Outside - Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding




The Experience: Fire's out, what do you want to be? When the novelty wears off, is there any reason to stay together? Does passion have to cool as time goes by? Is love more? And fidelity...

Music video: Ellie Goulding starts off on her knees - weak and helpless - outside her house - locked out of what was a loving relationship. But this song isn't about betrayal. It's about what happens when what was a loving relationship - both couples in bed, we did everything right - slowly dies. Because they never interact, never truly share - the men on the couch and in the garage, the women in the kitchen or alone in the bedroom. Until a crisis comes and everything falls apart. But at the height of their argument, as their perfect life - Ellie's image in the mirror - falls apart, Ellie stops time - stand still - to sing her song, tell her heart's story, and hopefully change the outcome. And the solution is the same whether it's his fault - Ellie Goulding's boyfriend - or her fault - Calvin Harris' girl. That's what that final take of Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris means. They're both reaching out, both listening, both looking into each others' eyes.

The Meaning of OutsideWe did everything right. But now I'm on the outside. Love changes with time. The novelty wears off. And you can't help that. The question is, can love get stronger even as the initial high ebbs? Ellie Goulding sings yes - but you have to give me a reason to stay close to you. So she tells us what lovers do: stand still, stop falling away. Now that the fire's out, decide what you want to be. And love every day. Because there's a power in what you do. When you don't act, when you let yourself run on empty, that's when you leave the person you loved on the outside. Outside your life, outside your heart. And that's when love fails.

Ask yourself: Do you nurture your love? Do you care every minute of every day of every week? Tell me what lovers do. What do you want to be?

LYRICS:

Look at what you've done
Stand still, falling away from me
When it takes so long
Fire's out, what do you want to be?

Now I'm holding on
Myself was never enough for me
Gotta be so strong
There's a power in what you do
Now every other day I'll be watching you

I'll show you what it feels like
Now I'm on the outside
We did everything right
Now I'm on the outside
I'll show you what it feels like
Now I'm on the outside
We did everything right
Now I'm on the outside

So, you give me no reason
For me to stay close to you
Tell me what lovers do
How are we still breathing?
It's never for us to choose
I'll be the strength in you

Now I'm holding on (I'm holding on)
Myself was never enough for me
Gotta be so strong
There's a power in what you do
Now every other day I'll be watching you

I'll show you what it feels like
Now I'm on the outside
We did everything right
Now I'm on the outside
I'll show you what it feels like
Now I'm on the outside
We did everything right
Now I'm on the outside

I'll show you what it feels like
Now I'm on the outside
I'll show you what it feels like

I'll show you what it feels like
Now I'm on the outside
We did everything right
Now I'm on the outside

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