Getaway
Peeping Tom [feat. Kool Keith] Lyrics


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Gotta Getaway
16 Seconds to Make It
Come On Mike
Escaping the Situation
I'M Out of the Trap Zone
The Ringer Turned Off on My Cellular Phone
The Intern History
Detector
Holder of the Silver Money Folder
Black Overcoat Must Come In By Midnight

You Got To Getaway
You Got To Getaway
You Got To Getaway Because Were Here to Stay

My Getaways the Boat
Pier 39 By The West Side Highway
My Skin Is On Point
I'M More Easier Out
Police on My Trail
I've got Slide Away
Move Away Like Express Mail

My Imagination Surprise You
Like The New York City Subway
3rd Rail
One Half Missing
Three Third's Failed
Can't Be Tracked Down By the Phone
Definitely Not By Email

We Get Off On Them
The Back Alleys Then
You Look Familiar In A High School Way
We Gotta Get A Way
They Get Off on Us To
Sirens Screaming Red and Blue
lonely Streetlight's Don't Know My Name (?)
.........Burning
We Get off on Them





Runnin' Runnin' Runnin'

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Peeping Tom's song Getaway talks about fleeing from a situation where the persona feels trapped. It's all about finding an escape route to evade danger without any traces of being caught. The persona urges a friend, Mike, to hurry up and escape with him before it's too late. The persona mentions how they're out of the trap zone, indicating that the danger was imminent, but he's now finding a way out. The ringer is turned off on their phone to silence any alerts, and the intern history detector confirms that they have navigated undetected. The persona also refers to himself as the holder of the silver money folder, signifying that he's managed to retain his fortunes in their exit plan, and the black overcoat must come in by midnight, indicating that the escape has to be done quickly.


The second verse reiterates that the persona needs to escape because they must remain hidden from the authorities. It mentions that the getaway plan is on the boat at Pier 39, which is situated on the west side of Highway. The persona's skin is on point, indicating that he's paying attention to his surroundings and that he's alert to any possible danger. The chase is on as the police are on his trail, but he has got what it takes to slide away, indicating that he's fast enough to escape from them. The persona himself couldn't be tracked down by phone or email since the persona has already covered most of his digital traces.


The theme of escaping danger is prevalent in this song, and it talks about finding a way out of a dangerous situation. The singer is in immediate danger and needs to get out of that place as quickly as possible. The use of the silver money folder signifies how the character has planned this out meticulously, ensuring that they don't leave anything behind that could be traced, thrown off their tracks or lead to their capture. The persona mentions how they can't be traced down by the phone or email, further highlighting how careful the persona has been in planning.


Line by Line Meaning

Gotta Getaway
Need to escape


16 Seconds to Make It
Limited time to flee


Come On Mike
Encouragement to a friend to join in the runaway


Escaping the Situation
Running from a dangerous scenario


I'M Out of the Trap Zone
Free from a confinement


The Ringer Turned Off on My Cellular Phone
Unreachable by phone


The Intern History
Personal background that led to the escape


Detector
A device that could track them down


Holder of the Silver Money Folder
Person with valuable possessions that are worth stealing


Black Overcoat Must Come In By Midnight
A deadline to meet before escaping


You Got To Getaway
Repeated urgency to leave


My Getaways the Boat
The method of escape is by boat


Pier 39 By The West Side Highway
Specific location for the boat getaway


My Skin Is On Point
Being alert and aware


I'M More Easier Out
Leaving the situation is not as difficult as staying


Police on My Trail
Being pursued by law enforcement


I've got Slide Away
Quick and elusive escape plan


Move Away Like Express Mail
Swift and immediate departure


My Imagination Surprise You
The creative plan will impress others


Like The New York City Subway
Compares the plan to a subway system


3rd Rail
Highly dangerous third rail of a subway system


One Half Missing
An aspect of the plan is incomplete or unknown


Three Third's Failed
Previous attempts to escape have not worked


Can't Be Tracked Down By the Phone
Unreachable by phone


Definitely Not By Email
Unreachable through electronic communication


We Get Off On Them
Enjoy fleeing from danger


The Back Alleys Then
Specific route to take


You Look Familiar In A High School Way
Recognizing someone from the past


We Gotta Get A Way
Request to leave together


They Get Off on Us To
Pursuers are also enjoying the chase


Sirens Screaming Red and Blue
Police chase is near


lonely Streetlight's Don't Know My Name (?)
Feeling anonymous and unseen


.........Burning
Continuation of the anonymous feeling


Runnin' Runnin' Runnin'
Constantly evading danger




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: KEITH THORNTON, MICHAEL PATTON

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