"I'm Outta Time" as written by and Liam Gallagher....
Here is a song
It reminds me of when we were young
Looking back at all the things we've done
You gotta keep on, keepin' on

Out to sea, it's the only place I honestly
Can't get myself some piece of mind
You know it's getting hard to fly

If I'm to fall
Would you be there to applaud?
Or would you hide behind them all?
'Cause if I have to go,
In my heart you grow
And that's where you belong

If I'm to fall
Would you be there to applaud?
Or would you hide behind them all?
'Cause if I have to go,
In my heart you'll grow
And that's where you belong

If I'm to fall
Would you be there to applaud?
Or would you hide behind them all?
'Cause if I have to go
In my heart you'll grow
And that's where you belong

Guess I'm outta time
I'm outta time
I'm outta time
I'm outta time
I'm outta time


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"I'm Outta Time" as written by Liam Gallagher

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  • +4
    General Commentthis is missing the lalalalalala at the start...

    Ripper of a song, absolutley brilliant. If i do something and fail at it, will you be there to applaud (applaud me for trying) or would you hide behind them all (pretend that you don't know me). The out of time bit means perhaps hes too late to repair some sorrt of damage he'd done. If it follows a kind of continuing story from the shock of the lightning, maybe he is telling the girl he loves her and asking if she could eer love him back.
    bigrobbo2006on September 26, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThe john lennon sample makes it sound so spooky, and i cant help but think this is more directed towards john lennon.
    Theres the sample of piano from 'a day in the life' before the chorus, subtle but must be deliberately leaning towards john lennons masterpiece (one of many).
    beautiful song
    renopepperon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"If I'm to fall
    Would you be there to applaud
    Or would you hide behind them all"

    I thought of a better way to describe the impression I get from that line.
    It's like it's no longer just two brothers and one is making fun of the other, which is alright because that's what brothers do and it means they've got a certain closeness. But that relationship becomes polluted by all of the world that is now a part of it. So it's not just two brothers in a room, one making fun of the other for failing, now it's like it's one brother and the whole world making fun of the other. And I don't even mean it's like they're ganging up on him, but it's like there isn't that close private relationship between them, there are crowds of people invloved. That's the image I get from that line anyway.
    SuperDayvon October 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"If I'm to fall
    Would you be there to applaud
    Or would you hide behind them all"

    There's a great imagery with that line. I think both are negative. Either you're there applauding, happy that I failed; or you're part of a crowd laughing at me for failing. Great line, maybe directed at Noel?
    SuperDayvon October 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI never really liked Oasis, this is the first song that I ever heard to the band and I really liked.

    The lyrics are missing, there is that quote from a John Lennon's interview towards the end,

    "As Churchill said, it's every Englishman's inalienable right to live where the hell he likes. What's it going to do, vanish? Is it not going to be there when I get back?"

    Very captivating, it just keeps ringing into your head till you listen to it at least 3 times in a row lol.
    About the meanings I think that bigrobbo dude probably got the most sense out of it.
    One4Metalon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell i was in class today and singin the part of the song
    "If I'm to fall
    Would you be there to applaud
    Or would you hide behind them all"
    and i remembered that i read this album has some to do with biblical messages or whatever and the thought of what that line means came to my mind.
    Completely random and i have no idea about the other parts of the song but oh well:
    Maybe it is referring to when Jesus was arrested and was denyed three times by Peter. "Would you be there" or "hide behind them all" haah just a thought
    mjrzasaon October 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read somewhere that this is written for John Lennon & it took nearly 6 yrs to write. So I’ve been repeating this song over and over, trying to connect the song to John Lennon. And I think I may have found the meaning.

    (1st verse is st8 forward it means exactly what is said. Reminiscing about the past everything from the good & bad & right & wrong. You’ve got to continue life, there’s nothing u can do to go back and change anything)

    (2nd verse he talks about the pressure's of life with regard to his career, the success they had in the mid 90’s and how it’s getting hard to duplicate. And that the only place where he can get away from it all is out to sea.)

    (chorus: ‘If im to fall & im outta time’ could mean he knows he’s getting on and if he was to die, and meet John in the after life…and the people that mean the most to him, applaud in respect at all that he has done. And keep his memory alive. Or would his loved one’s continue life just like each and everyone in the modern world, on the brink of forgetting Liam and all that he has done all the while his heart still holds them dear even in the after life!!!)

    BIGROBBA didnt get shyteeeee, i think im spot on! does anyone else agree???
    batista07on January 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me remeber my grandfather. This song was playing repeatly in my mind the day he died. I really love this song, but I can't listen to it without feeling sad.

    Anyway, I think this is about Noel.
    I think they love each other - yep, it's in a curious and strange way but, in my opinion, it stills love.

    "Here's a song
    It reminds me of when we were young
    Looking back at all the things we'd done
    You gotta keep on keeping on" >> About their childhood and what they've done in Oasis. The last line sounds like "I know Oasis will be soon over, but don't stop playing and singing"

    "Out to sea
    It's the only place I honestly
    Can get myself some peace of mind
    You know it's getting hard to fly" >> Basically, this part is about how their relationship was getting unbearable

    "If I'm to fall
    Would you be there to applaud
    Or would you hide behind them all?
    'cos if I am to go
    In my heart you'd grow
    And that's where you belong" >> Will you support me? Or will you laugh at me? I'm leaving, but I still love you.

    [Yeah, I know it was Noel who quit the band, but I'm sure Oasis wouldn't last much longer]

    "Guess I'm outta time" >> It's time I left the band (Oasis, with Noel).
    heypatyon August 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincredilbe track, great taste of the new album.
    it really shows that they've still got it
    impressive tune by liam i much say too, defiantly his best!

    so ready for the new album, its been way too long!
    *JoSIe*on September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, and nice snippet of a john lennon interview conducted just two days before his passing.
    Freddie77on October 09, 2008   Link

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