Outside Lyrics

by Lou Reed

Outside the world's a mindless child
Outside
Outside reflects the worst of styles
Outside
Inside when you're in my arms
A mindless child is still to be borne
Inside, baby, when we come inside

Outside the politics of greed
Outside
Outside misbehavior seethes
Outside
Mindless repression dominates the street
While I kneel down and kiss your feet
Inside, baby, when we come inside
Outside

Outside they don't think they breed
Outside
Outside emotion determines need
Outside
Outside the world's a mindless child
That we could bring to life in your arms
Inside, baby, when we come inside

Outside the politics of hate an greed
Outside
Outside the world's a mindless child
Outside
But when I hold you in my arms
It's a mindless child that you want
Inside, no matter 'bout the world outside

Inside, a baby's what you want inside