From our lives' beginning on
We are pushed in little forms
No one asks us how we like to be
In school they teach you what to think
But everyone says different things
But they're all convinced that
They're the ones to see

So they keep talking and they never stop
And at a certain point you give it up
So the only thing that's left to think is this

(I want out) to live my life alone
(I want out)
Leave me be (I want out)
To do things on my own (I want out)
To live my life and to be free

People tell me a and b
They tell me how I have to see
Things that I have seen already clear
So they push me then from side to side
They're pushing me from black to white
They're pushing 'til there's nothing more to hear

But don't push me to the maximum
Shut your mouth and take it home
'Cause I decide the way things gonna be

(I want out)
To live my life alone (I want out)
Leave me be (I want out)
To do things on my own (I want out)
To live my life and to be free

There's a million ways to see the things in life
A million ways to be the fool
In the end of it, none of us is right
Sometimes we need to be alone

No no no, leave me alone

To live my life alone (I want out)
Leave me be (I want out)
To do things on my own (I want out)
To live my life and to be free
(I want out)


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I Want Out Lyrics as written by Kai Hansen

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    General Comment

    Its about how even from an early age, people are drilling their own thoughts and beliefs into you, almost making it impossible to have a singular mind. Its made up of so many different people's thoughts that in the end you just wanna scream cause you don't know what's right and what's wrong.

    big timmyon March 30, 2007   Link
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    Dont remember what filosofer who have wrote about it but I think this is about people who live in societys can´t be free. From the beginning we lost our clean and innocent minds, they are filled with our parents/societys beliefs and ideals, we cant think free and undisturbed when we are learnt to think in one way. If you have seen "a beuftiful mind", Nash has kind of the same belif. He thinks attending lessons would be to lose his gift to see things clearly. Its harder to find something revolutionery when you adapt other persons thoughts and ideas.

    goetheon December 21, 2006   Link
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    Well, it's basicaly that society presures you into some form regardless if it fits you or not. But true salvation and happyness is only found by walking alone. I mean look at yourself and your society, i bet you know all what I mean. And in societys like Japan or Korea it's the most frustrating.

    The_Rhinoon October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    can't believe no one commented on this song! anyway it's about being totally free, and I was about 13 when i heard this song!

    TabuuDi26on June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    This song was my theme for the last two weeks I was working at a terrible seasonal job in the Rockies... I just wanted the hell outta there, and I blasted this song to lighten some of my burden and make me feel better.

    RainbowDemonon December 10, 2005   Link
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    I first heard Sonatas cover version of this one, but its all in all really nice piece, goes second to my fav Helloween songs. I can't really explain it any better than the lyrics do, it's just about the todays' education and/or society, different people placed in a small groups at very young age and tought things that they can't probably even understand clearly yet, or things that are already clear but taught in such a narrow way, like they shouldn't think of them in any other way than they are told. And that in the end its all up to you what you want to be, your parents or school can't decide it even if they would interfere.

    My first post, plus english isn't my native language, so there...

    Geneson June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    All it really needs now is a crappy 80's montage put to it, Footloose or Rocky style.

    Running, ripping your shirt off, dodging the crowds, finally coming to rest on your knees in the middle of dark street in the rain, hands raised into the air screaming I WANT OUT!

    Actually, i've been looking for a clip to make... Give me a few months, and i'll be set with this crappy montage for you all.

    big timmyon March 30, 2007   Link
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    All it really needs now is a crappy 80's montage put to it, Footloose or Rocky style.

    Running, ripping your shirt off, dodging the crowds, finally coming to rest on your knees in the middle of dark street in the rain, hands raised into the air screaming I WANT OUT!

    big timmyon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song was written by kai hansen it was about him actually wanting to leave the band helloween which he did, 2 years after writing the song.

    skater-maton August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    To me this is a song that reflects how as individuals we are seen as meaning nothing. Thus leading to people thinking they can treat us how they want. And this is most prominent from a teenage point of view.

    On the one hand you have people telling you to have fun, and others telling you to be mature. This leads to the confusion, and frustration until we just want to scream at the top of our lungs

    "I WANT OUT"

    And just run away from it all

    Jelnockon March 05, 2008   Link

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