"Can't Get Away" as written by and Salazar/jenkins....
I miss the sand on the concrete floor
I miss the way it was before
No one even knew me
Your eyes looked right through me
And I'm taking off your clothes
And you bloom like a rose

I can't get away from you

And where the ocean meets the land
Is like the sliding of your hand
Prickles up my skin
And I can feel the changing weather
Ride alone along the coast
Sense memories of your ghost

I can't get away from you

Deliver me, shut me up
Deliver me
Give into me, release
Deliver me, deliver me

Through the airport corridors
In magazines in stores
If I see your face once more
Cause you know I can't ignore it
I recognize that pose
When you bloomed like a rose

I can't get away from you


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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is unreal. I think its about a guy who goes travelling around the world, and while he's travelling all he can think about is the girl he left behind. He 's still in love with her and sees her everywhere i.e. "Where the ocean meets the land is like the sliding of your hand"
    The last part of the song is so poetic. I think he hallucinates, believing that the girl is with him "Funny how we always pick these spots" He knows that now he's seen the world the one thing he wanted all along was the girl.
    Nick Chopperon November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a good song, as all of 3eb songs. I love stephen he is so deep, how could somebody put simple ideas into so beautiful words?
    These song is about adoring someone, that you "can't get away" from. So when he/she is away the only thing you could think is of the way that person makes you feel inside, how he/she could mixed-up all of your internal emotions. Maybe the girl she is talking about just left and he don't know where to find her but if he sees her again he knows he will fall for her all over again. Nice song.
    punker girlon May 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis one looks like another one of those Charlize Theron songs. Notice the use of the body blooming in both this son (Can't Get Away) and Forget Myself (the other infamous Charlize tune). It walks you through his rising up from obscurity where no one cared who he was to becoming famous and "gettin' the chicks". From there it tells of those lavish vacations to secluded areas that only the wealthy can afford. Its over now... in the arms of Vanessa Carlton, not quite a Charlize Theron, but he looks fondly (?) to those days the the red hot summer sun (these days, will not die).

    Yup, yup.
    bugmenoton December 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with Bugmenot it's clearly about Charlize Theron.

    "I miss laying on the concrete floors
    I miss the way it was before
    No one even knew me
    Your eyes look right through me "
    When he was a nobody.

    "Through the airport corridors
    See the magazines in stores
    If I see that face once more
    You know I can't ignore it "
    She was rising in popularity. Imagine having an ex-girlfriend where everywhere you look, her face is on TV or on the front of magazines. No wonder he can't get away from her.
    justsaymaybeon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is probably my favorite off Out Of The Vein, it's just reminds me of summer, it's awesome.
    acoustic1on June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off, this is an amazing cd, if you don't already own it, go out and buy it. This song kicks ass, and the lead singer guy is that writes all their stuff is lyrically talented.
    TAboardershortzon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with Bugmenot it's clearly about Charlize Theron.

    "I miss laying on the concrete floors
    I miss the way it was before
    No one even knew me
    Your eyes look right through me "
    When he was a nobody.

    "Through the airport corridors
    See the magazines in stores
    If I see that face once more
    You know I can't ignore it "
    She was rising in popularity. Imagine having an ex-girlfriend where everywhere you look, her face is on TV or on the front of magazines. No wonder he can't get away from her.
    justsaymaybeon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAHHH. you must have done the lyrics for this at lyrics freak to, cause it sucks!!
    1 thing- I miss the sand on the concrete floors
    2 things- its like the sliding of your hand
    3- ride alone along that coast, sense memories of your ghost
    4-deliver me, shut up Deliver me,....give into me,release deliver me
    Ambienceon July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlease do it justice and at least change the lyrics

    you can find them on 3eb.com

    PLEASE the song flows so differently than this
    3ebLoveron December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI miss the sand on the concrete floor
    I miss the way it was before
    no one even knew me
    your eyes looked right through me
    And I’m taking off your clothes
    And you bloom like a rose

    I can’t get away from you

    And where the ocean meets the land
    Is like the sliding of your hand
    Prickles up my skin
    And I can feel the changing weather
    While alone along that coast
    Sense memories of your ghost

    I can’t get away from you

    Deliver me, shut me up
    Deliver me
    Give into me, Release
    Deliver me, deliver me

    Through the airport corridors
    In magazines in stores
    If I see your face once more
    Cause you know I can’t ignore it
    I recognize that pose
    When you bloomed like a rose

    I can’t get away from you

    The jeep gets broke on a blown out road and I’m a tourist with a real light load
    Will the government hold one month away, missed our places where we always stay
    How come we always pick these spots
    Feeling like a have in the land of have nots, sleeping on cots
    Wishing that I had some tater-tots

    And there’s postcards written
    I know I’ll never send
    The moment is gone and won’t come again
    I ride with souls who find no peace
    Still I look to you to find release

    And the travelers return
    Through the panic doors
    Walking through the airport corridors
    Welcome back now from the foreign shores
    And I walk alone
    And the ghost that I carry is your
    Tiger shark is azure blue
    I hope the vision you had returns to you
    3ebLoveron December 30, 2005   Link

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