"Out From Under" as written by Shelly M Peiken, Arnthor Birgisson and Wayne Anthony Hector....
Breathe you out,
Breathe you in.
You keep coming back to tell me,
You’re the one who could have been.
And my eyes see it all so clear,
It was long ago and far away but it never disappears.
I try to put it in the past,
Hold on to myself and don’t look back.

I don’t wanna dream about,
All the things that never were,
Maybe I can live without,
When I’m out from under.
I don’t wanna feel the pain,
What good would it do me now?
I’ll get it all figured out,
When I’m out from under.

So let me go,
Just let me fly away,
Let me feel the space between us growing deeper,
And much darker every day.
Watch me now and I’ll be someone new,
My heart will be unbroken,
It will open up for everyone but you.
Even when I cross the line,
It's like a lie I’ve told a thousand times.

I don’t wanna dream about,
All the things that never were,
Maybe I can live without,
When I’m out from under.
I don’t wanna feel the pain,
What good would it do me now?
I’ll get it all figured out,
When I’m out from under.

And part of me still believes,
When you say you’re gonna stick around.
And part of me still believes,
We can find a way to work it out.
But I know that we tried everything we could try,
So let's just say goodbye...forever.

I don’t wanna dream about,
All the things that never were,
Maybe I can live without,
When I’m out from under.
I don’t wanna feel the pain,
What good would it do me now?
I’ll get it all figured out,
When I’m out from under.

I don’t wanna dream about,
All the things that never were,
Maybe I can live without,
When I’m out from under.
I don’t wanna feel the pain,
What good would it do me now?
I’ll get it all figured out,
When I’m out from under,
From under, from under,
From under, from under.


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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is gorgeous!
    My interpretation of this song would be about an old lover who keeps coming back, and the girl has finally realised that in reality, things aren't going to work out.
    Certain lines in the song make me think that initially the girl in the song was the one who got her heart broken and wanted him more than he wanted her, and really wanted it to work as she loved him.
    However the song seems to say that now the tables have turned... and its the guy keeps running back to the girl. But she knows the pain he put her through and how it didn't work, so she wants him to let her "fly away" so she can get over him and come "out from under".
    That's just my opinion, but I definitley think its about letting go of someone, or being yourself and standing as your own person. And seeing the reality that things won't work out!
    Michaela;xon December 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this track. Reminds me of something Linkin Park might come out with.
    violetcrumbleon December 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is wonderful; I love the songs from this album, and I wish Britney Spears every success. :)
    Technophobiaon November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a beautiful song. Knowing everything that she's gone through these past few years, her lyrics just seem so much more personal now. I wish her lots of luck too!
    idledollon December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is a lot like everytime. I loved everytime and I love this song also. It has such a deep meaning!
    I feel versy sorry for everything that Britney went through, and I also really do wish her the best of luck!!
    Le!gh.Anneon December 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently the song is about Kevin.
    I agree with Michaela;x - In the song she used to want the guy to love her just as much as she loved him, but he never did which is a lot like Britney and Kevin's relationship ( well from what we know from "Britney: For the record" and "Chaotic").
    The term "out from under" is obviously her emotional state. She was feeling depressed and in a dark place (under), and when she is "out from under" she claims that she will "figure it out" (such as her personal life and career, I'm assuming).
    crazybird08on December 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite track on the album...even my boyfriend likes it, hehe. We even agreed that Deftones should totally cover this song, it would be awesome, Chino's voice would be great for this song.
    Jenny92786on January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbritney spears did a good job on this version
    but its really a remake of a song by a singer named Joanna
    its a really beautiful song
    can almost relate completely
    baaaaileyon January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy personal favorite off of "Circus". It's kind of a cross between "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" and "Everytime".
    breakthehabit79on January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite songs of her new cd. its so personal, its beautiful. cant wait for her concert on the 18th! fourth row babbbbyyyyyy ♥
    sierraaaXOon March 05, 2009   Link

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