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Outside Lyrics

from Butterfly

"Outside" is track #6 on the album Butterfly. It was written by Carey, Mariah / Afanasieff, Walter N..

The song talk about Carey's issues growing up as a biracial child and feeling like she never belonged.
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It's hard to explain
Inherently it's just always been strange
Neither here nor 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

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

Early on, you face
The realization you don't have a space
Where you fit in
And recognize you were born to exist

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
And it's hard
And it's hard

Irreversibly
Falling in between
And it's hard
And it's hard
To be understood
As you are
As you are

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

You'll be somewhere on the outside

Songwriters
CAREY, MARIAH / AFANASIEFF, WALTER N.

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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