The Traveling Wilburys - Inside Out

The Traveling Wilburys - Inside Out





"Inside Out" is a song by the British–American supergroup the Traveling Wilburys from their 1990 album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3. It was written by all the members of the band, which had been reduced to a foursome following the death of Roy Orbison in December 1988, and it was the first song they worked on for the album. The lyrics address environmental issues and describe a world turned yellow.


"Inside Out" was the first song written and recorded for the Traveling Wilburys' second album, which they jokingly titled Vol. 3. Reduced to a four-piece following the death of Roy Orbison in December 1988, the group gathered at a private house they dubbed "Camp Wilbury", at the top of Coldwater Canyon in Bel Air, in April 1990, for the writing and initial recording sessions. George Harrison recalled that he, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan had the musical part of the song finished "within an hour" of starting work. He said this encouraged him to realise that the band would be able to continue as before, despite the loss of Orbison.



Lyrics


Look out your window

That grass ain't green

It's kinda yellow

See what I mean?

Look up your chimney

The sky ain't blue

It's kinda yellow

You know it's true

It's so hard to figure what it's all about

When your outsides in (inside out)

And your downsides up (upside down)

Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)

Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist & shout

When you're inside out

Look down your drain pipe

What color do you see?

It's got to be yellow

Don't try to fool me

And don't it make you wanna twist and shout

When your outsides in (inside out)

And your downsides up (upside down)

Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)

Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist & shout

When you're inside out

Be careful where you're walking

You might step in something rough

Be careful where you're talking

And saying all that stuff

Take care when you are breathing

Something's funny in the air

And somethings I'm not saying

Bout what's happening out there

It's inside out

Look into the future

With your mystic crystal ball

See if it ain't yellow

See if it's there at all

Ain't no shadow of doubt

Don't it make you wanna twist and shout

When your outsides in (inside out)

And your downsides up (upside down)

Yeah, your upsides right (rightside up)

Yeah, don't it make you wanna twist & shout

When you're inside out




Songwriters: PETTY THOMAS EARL / LYNNE JEFFREY / HARRISON GEORGE / DYLAN ROBERT

Inside Out lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., Special Rider Music, Sm Publishing (Poland) Sp. Z O.O., Gone Gator Music, Emi Music Publishing France, Umlaut Corporation (ASCAP), EMI APRIL MUSIC INC, Publisher(S) Unknown, WIXEN MUSIC PUBLISHING, IN OBO UMLAUT CORPORATION





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