"Out There" as written by and Joseph Mascis....
I know your name
I know the people out there feel the same
I know you're gone
I hope you've got some friends to come along

I know you're out there
I know you're gone
You can't say that's fair
Can't you be wrong?

I feel ok
Sure, I know that's not what people say
Maybe they're wrong
Maybe you weren't on my side all along

I know you're out there
I know you're gone
You can't say that's fair
Can't you be wrong?

I know you're out there
You're still a case
It's still the place
Weren't you invited?
It's what you can't spare
Whatever's left, just hide the rest
And bring it right in

I know it's sick
I know you think again it's just a trick
Maybe I've changed
Just tell me was this all in vain?

I know you're out there
I know this face it's not erased
Weren't you invited?
It's what you can't spare
Whatever's left, just hide the rest
And bring it right in

Maintained inside
I've lost my range
Feeling strange
Weren't you invited?
Just never tried
It's still the place
You're still the case
Now bring it right in


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"Out There" as written by Willie Hutch

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    General CommentIt's about when his dad died :(
    Mindglowon December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most emotional songs I've ever heard. J's singing is so heartfelt and mesmerizin'. Needless to say that the solo is fuckin' great, like in almost every Dinosaur Jr. song, lol. Buy "Where You Been".. NOW!
    open_veinson May 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever about aliens. even better than cky of what ever it was called by the byrds
    rivieraon June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcky=shit
    byrds=20 times better than they'll ever be.
    dinosaur Jr.=also legends in their own right
    floydian18on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was in wayne's world 2!!
    ...and it's a good song. dinosaur jr. is amazing.
    jipsingon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this song first today
    it's my new fav dinosaur jr song
    ENion November 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDinosaur Jr. rule, I only started listening to them about a week ago and they're one of my favourite bands already, and this is probably my favourite song by them.
    I'm not exactly sure what its about, but i think having someone die would fit pretty well.
    When he says: "I feel ok
    Sure, I know that's not what people say"
    Thats very true, because often when people have people they love die, its such a shock they don't feel bad at all at first, its a while after that they really feel it, even if people expect them to feel bad straight away.
    devilish_leoon September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about when j was living with a girl. he kicked her out because she wasn't showing any addiction to him or respecting him. when he felt like he was getting taking advantage of. now she left. he says i hope you still have your friends wherever your going because thats the whole reason why im asking you to leave and if they stop hanging out with you, you'll see that you lost me. and everyone in his family and friends are telling him that he's happier and back to normal , but he's not.then he talks about how he feels okay and thats he is not better, like how everyone thinks he is. shes gone and he knows she's out there and his friends tell him not to worry about it cuz she wasn't really there for him anyways, so he misses her. she wont talk to him because she thinks he invited her to live with him and he is asking her to leave and she feels unloved. but he knows he didnt invite her, but he did, but not really meaning to invite her. so he feels like shit because shes gone now and he's questiong if he really did invite her, should he feel bad, but towards the end he just wants her to go back to their home and whatever else emotional she has against him to bring it too; he just wants her to come back in.
    djgadgeton November 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHave heard that this song is about J Mascis father, like he died or something.

    A good song on my favorite DJ album (it was the first one I ever heard 1993 when I 16 just getting into Alternative Rocks and music and stuff and just made a massive impression.)
    RupertBrandonKlemenson October 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentas others have said, this a song about J's dad when he died. Mascis was very close to his parents. He still lived in their house when he cut this record
    Daveoon July 22, 2011   Link

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