"Out of Touch" as written by and Daryl/oates Hall....
Shake it up is all that we know
Using the bodies up as we go
I'm waking up to a fantasy
The slates all around aren't the colors we used to see

Broken ice still melts in the sun
And times that are broken can often be one again
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Take a look around

You're out of touch
I'm out of time
But I'm out of my head when you're not around

Reaching out for something to hold
Looking for a love where the climate is cold
Manic moves and drowsy dreams
Or living in the middle between the two extremes

Smoking guns hot to the touch
Would cool down if we didn't use them so much
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Too much

Lyrics submitted by Rick1978

"Out Of Touch" as written by John Oates Daryl Hall

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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorite all time songs. . .and guess what. . .BINGO! It's about Star Wars! Empire Strikes Back to be specific. It's undeniable. Let's begin: "shake it up is all that we know," is Han Solo talking to Princess Leia about them fighting all the time, "using up the bodies as we go," refers to how exhausting that tension is for them. "Broken ice still melts in the sun" is obviously a line about Han and Leia beginning a relationship on the ice planet of Hoth. "Times that are broken. . ." this is talking about their experience on Cloud City of Bespin when Han is being tortured by Vader and prepared for carbonite freezing. The chorus is actually about this as well. "You're out of touch," at first glance appears to be about being out of touch with reality or some crazy damn thing, but in fact it points to the fact that when Han is being lowered into the freezing chamber, he can't touch Leia--a very emotionally painful prospect. And, he's "out of time?" Hall and Oates couldn't have made it more obvious, folks! "Looking for love where the climate is cold" has double meaning as Han and Leia work through their sexual tension on Hoth (a cold planet) and Leia would rather kiss a Wookie (her cold heart). "Manic moves and drowsy dreams" is clearly talking about Han navigating through the asteroid field then coming to rest on one of the bigger ones. "Smoking guns hot to the touch" is a direct reference to Han trying to blast Vader at Cloud City. "Too much" I agree! Hall and Oates have clearly written an epic tune about an epic movie!
    yodaknowsallon January 25, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is incredibly catchy, and i love it...

    vice city is fun as well
    animus impiuson June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhy do they allow both a "Hall& Oates" and a "Hall and Oates"? Come on, staff.
    stoolhardyon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the life going by too fast.
    "Shake it up is all that we know
    Using the bodies up as we go
    Waking up to fantasy'
    We're out of touch with the world, living in a fantasy... He wants this girl.. but shes out of touch, she doesnt realize he wants her. Thats my interpretation. Great song! Downloaded it by accident one time, and listened to it all the way to Cali!
    miss.shelleon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sooo good. I love it in Vice City. Great Game...Great Song!!!!
    DrFeelgood03on April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes! i second what stoolhardy has just said^
    deludedon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSigh, meeting John Oates was the greatest day of my life!
    hallnoatesluveron October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI
    hallnoatesluveron October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentout of touch hurts :(
    moninnon December 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGuys... It's so obv about smoking speed...
    They wake up with drawn blinds, they are
    "Out of touch, out of time"
    Time being a common slang, but also literal in reference to the warped perception of how much time passes on speed.

    "Broken ice still meltsin the sun"

    "Smoking gun, hot too the touch, it's cool down if we would nt use it so much"
    FeeFeeling guilty about constant smoking of dopepipe, "hot too th touch"

    But it would cool down if we didn't keep doing it anyway.

    Fuck. Y'all thick.
    dylan18779on March 28, 2016   Link

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