The Great Escape

Written by Pink and Dan Wilson


I can understand how
When the edges are rough
And they cut you
Like the tiniest slivers of glass

And you feel too much
And you don’t know
How long you’re gonna last

But everyone you know
Is tryin’ to smooth it over
Find a way to make the hurt go away

But everyone you know
Is tryin’ to smooth it over
Like you’re trying 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 the 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

And you’ve retreated
To your silent corner
Like you decided
The fight was over for ya

Everyone you know
Is tryin’ to smooth it over
Find a way to make the hurt go away

Everyone you know
Is tryin’ 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 the pain
Are gonna keep you alive someday
They’re gonna keep you alive someday

Mhmm, mmm, mmm
Oh, terrified of the dark
But not if you go with me
And I won’t need a pill
To make me numb

And I wrote the book on runnin’
But that chapter of my life
Will soon be done
Oh, oh, woah

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 the pain
Are gonna keep us alive someday
Someday, yeah

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