Relient K: Be My Escape Meaning
Be My Escape Lyrics
I’m blending in so You won’t even know me
apart from this whole world that shares my fate
This one last bullet you mention is my one last shot at redemption
cause I know to live you must give your life...
anonymous Feb 13th, 2007 2:15am report
This song's message is actually pretty basic. It's the christian struggle that we live in... falling into sin, being ashamed, pushing god away, repeat. We as Christian's know the way to redemption but sometimes its hard just letting go. We need an escape.
anonymous Jun 25th, 2007 6:33pm report
I think that some of the other interpretations are pretty correct in saying that this is a religious song. I would just like to elaborate on one line:
"The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair."
At first, I didn't understand the line, until one day in religion class, I was dozing off until my teacher mentioned "grace". As she explained it, I began to understand...
Grace is the gift that God gives us--the unconditional love, that he will have for us no matter what.
Saying that grace is unfair is pretty true. Whether you're a bad sinner or you rarely do things wrong, God will love you the same. And that's the beauty of it. =D
anonymous Oct 29th, 2006 10:31pm report
Well, since Relient K is a contemporary christian band, my interpretation is that he's turning to god. Even if you tried (for me at least) I don't think you could find a non-religious feel to this song...
That's why all the yous are capitalized...They're talking about him as in god
anonymous Dec 23rd, 2019 12:33pm report
Uhh wow! My dad listened to this song and as time went on. About 10 years this song passed down to all my brothers and I. We listen to it a lot. We love the band. But as I listened to the words. “ the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair” has made me realize and become more of a Christian. We don’t deserve anything that is given to us and the fact that he gave it to us makes it not fair. That’s grace from God!
anonymous Dec 14th, 2016 12:36pm report
I think that this song is about a boy that has fallen so hard into sin that he can hardly tell that it is wrong. Then, he becomes a Christian and learns that all of this is wrong. He tries to redeem himself. "I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake" is talking about how he sinned so much even when he didn't know that sin was wrong. After all this time of hiding his doubts and insecurities about himself he just let it out to Jesus and prayed and asked for forgiveness, and gets it, that he doesn't believe he deserves.
anonymous Jun 8th, 2014 6:51pm report
I love this song, many of you say it's about god, so it is. Correct. I also want to know what is the video about because you see a girl picture and I can't tell if their relationship ended or she played him for a fool.
anonymous Aug 20th, 2011 8:53am report
I think the song means we're trying to escape from sin.
anonymous May 23rd, 2011 5:01pm report
This song is basically about God being his savior. He's been living life his own way but now he's ready to be " shown how" Life sucks now, he's dug himself into a hole, mistakes, bad decisions, regrets etc. God is his only choice so now he's begging.
The funny thing is Im Hindu and I didn't think 'Christian and gospel' music was my type. But I started listening to Relient K, some Owl City etc. Then I realized the You's were capitalized. But this music is very inspirational and upbeat. It is NOT about some girl
anonymous Feb 10th, 2010 2:39am report
well i think that the song means that he is trying to get away from something. and also that he was trying to push god away from his life but he nows regrets it... he needs it so bad in his life.... that is just me.
anonymous Jul 4th, 2009 7:26am report
I did an analysis for this song for a school project and I kind of saw it as a person who messed up their life because and, although someone was offering help all throughout his/her life, that person didn't take it and now he/she's really regretting it.
anonymous Jan 8th, 2009 1:51pm report
for some reason, during religion class, we were talking about abram ( eventually Abraham...but whatever...) and it reminds me of this song...so I looked at the lyrics...and it kinda makes sense...in a way...so I think this song is talking about abram and his trip to canaan...
anonymous Dec 11th, 2008 12:04pm report
At first i thought that this song was about a girl that he liked or someone but then i saw "He’s told me the way and I’m trying to get there" and that kinda led me to believe that hes talking about god or jesus or someone like that because i think its like he has doubted his self and the decisions that he has made so now he is turning to god or jesus or who ever to help guide him out of the dark so that he can finally see the light. So i guess the genre of christian rock that they are in kinda fits more now... its still a cool song even if you want to interpret it however you want songs are like poetry they are often left for the audience to decipher the meaning and there really is not right or wrong answer
anonymous Sep 16th, 2008 9:00pm report
The lead singer was definitely not a drug addict
anonymous Jul 8th, 2008 7:57pm report
When I first heard this song, I thought it symbolized my life perfectly: Trying to escape everything but not being able to. I didn't know Relient K was a Christian band until I looked up the lyrics and noticed that every single "you" is capitalized. They are talking about the Christian god, but I still like the song.
anonymous Feb 7th, 2008 2:30pm report
This song is about a person's instincts too try to solve their problems on their own. The last few lines sum it up well.
"I fought You for so long
I should have let You in
Oh how we regret those things we do
And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
But so were You
So were You"
Those lines are some of the most meaningful lines, I believe, written by many present day christian bands.
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