Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Song Spotlight: "Escaping" by Blues Traveler

One of the most amazing things about music is its ability to mold and shape to your life. No mater what they say in Rolling Stone interviews, we'll never really fully know what an artist was thinking when they wrote a song, but that doesn't matter. In the end its just about what the song means to you. For instance, it may be a song about lost love, but if you have love you might see it as lost opportunity, etc. This morning I was sitting at my desk listening to a 90's music play list on my iPod and this song came on. I've always loved this song, but today it had particular resonance for me.

Come with me and take my hand
Don't look back just let it end
Walk with me for one more mile
And think this over for awhile
And decide
I've been thinking for some time
Of escaping
More than once it's really crossed my mind

There's a little bit further left to go
We're not too fast and we're not too slow
The deadline's ours, we're doing fine
I'm not yours and you're not mine
Please decide

Come see what the madman sees
In escaping
The endless possibilities
Of escaping...I'm escaping

When you try to look around but the walls are closing in
And you've got just enough strength to think of starting again
But you don't have the time you cannot think or hesitate
Because the bus just left and you're seven hours late
And all you can see is the sun going down
In some far away land in some far away town
And all of a sudden you find you just don't care
And you'd give everything you have if you could be over there
And even though you don't know how
But you think you know why
You could be full of shit
But you could give it a real good try
Try...try...please try...try

I see the decision in your eyes
No, it's OK, and I'm not surprised
See just like you, I'm not afraid
Of being scared of the choice you made
So did I
You see nobody said that your life is fair
So you turn around now you know your home's back there
I've got to find out what I can see
I love you and remember me
Please don't cry...Don't cry
Oh say good-bye my friend
I'm escaping
I guess all I can do is recommend

Try escaping
Try escaping
Try escaping
Try escaping...


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