I'm Outta Time

"I'm Outta Time" is a song by English rock band Oasis, featured on their 2008 seventh studio album Dig Out Your Soul. The second single from the album, succeeding "The Shock of the Lightning", "I'm Outta Time" was written by lead vocalist Liam Gallagher and released on 1 December 2008.

The song has been noted as one of the highlights of the album by fans, as well as the band themselves, with guitarist Noel Gallagher labelling it "deceptively brilliant". It has also been praised by music critics, with NME calling it a "ballad" and comparing it to the music of Oasis-admired rock band The Beatles.

It charted at #12 in the UK Singles Chart - the first Oasis single to miss the top ten since 1994, ending the band's streak of 22 consecutive top tens.

The song features a short speech sample from John Lennon taken from one of his very last interviews in 1980.[3] The speech sample says: "As Churchill said, it's every Englishman's inalienable right to live where the hell he likes. What's it going to do, vanish? Is it not going to be there when I get back?".

Style

The song bears similarity, in style, to John Lennon's work in the early 1970s. The piano which features on the track partly emulates that of Lennon's "Jealous Guy", with the three octave jumps in C major. This was intentional, given that the track was written by Gallagher as a tribute to Lennon. Liam jokingly claims that it took him nine years to write the song.

Track listings

CD (RKIDSCD55) 1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version) Liam Gallagher 4:10
2. "I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix) L. Gallagher 6:14
3. "The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix) Noel Gallagher 6:40

7" (RKID55)
# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version) L. Gallagher 4:10
2. "To Be Where There's Life" (Neon Neon remix) Gem Archer 4:17

7" (RKID55X)
1. "I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix) L. Gallagher 6:14
2. "The Shock of the Lightning" (Jagz Kooner remix) N. Gallagher 6:40

Digital bundle
1. "I'm Outta Time" (album version) L. Gallagher 4:10
2. "I'm Outta Time" (Twiggy Ramirez remix) L. Gallagher 6:14
3. "I'm Outta Time" (demo) L. Gallagher 4:01

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