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The Great Escape Lyrics

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 trying to smooth it over
Find a way to make the hurt go...


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    Jan 8th, 2014 1:08am report

    When I listen to it I think it's about suicide, but that's probably because I have experience with suicide. I guess everyone's interpretation differs based upon the experiences they have which they can relate to the song


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    Jun 12th, 2013 6:44am report

    This song is about how pills numb the world and that you don't need them to make you better. Kinda like the meaning of "Just Like a Pill" this song conveys that pills or drugs aren't the only way to make you feel better. It says that although your life may be rough if it will get better


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    Apr 28th, 2013 4:11am report

    At first when I listened to it is assumed it was about love and a broken relationship. However I realised it could mean suicide. I think its true meaning is what the song is to each individual.


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    Apr 1st, 2013 4:44pm report

    I believe this song to be about suicide. She wrote Beam Me Up for a friend who has committed suicide. To me this is for anyone out there contemplating suicide.


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    Mar 25th, 2013 3:41am report

    i think the great escape is about someone committing or contemplating suicide.and she wrote it for people who had something to do with it.


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    Mar 24th, 2013 3:39pm report

    13. The Great Escape - Ending the main album track list on a somber but hopeful note, "The Great Escape" is addressed to both a friend of Pink's who contemplated suicide and to anyone going through a rough patch. A collaboration with Dan Wilson (who co-wrote Adele's "Someone Like You"), "The Great Escape" is a showcase for some of Pink's most personal lyrics to date on the bridge alone - "I wrote the book on running / But that chapter in my life / Will soon be done oh / I'm the kind of the great escpae / you're not gonna watch me checkin' out of this place / You're not gonna lose me." its on billboard by the writers idiots


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    Feb 23rd, 2013 2:48pm report

    This song is about depression and those who she cares about not being able to "feel" anything because of antidepressents. "The passion and pain are gonna keep us alive some day" means the highs and lows in life are necessary to live to the fullest.


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    Feb 13th, 2013 2:41am report

    Suicide is a quick assumption.

    Its about not let love die.


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    Feb 7th, 2013 2:21pm report

    I disagree about this being about marriage. I guess it could work both ways but I think its about suicide. Always have.


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    Jan 31st, 2013 1:41pm report

    I didn't take it that way I felt that the song was about her marriage with Carey. That she won't let their marriage fail because you have to take the good with bad in marriage. She says you decided the fight was over meaning their marriage wasn't worth firing for.every one you know is trying to smooth it over because in a divorce everyone pity you. Shes afraid of the dark but if her love is with her she has no need to be afraid. She says she is the king of the great escape, but that she is done running. She ends with the passion and pain will keep US (her and Carey) alive. I really love Pinks music, she is so talented.


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    Dec 20th, 2012 12:56am report

    In this song, P!nk talks about suicide: "The great escape", meaning the escape from life. She says: "I can understand how when the edges are rough...". P!nk knows how is the pain of living when you feel nobody loves you, and she continues to say that "everybody (...) is trying to make the hurt go away". She says the feeling is not true; some people really love you, and they try to make you the most comfortable they can to avoid your suicide; they care for you. She also states that the person is unaware to the pleasure of living and gave up long ago. P!nk says she's terrified of the dark unless the person comes with her, meaning she's afraid of the future but could handle it with the help of the loved ones. She sings "I wrote the book on running, but that chapter of my life will soon be done", saying she also tried running or escaping from life, but she got more mature. She is trying to avoid one's suicide.

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