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"Outlaw" is a song by Selena Gomez & the Scene which appears as the tenth track on their third album titled When the Sun Goes Down.

Background

Selena co-wrote this song with Antonina Armato and Tim James plus Thomas A. Sturges. She told Billboard magazine: “‘Outlaw’ is a really weird track in the best way possible. It’s really kind of different for me. I got to try a different kind of thing with my voice. I lowered it a little bit. It was sultry but still a little playful.”

The song gives Selena gives an opportunity to namecheck her home state. She told Billboard magazine: “In the bridge it says I’m from the Lone Star state which makes me very happy because I’m very proud of where I came from.”

Lyrics

[Verse 1:]
You've been riding this horse a long time
Why can't you find what you've been looking for?
Always greener on the other side
Always believing there must be something more

Never stay very long anywhere
As the next girl you leave gets smaller
In your rear-view mirror

[Chorus:]
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw running from love

If you tear her world apart
You have no regrets
If there's a key to your heart
No one has found it yet

You've an outlaw
You've an outlaw
You've an outlaw
You've an outlaw running from love

[Verse 2:]
Your reputation's getting out of control
I can't believe she believes one word you said
Before I let you take my girlfriend home
I've got to warn her about the price on your head

It must feel so alone out there
Always running away from someone
But you get more nowhere

[Chorus:]
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw running from love

If you tear her world apart
You have no regrets
If there's a key to your heart
No one has found it yet

You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw running from love

[Bridge:]
I'm from the Lone Star State
I'm ready to bring you in, oh
I'm gonna seal your fate
Make you pay for all your sins, oh, oh-oh

You've been riding this horse a long time
I've had my eye on you all night
I'm gonna find a way to make you mind
I know, even though

[Chorus 2x:]
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw
You're an outlaw running from love

If you tear her world apart
You have no regrets...
... stop running