"Escape" as written by Matthew James Bellamy and performed by Muse...
You would say anything
And you would try anything
To escape your meaningless
And your insignificance
You're uncontrollable
And we are unlovable
And I don't want you to think that I care
I never would, I never could again

Why can't you just love her?
Why be such a monster?
You burn me from a distance
Your brain needs some assistance
But I'll still take all the blame
'Cause you and me are both one and the same
And its driving me mad
And its driving me mad

I'll take back all the things that I said
I didn't realize I was talking to the living dead
And I don't want you to think that I care
I never would, I never could again

You would say anything
And you would try anything
To escape your meaningless
And your insignificance


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"Escape" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General CommentI really agree with Themuse97. the whole split personality doesn't sound like matt's style, quite frankly. and what howz_q said makes no sense really either. If he is trying to make himself believe he isn't in love, why would he be saying "why can't you just love her?" or "you bully from a distance"? he wants his dad to love his mom. that's what makes the most sense.
    Plug_In_Babyon May 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! Matts voice gets so desperate. I love the way the song really heats up one the line "why can't you just love her" it really rocks! muse are a cool band
    Dean Martinon February 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just heard of muse a coupel days ago and i am liking it !
    craiggon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a guy fighting wiv himself.Like a split personality.
    baby_wiccanon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i think it's the split personality thing too, but i'm not sure.
    furiousbobon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has to be a split personality - or maybe a really close relation like a brother
    Green_Daveon September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwen i first herd it i thought it was about being in a really bad and violent relationship, and it alternates voices between the person being abused or whatever and an onlooker. so the girl or whatever says shes unlovable, and then the onlooker says why cant u just love her (i love that line). well maybe not, but thats what i thought when i first herd it.
    mmmmmpieon November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is about someone who is in love with someone who doesnt love them back, and is trying to make themselves believe that they arent in love...
    howz_gon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHows___q, u just hit the nail on the head for me! I was listening to this song today, while trying 2 make up with this guy, which wasn't exactly successful, we were v close, and summat happened, now we're not but i still love him loads, but i don't wanna! grr
    Debzypipon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is to his dad. his dad didn't love his mom and he was a jerk. I don't have problems with my dad but this song leaves a scar on my heart.
    Themuse97on March 26, 2005   Link

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