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Out From Under
Red Lyrics


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Knocked off my feet
The earth moved beneath
The edge of a dream and a nightmare

Open the door
Fell through the floor
Slipped through the cracks into nowhere

So tell me where were you
When everything fell down like thunder
I begged you to pull me through
I couldn't get out from under

I took the fall
I took it all
Last night was just an illusion

Cut me, I bleed
Feel me in need
I finally broke in the pressure

So tell me where were you
When everything fell down like thunder
I begged you to pull me through
I couldn't get out from under

Left me for dead inside my head
Couldn't you see that I was still breathing?
Screaming, I reached for you
I couldn't get out from under

Where were you?
I reached for you
The pressure broke me down

Where were you?
I reached for you
The pressure broke me

Where were you?
The pressure broke me
Where were you?
The pressure broke me
Where were you?
I reached for you

Overall Meaning

In "Out From Under," Red describes a deep sense of despair and isolation that comes with feeling knocked down, alone, and trapped by difficult circumstances. The first verse sets the stage with images of being "knocked off my feet" and "slipped through the cracks into nowhere." The singer is in a dark place, looking for someone to help lift them out of it, yet feeling abandoned by that person. The chorus repeats the lines "So tell me where were you/When everything fell down like thunder/I begged you to pull me through/I couldn't get out from under" to emphasize the singer's desperation and frustration with their situation.


The second verse deepens the sense of hopelessness even further, as the singer describes feeling like they took a fall and "last night was just an illusion." The pressure of their circumstances finally breaks them, leaving them bleeding and in need of someone to help them. The bridge of the song is an emotional climax, with the singer crying out for help and feeling like they are dying inside their own head. Yet once again, they are met with silence and abandonment from the person they had hoped would rescue them.


Overall, "Out From Under" is a powerful depiction of feeling lost, alone, and trapped in difficult circumstances, and the desperate need for someone to help pull us out. It's a deeply emotional song that tugs at the heartstrings and captures the raw pain of human suffering.


Line by Line Meaning

Knocked off my feet
Thrown off balance and disoriented


The earth moved beneath
Feeling like the very foundation you rely on is shifting


The edge of a dream and a nightmare
Caught in between the hope and the fear of a situation


Open the door
Inviting someone into your struggles


Fell through the floor
Suddenly plunged into a difficult situation


Slipped through the cracks into nowhere
Feeling lost and helpless, with no clear path out


So tell me where were you
Questioning why someone didn't show support in a time of need


When everything fell down like thunder
When a situation became overwhelming and chaotic


I begged you to pull me through
Desperately seeking help from someone you trusted


I couldn't get out from under
Feeling trapped and unable to escape the situation


I took the fall
Bearing the consequences of a difficult situation


I took it all
Enduring the full weight of a difficult situation


Last night was just an illusion
Realizing that a previous understanding or hope was false


Cut me, I bleed
Admitting vulnerability and sensitivity to pain


Feel me in need
Offering an opening for someone to reach out and provide support


I finally broke in the pressure
Admitting that a situation has become too much to handle alone


Left me for dead inside my head
Feeling abandoned and alone in a mental battle


Couldn't you see that I was still breathing?
Expressing frustration that someone did not recognize a struggle still continuing


Screaming, I reached for you
Actively seeking help and support


The pressure broke me down
Admitting that the weight of a situation has become too much to bear


Where were you?
A repeated question to someone who was not present in a time of need


I reached for you
Emphasizing the desire for support


The pressure broke me
Acknowledging a personal breaking point




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing
Written by: JASEN RAUCH, ROB GRAVES, RICHARD MARX

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