"Getting Away With Murder" as written by and Jerry Horton Tobin Esperance....
Somewhere beyond happiness and sadness
I need to calculate
What creates my own madness
And I'm addicted to your punishment
And you're the master
And I am waiting for disaster

I feel irrational
So confrontational
To tell the truth I am
Getting away with murder
It isn't possible
To never tell the truth
But the reality is I'm getting away with murder

I drink my drink and I don't even want to
I think my thoughts when I don't even need to
I never look back 'cause I don't even want to
And I don't need to
Because I'm getting away with murder

I feel irrational
So confrontational
To tell the truth I am
Getting away with murder
It isn't possible
To never tell the truth
But the reality is I'm getting away with murder

Somewhere beyond happiness and sadness
I need to calculate
What creates my own madness
And I'm addicted to your punishment
And you're the master
And I am craving this disaster

I feel irrational
So confrontational
To tell the truth I am
Getting away with murder
It isn't possible
To never tell the truth
But the reality is I'm getting away with murder

I feel irrational
So confrontational
To tell the truth I am
Getting away with murder
It isn't possible
To never tell the truth
But the reality is I'm getting away with murder


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"Getting Away with Murder [Live]" as written by Jacoby Shaddix David Buckner

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  • +3
    General CommentHe who can read has won half the battle!

    The first single from Getting Away With Murder, the soaring, melodic title cut, will hit radio next month. Instead of playing the victim in the song as he has in the past, Shaddix assumes the role of an antagonist involved in acts of deception and deceit. But the song also has double and even triple meanings.

    "I wrote it so you can take it in different ways," he said. "It can be about when you're doing some sh-- behind some people in your life's backs and they don't know about it but it makes you feel like sh--, which I've done. But it can also be about what's going on right now in the political world [in the Middle East], or about these big, huge corporations who are so corrupt."

    mtv.com/news/articles/1489203/20040702/…

    Gx Lani
    Lanion November 05, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationTo ME? It seems to be talking about manipulation, possibly a SadoMaso relationship.

    It's almost that he's manipulating someone into thinking that they're in control, making them think that they're his 'master' when they aren't, and he's leading them to their death, or at the very least an extremely unpleasant fate.

    The first verse 'I need to calculate what creates my own madness, and I'm addicted to your punishment' would make it seem that he is only the submissive, the 'used' in this relationship. But other parts of the song contradicts that.

    'It isn’t possible to never tell the truth, But the reality is I'm getting away with murder'

    He's lying up and down, luring the person into a trap with his lies.

    This was an interesting verse to me.

    'I take my drink and I don’t even want to
    I think my thoughts when I don’t even need to
    I never look back cos I don’t even want to
    And I don’t need to because I'm getting away with murder'

    He's doing all these things, he doesn't want to do them, but he's doing it to continue the illusion that he isn't the one in control. I have been in a relationship somewhat like this, manipulating the person into thinking they're in control, when they aren't. The person I was back in those days would be proud to know someone else knew how she felt.

    Fascinating song.
    ReoPlusOneon January 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about suicide. It's like he's talking to life, see "And im addicted to your punishment" and
    "And you’re the master and I am waiting for disaster" and he's gonna go away of it killing himself, so "Getting away with murder".
    malacaion September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awesome, but when i saw the video, i almost didn't recognize coby. what happened to him??
    Augthailon November 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"Somewhere beyond happiness and sadness"
    Some person is obsessively in love with another person, but gets rejected.

    "I need to calculate What creates my own madness"
    The lover want's to protect his loved one, but he can't do anything to achieve this.

    "And I'm addicted to your punishment
    And you're the master And I am waiting for disaster"
    He feels powerless and sorry for the fact that he cannot protect her, and realizes that murdering that person and then himself is the only way to alter that fate.

    "I feel irrational"
    "Irrational" are his suicidal thoughts.

    "So confrontational"
    "confontational" because he is gonna be killing someone

    "To tell the truth I am Getting away with murder"
    To kill oneself right after a murder can be viewed as a means of getting away with murder

    "It isn't possible
    To never tell the truth
    But the reality is I'm getting away with murder"
    He feels ashamed for his obsession and would rather stop this, but it isn't possible for him because his obsession is too strong, so all that he can think about now is his planned murder-suicide.

    "I drink my drink and I don't even want to
    I think my thoughts when I don't even need to
    I never look back 'cause I don't even want to
    And I don't need to
    Because I'm getting away with murder"
    It is now, decided for him that he is going to commit murder-suicide. He waited and thought long and hard about wether he should do it or not. He is now awaiting the right moment to fulfill his plan and all that he is doing in this moment is merely an neccessity, because his time is going to end soon.
    LunosXVon October 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust listening to the song it sounds like he's being punishe/abused by his girlfriend and he enjoys it and thinks he deserves worse and by this he means he's getting away with murder....
    HaRdCoReJaGon September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is just about getting away with something. I mean the phrase "Getting away with murder" is used by a lot of people. Like when people say "He/She could get away with murder" someone who is sneaky and smart. I don't know. I think there's just something that he's saying that he's getting away with. I don't know I just really like the song! *Feels extremely stupid*
    ForgottenAngel17on September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh jacoby is ubber hott, I just wanna lick him. This is a great song too, score for papa roach.
    blinkcat00on October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice view malacai!

    I can totally see how this person is relating to himself. That he is punishing and abusing the very way he is.

    Two areas show me that this person is in a conflict of trying to understand himself. And he is slipping away.

    " take my drink and I don’t even want to
    I think my thoughts when I don’t even need to"

    "Somewhere beyond happiness and sadness
    I need to calculate what creates my own madness"

    I really like this line. It shows there is an amount of emotion from sadness to happiness that is driving him to the edge. And maybe the further he slips the more he is getting ready to kill himself.

    And the cold truth is (of course):
    im getting away with murder
    chino69on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is kool but it took them long enough to come out with another album
    slipknotfan41492on October 21, 2004   Link

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