Who Sang Outsider? Assemblage 23

Assemblage 23 Bruise cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-6-8
Genre: Electronic
Style: EBM/Industrial/Synth-pop
length: 5:33
performer: Tom Shear
recording engineer: Tom Shear
Some other versions of "Outsider"

Lyrics
When the door's always closed
Isolation imposed
I try the best I can

But the gulf is too wide
And I can't stand astride
Such a gigantic span

This impossible distance
Obscures my existence
Like fog hugging autumn shores

And it's building inside
With each wound to my pride
I can't take this anymore

I'm standing right here
I've not disappeared
And yet you look right through me

Do I not exist?
A presence unmissed
An unseen identity

I'm on the outside
Looking inward
These impenetrable walls restrain me
I could tear them down
But I'm afraid
Of what is on the other side

It's not my intention
To covet attention
At least no more than I'm due

But you turned your back
And left me in the black
With nothing I could cling to

Was it too much to ask
Such an abhorrent task
To simply acknowledge me?

Some small recognition
To raze this partition
That makes me feel so empty

I'm on the outside
Looking inward
These impenetrable walls restrain me
I could tear them down
But I'm afraid
Of what is on the other side

I'm at the point I might break
Alone and displaced
An unwelcome nobody

I'm a vessel adrift
Traversing the rift
Consumed by an angry sea

Pushed aside by the crowd
And I'm screaming out loud
Until my voice is raw

But I won't go away
From this perverse ballet
As long as I've breath to draw

I'm on the outside
Looking inward
These impenetrable walls restrain me
I could tear them down
But I'm afraid
Of what is on the other side

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Crosstalk
  • 2 The Last Mistake
  • 3 Over & Out
  • 4 The Noise Inside My Head
  • 5 Outsider
  • 6 Darkflow
  • 7 Automaton
  • 8 The Other Side of the Wall
  • 9 Talk Me Down
  • 10 Otherness
    CD 2
  • 1 Rain Falls Down
  • 2 The Last Mistake (Cesium_137 rmx)
  • 3 The Noise Inside My Head (Grendel rmx)
  • 4 Rain Falls Down (Daniel Myer Vancouver Tribute rmx)
  • 5 God Is a Strangely Absent Father
  • 6 The Noise Inside My Head (Sonik Foundry rmx)
  • 7 Rain Falls Down (iVardensphere rmx)
  • 8 The Noise Inside My Head (Boyz Inside My Bed rmx by Alter Der Ruine)
  • 9 The Last Mistake (Geoff Pinckney of Tenek rmx)
  • 10 Reckless

  • Release information
    label: Accession Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 4047179663427
    script: Latin