I'll see you on the outside and we'll
Never be the same
After all that's happened what is it that
We've gained?
Well I've made mistakes before and
Never lived them down
After all you've done for me i'm bound
(don't say another word)

To see you on the outside where we can
Both be sane
(you're speaking for yourself)
I'm bleeding on the inside
A place you might have been but now I
Know I'll (never be the same)

Well I heard you got a place and it's far
Away from here
Reality has sunken in now confirming
All my fears
I'm not gonna track you down and it's
Too late to stop
Thinking 'bout the time that we have lost
(I'm happy without you)

I'm trying to forget you and everything
We had (we didn't stand a chance)
We're miserable and it's true I haven't
Learned a thing
But now I know I'll trust no one else

(There was a time when we were back
And forth, it wasn't easy)
I guess that we're back where we belong
One thing is for sure, it wasn't strong

I'll see you on the outside where we can
Both feel shame
(you've never been more right)
I'm dying on the inside, you're never
Coming back
And now I know whatever we go through
My heart is stuck with you

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by misterzan81

On the Outside Lyrics as written by Danny Elfman

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is so crazy... I sort of went through this myself and she ended getting married right after.
    luckyskyraton May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat freakin song. I think its a couple talking about their failed relationship. They have both done some stupid things "where we can both feel shame(you've never been more right)". And they know they cant take them back. It seems more like shes happy without the relationship than he is, but they both know it couldnt go on. Even though deep down theres a part of him that wishes it would be like it was before.."my heart is stuck with you". all in all bomb ass song.
    TrojanJoeon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is soo amazing..i think its about a relationship..the girl breaks up with him nd hes trying all his best to keep her, they keep going 'back and forth'..then he just gives up and agrees with her wen really hes broken hearted cos he'll always love her..aww so saddd its how i felt with my ex cept im girl kinda thing yea
    Pretty in Punkon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first No Use song that I heard and to this day remians the best and most important one to me. Tony and Karina's vocals work extremely well together and the musicianship is pretty much faultless.
    dance_hall_crasheron May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohhhhhh my god¡¡¡this song is absolutely amazing¡¡¡
    Diliferon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great; I feel like it was written for me. I pretty much agree with everyone who posted so far. It makes me sad everytime I hear it, and it prompts me to remember all my failed relationships...sadness, but great song!
    NotYerSaveYeron July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, what a sad song...that's all I have to say. Oh and "my heart is stuck with you"? what the hek!? people get out the tissue boxes! aww..=p
    pureOwTkAsTemotionon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy ex boyfriend showed me these lyrics after we broke up...heart breaking isn't it?
    chanceXtoXflyon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first NUFAN song I heard! It's a really great song! I like almost every NUFAN song, but this is my favorite!! I'm looking forward to hear it live in some weeks :)
    Rayvenon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree with trogan joe... mad ass song, sad, but great music behind thelyrics... thats tops \m/
    punk_tinkerbelon March 14, 2003   Link

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