The Outside Lyrics

Taylor Swift


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Taylor Swift
album: Track 6 in album Taylor Swift
release date: 2006-10-24
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Ballad
length: 3:29
producer: Robert Ellis Orrall
mixer: Jeff Balding
recorded by: Clarke Schleicher
additional producer: Nathan Chapman
additional recorded by: Allen Ditto
composer: Taylor Swift
lyricist: Taylor Swift

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I didn't know what I would find
When I went lookin' for a reason I know
I didn't read between the lines
And, baby, I've got nowhere to go
I tried to take the road less traveled by
But nothin' seems to work the first few times
Am I right?

So how can I ever try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you; this ain't the best view
On the outside, lookin' in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

You saw me there, but never knew
That I would give it all up to be
A part of this, a part of you
And now it's all too late, so you see
You could have helped if you had wanted to
But no one notices until it's too late to do anything

How could I ever try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you; this ain't the best view
On the outside, lookin' in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

Oh, yeah

How can I ever try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you; this ain't the best view
On the outside, lookin' in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

Oh, oh
Oh, oh,
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Tim McGraw
  • 2 Picture to Burn
  • 3 Teardrops on My Guitar
  • 4 A Place in This World
  • 5 Cold as You
  • 6 The Outside
  • 7 Tied Together With a Smile
  • 8 Stay Beautiful
  • 9 Should've Said No
  • 10 Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
  • 11 Our Song