"Inside Out" as written by Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Bonnie Mckee, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald and Matheiu Jomphe....
Said you're gonna be here in a minute
Sitting in the mirror, getting pretty
Gotta look my best if we gonna break up
Gotta look my best if we gonna break up
I can hear you knocking at the front door
And I know exactly what you came for
Trying to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy
Trying to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy

You
Touch me and it's breaking me down
And me down, and me down, and me down
I'm telling you, let's just give it up
And get down, and get down, and get down

So come on
Won't you give me something to remember?
Baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside out
Even though we couldn't last forever
Baby, you know what I want right now

Hit me one more time, it's so amazing
How you shook my world and flipped it upside down
You're the only one who ever drove me crazy
'Cause you know me inside out
Inside out

I know that we probably shouldn't do this
Wake up in the morning feeling stupid
Said that we were done but you're all up on me
Said that we were done but you're all up on me
Tell me how we got in this position
Guess I gotta get you out my system
Trying to let you go but it's not that easy
Trying to let you go but it's not that easy

You
Touch me and it's breaking me down,
And me down, and me down, and me down
I'm telling you, let's just give it up
And get down, and get down, and get down

So come on
Won't you give me something to remember?
Baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside out
Even though we couldn't last forever
Baby, you know what I want right now

Hit me one more time, it's so amazing
How you shook my world and flipped it upside down
You're the only one who ever drove me crazy
'Cause you know me inside out
Inside out, inside out

So come on
Won't you give me something to remember?
Baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside out
Even though we couldn't last forever
Baby, you know what I want right now

Hit me one more time, it's so amazing
How you shook my world and flipped it upside down
You're the only one who ever drove me crazy
'Cause you know me inside out


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"Inside Out" as written by Jacob Hindlin Lukasz Gottwald

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  • +1
    General CommentThis has two references to her early work with Max Martin...Baby One More Time and Drive me Crazy. Pretty good song
    soforlaterson March 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation~~ Here is my interpretation.

    "Said you're gonna be here in a minute
    Sitting in the mirror, getting pretty
    Gotta look my best if we're gonna break up
    Gotta look my best if we're gonna break up"

    ~~ This opening part is about a person who is ready to stop the evil inside them; to set things straight with themselves once and for all if you will, such as facing a bad habit of drinking alcohol. The first thing to stop a bad habit is to acknowledge it. The first line is anticipating the craving for the habit. They wait because they know that they will crave sooner or later.



    "I can hear you knocking at the front door
    And I know exactly what you came for
    Try to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy
    Try to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy"

    ~~ The craving has arrived. And they know what will happen because this has occurred too many times before. They've acknowledge that this bad habit/craving (alcohol) has to stop. However, no craving goes away without a fight.



    "You touch me and it's breaking me down
    Me down, me down, me down
    I'm telling you, let's just give it up and get down
    And get down, and get down"

    ~~ The craving is just too powerful and they're on the verge of giving down. Past recollections about the habit are repeated in the same way the lyrics are repeated. After holding off the addiction/habit for a while, the urge is just too powerful and they give in to their cravings.


    "I know that we probably shouldn't do this
    Wake up in the morning feeling stupid
    Said that we were done but you're all up on me
    Said that we were done but you're all up on me"

    ~~ This person fighting the habit knows fully well that it is a bad habit that needs to be badly terminated. They will regret it later if they give in, but alcohol is always there. Tempting you with its luxuriousness.



    "Tell me how we got in this position
    Guess I've gotta get you out my system
    Try to let you go but it's not that easy
    Try to let you go but it's not that easy"

    ~~ The addiction is a big problem that this person desperately wants to get rid of. They're unaware how it got this bad. It has become deeply ingrained in their brain now that choosing to stop it is very difficult.



    "So c'mon
    Won't you give me something to remember?
    Baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside out
    Even though we couldn't last forever
    Baby, you know what I want right now
    Hit me one more time, it's so amazing
    How you shook my world and flipped it upside down
    You're the only one who ever drove me crazy
    'Cause you know me inside out"

    ~~ During the chorus is when things go a bit...untamed. The high is kicking in from the addiction and there is a brief moment of numbness going on. The feeling is so good that the person wants to remember this forever. However all good things must come to an end. This person is talking to the addiction within them and commanding them to "hit" them one last time. However as this high dies down they realize that the addiction itself is their weakness that knows them "inside out."
    DeNi3Lon March 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is just about how toxic yet irresistible certain people can be. You know they aren't good for you in the long run, but they complement a darker side of you and allow you to be exactly who you are. You know you should leave them, but you're resistant because you want them so badly.
    ImitationofCaiton April 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about how would you like to have a last hug, kiss, etc... before you let someone go forever, the need to get over someone you know you're so into...
    it's about to say goodbye in a way you won't forget, basically
    tuaxoon April 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHere are the complete song lyrics:

    Said you're gonna be here in a minute
    Sitting in the mirror, getting pretty
    Gotta look my best if we're gonna break up
    Gotta look my best if we're gonna break up

    I can hear you knocking at the front door
    And I know exactly what you came for
    Try to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy
    Try to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy

    You touch me and it's breaking me down
    Me down, me down, me down
    I'm telling you, let's just give it up and get down
    And get down, and get down

    So c'mon
    Won't you give me something to remember?
    Baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside
    Even though we couldn't last forever
    Baby, you know what I want right now

    Hit me one more time, it's so amazing
    How you shook my world and flipped it upside down
    You're the only one who ever drove me crazy
    'Cause you know me inside out

    Inside out

    I know that we probably shouldn't do this
    Wake up in the morning feeling stupid
    Said that we were done but you're all up on me
    Said that we were done but you're all up on me

    Tell me how we got in this position
    Guess I've gotta get you out my system
    Try to let you go but it's not that easy
    Try to let you go but it's not that easy

    You touch me and it's breaking me down
    Me down, me down, me down
    I'm telling you, let's just give it up and get down
    And get down, and get down

    So c'mon
    Won't you give me something to remember?
    Baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside
    Even though we couldn't last forever
    Baby, you know what I want right now

    Hit me one more time, it's so amazing
    How you shook my world and flipped it upside down
    You're the only one who ever drove me crazy
    'Cause you know me inside out
    exitxemergencyon March 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank youu!
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know I've been in this situation before!

    It can be very difficult to break up with someone you're incredibly attracted to.
    tweezerson April 08, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSaid you're gonna be here in a minute, sitting in the mirror, getting pretty
    Gotta look my best if we're gonna break up, gotta look my best if we're gonna break up
    I can hear you knocking at the front door and I know exactly what you came for
    Try to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy, try to say goodbye but it's hot and heavy

    You - touch me and it's breaking me down, and me down, and me down, and me down
    I'm telling you - let's just give it up and get down, and get down, and get down

    So c'mon, won't you give me something to remember, baby, shut your mouth and turn me inside out
    Even though we couldn't last forever, baby, you know what I want right now
    Hit me one more time, it's so amazing, how you shook my world and flipped it upside down
    You're the only one who ever drove me crazy, cuz you know me inside out, inside out

    I know that we probably shouldn't do this, wake up in the morning feeling stupid
    Said that we were done but you're all up on me, said that we were done but you're all up on me
    Tell me how we got in this position, guess I gotta get you out my system
    Try to let you go but it's not that easy, try to let you go but it's not that easy
    Guy1on May 09, 2011   Link

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