Outta My System

Album: Circuital (2011)
  • They told me not to smoke drugs, but I wouldn't listen
    Never thought I'd get caught and wind up in prison
    Chalk it up to youth but young age I ain't dissin'
    I guess I just had to get it outta my system

    Outta my system, outta my system
    Oh Lord I'd never do it now I know what I ain't missing
    Glad I went and got it all outta my system

    The lustre of youth versus married security
    I'm glad I'm here now, but just between you and me
    I had to get it out and make the deals
    And learn to know how it feels, but that it ain't real
    Outta my system' outta my system

    There's a way to have it all you know I ain't kidding
    Some things I know I'll never get outta my system
    If you don't live now, you ain't even trying
    And then you're on your way to a midlife crisis

    Let it out anyway you feel
    You can feel it in your bones, but try to deny it
    Wipe it off your face but your eyes won't hide it
    You knew it all along but never made it clear

    They told me not to steal cars, said I'd wind up in prison
    Thought I knew it all yeah I wouldn't listen
    Chalk it up to young but youth I ain't dissing?
    I guess I just had to get it outta my system

    Outta my system, outta my system
    I'm glad I did it all then I know what I ain't missing
    Glad I went and got it all outta my system

    I'm glad I do it all now I know what I ain't missing
    Glad I went and got it all outta my system
    I'm glad I do it all now I know what I ain't missing
    Glad I went and got it all outta my system

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root

Michael Glabicki of Rusted RootSongwriter Interviews

Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne CashSongwriter Interviews

Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino EditionMusic Quiz

Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go'sSongwriter Interviews

Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.

Keith Reid of Procol Harum

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.