Story Behind The Song

An extreme version of my thoughts and sense of self.

Song Description

Music has a light, hopeful feel playing against rather dour lyrics. Subject starts by blaming others for their exclusion only to admit their isolation comes from within.

Song Length 3:56 Genre Rock - General, Rock - Progressive Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Uptight Subject Philosophy, Shyness
Similar Artists Phil Collins, Yes Language English
Era 2000 and later


You torture me
With your apathy
A hapless exile
A casualty

I want inside but the boundary's wired
Slashing, searching madly through the undergrowth
Through smoke and mirrors
And sliding doors
You grant me access
But the door is closed

It's no mistake
You keep me locked up on the Outside
And it's so cold
How you keep me locked on the Outside

It's clear to me now
I am my own sentry
I'm bound and gagged inside
My own insanity

But the jailor's asleep
Drunk on navel-gazing
And fermenting waste
I should overcome
But I never escape

It's my mistake
Got caught up looking from the Outside
I'm numb and dumb
How'd I find myself kept on the Outside

Lyrics Dave Sumner Music Dave Sumner
Producer Dave Sumner Performance Dave Sumner
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
RZDS My Top Songs 11/16/2010
Johnny Blackburn Quality Song Writing & Song Performance 10/17/2010
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