"Escape" as written by Dawn Michele Lott, Justin Cox, Glenn Drennen, Wendy Drennen, Mark Holman, Jasen Rauch and Dave Stovall....
My hands are tied, they're going numb
I don't know where they've brought me
My throat's torn raw from all my screams
But no one can hear me
In the dark it seems I lose my dignity
Between the pain and tears
There's only fear

Escape (We don't want to save ourselves)
We will not be contained
(Let's fly away with all the angels)
We're breaking out tonight

Searching for a crack of light
But it seems to be changing
Is the sun leaving the sky
Or is it me that is fading
In the dark unseen
I know you search for me
I feel you drawing near
You fight my fear

Escape (We don't want to save ourselves)
We will not be contained
(Let's fly away with all the angels)
We're breaking out tonight
Fear is not our master anymore
Run with me, escape
We're breaking out tonight

This is our time
We can't let our fear define us
This is our time
From this nightmare we're reborn
This is our time
This is our time to escape

We will not be contained
(Let's fly away with all the angels)
We're breaking out tonight
Fear is not our master anymore
Run with me, escape
We're breaking out tonight

You're not hopeless
You're not worthless
You are loved
Don't give up
This is your time


Lyrics submitted by iwnbts17

"Escape" as written by Dave Stovall Mark L. Holman

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentI don't know what 'obsessed" has to do with this song, but I am saddened that there is (was) just one comment. It seems the more honest the song, the fewer it receives. This song is about gripping fear, perhaps much like the fear someone who is afraid of heights feels as s/he walks across a bridge; an recovering alcohol feels when he stares down a bottle of booze; or the fear a woman who has experienced rape feels the first time she is alone again at night in her home. I'm not sure if the "breaking out tonight" means literally leaving the fear behind tonight, or if it means putting it to rest forever. I love the song's endingm "You're not hopeless. You're not worthless. You are loved." Such powerful words. Such an inspirational track. I had to look up this band as I had never before heard of it until someone introduced it to me. Good stuff!
    walkawaybenon April 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentObsessed!
    jmikes9590on March 31, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about something in the past. Something hurt the speaker* and now they are in a situation where the pain and fear of the past is trapping them. Their "hands are tied" by the past emotions. They feel helpless. They are crying out for help. They are close to giving up. But they know there is always hope. Amazing song and message.

    *In some songs, the speaker is different from the writer. I don't know if Dawn was singing this from her own point of view or the point of view of someone she knew or a hypothetical person.
    FanGirlingon December 29, 2013   Link

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