The car in front follows the long way around
Prey moves predator moves
Foreshortened angels hunting me down

Halle - halle - halle
Underkill
sticks in gullets
Overkill
is personal too many bullets

Rabbi crater keyed for action hits the marks
I wish I was in Dixie
Sleet switches silence to the shredding of larks

Serifot
Combs of honey
Kellipot
Saliva's coating balls of money

You and me against the world
You and me against the world
You and me against the world
World about to end world about to end world about to end

Wind blown hair in a windowless room
A lifeline of knuckles
waddles into the afternoon
Look into its eyes
It will look into your eyes

WHAT'S UP, DOC?
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
WHAT'S UP, DOC?


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The Escape song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentDonald duck has invaded my nightmares.
    savingupspendon September 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Wind blown hair in a windowless room
    A lifeline of knuckles
    waddles into the afternoon
    Look into its eyes
    It will look into your eyes"

    Made me think of te famous Friedrich Nietzsche quote :

    He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
    Beardedon June 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunniest / most terrifying song ever
    Yer_Maon March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like these two parts of the song

    "Rabbi crater keyed for action hits the marks
    I wish I was in Dixie
    Sleet switches silence to the shredding of larks"

    "Wind blown hair in a windowless room"

    is talking about suicide bombing

    Not sure what the link between obscure Kabbalah references and Donald Duck is though. I almost feel that the "What's up, Doc?" line is not accurate since that was something Bugs Bunny said, but I do think that the voice at the end is supposed to convey Donald Duck.

    "sticks in gullets" "shredding of larks"

    "A lifeline of knuckles
    waddles into the afternoon" Being persecuted by the Israel army?

    I'm absolutely clueless
    Gestfalaon February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment“The Escape” is a paranoid vision that seems to conclude with a demonic Daffy Duck rasping, “What’s up doc?”

    from here: uncut.net/music/uncut/reviews/…
    kyeoon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song starts with a sound that seems like a dead version of that old Merry Melodies starting sound (youtube.com/…) that brings up the shield with the Warner Brothers Logo. I don't believe that Scott Walker would display for us an image of a brand (Warner Brothers) whose name very much reminds of Walker Brothers in a song called Escape, if he didn't want to implicate that one of the themes of the song is the escape from Walker brothers fame, or perhaps their failed revival.

    The other theme of the song may be somehow linked to Mel Blanc, the famous Warner Brothers voice actor that gave the voice for both Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Mel Blanc has had a serious car accident ("car in front follows"?) that put him in a coma and the doctors could only talk to him if they addressed him as Bugs Bunny ("WHATS UP DOOC??"). Also Mel Blanc was jewish and has a jewish star on his tombstone, which might somehow link to third theme of the song: jewish mysticism.
    loginsrunon October 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe moment around 3 min is a sped up sample from Ennio Morricone's classic score for Once Upon a Time In the West.
    terrycraigon October 18, 2013   Link

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