Helloween - I Want Out - About the song
"I Want Out" is a song by the German power metal band Helloween from the album Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, that was released as a single in 1988.
It was written by Kai Hansen, who said in an interview that it was a hint of him really wanting "out" of the band. Musically, the song is characterised by a recognisable introduction and Michael Kiske's trademark high pitched singing in the chorus. It is also punk-influenced (especially the rebellious lyrics) in contrast to other Helloween songs, or Hansen's post-Helloween work.
The promovideo was shown on MTV and was directed by Storm Thorgerson.
It is one of the Helloween's most recognizable songs, and is often performed live by Helloween and both Hansen's and Kiske's current bands Gamma Ray and Unisonic.
I want out - Lyrics
From our lives' beginning on We are pushed in little forms No-one asks us how we'd like to be In school they teach us what to think But everyone says different things But they're all convinced that They're the ones to see So they keep talking and they never stop At a certain point you give it up So the only thing that's left to think is this I want out To live my life alone I want out Leave me be I want out To do things on my own I want out To live my life and to be free People tell me A and B They tell me how I have to see Things that I have seen already clear So they push me then from side to side They're pushing me from black to white They're pushing till there's nothing more to hear But don't push me to the maximum Shut your mouth and take it home Cause I decide the way things gonna be I want out To live my life alone I want out Leave me be I want out To do things on my own I want out To live my life and to be free There's a million ways (million ways) to see the things in life A million ways to be the fool (million ways) In the end of it, (in the end) none of us is right Sometimes, we need to be alone (alone, alone, alone) No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Leave me alone To live my life alone I want out Leave me be I want out To do things on my own I want out To live my life and to be free I want out