My Sunday Song – “Outta My Way” by Talisman

For My Sunday Song #285, we are talking about the song “Outta My Way” by Talisman and another great Jeff Scott Soto song. The song was written by Marcel Jacob and Jeff Scott Soto and was off their stellar 2003 album ‘Cats & Dogs’. This was my gateway in to the band and might be the first one I bought. From there, it went nuts when it came to Talisman.

The song is an angry track and just seems to be about a guy that is ready to snap. He just needs that one push to send him over the edge and if he does, you better watch out as he will explode. It is as simple as that.

Musically, the song is explosive. It has a quick one two banging opening straight in to a Marcel Jacob bass solo then Jamie Borger goes ballistic on the drums with Fredrik Akesson throws down some stellar riffs. Soto attacks the vocals with so much angst and anger and you can feel the tension like he is going to explode. The song is a fireball of energy and its frantic pace is non-stop throughout. There is a great instrumental piece in the middle where Marcel and Fredrik trade bass and guitar licks back and forth and I love it. This song is a shining example why they were so great.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Is it as explosive as I think it is? A solid rocker that gives you no time to breathe!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

Outta My Way”

U picked a bad, bad day 2 get under my skin
I did not come here 2 play, so don’t u even begin
Don’t push your luck, I’m bout 2 snap,
Watch your back when I get started
I’m a lit short fuse, on the loose, I’m cruel & stonehearted

Look at my face, do you really safe
Look at my eyes, I’m a paralyze
Outta my way, best 2 keep your distance
Outta my way, I’m a like a time bomb bout 2 explode

Don’t u cross my path, it’s a losing proposition
There’s a riot in my head, a warhead disposition
Any given day of the week, I’m a freak aint no doubt about it
If u aint got a smile or some grain, u’d better hit it

Look at my face, do you really feel safe
Look at my eyes, I’m a paralyze
Outta my way, best 2 keep your distance
Outta my way, like a psycho filled with vengeance
Outta my way, I’m a like a time bomb bout 2 explode

U seem 2 push my button at just the right moment
It’s like you’re squeezin a trigger aimed at my silence
Well, I’ve news 4 u, I got your ticket I got your number
U’d better have the instinct 2 hide from my thunder

Look at my face, do you really feel safe
Look at my eyes, I’m a paralyze
Outta my way, best 2 keep your distance
Outta my way, like a psycho filled with vengeance
Outta my way, I’m a like a time bomb bout 2 explode

Written by Marcel Jacob and Jeff Scott Soto

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