To touch the sky
A dreamer must be
Someone who has more imagination
Than me to reach the stars

A dreamer must fly
Somehow he must live more of a lifetime
Than I for sands of time won't wait
And it may be too late

Now is the hour and moment
Don't let the chance go by
Your ship is sailing with the high tide
And all your dreams are on the inside
On the inside looking out
On the inside looking out
Looking out, looking out, looking out, Looking out

To change the world
A dreamer must be
Someone who has more determination
Than me to free his soul

A dreamer must fly
Somewhere he must find a better reason
Than I the hands of time won't wait
And we may be too late

Now is the hour and moment
Don't let a day pass by
Your ships sailing with the high tide
You could be standing on the inside
On the inside looking out
On the inside looking out
On the inside looking out
On the inside looking out
Looking out, looking out, looking out

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Inside Looking Out Lyrics as written by Eric Norman Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    Carpe Diem. Seize the day! Don't just dream.
    BlueYogion August 25, 2012   Link
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    Oh man - not ONE comment on this beautiful song?! If taken from the perspective of Antonio Gaudi, his masterwork - the Sagrada Familia would never be finished. He couldn't 'touch the sky' or 'free his soul'. Taken by itself it's one of the most wistful songs I've ever heard - and VERY much an Eric Woolfson masterpiece in the same vein as 'Day After Day' from I, Robot. I imagine an old man telling his young grandson not to wait to follow his dreams. That before he knows it, the time will fly past and instead of being in touch with your dreams, they look out at you from an untouchable place. But imagine Eric's mindset when he wrote this! He's essentially saying that he knows what it takes to live up to his potential and that he has neither the skill or the time to do it! How incredibly sad! I certainly hope he really doesn't feel this way, but perhaps he writes through the eyes of someone else who does. But just like 'Day After Day', he alludes to our mortality, our lack of time, wit, or energy. We are human after all - very few of us will ever live up to our greatest potential.
    ctlizyrdon September 10, 2007   Link

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