Wrong Side Of The Door

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about

No matter how good things are, I think it's human nature to wonder if they could be better somewhere else. Interestingly enough, it was my dog that drove home this concept for me and was the inspiration for the title of this song. I'd sit on my front porch and watch my dog stare out the front door screen, nose almost touching it as if she just couldn't get close enough. I'd get up and let her out, and seconds later, she'd be doing the same thing from the other side of the door, standing outside staring in through the screen. This little game would repeat itself incessantly, if I'd let it. It seemed a perfect metaphor for how I would often view things in my own life, so I decided to write this song. When I sat down to arrange and record it, I think it developed a bit of a Randy Newman vibe, which seems very appropriate to me.

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I got a funny feeling things aren't going to go my way
Don't get me wrong I'm ok

It's just that no matter how good I got it
It seems there's always something better on the other side
And I can't shake this feeling inside

That I'm on the outside looking in or the inside looking out
When I'm in a room with two doors it really stresses me out
And I'll likely end up down on the floor
'cause I'm always on the wrong side of the door
Yeah I'm always on the wrong side of the door

What if there's so much more
That's hiding just behind that door
Why can't I be happy with the things that I got
Instead of pining for something I'm not

Now I got a funny feeling things are starting to go my way
But it won't be long before I say I'm not ok, and I know I'll be back

On the outside looking in or the inside looking out
When I'm in a room with two doors it really stresses me out
And I'll likely end up down on the floor
'cause I'm always on the wrong side of the door
Yeah I'm always on the wrong side of the door
I'm always on the wrong side of the door

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from All Fruits Ripe, released May 28, 2011

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