"The Outside" as written by Jasen Rauch, Anthony Armstrong and Rob Graves....
What if I'm not the same
What if I never let go of the blame
What if you drag me back again
What if I would let you just pretend
I erase this memory
I escape this gravity
Is that how I used to be
Is that the price of my identity

I'm standing on the outside
I'm looking in on what you can't hide
Your dying on the inside
Because now I can see the lies from the outside

What if I stand ashamed
What if I can't let go of the pain
What if I have something to lose
What if I've got nothing left to prove
I replace this life you stole
I replace the world I know
What if you were always wrong
And if I said I knew it all along

I'm standing on the outside
I'm looking in on what you can't hide
Your dying on the inside
Because now I can see the lies from the outside

I'm not you
I will never be you
I won't let you pull me through

I'm standing on the outside
I'm looking in on what you can't hide
Your dying on the inside
Because now I can see the lies from the outside

I'm standing on the outside
I'm looking in on what you can't hide
Your dying on the inside
Because now I can see the lies from the outside


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"The Outside" as written by Anthony Armstrong Jasen Rauch

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    My Interpretationsurprised no one has commented on this yet. I think it goes with friendship alittle because this album talks about our identity. Let me explain what it means to me.
    reminds me of what's happening in my life right now

    What if I'm not the same
    What if I never let go of the blame
    What if you drag me back again
    What if I would let you just pretend

    I'm not the same with My friend, what if I'm to blame because I was friends with her and kept going on back to her and she pretended our friendship.

    I erase this memory
    I escape this gravity
    Is that how I used to be
    Is that the price of my identity

    I'm erasing the memories we had, I'm escaping her pull.
    Yes i used to be like always being next to her and was that my identity? Yes it was being next to her and her problems


    I'm standing on the outside
    I'm looking in on what you can't hide
    Your dying on the inside
    Because now I can see the lies from the outside

    I'm not on her inside anymore (probably never been). I know the secrets she hides on the insides. One thing she hides is her innocents and I know she is dying without me and I see her lies and ways from the outside.

    What if I stand ashamed
    What if I can't let go of the pain
    What if I have something to lose
    What if I've got nothing left to prove

    we all stand ashamed at what we've done.
    Pain is hard to let go and I'm still letting mine go. Its from all the pain she gave me.
    We all have something to loose and which holds us back.
    I have nothing to prove because the can't see her for what i see her.

    I replace this life you stole
    I replace the world I know
    What if you were always wrong
    And if I said I knew it all along


    She stole my life and I'm slowly replacing it back. She controlled my world and I'm fixing it
    What if she was wrong? she was about everything, since day 1 and I knew it all but I didn't believe it.

    I'm standing on the outside
    I'm looking in on what you can't hide
    Your dying on the inside
    Because now I can see the lies from the outside

    same as above

    I'm not you
    I will never be you
    I won't let you pull me through

    she tried to get me to be like her but I can and never be like her and I won't let her pull me through.

    I'm standing on the outside
    I'm looking in on what you can't hide
    Your dying on the inside
    Because now I can see the lies from the outside

    same as above

    I'm standing on the outside
    I'm looking in on what you can't hide
    Your dying on the inside
    Because now I can see the lies from the outside

    same as above


    If I'm wrong correct me but this is what i thought of the song.
    Troziaon February 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis kinda makes me think of a friend I had and I thought he was everything and the most perfect person ever. But then he started being really rude and mean to the point where he was bullying me one minute when it was him and me alone. Then when we were with others he acted like he was my best friend.

    So to sum this up, he was being fake. I gave him a lot of chances till I couldn't take it anymore then I dropped him.

    This song is about a friendship or relationship ending then realizing looking at that person later. Did I used to be like that. or why did I like them?
    Evanecence2001on May 15, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song sounds like the voice of a former addict looking in on his past, as an old, unwanted friend, so to speak.. He seems to be looking on his past life with the eye of a man who has escaped the grasp of temptation, like an ex-smoker, or ex-drug addict.
    LordsManon June 11, 2013   Link

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