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I've given up on giving up slowly
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
Because I know to live you must give your life away

And I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
And I've been locked inside that house
All the while You hold the key
And I've been dying to get out
And that might be the death of me
And even though, there's no way in knowing where to go,
Promise I'm going because

I gotta get outta here
I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I gotta get outta here
And I'm begging You,
I'm begging You,
I'm begging You to be my escape.

I've given up on doing this alone now
Cause I've failed and I'm ready to be shown how
He's told me the way and I'm trying to get there
And this life sentence that I'm serving
I admit that I'm every bit deserving
But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair

Cause I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
And I've been locked inside that house
All the while You hold the key
And I've been dying to get out
And that might be the death of me
And even though, there's no way in knowing where to go,
Promise I'm going because

I gotta get outta here
Cause I'm afraid that this complacency is something I can't shake
(Yeah)
I gotta get outta here
And I'm begging You,
I'm begging You,
I'm begging You to be my escape.

I am a hostage to my own humanity
Self detained and forced to live
In this mess I've made
And all I'm asking is for
You to do what You can with me
But I can't ask You to give
What You already gave

Cause I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
And I've been locked inside that house
All the while you hold the key
And I've been dying to get out
And that might be the death of me
And even though, there's no way in knowing where to go,
Promise I'm going because

I've gotta get outta here
I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I've gotta get outta here
And I'm begging You,
I'm begging You,
I'm begging You to be my escape.

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
(Oh...)
But so were You
So were You



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  • Kawaii_shobe
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    Kawaii_shobeMar 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    It means that the "sinner" has found an escape, and it's Jesus who died on the cross to save us from eternal damnation, The Key is to accept Jesus, our only way to salvation. He lives, he's watching over you and He's waiting for you to let him in your heart. Even though you don't believe in Him, it doesn't mean that he doesn't believe in you!.. He loves us All =)
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    I don't think this is about god or sin since he ended with "so we're you". Im think it's about someone he knew and he relied so much on that person and now he has to move on and find his own way. In the end he sort of regrets not taking that person with him.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 4:34 am
    I'm positive about how this song means everyone is virtually stuck in a bottle, the bottle being sin, and how god is keeping us in the bottle of sin to teach us a lesson, and how we can keep ourselves from staying in the bottle by death, and that might be the only way, because jesus christ has already gone and died on the cross for us, but we continue to sin. I was in a car for a road trip and i figured out the meaning by listening to this song on a constant loop. :p
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    ShirodespairJun 4, 2011 at 3:45 am
    the meaning of "be my escape" is to show everyone, and 'god', that life has no end until mass extinction... to me this song means life is pointless, so we can use the last bullet to escape sufferring... 7-7
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    L3ADM0NST3RNov 18, 2010 at 5:33 am
    It's about getting stuck and entraped in sin, and the only way out is the key, which is Jesus. The whole song is riddled with symbolism about sin and how to get out of it. It's a really beautiful song.

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