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"Outlaws" is a song by Alessia Cara featured on her EP, Four Pink Walls along with her debut album Know-It-All.

Background

This song came from an email written to Sebastian Kole as a journal entry. The topic stemmed from a compilation of random thoughts and feelings Cara had. One of the topics was along the lines of: "It's weird how adults perceive the younger generation as naive and spaced out delinquents." This statement set the foundation for the entire song. It went from this statement to a love song about being "naively in love and willing to get into as much trouble as possible, if it meant being with the one you love".

Audio

The official audio was released on August 27, 2015, showing a record player playing the track.

Alessia Cara - Outlaws (Official Audio)

Alessia Cara - Outlaws (Official Audio)

Lyrics

Run, run like the devil's behind us
Run to where no one can find us
Be my accomplice to my crime
Oh baby
Run, run cause we're guilty as sin
Run cause we know we won't win
We know together we kill time

You'll never face a judge without me
You'll never battle the gavel alone
And if they lock us away
Then I'll be still here
Proudly waiting to kill more time, with you...

We'll be Outlaws
We'll take on the world
We'll be Outlaws

Run, run like you never did
Cause they found the evidence
And they found your fingerprints
All on me and baby run
Run like your life depends on it
Let's make forever in this moment
Tell me you love me again, Oh again
And I would waste away without you
You're the shinin' to my star
I'd be searching till I found you
Wherever you are... You are

We'll be Outlaws
Partners in crime
We'll take on the world together
I'm Bonnie you can be Clyde
We'll be Outlaws
You and me
They'll never understand the honor
Among these thieves

Oh oh oh oooh,
Oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh ooooh,
Oh oh oh ooh,

You'll never face a judge without me
You'll never battle the gavel alone
And if they lock us away
Then I'll be still here
Proudly waiting to kill more time
With you...
Oh with you
W-I-t-h you
Oh with you oh oh

We'll be Outlaws
Partners in crime
We'd take on the world together
I'm Bonnie you can be Clyde
We'll be Outlaws
You and me
They'll never understand the honor
Among these thieves
We'll be Outlaws...


Trivia

  • This was the only song Alessia's whole family got to watch her record.
  • The original production was more swingy and cinematic. 
  • It was just recently changed into a lighthearted, old-school sounding song to give it a "Bonnie and Clyde" feel.
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