The shatter of the bottles
Would scare me something awful as a kid.
My fear, how it would harden
And find a home in places that I hid.

I’d tear ‘em down
And run away,
But never found
My getaway.

Outside Tuscaloosa,
the time you thought you’d turned it all around.
Remember how you used to think
You could salvage anything you found?

You knew it then,
You know it now.
A rattled chain
Still rattles loud.

In all those years of moving,
I was slowly losing
All my names.

No matter what I’d ruin
It couldn’t hold a candle
To the pain.

My tears are real
And all my own,
Pouring down
There all alone.

The soft roll of the water
Reminds me of my father’s parting words,
‘Son, now don’t you bother
‘looking for your place out in the world
‘the tide will roll
‘through the waves,
‘son, you’ll find
‘your getaway.’

Lyrics submitted by jhandy25

Getaway song meanings
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