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Outside Lookin' In

from Fugitives

Steel pulse - in a steady hand
You're as cool as the night
Even with the sunrise
In your eyes
Steady hand alright
You'll soon be outa sight
Got the covers barely lifted
You're gifted in your
Daring escape
How did it feel
To climb into the ring
You were looking for a fight
And singing take me on
Or take me in
You never saw battle
But you leave through
Force of habit
Looking through her frosted window
A reminder that it's warm inside

How can you get close
When you are outside lookin' in
How can you see love
When you are outside lookin' in
Heaven help and hold you
If you are outside lookin' in
Inside for it all

In keeping with tradition
You answer yourself slowly
If you're the only witness
This couldn't be a crime
Both of you were willing
Only one of you was loving
You could understand the difference
But it takes up too much time
So you memorize the number
To a perfect situation
Reclaim your priceless freedom
As you pull out into traffic
Where you can put a little distance
And time between connections
Until some other evening
When you're baying at the moon
Again

How can you get close
When you are outside lookin' in
How can you see love
When you are outside lookin' in
Heaven help and hold you
If you are outside lookin' in
Inside for it all

And if you think that you're the
Owner of this memory
Remember - you weren't alone
Now it's back to business
Where you calculate each moment
Where you measure your success
By a number or an unknown name
You can put it all behind you
Yeah, you can get behind the wheel
You're the famous movin' target
You're forever changing lanes
Using up the freeway
Your hand outside the window
The wind between your fingers
Won't take her memory away
It's sure to stay with you
And when you very least expect it
It reduces you to wonder
And there's no answer in your briefcase

How can you get close
When you are outside lookin' in
How can you see love
When you are outside lookin' in
Heaven help and hold you
If you are outside lookin' in
Inside for it all