Outlaws

Album: Four Pink Walls (2015)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Alessia Cara explained the song's meaning with MTV News. "I wanted to make it general, so it could be about anyone," she said. "It could be about your mom, your dad. It's kind of written as a love song, but you can interpret it in your own way, of course."

    "It's basically about being willing to do anything for somebody," Cara continued. "It's like, let's run away from everyone else. Let's just go through it together and you'll never have to be alone because I'm here. Even if you're on the run, if you're running from your troubles, your fears, or other people. I'll be there."

    "They'll never understand what we're going through," she added. "Using the word 'thieves' is playing off the whole 'Bonnie & Clyde' thing, the criminals. They'll never understand the honor that we have. I don't care what we do, as long as we're together."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s EditionMusic Quiz

You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?

Alice Cooper

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.

Why Does Everybody Hate Nu-Metal? Your Metal Questions Answered

Why Does Everybody Hate Nu-Metal? Your Metal Questions AnsweredSong Writing

10 Questions for the author of Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley WorkmanSongwriter Interviews

One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.

Did They Really Sing In That Movie?

Did They Really Sing In That Movie?Fact or Fiction

Bradley Cooper, Michael J. Fox, Rami Malek, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney: Which actors really sang in their movies?