How many days have you stood outside that circle
Their backs turned to you, shutting you right out
How many times have you wondered how it would feel
To be sitting with them, acknowledged as real
How often have you wished to just
Swallow your fear and learn to trust
Another?
And then how many times did they go and laugh you away?

I never really knew you could feel this alone
Struggle through your day to get back home
And I wonder how many times I'll have to do this
Going through my life in a sort of hit or miss
And I really don't know just how I got here
Trapped inside by my own fear
Standing aside from everyone else
Waiting for the day when something else
Might happen

How many times have their eyes screened you out?
Eyes looking past as though you were not there
How many weeks have passed since they first ignored you?
Do you even know why or was it out of the blue?
How many times have you wished to just
Swallow your fear and learn to trust
Another?
And then how many times did you follow that feeling?

I never really knew you could feel this alone
Struggle through your day to get back home
And I wonder how many times I'll have to do this
Going through my life in a sort of hit or miss
And I really don't know just how I got here
Trapped inside by my own fear
Standing aside from everyone else
Waiting for the day when something else
Might happen

Do you remember when you were little?
Do you remember belonging to
that tight little circle?
Do you remember your best friends?
Do you remember promising
Friends to the end?
Where are they now?

I never really knew you could feel this alone
Struggle through your day to get back home
And I wonder how many times I'll have to do this
Going through my life in a sort of hit or miss
And I really don't know just how I got here
Trapped inside by my own fear
Standing aside from everyone else
Waiting for the day when something else
Might happen

How many days have you waited patiently
Hoping someday they would finally see?
How many times have you wondered how long to wait?
How long before you accept your outcast fate?
How often have you wished to just
Swallow your fear and learn to trust
Another?
And then how many times did they go and laugh you away?
Or did they simply not see you that day?

I never really knew you could feel this alone
Struggle through your day to get back home
And I wonder how many times I'll have to do this
Going through my life in a sort of hit or miss
And I really don't know just how I got here
Trapped inside by my own fear
Standing aside from everyone else
Waiting for the day when something else
Might happen

I never really knew you could feel this alone
Struggle through your dayto get back home
And I wonder how many times I'll have to do this
Going through my life in a sort of hit or miss
And I really don't know how to get out
Or if they'll notice when I shout
Standing aside from everyone else
Waiting for the day – so far away
Waiting for the day when someone else
Might notice.