"Xscape" as written by and Michael Rodney Jerkins....
Everywhere I turn, no matter where I look
The systems in control, it's all ran by the book
I've got to get away so I can free my mind
Xscape is what I need
From the electric eyes

No matter where I am, I see my face around
They realize on my name, and push from town to town
Don't have a place to run, but there's no need to hide
I've got to, find a place
So I won't hide away

Xscape, got to get away from a system lose in the world today
Xscape, the pressure that I face from relationships haven't gone my way
Xscape, the man with the pen that writes the lies that hassle this man
Xscape, I do what I wanna cause I gotta face nobody but me

I tried to share my life with someone I could love
But games and money is all she ever thought of
How could that be my fault when she gambled and lost?
I'm tired of silly games
It's time to make a change

Why is it I can't do whatever I want to?
Went in my personal life and I don't live for you
So don't you try to tell me what is right for me
You be concerned about you
I can do what I want to

Xscape, got to get away from a system lose in the world today
Xscape, the pressure that I face from relationships haven't gone my way

Xscape, the man with the pen that writes the lies that hassle this man
Xscape, I do what I wanna cause I gotta face nobody but me

Xscape, got to get away from a system lose in the world today
Xscape, the pressure that I face from relationships haven't gone my way
Xscape, the man with the pen that writes the lies that hassle this man
Xscape, I do what I wanna cause I gotta face nobody but me

Xscape

When I go, this problem world won't bother me no more

Xscape, got to get away from a system lose in the world today
Xscape, the pressure that I face from relationships haven't gone my way
Xscape, the man with the pen that writes the lies that hassle this man
Xscape, I do what I wanna cause I gotta face nobody but me

Xscape, got to get away from a system lose in the world today
Xscape, the pressure that I face from relationships haven't gone my way
Xscape, the man with the pen that writes the lies that hassle this man
Xscape, I do what I wanna cause I gotta face nobody but me

Xscape, got to get away
Xscape, the pressure that I face from relationships haven't gone my way
Xscape, the man with the pen
Xscape, I do what I wanna cause I gotta face nobody but me
Xscape

Xscape


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"Xscape" as written by Rodney Jerkins Harvey Jay Mason

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    My Interpretationi freaking love this song! i think it's about how the media and newspapers hound him and print stories that aren't true and he hates it and wants to get away from it but he can't. he also sings that he should be able to live his life the way he wants but he can't because people always have something to say about it like his plastic surgeries.
    unpoppedon October 19, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so cool. It's about his conflict with the media and the way the public judges him. Fuckin great song, rock on MJ.

    I've always wondered why the ad-libs in this song are always included in its lyrics. There's really no need for them - it takes the spontaneity out of the song.
    Dark Artiston August 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Michael trying to find a way out of the press's eye but realizing there's no where to go and no one to hide from but himself.
    bnieves0313on October 18, 2009   Link

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