The Outsiders Lyrics

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Sun a-shining, there's plenty of life. . .
a new day is dawning sunny and bright.
But after I've been crying all night the sun is cold
and the new day seems old.
Since I lost my baby, since I lost my baby.

Birds are singing and the children are playing,
there's plenty of work and the bosses are paying.
Not a sad word should my young heart be saying,
but fun is a bore and with money I'm poor.
Since I lost my baby, since I lost my baby.

Next time I'll be kinder, won't you please help me find her?
Someone just remind her 'bout this love she left behind her.
'Til I find her I'll be tryin' now, ev'ry day I'm more inclined to find her,
inclined to find her, inclined to find my baby.
Been a-looking ev'rywhere, baby, I really, really care.

Oh, determination is fading fast. . . Inspiration is a thing of the past. . .
Can't see my hope's gonna last. . .
good things are bad and what's happy is sad.
Since I lost my baby, since I lost my baby.

I feel so bad, oo, I'll feel so sad, everything is a-wrong,
I feel so bad, oo, I'll feel so sad, everything is a-wrong,

Overall Meaning

The Outsiders' song "Since I Lost My Baby" is a soulful ballad that reflects on the pain, loneliness, and despair that comes with losing a loved one. The opening lines of the song talk about the brightness and warmth of the sun after a long night, but the singer still feels cold and empty. This is because he has been crying all night, unable to come to terms with the loss of his partner. The use of the sun as a symbol of hope and new beginnings underscores the contrast between the external world and the internal state of mind of the singer.

The chorus of the song, "Since I lost my baby," is a powerful and poignant refrain that captures the sense of loss and regret that the singer feels. Despite the fact that the world around him remains the same, with birds singing and children playing, the singer is unable to enjoy it. He feels a sense of displacement, as if he no longer belongs in a world without his partner. He finds that "fun is a bore and with money I'm poor," highlighting his emotional and financial impoverishment after the breakup.

The last verse of the song contains a message of hope and resilience, as the singer declares his determination to find his lost love. He pleads with someone to help him find her, reminding her of the love they shared. He affirms his commitment to searching for her every day, suggesting that he will not give up until he finds her. This ending imbues the song with a sense of perseverance and resilience, suggesting that even in the face of deep loss, there is always the possibility of new beginnings.

Line by Line Meaning

Sun a-shining, there's plenty of life...
Despite the sun shining and the world full of life on this new day, it doesn't matter to me after crying all night. The sun feels cold and the day already seems old because I lost my baby.

Birds are singing and the children are playing...
Ordinarily, I should be happy to hear the birds singing and children playing, there's a lot of work available, and bosses paying but fun is boring and with no money, I'm poor. This is because I lost my baby.

Next time I'll be kinder, won't you please help me find her?...
I promise to be nicer to my baby next time and request help in finding her. Please remind her about the love that she left behind and I'll try every day to find her because I want to find my baby.

Oh, determination is fading fast.. Inspiration is a thing of the past..Can't see my hope's gonna last..good things are bad and what's happy is sad. Since I lost my baby, since I lost my baby.
My determination is waning, and inspiration is a distant memory. I can't even see my hope persevering. Everything good is bad, and what's supposed to bring joy, isn't. Since I lost my baby, I feel bad, everything seems wrong, and I’ll continue feeling sad until I find my baby.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Richard Johnson

@Sasuke_Uchiha102 I don't remember there being any girls around, I don't think any girl would have mentally survived the torment they would have gotten from all the neighbor guys. Hell, I remember families with girls moving out of the neighborhood after dealing with the antics from all the boys. You have to understand that the fighting was almost next to nil once we all got into high school, maybe at a party ? But the pecking order was well established by the time High school came, fights took place with other guys just because two guys who can't settle their differences are bound to fight sooner or later. Hell, even when I fished out of Dutch Harbor, the Elbow Room was going strong and notorious for fights, I never really saw one my entire time fishing, I saw idiots getting bounced out of a bar, but fighting wasn't really tolerated on any boat. If two guys fought, they did it away from anyone seeing it and reporting it. I broke up a few between shipmates who were arguing over the dumbest shit ever, they thanked me later because the reality of getting canned set in and we are all there to make money.
Prison is the place that the thought of being there scares me. I wouldn't want to play by the screwed up rules the lowlifes have created there. I have listened to more than a few interviews of prisoners and it really isn't something I'd want to experience.
That is why there has to be separation from fighting once you become an adult, know how to fight and defend yourself, but you should avoid conflict that could jeopardize your freedom. A clean record is important, do you know how many people can't travel to other countries because of their criminal record? So many. Even getting a DUI stops you from traveling to many different countries.
I would say I was lucky growing up when I did, the cops could just tell us to go home and "don't ever let me catch you doing something like this again." Where today.. They are obligated to arrest kids for the dumbest sh!t ever.
I have fought, yet I sure as hell would never want to get in a fight with someone who trains in MMA. I feel that I can take care of myself and when I do travel with my wife, I am her bodyguard so nothing bad happens to her, that is my job as her husband, it is my job to lay my life on the line for her if the situation happens that I have to get into it with whoever. It is why I said that you do whatever is necessary to make it out in one piece. Would you think to grab a rock and use it to smash someones head open? I would, how primal are you willing to go if you get put into a bad situation? I carry a pistol everyday, when we travel, I carry a small folding knife and I always look around for what could be turned into a weapon, the easiest one while traveling is a rock, even slip one into your pocket if you feel you are going into an area you aren't sure about.

Again, boys need to learn how to fight and experience fighting when they really can't do much harm to one another. Parents need to let them win or lose and not step in to bust anyone.

Getting your ass kicked is also a valuable lesson to learn, getting hit doesn't really hurt that much, the healing process sure as hell does.

I got head butted once, the guy was notorious for liquifying guys noses, I pulled back just enough that he split my lower lip. It was a good lesson in never letting anyone get that close to you where they can head butt you, or realizing how if you really want to mess someone up, head butt them, I have thought about it, most people would never see it coming, If your hands are locked up and you can use your head as a weapon against someones face, oh hell, you will mess them up pronto. but again, that is in a situation where it comes down to it is either them, or you.

Societies across the globe aren't getting safer, boys need to know how to fight and so do men in general. I would still have the tendency to fight with my fists over going for my gun, but as I get older, I really don't feel the need to deal with the healing process of being in a fight, if the other person is pushing so hard for a fight and you are trying to avoid conflict, yeah, they truly deserve to get shot with no further notice given.

All comments from YouTube:

Risin Bison

When I was 13 my English teacher, Mr Lance, gave us all a book and said that after we read it we would never forget it. He was right to this day.

Yasmina Mamatkadirova

I am 8th grade rn and our ELA teacher also gave us all a book and we reading this book rn 😅

Bryson Hamilton

Was lance’s last name Patton?



richie rich

Oh my god same here too but it was grade 8 for us


When I was 13 my English teacher Mr Lance gave us all a book and said that after we read it we would never forget it. He was right to this day.

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False Death

Shout out to all the English teachers who "forced" us kids to read this book.

We didn't want to at first but ended up feeling sad that it ended.

One of my fondest memories of middle school.

richie rich

Shouting out loud!

Lee Ice

Does anybody know the name of the background song used in the video?

two-bit sups

What Is the name of the song?

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