Who Sang Outside? Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Butterfly cover art

Some other versions of "Outside"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey
release date: 1997-9-10
genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: Deep House/Vocal/Ballad
length: 4:48
producer: Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey
lead vocals: Mariah Carey
mixer: Mick Guzauski and Mike Scott
engineer: Mike Scott and Dana Jon Chappelle
arranger: Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
guitar: Michael Cirro
Hammond organ: Gary Montoute
additional keyboard: Dan Shea
additional arranger: Ron Grant
programming: Walter Afanasieff
co-producer: Cory Rooney
keyboard & piano: Donald Parker
drums (drum set): Nathaniel Townsley III
assistant engineer: Ian Dalsemer
keyboard & synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
EWI: Michael Phillips
drums (drum set) programming: Dan Shea
instrument: Artie Reynolds
[Verse: 1]
It's hard to explain
Inherently it's just always been strange
Neither here or there
Always somewhat out of place everywhere
Ambiguous
Without a sense of belonging to touch
Somewhere halfway
Feeling there's no one completely the same

[Chorus:]
Standing alone
Eager to just
Believe it's good enough to be what
You really are
But in your heart
Uncertainty forever lies
And you'll always be
Somewhere on the
Outside

[Verse: 2]
Early on, you face
The realization you don't
have a space
Where you fit in
And recognize you
Were born to exist

[Chorus]
Standing alone
Eager to just
Believe it's good enough to be what
You really are
But in your heart
Uncertainty forever lies
And you'll always be
Somewhere on the
Outside

And it's hard [Repeat: x2]

[Bridge:]
Irreversibly
Falling in between
And it's hard [Repeat: 1]
To be understood
As you are [Repeat: 1]

Oh, and God knows
That you're standing on your own
Blind and unguided
Into a world divided
You're thrown
Where you're never quite the same
Although you try,try and try
To tell yourself
You really are
But in your heart-uncertainty forever lies
And you'll always be
Somewhere on the outside



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Honey
  • 2 Butterfly
  • 3 My All
  • 4 The Roof
  • 5 Fourth of July
  • 6 Breakdown
  • 7 Babydoll
  • 8 Close My Eyes
  • 9 Whenever You Call
  • 10 Fly Away (Butterfly reprise)
  • 11 The Beautiful Ones
  • 12 Outside
  • 13 Honey (So So Def radio mix)
  • 14 Honey (Def club mix)

  • Album Information
    label: Sony Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988009850092
    script: Latin