Outside In

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They say, "Don't!" I say, "Go!"
Everybody wants to know
what I'm saying' here,
but you can't compare
to all the shit you've heard before!
Ask them what they think of me,
typical rudy, speakin' unity.
It's a goal, they say, is out of reach.
It's something' you can't ignore!

I'm on the outside, lookin' in and
that's fine from where I'm standing.
Just chillin', and watchin' you!
I know you stereotype me.
Most of you fucks, I know, don't like me.
I don't really care if you do!

They say, "How?" I say, "Now!"
I'm up here trying to break it down,
tryin' to spread some hope to those
who think they are totally alone!
Strong enough to be yourself!
Leave the image on the shelf!
They put a price on everything.
The truth is never shown!

I'm on the outside, lookin' in and
that's fine from where I'm standing.
Just chillin', and watchin' you!
I know you stereotype me.
Most of you fucks, I know, don't like me.
I don't really care if you do.

You say you won't be bought.
Your culture that they sold.
But, still, you buy it up, to save your image.
Low!
I know I'm just as bad,
pray my fashion's not a fad,
but I won't ever look at you twice
because you're not dressed like me!

I'm on the outside, lookin' in and
that's fine from where I'm standing.
Just chillin', and watchin' you!
I know you stereotype me.
Most of you punks, I know, don't like me.
I don't really care if you do!

It's punk rock, there's no totem pole.
No hierarchy. No one has control.
We're all here because we need to let go.
Shouldn't have to worry about being judged at a show!
Same message, just different tastes.
So what if I'd take Bad Manners or Bad Brains?
Can't say I don't want it played,
I just can't see how that's a reason to hate!

I'm on the outside, lookin' in and
that's fine from where I'm standing.
Just chillin', and watchin' you!
I know you stereotype me.
Most of you fucks, I know, don't like me.
I don't give a shit about you!

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from Wasted, released August 23, 2004

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Misty Beethoven Erie, Pennsylvania

Toby, Jack, and Kyle were playing ska music in Toby's mom's sun room. In March of 2004, they moved to Kyle's mom's basement next door, and asked Knapps if he wanted to sing. Everyone who was there knows the rest. In August 2004, Misty B recorded these ten tracks. Fast, hard, but never forgotten. The essence of the 3rd wave. ... more

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