"The Great Escape" as written by Alecia B Moore and Dan Wilson....
I can understand how the edges are rough
And they cut you like the tiny slivers of glass
And you feel too much
And you don't know how long you're gonna last,
But everyone you know, is tryna smooth it over,
Find a way to make the hurt go away,
But everyone you know, is tryna smooth it over,
Like you're trying to scream underwater,

But, I won't let you make the great escape,
I'm never gonna watch you checkin' out of this place
I'm not gonna lose you
'Cause the passion and the pain
Are gonna keep you alive someday
Gonna keep you alive someday

I feel like I could wave my fist in front of your face
And you wouldn't flinch or even feel a thing
And you retreated to your silent corner
Like you decided the fight was over for ya,
Everyone you know, is tryna smooth it over,
Find a way to make the hurt go away,
Everyone you know, is tryna smooth it over,
Everyone needs a floor they can fall through

I won't let you make the great escape,
I'm never gonna watch you checkin' out of this place
I'm not gonna lose you
'Cause the passion and the pain
Are gonna keep you alive someday
They're gonna keep you alive someday


Oh, terrified of the dark, but not if you go with me
And I don't need a pill to make me know
And I wrote the book already,
But that chapter of my life will soon be done

I'm the king of the great escape
You're not gonna watch me checkin' out of this place
You're not gonna lose me
'Cause the passion and pain
Are gonna keep us alive, someday
Yeah the passion and the pain
Are gonna keep us alive someday,
Someday, yeah


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by thrwmyhrtawy.

"The Great Escape" as written by Alecia B Moore, Dan Wilson

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    General Commentpretty sure this is about how you should not kill yourself
    tanababy4on November 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationClearly, we all recognize that "The Great Escape" is referring to someone killing themselves. You may recall the song, which is one of my favorites, "Who Knew". This was a song about her love that killed himself which deals with the loss retroactively. The "Great Escape" song is a proactive way to encourage someone ahead of time from making a permanent decision to a temporary problem. Can't wait to see her in Washington DC 3/14/13!
    TheRJfactron February 26, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningPink said in an interview that this song was about how she thinks that people now have pills for everything and she thinks that the world is slowly becoming more and more numb. She talked about how people around her using pills for every little thing aggravate her because personally she gains inspiration from her emotional highs and lows and she needs them to get by. Hence the lyrics "I don't need a pill to make me numb," and "The passion and the pain are gonna keep us alive someday." She did say that everyone interpreted the escape differently, but to her it was about pills and unnecessary medications.
    spobyaddicton July 06, 2013   Link

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