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Outside Looking Back

I've walked the road so much. I've worn my shoes down to the heel.
Now I'll begin to tell you all about the way I feel.

I gotta spit it out. I gotta let somebody know.
Before it's too late. My mind's about to blow.
Been on the road so long. I just can't take it anymore.
I've been on the road so long. I just can't take it anymore.

I've played the game for all my life. I've watched the cards go round.
Seems like I'm losing all the time. My hands are always down.

I wanna get a break but maybe it's too late,
Perhaps I'm just too old
I should'a' settled down instead of messing 'round.
Got myself a wife and home.
But the way things turned out I'm standing here, stranded all alone
The way things turned out I'm standing here, stranded all alone

Right now I'm looking back on all the things I've done and seen
An' it's making me think of the man that I could have been

I could have ruled the world or been a millionaire
But I let the chances go.
I could have been a king and made the children sing
But instead I suffered this blow.
I could have held my head up high in the clouds
But instead I'm crawling on the floor.
I could have held my head up high in the clouds
But I'm crawling on the floor.

I've taken on the armies of the world inside my mind.
But when I see things through my eyes, the sun don't seem to shine.

I'm thinking of the past and I'm driving very fast
In a tunnel with no end.
But even if I stopped and wound back the clock
I doubt if it would mend
This hole in my heart that's got so big. It's no good to pretend.
This hole in my heart has got so big. It's no good to pretend.

As I walk the streets alone at night I hold my head in shame.
But I ain' blaming anyone. I know that I'm the one to blame.

Well thank you once again for not taking me in vain.
And sparing me some time
To tell you who I am an' who I could have been
If I'd moved in my prime
I'm wishing you the best wishing you don't make a mess of your life
The way that I've made mine.
I'm wishing you the best wishing you don't make a mess of your life
The way that I've made mine.