All my life I've been waiting
For you to bring a fairy tale my way
Been living in a fantasy without meaning
It's not okay, I don't feel safe

I don't feel safe, ohh

Left broken empty in despair
Want to breathe can't find air
Thought you were sent from up above
But you and me never had love
So much more I have to say
Help me find a way

And I wonder if you know
How it really feels
To be left outside alone
When it's cold out here
Well maybe you should know
Just how it feels
To be left outside alone
To be left outside alone

I tell ya
All my life I've been waiting
For you to bring a fairytale my way
Been living in a fantasy without meaning
It's not okay I don't feel safe
I need to pray

Why do you play me like a game?
Always someone else to blame
Careless, helpless little man
Someday you might understand
There's not much more to say
But I hope you find a way

Still I wonder if you know
How it really feels
To be left outside alone
When it's cold out here
Well maybe you should know
Just how it feels
To be left outside alone
To be left outside alone

I tell ya
All my life I've been waiting
For you to bring a fairytale my way
Been living in a fantasy without meaning
It's not okay I don't feel safe
I need to pray

Ohh, pray
Ohh, Heavenly Father
Save me, ohh
Whoa

And I wonder if you know
How it really feels
To be left outside alone
When it's cold out here
Well maybe you should know
Just how it feels
To be left outside alone
To be left outside alone

I said I said
I wonder if you know
How it feels
To be left outside alone
When it's cold out here
Well maybe you should know
Just how it feels
To be left outside alone
To be left outside alone

All my life I've been waiting
For you to bring a fairytale my way
Been living in a fantasy without meaning
It's not okay I don't feel safe
I need to pray


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Left Outside Alone Lyrics as written by Anastacia Newkirk, Dallas Austin, Glen Ballard

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Comment

    It's a song about being in a relationship and being cut out and ignored by the other person you love.

    hoopson February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Hear hear quiff.

    Heliamphoraon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    ok this her only song i like, but i do think her voice is really interesting and in this song powerful :) i guess i like this one cuz' i can just realte 100%. jumps around in rage think i might try out some of her other songs again.

    prettyinpunk8177on July 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    yeah i agree with the poster above me.. i can relate 100%

    dick_darlingtonon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    This song, it's not about a relationship with anyboyfriend, Anastacia's parents are divorced, since she were little, in this song is his father the protagonist, because he left her outside alone:

    All my life I’ve been waiting For you to bring a fairytale my way Been living in a fantasy without meaning It’s not okay I don’t feel safe I need to pray

    He never brang her a fairytale..., thinks a little bit, before talking about her boobs, or something like that, all her songs are really good, and she doesn't complain in everysong, but when you think she's complaining, she has songs about how fight against problems through life...

    pablogpitaon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    That's a great song!

    XA3APTAon October 14, 2007   Link
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    Sorry in advance for my english, but I think is important my comment here.... I think that there's a meaning (for to know the truth, we could have to go to the source... but are we sue she'll say us the Truth?........). Well, maybe that the song refers to a particular relationship, maybe she's just a wore, or maybe she just wanna do money... But I need to connect some particular events, and things (that maybe at end haven't nothing to do together... who knows!) She was affected by a cancer, in 2003, that she discoverd casually, after an examination for plastic surgery. but this doesn't meaning nothing..... maybe. another thing... the song, could be referred to a relationship for someone... but, there's a phrase that clash with that conclusion:

    "All my life I’ve been waiting For you to bring a fairytale my way Been living in a fantasy without meaning It’s not okay I don’t feel safe"

    ....WHAT??? All my life?? Not "all this time" or "all this years"..... all my LIFE!!... So what in a life...... in our life, make we be waitin' for that similar to a fairytale, and we are promised we will bring in that "fairytale"........ if we remain good persons?? Well, if you find the Right answer to this question(possibly, with the reasons for this answer), maybe you will wake up from this ...Fantasy without meaning...... or maybe not! ;) but.. there's a phrase that I really love, deeply with ALL MY HEART:

    "Who is looking for, do not stop trying. If you try, you will find. If you find, will be surprised. If you will be surprised, will become king over all." I hope you'll love it too, and to teach others, to do the same........ With my heart....

    WAKE UP NOW, NEO THIS MATRIX REALLY EXISTS!! ;)

    NoMatrixon August 01, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    Many good songs have lyrics that can have multiple interpretations. To me, this is about a person ( ' I ' ) and drugs ( 'you' )

    When I hear it, to me it goes "All my life (not really my entire life, but my using period) I've been waiting for you (the drugs) to bring a fairytale (nice times, fun, good laughter, numbing, forgetting worries and so on) my way" and

    "I wonder if you know, how it really feels to be left outside alone" is about me being isolated (actually, I did it myself) from friends and family because I was on drugs. I heard this song many times before but when I heard it in rehab this meaning occurred to me. From that point, this song became special to me (I've been clean since rehab, already an extended period of time, thank God!) and I'm no longer the victim of my self-chosen misery. Clean and happy now!

    I am not against drugs all of a sudden. I did have some fun moments and great memories but when I became too hooked it was bad, really bad. I am really glad I got some good help getting me off that stuff. People should think well before trying. It's not very innocent. All drugs, including alcohol...

    Hanszelon April 28, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I’d say it’s about her father. -All my life I’ve been waiting. -Careless, helpless little man. The one man every girl should be able to count on is her father and it sounds like this guy was so emotionally distant and/or neglectful that the only other male role model she could reach out to was her concept of a deity (Heavenly Father please save me) to deal with her despair and emotional abandonment

    mushroomfaton September 11, 2021   Link
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    General Comment

    she's fuckinwhore.

    Gayboyasianon March 09, 2005   Link

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