"Easy Way Out" as written by and Walter Andre De Backer....
Seventeen seconds and I'm over it
Ready for the disconnect
Putting on a brave face
Trying not to listen
To the voices in the back of my head

But it's alright now
(It's a distant memory baby)
Alright now
(You know you should just let it go)

Some feelings have a habit of persisting
Even though you wouldn't let it show

Wearing me out
(All this)
Hanging around
(It just starts)
Getting me down
(Till I'm just)
Looking for an easy way out

Brain-dead from boredom
I'm led to distraction
Scratching the surface of life
Nothing really happens
But it's easy to keep busy
When you tell yourself you're traveling right

But it's alright now
(Was it really worth it baby?)
Alright now
(Was it just a waste of time?)

Keep on second-guessing
Use my memory like a weapon
On everything I try

Wearing me out
(All this)
Hanging around
(It just starts)
Getting me down
(Till I'm just)
Looking for an easy way out

Wearing me out
(But it's alright now)
Hanging around
(Alright now)
Getting me down
(But it's alright now)
Looking for an easy way out


Lyrics submitted by liquidsky

"Easy Way Out" as written by Walter Andre De Backer

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  • +2
    General CommentRather self explanatory lyrics. The person he is singing about is not willing to put any effort in to get out of the rut, so he stays there living a boring life.

    The video which was released today seems to back this up
    TryQuicheon February 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis is a song about merely existing in the world as an intuitive person wrapped up by the meaninglessness of everyday life currently.
    Ogenon April 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe way to true happiness is hard. The "surface of life" is enjoying all these material things and giving into human desires. The voices are talking whenever he indulges, "Is it really worth it? You're wasting your time focusing on these little things. You should let go of your secular desires). Hangin' around with people who are also indulging is supposed to make him happy, but it gets him down because he wishes it was easier to quit all this.

    "It's easy to keep busy when you tell yourself you're traveling right." The Western way of life is the way to go! It's good to work and acquire material wealth and socialize with friends with drinks and games... right?

    I wonder, why did it only take "17 seconds"?
    DottedDeeon April 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Link(s)I think this song is about someone suffering from the pain of life and trying to ignore it. It could also be about someone suffering from a panic attack.

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    Thumbseron May 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's about being tired of going through the same old routine everyday.
    Awesome15on May 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about someone living in denial, lying to themselves and thinking everything's just fine the way it is. it's about maintaining the status quo, not taking any risks. the trade off? a boring day-today life...

    awesome song though. very upbeat for a sorta sad song. i can see myself humming it all week. oh and the film clip! i mean, do i even need to say how amazing it is? i love this guy!
    straybulleton February 27, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song feels like my life right now....Only with a fantastic beat.
    demolitionlover4on February 13, 2012   Link

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