Standing on the inside    (video)

 

   Am ~ ~                                                   Am  - G

1.               Standin' on the outside, lookin' in,

Am

    you know, it's been a long time, I don't know where to begin.

Dm

    So much I wanna say, so much I wanna do,

B7                                 - E

    friends are tellin' me,        it's time that you broke through.

 

   Am                                                                         Am  - G

2.      I've been through the hard times of searchin' soul,

Am

    you know it's been a hard climb, from rock'n'roll.

Dm

    Now I feel a need in me, so hard to explain,

E                                                                          E7

    now I've seen the joy of light and I wanna remain.

 

C                            G        - F                 C

    Standing on the inside,       I finally broke that line,

C                            G      - F                                       C

    ring around the circle,       don't you know that it feels so fine.

Am                        E            Am                            D

    Every waking moment, I just wanna sing the news,

               F                               - E   - - - - - - - - - - - - -    Am

that I'm standin' on the inside,       I kicked away them blues.

 

   Am                                                Am  - G

2.      All the phoney faces stand in line,

Am

    all the backslappers know my name this time.

Dm

    Now that I've turned the lock, now that I've opened the door,

E                                                         E7

    I won't be on the outside, no, anymore.           +  CHORUS

 

+  repeat verse 2, lines 1 & 2 as instrumental         +  CHORUS

 

    Am

+        Standing on the inside, standing on the inside ...

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Neil Sedaka)