Don't Even Trip
Peeping Tom feat. Amon Tobin Lyrics


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Escapin the situation,
im outta the trap zone, (trap zone)
the ringers turned off on my, cellular phone (cellular phne)
the interm wants to be...detector, hold up, the silver money fold up, black and the cold is commin by me

you got to get away, you got to get away
you got to get away, because were here to stay
my gettaway is the boat(boat)
P.O.39 by the westside(holla)
my skin is on point (on point)
im more easy to rob,
police on my trail, i gotta slide away like that express mail (mail, mail)

you got to get away, you got to get away
you got to get away, because were here to stay
you got to get away, you got to get away
you got to get away, because were here to stay

my imagination surprise you,
like the new york city subway,
third rail, one half is missing, three third fail
cant track down, by the phone, what if we lie by email

we get our-men..the bac-ck allys in, that look familiar inna highschool, baby, we gotta get away
we get up on us too, silent screams in red and blue, lonely streetlights that dont love my name, looks familar, we get our way, baby

you got to get away, you got to get away
you got to get away, because were here to stay




you got to get away, you got to get away
you got to get away, because were here to stay

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Peeping Tom's "Don't Even Trip" seem to refer to the need to escape from some sort of dangerous, possibly criminal situation. The singer is "outta the trap zone," suggesting that they are trying to leave an area where they might be at risk. They mention having turned off the ringer on their phone, indicating a desire to remain hidden and avoid detection. The line "the interm wants to be...detector" is a bit difficult to interpret, but it seems to suggest that someone is trying to track or follow the singer. The mention of "silver money fold up" may refer to cash or other valuables that the singer is trying to protect.


The second verse mentions a "getaway" by boat, along with a police pursuit that the singer must "slide away" from. The line "police on my trail, i gotta slide away like that express mail" is a clever use of language, implying that the singer must move as quickly and efficiently as a package being shipped. The third verse seems to be more abstract or surreal, referencing New York City, a missing subway rail, and communication by email. These references may suggest a feeling of disconnectedness or disorientation. The final lines of the song repeat the phrase "you got to get away, because were here to stay," suggesting that the danger or threat faced by the singer is ongoing and persistent.


Overall, the lyrics to "Don't Even Trip" paint a picture of someone trying to escape from danger or trouble, using clever language and metaphors to convey a sense of urgency and fear.


Line by Line Meaning

Escapin the situation, im outta the trap zone, (trap zone)
I'm leaving a bad situation and getting out of a place where I feel trapped.


the ringers turned off on my, cellular phone (cellular phne)
My phone is turned off so I won't be interrupted.


the interm wants to be...detector, hold up, the silver money fold up, black and the cold is commin by me
The situation is tense, there's a lot of money at stake, and I'm feeling uneasy.


you got to get away, you got to get away
The only solution is to escape.


because were here to stay
The danger is here to stay, and we can't risk staying in one place.


my gettaway is the boat(boat)
I plan to escape by boat.


P.O.39 by the westside(holla)
I'll be at P.O.39 by the westside, so holla if you need me.


my skin is on point (on point)
I'm alert and ready for anything.


im more easy to rob, police on my trail, i gotta slide away like that express mail (mail, mail)
I'm an easy target, the police are after me, and I need to escape quickly.


my imagination surprise you, like the new york city subway, third rail, one half is missing, three third fail
My imagination is unpredictable, like a subway with a missing third rail.


cant track down, by the phone, what if we lie by email
I can't be tracked down by phone, so what if we communicate by email?


we get our-men..the bac-ck allys in, that look familiar inna highschool, baby, we gotta get away
We'll enlist our friends and use familiar back alleys to escape.


we get up on us too, silent screams in red and blue, lonely streetlights that dont love my name, looks familar, we get our way, baby
We need to be careful, avoid attracting attention, and take the best path we know to escape safely.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: AMON TOBIN, MIKE PATTON

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