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The Offspring: Gotta Get Away Meaning

Gotta Get Away Lyrics

{I'm} getting edgy all the time
There's someone around me just a step behind
It's kinda scary, the shape I'm in
The walls are shakin' and they're closing in
Too fast or a bit too slow
I'm paranoid of people and it's starting to show
One guy...


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    Oct 30th, 2005 10:54pm report

    What makes you think it's about superheroes??

    Anyway, I think it's just generally about a guy who's starting to crack up. He's got nothing under control anymore, it feels like something else is controlling or corrupting him. "There's demons in my head" and he feels like he can't cope with it much longer. "And it's more than I can take" he finds it hard to admit though, as it's a sign of weakness "but I think it's kind of weak."

    He knows he himself is the problem, that's why he wants to get away from himself, but sadly enough that's the one thing we can never escape from and have to face and come to terms with.

    I like the song because it describes how I feel a lot of the time, just wanting to get away from myself.


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    Aug 30th, 2018 8:15am report

    The song is about the feelings of paranoia, however I don’t know what ‘on a roll’ means in the context of the song, I always thought it was ‘think I wanna run, but I think it’s kind of weak’...


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    May 3rd, 2017 5:47am report

    This song is clearly about drug use cocaine or methamphetamine's sitting in your bed lying wide-awake demons in your head and is more than he can take that's cocaine definitely being paranoid of people got to get away from you that's how you feel when you're on cocaine if you don't do drugs then it's your interpretation he says paranoid of people and it's starting to show if the start of the show that means the cocaine or the Meth Is kicking in and the demons in his head is the drugs and it's more that he can take


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    Aug 17th, 2006 8:03pm report

    In addition, this song could be about a guy on the run because he made a "bad choice" (like, as the song could be intepreted, he kills someone) and now he's trying to get away from his worst enemy and accuser... Himself. But of course, he can't, so he's edgy, paranoid, and freaked out.


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    Aug 1st, 2006 8:19pm report

    This could be about mental illness (depression, paranoia), or drug use.
    If he's using drugs, he feels like he's on a roll and he can't stop, but he's freaking out and paranoid, and he doesn't feel good at all.


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    Mar 14th, 2006 3:11am report

    The songs clearly relating to mental illness. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, etc.


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    Jan 4th, 2006 1:48am report

    Look, most of the time the video clip has nothing to do with what the actual song its about. So don't just say "ooh look at the video clip, I'm just going to say what TV put into my head."


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    Nov 15th, 2005 11:13pm report

    Watch the video and you will see what I mean.


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    Oct 15th, 2005 10:56pm report

    This song is about superheroes who go through a lot of stress and just want to get away from everything.

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