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I didn't know what I would find
When I went looking for a reason, I know
I didn't read between the lines
And, baby, I've got nowhere to go
I tried to take the road less traveled by
But nothing seems to work the first few times
Am I right?

[Chorus:]

So how can I ever try to be better?
If nobody ever lets me in

I can still see you, this ain't the best view
On the outside looking in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

You saw me there, but never knew
I would give it all up to be
A part of this, a part of you

And now it's all too late so you see
You could've helped if you had wanted to
But no one notices until it's too
Late to do anything

[Repeat Chorus]

So how can I ever try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you, this ain't the best view
On the outside looking in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside



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    pa_roxOct 12, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    i can tell you this much about how this song relate to me. ever since i started school at arkansas, i knew i woul d never like it because no one would like me. and that's what it happen. i'm watching other kids playing together and no one invites me in. but now i'm having fun with people i never knew they existed. I LOVE YOU TAYLOR!!!
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    frockedSep 27, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    My life song.
    God she's so awesome!
    Somehow, almost all her songs relate to me in one way or anothe. God bless Taylor Swift.
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    LifeRoxsFeb 22, 2009 at 7:06 am
    This song is the story of my life!!!
    Ever sence about mid November everything is breaking down. First I find out im moveing this summer, then my BFF is like my XFF and has found a new BFF and they have both declared war on me.I can't find a friend or even any one to talk to.Right now all I have is family:(
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    mano816Feb 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    this song relates to my feelings maybe it not wat youll see on the outside but its WATS inside me...the songs gr8
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    pa_roxNov 10, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    this song express how i feel. i dont even know why that sometimes i even go to school when i cant feel belong. this is a great song.

    ~GO TAYLOR~

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