"Out of This World" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
When we die we go into the arms of those that remember us
We are home now out of our heads out of our minds
Out of this world out of this time
Are you drowning or waving

I just want you to save me
Should we try to get along
Just try to get along

So we move we change by the speed of the choices that we make
And the barriers are all self-made
That's so retrograde

Are you drowning or waving
I just need you to save me
Should we try to get along
just try to get along

I am alive
I am awake to the trials and confusion we create
There are times when I feel we're about to break
When there's too much to say

We are home now out of our heads out of our minds
Out of this world out of this time
Out of this time
Out of this time


Lyrics submitted by joeytucciarone

"Out of This World" as written by Gavin Rossdale

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Out of This World song meanings
Add your thoughts

21 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commenti definitely think this is about death and love, its kinda wierd, and hard for me to explain, sorry
    ashley007on March 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is very... great!! it says the personal feelings of love and hatred people can feel at the same time for one person. I think it says what we all feel sometimes. I love it!
    gIrLiEgIrL726on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplus i especially love the line "are you drowning or waving". thats awesome!
    ashley007on April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! it the describe the way some people feels in relationship or life in general

    spikesprincesson September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm having troubles with the girl I am seeing at the moment and this song I *can* relate too....

    'And the barriers are all self-made '

    We both have erected barriers for different reasons - mine because I have never felt like this about anyone before and hers because she say she is intimidated by the amount of Ex Girlfriends I have (and still talk to)....

    'Are you drowning or waving
    I just need you to save me
    Should we try to get along
    Try to get along '

    I am a very insecure person when it comes to relationships (pfft - only had *1* proper relationship before!) and I *do* need Vicky to save me... I need her to *tell* me where I stand - it ain't forthcoming tho' :o(
    bsgon September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*now* it's forthcoming.... I admitted that I was falling in love with her and she said that she couldn't say the same.... at least I know :(
    bsgon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i suppose it's about death and love. but i think mainly about death when i care for the lyrics. the first verse is obvious. being alive doesn't feel like home anymore because, once you beome aware of all the "trials of confusion we create" and the heavy questions about existence, your opinion on death changes and it now feels like home. conscience is a point of no return. so peace and silence are now found "out of our heads, out of this world, out of this time". in easier words: dead, away from life's weight. that's home now. home is always the place you feel peace, right?

    of course every interpretation is influenced by personal experiences, so is my own. this is just an opinion, as true as anyone elses.
    nopeon March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I think this song is about what happens when a loved one dies. The first verse is how you assure yourself that they've moved on to a better place.

    In the chorus, I don't think that "should we try to get along" means should these two people try to get along with one another, but rather should we try to move on, should we try to press forward in our lives without them.

    "We change by the speed of the choices that we make" just means that you'll never move on unless you make the choice to. And the only thing holding you back from moving on with your life is yourself (the barriers are all self-made, that's so retrograde).

    Of course it's just my opinion, but that's what I think when I hear the song...that it's about trying to move on in your life without a loved one that just died.
    {5x5}Fallenon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrouble in realstionships and not knowing if they should carry on or give up.
    Richelleon April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrouble in realstionships and not knowing if they should carry on or give up.
    Richelleon April 04, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain