• Song:

    Outside Looking In

  • Artist:

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

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OUTSIDE LOOKING IN (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
[Actually in A; capo 2.]
[I'm unsure about the pre-chorus and bridge, where I've written
 F/A F/A Am Am.  It might in fact be Am Am F/A F/A.  Frankly, it
 sounds okay either way.  See which sounds best for you.]

G (320003@1)F (133211@1)Am (x02210@1)Am (x02210@1)  G (320003@1)F (133211@1)Am (x02210@1)Am[intro] (x02210@1)
     G (320003@1)             D/F# (200232@1) C/E (x3111x@5)             CEverywhere (x32010@1)I see the signs, pointing one direction
        G (320003@1)               D/F# (200232@1) C/E (x3111x@5)             CNo (x32010@1)more twists or crooked turns, leaving room for doubt
        G (320003@1)              D/F# (200232@1)   C/E (x3111x@5)           CWhere (x32010@1)I used to take the time for quiet and reflection
      G (320003@1)           D/F# (200232@1)   C/E (x3111x@5)         CNow (x32010@1)I only hear the noise of what I am without

           G (320003@1)              G (320003@1)         C(9)/G             C(9)/G
I see them walking hand in hand, and my eyes just want to linger
         G (320003@1)             G (320003@1)   C(9)/G                C(9)/G
On those golden wedding bands, wrapped around their fingers
       F/A (x03211@1)        F/A (x03211@1)  Am (x02210@1)           AmBy (x02210@1)the time I turn away, I feel it once again
              G (320003@1)              D/F# (200232@1) Am7 (x02010@1)         CI'm (x32010@1)back in this familiar place, outside looking in

G  D/F#  Am7  C

Baby, all the tears between us couldn't fill the spaces
And all the word 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

G (320003@1)F (133211@1)Am (x02210@1)Am (x02210@1)  G (320003@1)F (133211@1)Am (x02210@1)Am[instrumental] (x02210@1)
         G (320003@1)             G (320003@1)       C(9)/G          C(9)/G
It's the hardest kind of need that never knows a reason
       G (320003@1)           G (320003@1)            C(9)/G             C(9)/G
Are we such a lonely breed, or just born in a lonely season
      F/A (x03211@1)             F/A (x03211@1)              Am (x02210@1)         AmBaby, (x02210@1)it's all in the eyes, it's where the reckoning begins
              F/A (x03211@1)          F/A (x03211@1)              Am (x02210@1)              AmIt's (x02210@1)where we linger like a sigh, it's where we long to be pulled in
              F/A (x03211@1)            F/A (x03211@1)      Am (x02210@1)         Am(?)
It's where we learn to say goodbye without saying anything
          G (320003@1)              D/F# (200232@1)     Am7 (x02010@1)    CStanding (x32010@1)on the borderline, outside looking in

G (320003@1)D/F# (200232@1)Am7 (x02010@1)C (x32010@1)  G (320003@1)D/F# (200232@1)Am7 (x02010@1)C[instrumental; (x32010@1)repeat and fade]

- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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