"Be My Escape" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
I've given up on giving up slowly, I'm blending in so
You won't even know me apart from this whole world that shares my fate
This one last bullet you mention is my one last shot at redemption
Because I know to live you must give your life away
And I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity and
I've been locked inside that house all the while You hold the key
And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
And even though, there's no way in knowing where to go, promise I'm going because
I gotta get outta here
I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I gotta get outta here
And I'm begging You, I'm begging You, I'm begging You to be my escape.

I'm giving up on doing this alone now
'Cause I've failed and I'm ready to be shown how
He's told me the way and I'm trying to get there
And this life sentence that I'm serving
I admit that I'm every bit deserving
But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair

'Cause I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity and
I've been locked inside that house all the while You hold the key
And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
And even though, there's no way in knowing where to go, promise I'm going because
I gotta get outta here
'Cause I'm afraid that this complacency is something I can't shake
I gotta get outta here
And I'm begging You, I'm begging You, I'm begging You to be my escape.

I am a hostage to my own humanity
Self detained and forced to live in this mess I've made
And all I'm asking is for You to do what You can with me
But I can't ask You to give what You already gave

'Cause I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity and
I've been locked inside that house all the while you hold the key
And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
And even though, there's no way in knowing where to go, promise I'm going because
I've gotta get outta here
I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I've gotta get outta here
And I'm begging You, I'm begging You, I'm begging
You to be my escape.

I fought You for so long
I should have let You in
Oh how we regret those things we do
And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
But so were You

So were You


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"Be My Escape" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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  • +8
    General CommentOh man I love it.

    To me, it's just about rejecting Christ and then finally submiting to God's grace and accepting what Christ has done for us, no matter how much we turn away.

    RK has done it again :-)

    -Ashes
    RiseUpStandTallon October 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentok, well i dont think this song is about God..
    i think its more like he has made some mistakes and doesnt like where he is, he wants to leave and get out but he cant, he doesnt have anyfriends or anyone to help him, and he meets a girl who he loves, and she is his "escape". he feels like he doesnt fit in with where he is, and then he meets this girl and can be himself and wants to start over, and have his last "shot at redemption" with this girl he can be someone himself, and someone new, not the guy who has made all these mistakes and he admits he made the msitakes and deserves the punishment but wants a way out and hes been "housing all this doubt and insecurity" and hes afraid to be his self
    sammm12345on October 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsome corrections:
    "I’ve given up, _on_ giving up slowly"
    "This one last _bullet_ You mentioned"

    this is by far their best CD yet, IMHO. A bunch of their songs are about making and regretting mistakes, which is a subject that occupies a lot of my brain space. I love the (pre-)chorus;

    "Cause I’ve been housing all this doubt and insecurity and
    I’ve been locked inside that house all the while You hold the key
    And I’ve been dying to get out and that might be the death of me "

    he's locked inside his own (figurative) house (in effect, a jail cell) with his doubt and insecurity, and he wants to get out, but running away from his faults (like in I So Hate Consequences - "I got to get away/Get away from all of my mistakes") isn't the way it works (like in When I Go Down). Pain and failure and the like is an important part of life; no pain, no gain. You can't get buff and muscle-y without working out, breaking a sweat, making an effort. Similarly, there's the concept of constructive doubt, which basically says, "I don't know, but I want to find out".
    (It's like in Let It All Out [also a great song]-
    "I know this will hurt
    But if I don't break your heart, then things will just get worse.
    When the burden seems to much to bear, remember
    The end will justify the pain it took to get us there")

    and then I love this line:
    "And this life sentence that I’m serving
    I admit that I’m every bit deserving
    But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair"

    usually we only say something's not fair when we don't like it; but, even though we often don't acknowledge it, when something good happens to us that we don't deserve, it's not fair. That's the beauty of grace.
    liebherkon November 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow can u say that this c.d. is bad!?!?!? i love how they're growin up and so is there music. this is so much better to listen too... it has meanin with out it havin to be funny... the only thing i dont like is they didnt have a hidden track.. but this is definently the BEST album yet
    ccghoston December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome; it's about giving your life to God and putting your trust in Him. THE VIDEO LEADS YOU TO BELIEVE THIS IS ABOUT A GIRL, IT IS NOT.

    "I fought You for so long
    I should have let You in
    Oh how we regret those things we do
    And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
    But so were You"

    How can a girl save his skin and from what? He was running from God and then realized that he should put his trust in God. I was upset that the last part of the song is omitted from the video - not cool.
    amishmanon April 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, clearly this song is about God, and God alone. If you don't realize that, then sorry, but you are dumb. There is so many lines in this song that apply only to God, and make it obvious that it is God that this song is about.

    For Example:

    "This one last call that You mentioned is my one last shot at redemption
    because I know to live you must give your life away"

    The songwriter is being called by God, and is just now realizing that God is the only way to Heaven. He knows that he has to put his life into God's hands and have God come into his heart to live forever in Heaven.



    "And I’ve been housing all this doubt and insecurity

    The person talking in this song is saying here that he knows that God is missing from his life and it is causing doubts and insecurity.


    "I've been locked inside this house and all the while you hold the key"

    Here he is saying that he was "locked" in the state of not knowing God. He knew there was something missing in his life and he wasn't sure how to get it "all the while You hold the key" is saying that God holds the "key" to salvation in his forgivness...you just have to accept it for yourself.


    "And even though, there’s no way in knowing where to go, promise I’m going"

    Here he is saying that even though he doesn't know where God wants him to go or what he's supposed to be doing with his life, but he trusts God and will go where ever God wants him to go, even if he isn't sure about it. he knows God will send him where he's supposed to be.


    "I’m giving up I’m doing this alone now"

    This is the line that confuses most people in weather or not this song is about God. When it says that he is "doing this alone now", it doesn't mean he's doing it without God (which is how it sounds when you first hear the song,) but is really saying that he is doing whatever God asks him without the other people who lead him away from God. He spent so much time listening to others that mislead him and brought him away from God. Now he is finding God for himself and is doing it without the people who lead him wrong.


    "Cause I’ve failed and I’m ready to be shown how
    He’s told me the way and I’m trying to get there"

    This line says that without God, his life failed. He couldn't do anything without God and now he's letting God show him what to do instead of trying to do everything on his own.


    "And this life sentence that I’m serving
    I admit that I’m every bit deserving"

    This is my favorite line in the song! it says that we have all sinned and deserve our "life sentance"..in otherwords, we all deserve to go to Hell. But because Jesus lead a perfect life and was sacraficed for our sins, we are all saved if we believe that Jesus died to save us all. None of us deserve Heaven because we have all sinned. In this line, the songwriter is realizing and confessing all of this.

    "But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair"

    usually when we say something isn't fair, we mean that it is not good for us, but that's definatly not the case in this line. Here it is saying that we do NOT deserve Heaven, but because of the "grace" (meaning Jesus dying on the cross as the perfect sacrafice to save us all from Hell) we are saved, and that is not fair...but it's not fair in our FAVOR! Jesus should not have had to suffer for us. He lead a PERFECT life...yet he we put to death like a criminal. That is definatly not fair, but because of this, we see the "beauty of grace", and are saved, when really we should ALL be condemed to Hell.....Pretty much, it wasn't fair that Jesus died, but because he did, we are all saved.


    "And all I’m asking is for You to do what You can with me"

    Here, he is asking God to use him in any way he wants. He is saying that he will do what ever is asked of him to fulfill God's will.


    "I fought You for so long
    I should have let You in
    Oh how we regret those things we do"

    Here he is saying that he alwas knew he needed to accept God, but he didn't for a long time, and he regrets it now that he know's the truth...pretty straight forward huh?



    "And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
    But so were You"

    This line is saying that for the longest time he was trying to save himself. Now he finally realizes that because he is only human, he can't save himself. And the whole time he was trying to save himself, God was tryig to save him too.



    Overall this is a great song!

    that's how I see it.
    Jesus__freakon August 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits totally about God, nota girl or boy
    reliant k is a Christian band,
    all the 'You's in the song and the fact that in this line


    He’s told me the way and I’m trying to get there


    has He. clearly meaning God/Jesus

    the way i look at the song, is that this guy hasnt been walking the walk. he has been trying to do it all on his own, and now he is done trying, and he knows he needs help.
    to him, the worldly thing he is caught up in is his prison, the world is holding him back. He is asking God to be his escape.
    :DD
    JesusFreak19on November 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti saw some people saying this was about god and i was listening and not saying im right but now i think about the song being about suicide
    either that or god taking away his life
    just how i thought about it
    i was thinking of the line "'Cause I know to live you must give your life away"
    maybe as in to really live in his idea is being in heaven or some form of afterlife i guess to be able to really live as such he must give his life on earth away
    that one stodd out then:


    I've given up on giving up slowly
    ----(dying slowly, wants to take matters into own hands)

    this whole world that shares my fate
    ----(everything dies)


    And this one last bullet you mention
    Is my one last shot at redemption
    ----(using a gun to take his life maybe hes depressed and to redeem himself into a worthy person thats the way to go)

    And I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
    And I've been locked inside that house all the while you hold the key
    ----(for a long time he has been forming a figurative house of negative qualities and only god holds the key to get out)

    And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
    ----(even trying to escape this house could be the end of him because he wouldnt know who else to be so trying to escape could hurt him)

    And even though there's no way of knowing where to go
    I promise I'm going because
    I got to get out of here
    ----(he might not know how to get there away from his life but he know he has to get out)

    I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
    ----(maybe he wasnt even meant to be in the world his background growing up wasnt the best? or he didnt intend to live here he feels, he just became)

    And I'm begging you, I'm begging you, I’m begging you to be my escape
    ----(desperately asking for either god or suicide to be his escape)

    I've given up on doing this alone now
    'Cause I've failed and I'm ready to be shown how
    You’ve told me the way, and now I'm trying to get there
    ----(ready to give his life to god)

    And this life sentence that I'm serving
    I admit, that I'm every bit deserving
    ----(his life on earth is this long sentence he had to serve before moving on yet he feels he deserved it)

    But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair
    ----(if all life was fair how would it be possible to see how truely amazing the good things are when it is fair or goes your way without having hardship or times when you feel it isnt fair)


    ’Cause I’m afraid that this complacency is something I can't shake
    ----(his idea of leaving his life on earth gives him a feeling of complacency, self satisfaction and he cant think otherwise)

    I am a hostage to my own humanity
    Self detained and forced to live in this mess I've made
    ----(being human you cant escape what humans have done he feels it is bad and he is apart of humanity therefore he has made a mess been bad and hes forced to live in it)

    And all I'm asking is for you to do what you can with me
    But I can't ask you to give what you already gave
    ----(he wants god to help him maybe but cant ask for god to kill him, maybe he has to do that? because he was already given life and he cant ask god to give him another life again he just asks for help or guidence)


    I fought you for so long
    I should have let you win
    Oh, how we regret those things we do
    And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
    Oh, but so were you
    So were you
    ----(a long time ago he may not have believed now he feels he should have let god win not he regrets that and maybe at the time his friends werent into religion so he just wanted to fit in and save his own skin. and god was too because he created humans out of his image or himself)





    thats just what i think not saying im right just what it makes me think of
    georgiee15on January 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment-sigh- I agree. It rawks. Can't wait for the album. I'm dying in anticipation.

    Even though I don't really think much about what it means..
    Kaylaaaaon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOoh, it sounds even better on the CD than it did online... I liked Two Lefts better than MMHMM, but mmhmm is still awesome.
    Kaylaaaaon November 09, 2004   Link

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