Taylor Swift - The Outside Lyrics




I didn't know what I would find
When I went looking 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 nothing seems to work the first few times
Am I right?

So how can I ever try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
I can still see you.
This ain't the best view
On the outside looking in
And 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've helped if you had wanted to
But no one notices until it's too late to do anything

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

Oh, yeah

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 looking in
And I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside





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  1. Chester Didzena

    But im still human im like everyone else i like to chill by a beach side n just enjoy life with smiles with friends in life n make the best of it

  2. Chester Didzena

    Me i take roads less traveled so im never scared

  3. Amber Conrad

    I so can relate to this song in so many ways when I was a teen in high school and im 27 now and still feel the same way

  4. Am Ra

    "Nobody ever lets me in" I can't believe these lyrics still describe me 16 years later, actually it's gotten worse.

    Adam Melekh

    I'm sorry you feel this way :( Stay strong ❤️

  5. Elizabeth Berika Çolak

    You are perfect!!

  6. Elizabeth Berika Çolak

    Sesini yediğim

  7. Blake Wilson

    This song pretty much describes social awkwardness and struggling to fit in. Relatable themes for me and interestingly different from a lot of her other songs.

  8. Kayla Smith

    This song is so relatable, I love it!

  9. Marlena Sien

    THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THESE UP :)

  10. alenrose estoche

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    "The Outside"

    I didn't know what I would find
    When I went looking 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 nothing seems to work the first few times
    Am I right?

    So how can I ever try to be better?
    Nobody ever lets me in
    I can still see you.
    This ain't the best view
    On the outside looking in
    And 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've helped if you had wanted to
    But no one notices until it's too late to do anything

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

    Oh, yeah

    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 looking in
    And I've been a lot of lonely places
    I've never been on the outside

  11. Nerdy Girl

    Don't worry, you are on the outside of ordinary. You are extraordinary.

  12. Starr Troup

    Really ds

  13. Peyton Bonner

    I love your songs

  14. Banjit Panchanan

    good music ausum song

  15. dogo unicorn

    She has been so great to listen to when I'm down

  16. adrian Aligacion

    can anyone gives me a link of this here guitar?

  17. pearlrose1982

    This song is her first song she wrote in 6 grade as per Written in the book of ts

  18. Molly Harper

    Did you know she wrote this song when she was TWELVE!

  19. Dana Hail

    how can I ever try to be better?😣😣

  20. Katie Bakke

    i have no friend not even my family

  21. Kim Jaein

    I still love this song no matter how old it gets💕

  22. 陳妍妤

    LOVE TAYLOR

  23. Jeremiah Haubenreiser

    I don't know if I have made myself
    Clear...I thank TAYLOR RULES!!!!!!!!
    Pretty much erythang she : ROYAL

  24. Patrick Sporrer

    I have an original song that I think you'll like if you enjoy this song (and all Taylor's older music)-it's called "My Destiny"-give it a listen at the following link: https://youtu.be/fg6pqepXcmA

  25. Ece Aydın

    2006.....

  26. Isn't Delicate13

    She wrote this song when she was twelve and I still can't write a rhyme when i'm a freshmen xD

    SushiRoll Speaks

    Ruby Gold Did she??? That’s incredible!!

    Angelo Lima

    @SushiRoll Speaks She came to this Earth for this, I swear.

  27. Cheryl Clark

    December 22 2017?

  28. Luis Ramirez

    First of all you are a 👑 to me, and I love your music so so so much!!!

  29. madyson chan

    You inspired me to write my own song you inspired me to open up so much i have more friends thanks to you i should have known that i was amazing inside and out like you i always wanted to be like you because you never give up like me playing soccer i want to sing too but you my cuz my grandma all inspire me to sing my heart off

    Madelyn Petrochko

    madyson chan post it on your channel

  30. Carson Dehmer

    Please come back to country I loved it so much you inspired me with country music

  31. John Dwyer

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VOICE!

  32. Kayla Smith

    This song is relatable, I get made fun of a lot just because I play Roblox and Minecraft.

    Kayla Fox

    Hey, my name is Kayla too! :D

    Sena T

    Whats your roblox acc i can be your friend??!!!!

  33. Geezey MLP And Lps

    Simpsons
    Tribute
    Jessica Lovejoy
    Mary Spuckler
    Taylor Swift
    Splinterd Love
    What the heck?
    #MARYSPUCKLER
    #APPLESPICE

  34. Kevin La Rock

    I will always cherish this album and this song cuz this was one of the songs that helped me get through the tough times when i felt my world was falling apart and when i was very close to ending it all together

  35. Luna And Molly

    I think I know the lyrics to all the songs on this CD of course I get that from my mom

  36. Karen Paren

    This song is about Taylor's "friends" leaving her out and making fun of her

  37. Sol In

    Adorable💖

  38. music girl27

    This song is so true but okay WHO IS STILL PISSED OFF ABOUT KANYES SONG FAMOUS CAUSE I AM HE NEVER MADE HER FAMOUS TIM McGraw DID

    Maya Appel

    music girl27 amen

    Jade Emily

    Exactlyy!

  39. summerinspringville-hill

    This is how I feel. I'm in college, but the social climate is like a middle school. It sucks.

    naruhinastarr

    omg same. i mean, people are supposed to act like grown-ups now but they still have that middle- school-clique mentality. no one is ever going to let me in :'(

    summerinspringville-hill

    It's so sad. I'm sorry :(

  40. Charis Alexander

    Wow she wad talented even at 12.not that she isn't talented now

    daisy-sweetgirl

    this song was release when she was 16

    Charis Alexander

    True, the song was release when she was 16,but she wrote it back when she was 12.

    Charis Alexander

    i mean released

    futureflyboy006

    that's debatable...

    Ana Macías

    She has had talent since she was 8 years old when she wrote a mini-story and she won

  41. Victoria Aza-Rossi

    I wish I was like Taylor Swift

    Victoria Aza-Rossi

    @Qianyue Chen I understand, I can to. Obviously Taylor is there every step of the way.

    music girl27

    Vicky Aza-Rossi same she is the one that is making me make my dreams come true even if she dose not know it

    Nazmin

    Its a waste of your life wishing to be like someone else and a total injustice to the world. There is only one of you. Own that shit and make the most of you. Taylor probably had the same thoughts when she wrote this song and throughout her middle/high school life.

    Vidya Gupta

    But Taylor said "Just be yourself, there's no one better." :)

  42. Freak AF

    I can relate this song, i have like 0 friends

    chayensweet

    me​ too

    Marlena Sien

    Smart and empathic people have a hard time making friends... cause you require a high quality of humanity.

    Sena T

    Sad news i lost a friend just today and i have zero friends two!?!😣😣

    code rainbow

    I’d be ur friend..

    fellow kitty

    Hi same here but we'll have best life I promise you :)

  43. alex’s art

    I can relate to this song. Why? My "Friend" only does stuff with me if she's bored, but even then she's bossy. And everywhere I go, I'm getting teased, people calling me " weird " because I'm vegan & homeschooled, At least have 3 friends... Please, even though their not "Popular", or rich, don't judge a book unless you've read it

    Kenna Choy

    i also get teased all the time because of my serious acne problem. im like, "would you batches please stfu???!!!" to my "friends"

    music girl27

    Leeandpixie Gaming I always have rumors told about me and just take everything as a compliment and say thank you for everything they say and then just walk away

    alex’s art

    I have a lot of rumors told about me online and some girl turned a bunch of my friends against me. I'm kinda over it now though lol. My "friend" also choked me which was a fun time. Lol.

    summerinspringville-hill

    Leeandpixie Gaming I'm so sorry. Stay strong❤️

  44. Khadija Al basri

    "so how can i ever" this line was stuck in my head and I finally found the song.

    JAWAD UL KABIR

    yeah she sings it so cutely it's easy to get stuck in the head

  45. Autumn Smith

    I m mind years old and I love u more than anything

    Qian Cat

    +Autumn Smith you mean your nine years old and you love Taylor Swift. Sorry, I can't stop myself from correcting people! All I meant was that you should use better Capitalization and Punctuation!

    gstoe

    +Qianyue Chen If you are going to correct someone at least make sure your correction is mistake free. "you mean your nine years old" should be "you're" lol

    vhgf hi

    +gstoe Yeah and in should be *is. You guys are both smart asses. Stfu she's nine and doesn't give a shit.

    Qian Cat

    *blush* Sorry, how about this: I'm nine years old, and I love you more than anything. There! Yes, I did put your instead of you're. Silly me!

  46. hell cat

    I LOVE YOU TAY TAY!!!

    music girl27

    LPS Crybaby YAS

  47. Tony Ferraro

    And I'm actually his daughter ava

  48. Tony Ferraro

    I love this Taylor swift

    music girl27

    Tony Ferraro Same

  49. rebca Pedigo

    😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 love this song

  50. Kela Sonekeovilay

    she wrote this song because mean girls which are her friends

    music girl27

    Kela's Vlog/other things yep

  51. Virginia Hernandez

    Love it👍💜