Right Outside

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This song dates from WAY back in 1990, written when I was but 20 years old. I wrote it for the band I had in Norfolk, Virginia back then - we were called "Skeptics." We had a cool logo and everything.


You've been walking very far, but you can't get any nearer
And everything is looking like it should
You've been living here so long
But your thoughts they get no clearer
Did you really ever think that they would?

How many days will you stand before the mirror
Before you are sure that it's you?
And how many ways will you tell yourself you're no good
Hey, I could've told you that too

I'm right outside, can I come in?

You're sitting in a high chair, but your heart is dropping lower
Is that the way you want to begin?
Your face is getting warmer, and your hands are growing colder
When opportunity knocks, let it in

I'm right outside, can I come in?

Here I am, I know you know me
So don't turn away
Who are you, you once told me
Can I stay?

I'm right outside


from Life Like Luster, released September 27, 2007
Words and music by Shawn Farley.




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