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You don't know my name
You don't know anything about me
I try to play nice
I want to be in your game,
The things that you say
You may think I never hear about them
But word travels fast
I'm telling you to your face
I'm standing here behind your back

[Chorus]
You don't know how it feels
To be outside the crowd
You don't know what it's like
To be left out
And you don't know how it feels
To be your own best friend on the outside looking in

If you could read my mind
You might see more of me that meets the eye
And you've been all wrong
Not who you think I am
You've never given me a chance

[Chorus]
You don't know how it feels
To be outside the crowd
You don't know what it's like
To be left out
And you don't know how it feels
To be your own best friend on the outside looking in

Well, I'm tired of staying at home
I'm bored and all alone
I'm sick of wasting all my time

[Chorus x2]
You don't know how it feels
To be outside the crowd
You don't know what it's like
To be left out
And you don't know how it feels
To be your own best friend on the outside looking in

You don't know how it feels
To be outside the crowd
You don't know what it's like
To be left out
And you don't know how it feels
To be your own best friend on the outside looking in



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  • volleyballfreak123
    +5
    volleyballfreak123Aug 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    The meaning to this song is that Jordan Pruitt is saying that some people feel like they don't fit in...Pretty much every school has the jocks, the brainiacs, the cheerleaders, and then there's the ' nobody's '. But the meaning of the song is that you can rise above from that, and you can become the person you want to be...Just don't let it take all of you away...You still want to be ' you '...
  • hello_hi5
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    hello_hi5Jan 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    i love this song. cuz its exactly how i feel. i have a best friend but we dont go to the same school. we met at church when i was 4 and she was 3. and now we dont go to the same church cuz i moved like 4 years ago.now im 13 and shes 12. we still talk sometimes but we only get to see each other and hangout. we only hangout in the summer when we dont have school.

    at school im really lonley cuz im really shy at school because im scared what people are going to think of the real me. so i only have like one friend at school and then i have the other people i talk to but arent considered my friends. so when i go home and my parents ask whats wrong i just say "nothing" like everybody else would say. but im really not okay. at school when people ask why dont i talk and why im so quite i dont know what to say.
    and anyways, i dont know who to be friends with at school cuz everyone is so hung up on drama: boyfriends/girlfriends, fighting, and other stuff like being perverted. and i just think its stupid.
    so yeah thats my story...help!!!
  • DoNtCaRe
    +2
    DoNtCaReMar 7, 2009 at 12:55 am
    Wow I love this song. This song make me feel so lonely and sad but sometimes when I'm worried I just sing this song..
  • s
    +2
    SamzyyLuvsNickJonasFeb 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    THIS IS MY FAVE SONG FROM JORDAN PRUITT AND ONE OF MY FAVE SONGS OF THE MO.
    The song means when you don't fit in, all the popular people don't understand how they feel.
    MAKES ME CRY:'(X LUVVIN IT THOOX
  • Sarah_Gin
    +2
    Sarah_GinNov 3, 2008 at 4:42 am
    Very true volleyballfreak123. This song exactly says that u feel so left out. But in the end you become well but feel lonely.

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