I made my place by the door
I didn't know what i was waiting for
It felt just like home
Except no grass, no yard, no pictures hung

I could see across to the park
And there were friends
They were laughing hard
They looked just like my own
With no face, no name, no voice i know

I finally made it
I made a clean getaway
I finally made it
I made a clean getaway

I met someone at the bar
He had a great smile and a great heart
It felt just like love
Except no fear of losing and it wasn't tough

I finally made it
I made a clean getaway
I finally made it
I made a clean getaway
And i miss you
I miss you every single day



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    General Commentfor some reason i feel like when she says that she finally made a clean get away that she's really just trying to convince herself of it. its just the lonely feeling of the song... its really not all that clean of a get away because its all so steril and her thoughts are always back to where she was from...

    i miss you every single day
    poncho524on May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is describing Maria's moving away from Alabama or maybe Athens, but in any event she's very happy about her getaway, even though it's not easy.

    I think she is great at describing the loneliness and sense of loss and gain that comes with leaving your home behind. When you first get there, you are unsure that you wanna stay, and then certain things remind you of home. It's a harsh paradox because you are glad that you got away but at the same time you miss it.
    XianSnakeon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlong with "Reply" this is one of my favourite songs on the CD. When I listen to it, it sounds like despite her second thoughts about getting out of whatever/wherever she is facing, she just sounds relieved... almost like it was a long time coming and there was no other option. I like that sense of relief. It's very refreshing.
    themic54on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song on lynn-teeter flower.
    haleyparkeron April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I met someone at the bar
    He had a great smile and a great heart
    It felt just like love
    Except no fear of losing and it wasn't tough

    I finally made it
    I made a clean getaway
    I finally made it
    I made a clean getaway
    And i miss you
    I miss you every single day"

    Thats about Conor.

    Its a beautiful song.
    yellow*birdon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about moving and missing the people and places you left behind. she is glad to have moved on, but also missing what she left behind, especially one person.
    it seems like she is trying to start over and met new people (like the man at the bar) but it is hard.
    beautiful. one my favorites on lynn teeter
    brookactonon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe part where she says, "And there were friends.../
    They looked just like my own/With no face, no name, no voice i know"

    i've been wondering. do you think she's saying that she doesn't really know her friends?

    this song is amazing, i keep listening to it on repeat.
    daystoforgeton April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a gorgeous song. maria has a way of making words/phrases that otherwise would be cliche, so... well, NOT cliche.
    favorite line:
    It felt just like love
    Except no fear of losing
    and it wasn't tough
    yummyindietuneson May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand i agree with poncho524, there is irony in the clean getaway, because it doesnt seem clean at all if there is still something left "back there" to miss.
    yummyindietuneson May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe part of this song that affects me the most is;

    And i miss you
    I miss you every single day

    everytime I hear that it cuts straight into me. The simplicity and honesty of it..
    Language!on June 07, 2007   Link

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