"The Escape Artist" as written by and Kevin Moore Jim Matheos....
Run, run like you've already done
You've gotta move to meet demand
You're far flung when the music's done
You better find a place to land

It's all true when I lit that fuse
I never meant to be your friend
I kicked the tire but it caught on fire
I'm gonna try to make amends

You act mysterious but you speak in gibberish
You can take your memory
I'm off, I'd better be alone
Alone

Part two, now you're back in the news
You're gonna spread the word around
I'm all done because the song is sung
I'm gonna black my windows out

You move mysterious but you speak in gibberish
You can take your memory
I'm off, I'd better be alone
Alone

No harm, no foul
It's not fine at all
It's not fair leading us there
It's no fun at all

You act mysterious but you speak in gibberish
You can take your memory
I'm off, I'd better be alone
Alone

I'm gone
I'd better be alone
Alone


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    General CommentThis song seems to be about a person who you have had memories with, that leads you to believe there is something deep in the relationship, but then backs out and escapes, thus the title "The Escape Artist".

    "Run, run like you've already done
    You've gotta move to meet demand
    You're far flung when the music's done
    You better find a place to land"
    Pretty straightforward, the writer sarcastically tells the person to do what she must, which seems to be work [move to meet demand]. But he realizes that the person is "far flung" from the relationship, when "the music's done", which is in reference to the writer's job of writing music.

    "It's all true when I lit that fuse
    I never meant to be your friend
    I kicked the tire but it caught on fire
    I'm gonna try to make amends"
    I think the fuse litting is symbolic of opening up to that person and not wanting to be just friends. Then the other lines sound like the writer talked about the distance "I kicked the tire", but it apparently lead to an argument "but it caught on fire".

    "Part two, now you're back in the news
    You're gonna spread the word around
    I'm all done because the song is sung
    I'm gonna black my windows out"
    Seems the person is spreading lies which the writer can clearly see, thus ignores and will "black his windows out".

    "You act mysterious but you speak in gibberish
    You can take your memory
    I'm off, I'd better be alone
    Alone"
    Seems the person acts like there's something to hide and makes up excuses. Writer then proclaims he's better off alone and ends the relationship.
    Inks787on September 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentKinda starts off like When You're Ready.. not bad. Still having trouble with a line in this though (the one right after "I never meant to be your friend") but rest should be correct.
    Lateralus518on March 30, 2009   Link

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