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The Great Escape

I can understand how
When the edges are rough
And they cut you like they're
Tiny slivers of glass
And it feels too much
And you don't know how long you're gonna last

But everyone you know
Is trying to smooth it over
Find a way to make the hurt go away
But everyone you know
Is trying to smooth it over
Like you're tryin 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 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
You've retreated to your silent corner
Like you've decided the fight was over for ya

But everyone you know
Is trying to smooth it over
Find a way to make the hurt go away
But everyone you know
Is trying to smooth it over
Everyone needs a floor they can fall through

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 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 numb
And I wrote the book on writin
But that chapter of my life will soon be done
Oh

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 pain
Are gonna keep up us alive someday
Someday

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Sarah_82
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Essex,England
Posts: 458

Thanks for these. This song made me cry for a few reasons. It's beautiful.

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Registered: Mar 2006
Location: London
Posts: 985

Very close third to Family Portrait and Long Way to Happy, this is now officially in my top 3 favourite Pink songs.

I love how she has openly said that she leaves this song open to interpretation by the listener - it's whatever it makes you feel, whichever emotion it provokes from within, we can flow with it - I love that. I love her brutal honesty and her wisdom.

And yes, this song is very close and personal to me, and you know what? To me, it IS reminiscent of suicidal feelings and/or thoughts. For me though, it's also about depression and wanting to make the "great escape" from the pain that is eating away at you inside - in whichever way works for you i.e antidepressants, anxiety meds = overdose = suicide.

I mean, it has many meanings I think and she has said as much in her track-by-track interview.

I'm so overwhelmed by the genius in this song. If (WHEN!) she performs this song live for the first time, I think I might actually die.

We love you, Pink x

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