What does Outside mean?

Hollywood Undead: Outside Meaning

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Outside Lyrics

Someone left the door open
Who left me outside
I'm bent I'm not broken
Come live in my life

All the words left unspoken
All the pages I write
On my knees and I'm hoping
That someone holds me tonight

Hold me tonight



    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 2nd 2014 !⃝

    I think this song is about a misunderstood child who has never really been loved or cared for and just really wants that one person that won't leave them but also understands what they have been through. As you get to the verses I think that child has now grown to hate everyone and everything around them, but they still just wants that one person, needs that one person that won't leave.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 15th 2015 !⃝

    I feel the song is about the lost innocence of our youth. You wake up and walk through the door of your youth into the real world and things are not as you thought they'd be like. And the closes behind you once you walk through it, keeping you forever stuck in the real world


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 5th 2014 !⃝

    "We all die a little sometimes, it’s alright
    Did you come to say your goodbyes to this life?
    We all hurt a little sometimes, we’re alright
    So mothers hold your children don’t you ever let em go
    There is weakness in your grip and they are holding all our hopes
    Don’t you ever let me go (don’t you ever let me go)
    Don’t you ever let me go (don’t you ever let me go)"
    I don't know about you but that lyric speaks to me more than the rest of this song, though it's amazing through and through.
    I think it speaks about the abandonment the songwriter(s)went through through life.
    And they're telling other people never to let their kids go so they don't have to suffer through that.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2022 !⃝

    soundz like itz about being homeless maybe?

    to me it soundz like the thoughtz of a stray dog….

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2019 !⃝

    It's about depression and feeling alone.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2019 !⃝

    It's obviously about jdogs uncle dying...rip

    But, there's always something more to their songs.

    It feels like someone suffering from a huge loss or tragedy that happened to them (abuse, sexual assault ect.) and losing faith in God, maybe blaming him (Johnny's aggressive and confused tone)

    Blaming themselves for the pain they are in without realizing they could never prevent it. Going through a whole mental change.

    I honestly relate it to sexual assault more than a death, but HU has a good tendency to allow us to relate in our own ways ;)

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2016 !⃝

    everybody else is mostly right about the meaning of the song. in all actuality the song was created almost immediately after J Dogs uncle died. so yes it is about tragedy and somebody holding a dead loved one as I said in another comment but no it is not purely about that. just take a bit of minute and think on that.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2016 !⃝

    I think that this song is of a person going through difficult times and tries to talk to god but there is no awnser... why are we left in this cold world and the one who could change that is not awnsering our calls... "Guess I’ll say a prayer and I’ll kiss into the air
    I’ll look into the sky, send them straight to nowhere"

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2015 !⃝

    The song is the loss of someone you can clearly tell when he says "I'm on my knees" this is him holding someone who died and he is on his knees holding the person to him and hoping that he will not be alone that night and with this in mind read the rest of the song to get it

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2015 !⃝

    If you recognize the title "Notes from the Underground" it is referring to a piece of Russian industrial revolutionist poetry with the same title. The poetry mostly consists of warnings about the possibly grim future if we allow machines to rule our world. "Outside" in my opinion is from te viewpoint of our next generation seeing what we've done to the world and not having any type of ability to revert the changes we have made. In the song and in "Believe" they refer to being underground by saying the clouds are made of concrete in believe and saying look to the skies and send our prayers to nowhere....both of which indicate a lost sense of humanity above ground. Danny represents a the next generation (or a future one) after they have seen what the past has done to the outside world and the possibilities that lie on the outside. The song encompasses the idea that we are setting future generations lives in stone by recklessly destroying our world and not giving them an option in the matter.

  11. Dante_Arsden
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    Jul 4th 2015 !⃝

    It's sad why I think I know the meaning so well. Personally I think the song is talking about abandonment, anxiety, and possibly even abuse. Abandonment is obvious. Anxiety I feel comes from "All the words left unspoken, all the pages I write". And abuse... this is from a single line that hit me and describes me: "I'm bent, I'm not broken". The themes of this song have inspired me to write two books. One fiction that shows the resolve I have found, and realistic fiction, one based off me.

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2015 !⃝

    I purely think it's about being abandoned as a child, having to raise yourself without any love... It's such a sad song honestly...

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2014 !⃝

    My best interpretation is that this song was intended to explain slenderman's life story.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2014 !⃝

    The first thing I thought about this song was abandonment. The songwriters of Outside just want to be loved, as the other comments say. I suppose I'm right...

  15. brandon.mcbride.391
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    Nov 16th 2013 !⃝

    Someone with a broken childhood, and no life of which is allowed to him. No one to love but himself and himself to love only. No companion/meaning for his life, also gives no meaning for love and ill will. No hope or will to live his life, just need someone, but no one needs him. As no person shall live, no person shall neither be neglected.

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2013 !⃝

    I think that this song is about a misunderstood songwriter with a hard life. The songwriter was never loved and just wants to be. This songwriter has written many songs about his hardships and never told them to anyone.

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