Released date - 04.18.1980
Recorded Dec 1978 - Jun 1979

She's Out of My Life, I'd been carrying around for about three years—you can feel the pain in it, you know. And I held on to it and finally something said 'this is the right moment to give it to Michael'.

And when we recorded it with Michael, I know it was an experience he'd never even thought about to sing in a song, 'cause it's a very mature emotion. And he cried at the end of every take, you know. We recorded about—I don't know—8-11 takes, and every one at the end, he just cried, and I said 'hey - that's supposed to be, leave it on there.'

—Quincy Jones, Off the Wall 2001 Special Edition (Quincy Jones Interview 3)

Lyric
In the original Acapella (Vocal Comp) mix then have the confidential

Blue = Vocal OD 1, Green = Vocal OD 2, Pink = Vocal OD 3, Light Blue = Vocal OD 4,Orange = Vocal OD 5

[1st Verse]
She's Out Of My Life
She's Out Of My Life
And I Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry
I Don't Know Whether To Live Or Die
And It Cuts Like A Knife
She's Out Of My Life


[2nd Verse]
It's Out Of My Hands
It's Out Of My Hands
To Think For Two Years She Was Here
And I Took Her For Granted I Was So Cavalier

Now The Way That It Stands
She's Out Of My Hands


[Bridge]
So I've Learned That Love's Not Possession
And I've Learned That Love Won't Wait
Now I've Learned That Love Needs Expression
But I Learned Too Late


[3rd Verse]
And She's Out Of My Life
She's Out Of My Life

Damned Indecision And Cursed Pride
Kept My Love For Her Locked Deep Inside
And It Cuts Like A Knife

She's Out Of My Life

Note: Vocal Comp & Vocal OD 1-5 is multitrack names of this song