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Getaway is the first song of Pearl Jam's tenth album, Lightning Bolt.
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 The song is quite different of the band's style, also with a strong presence of Jeff Ament's bass strumming. 




AnalysisEdit

Following the tradition of religious critic songs, Getaway is a justification of a way of believing. The protagonist, who probaly was directly inspired by Eddie Vedder's vision about religion, affirms that everybody thinks different and that's why he has his own way of having faith, that is putting "all your faith in no faith", an allusion to atheism. Despite this, it is affirmed that everybody is searching for a better way, also those who prefer to pray, but each one thinks with their own brain. 

The name of the song and many of its sections are an allusion of this separation between the mind of believers and the mind of those who put their faith in no faith, affirming that "mine is mine [possibly faith or mind], and yours won't take this place, now make your getaway". In a way of saying, both are different, and it's all right, but the protagonist just asks to not try to be convinced. 

In other words, this song is an emancipation one, that tries to justify that among several kinds of believing, to have faith on nothing also count, in fact the protagonist does not care if anyone want to believe in something, but for those that believe, try not to take him out of the place he feels comfortable.

Music & LyricsEdit

Everyone's a critic looking back up the river

Every boat is leaking in this town 

Everybody's thinking that they'll all be delivered

Sitting in a box like lost and found

But I found my place and it's alright

We all searching for our better way 

Got yours off my plate, it's alright

I got my own way to believe

Find a lighthouse in the dark stormy weather

We all could use a sedative right now

Holy rollers sittin with their backs to the middle 

All hands on deck, sinking is the bow

And if you wanna have to pray, it's alright

We all be thinking with our different brains

Get yours off my plate, it's alright

I got my own way to believe

It's ok

Sometimes you find yourself 

Having to put all your faith

In no faith 

Mine is mine, and yours won't take its place

Now make your getaway

Science says we're making love like the lizards

Try and say that fossils ain't profound

Simon says that we are not allowed to consider

Simon says "Stand-up. Sit-down. You're out!"

But I found my place, and it's alright

Bearing witness to some stranger days 

Get yours off my plate, it's alright

I got my own ways to believe

It's ok 

Sometimes you find yourself being told to change your ways

There's no way 

Mine is mine and yours won't take its place

Now make your getaway

It's ok 

Sometimes you find yourself 

Having to put all your faith

In no faith

Mine is mine, and yours won't take its place

Now make your getaway

It's ok 

Sometime you find yourself 

Being told to change your ways

For Gods sake

Mine is mine and yours won't take its place 

Now make your getaway

Make your getaway

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