"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
(From under, from under, from under, 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


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

[Chorus: x2]

From under, from under, from under, from under.

Lyrics submitted by rust3dxh3art

"Out From Under" as written by Wayne Hector, Shelley Peiken, Arnthor Birgisson

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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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