"Outsider" as written by and Juliana Hatfield....
Underneath the sky, driving through the snow
Something in my mind pulls me off the road
Got to get it down and out, out before it goes
Got to tell myself what I need to know

I see you from the thirteenth floor
This hotel has a thirteenth floor
I'm thinking out the window
"Come up and watch a video."

Did you ever see the birth
Or first steps of a tune?
Beautiful to me
And alien to you

It has got a face only I could love
And I know my place outside the hub

He's someone that you kinda know
He's someone that you'd like to know
You kiss him on the cheek and go
You gotta go and be alone

I see you from the thirteenth floor
This hotel has a thirteenth floor
I'm dreaming out the window
"Come up and watch a video."

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    Song MeaningWhat she herself wrote, in response to one the the "20 questions" she sold in April 2011 through PledgeMusic to finance her next album: "I was indeed talking about songwriting or in a larger sense, being a creative person and feeling the call of duty to create (write or paint, or whatever it is). This call, for me, has often seemed to take me away from people- the creative urge is often/always stronger than the urge to spend time with or to bond with other humans. Sometimes I have to stop my car when I'm driving and pull over in order to write down some ideas. And all this is what has made me feel like an outsider-- the need for aloneness. I think any artist will tell you that it's kind of a curse but it's also an incredible gift. The chorus is explaining it: I'm looking out of a hotel room window at someone-- maybe a stranger, maybe someone I wish I knew better-- with a sense of longing and wishing things could be some other way but they can't be because I am who I am."
    NAwlinsContrarianon April 09, 2011   Link

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