"There's No Way Out of Here" as written by and K. Baker....
There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good
There was no promise made
The part you played
The chance you took

There are no boundaries set
The time and yet
You waste it still
So it slips through your hands
Like grains of sand
You watch it go

There's no time to be lost
You'll pay the cost
So get it right
There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good

There never was there an answer
There an answer
Not without listening
Without seeing

There are no answers here
When you look out
You don't see in
There was no promise made
The part you played
The chance you took

There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good

There never was there an answer
There an answer
Not without listening
Without seeing

There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good
There was no promise made
The part you played
The chance you took

There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good
There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good
There are no answers here
When you look out
You don't see in
There's no way out of here
When you come in
You're in for good


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"There's No Way Out of Here" as written by K. Baker

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  • +1
    General Comment
    I love this album and the effort from David. It seems to be pure Gilmour and no influence from Waters. It was refreshing at the time and a good look into what Pink Floyd was to become. Another Diamond shines on.
    danv1962on May 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTrippy stuff for sure. I think the song could almost be looked at as two sided. In one light it does really seem to be a reflection of life and all that comes with it. However, one could also look at this song as a reflection to Gilmour coming into Pink Floyd. The song & album were wrote and recorded in between Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here & The Wall, which was a time of real stress within the band. Gilmour could have been reflecting on how his entry into the band, while done with the best intentions at the start, might have broken down into something less then great for him. Great song.
    rosed1717on July 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has always been a general statement about life in my mind. You have been placed here for no reason that you can *really* understand and you have no choice but to deal with the shit that is thrown at you.

    We search all our lives for answers and the irony is that they don't exist to begin with! DOH!!
    soze_umamaon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlife is fleeting..no reason, so fast. just live it!
    harvest moonon June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI interpreted this as what death was like. seems more logical then this being about life, but hey, I could be wrong.
    GMG123on March 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen you look out you,you don't see in,....true!!!!!!we all are looking at the wrong direction!!!!!!!!! "IT" is inside ourselves.dig!! and you will find it!!!!!!
    milyon May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus should read: “And never was there an answer, there an answer…” Such a beautiful song, it has meant more to me as I’ve grown older, as does his track “Short and Sweet”, both melancholy songs of living life and it’s experiences and questions unanswered. Over time these gems have aged like fine wine…and so with that I think I’ll go pour a glass and spin this album off vintage vinyl…how sweet it is!

    Atropos19on March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMusic business isn't always easy and this song is about DG's personal thoughts dealing with commitment i.e. There's no way out of here the only choice/way is to commit 100%.. Music business isn't always easy... ..same with life ! all JMO peace :)
    veriloudon October 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about HELL...PERIOD THE END

    theres NO way out of HERE
    WHEN you COME IN your're in FOR GOOD....
    there is no forgiveness ones you've crossed the line
    Goonchon November 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo negative.. Fellas, this song is not about Hell. It's about LIFE. Roger Waters was the acidic, cynical side of PF (And Brilliant too), but Gilmour was the rhythm, the positive side, he's making it clear that this is your shot - don't miss it. He's agnostic, he doesn't believe in Heaven. He's respectful, but he doesn't believe there's a God who's going to save you. When you're in this life, you're in for good. Don't waste it thinking there's a 2nd Act. There isn't. It's actually a very positive, uplifting song - don't fear death. Just maximize the time you're here...
    JJFriscoon January 02, 2013   Link

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