and I prayed about it out loud out loud
And we can talk about it we can pray about it out loud out loud

Hey friend why do we always hide
It's no wonder that we're sinking down
Why should we stand in lonely shadows
With so much light around.

Hey Friend why do we always cry
So many tears are going to dry us out
What ever they're selling
We better stop buying
Cause' our pockets are empty now.

[Chorus]

Ain't it time we need a change
We need to change a few things a few things
Think its time we need a change
We need to change a few things a few things

[Chorus]


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"Out Loud" as written by Mindy Smith Hillary Lindsey

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    General Commenti like this song but i always thought it was 'hey friend, why are we always high?'. the narrative is more interesting with 'high' because of the implications.
    10203040on January 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is an invitation to make up, to reconcile, extended to a friend with whom the songwriter has fallen into conflict.

    The verses are pretty self-explanatory, they describe how the songwriter feels about the conflict, that it is useless, damaging, and is getting them nowhere.

    She then explains what has happened to her, "I thought about it, I prayed about it, out loud." She has been considering the conflict. The verses tell us her thoughts. As for the result of the prayer, the invitation then comes, "We can talk about it, we can pray about it, out loud." She is inviting her friend to talk, to make up, to pray together.

    There is no promise of any result, and no demand for any particular outcome. She makes herself vulnerable in the invitation, she can be rebuffed, told to forget it, insulted, or belittled, but she makes the offer.

    A beautiful song.
    Kendownson February 21, 2013   Link

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