Outside Looking In
Everywhere I see the signs pointing one direction No more twists or crooked turns leaving room for doubt Where I used to take the time for quiet and reflection Now I only hear the noise of what I am without I see them walking hand in hand and my eyes just want to linger On those golden wedding bands wrapped around their fingers By the time I turn away I feel it once again I'm back in this familiar place, outside looking in Baby, all the tears between us couldn't fill the spaces And all the words we grasped at they just fell away I kept waiting on forgiveness to fix the broken places But nothing even like it ever came my way And tonight I drove around and the street came up before me I took a turn and then I found this old house coming toward me I heard the sound a heart must make when a memory's caving in Oh, baby, what a hungry place, outside looking in It's the hardest kind of need that never knows a reason Are we such a lonely breed or just born in a lonely season? Baby, it's all in the eyes; it's where the reckoning begins It's where we linger like a sigh; it's where we long to be pulled in It's where we learn to say goodbye without saying anything Just standing on the borderlines, outside looking in
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