George Wallace

George Wallace

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Rock - Progressive Rock | Juneau, Alaska, United States
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Song Description

Sonically, "Gotta Get Out..." sounds like the Billy Joel track "All For Layna", in fact it was inspired by it. Lotsa piano with a cool bass line and some Andy Summers-style guitar.

Story Behind the Song

This song came to me one day after having lived in New York City for a few weeks recording my first album, in mid-summer 1980. I came to love New York, and wound up staying there a number of years.

Lyrics

Gotta Get Outta Here

gotta get outta here
before I break from
the weight of the world on my back
better get outta here
before they know
that I?m gone from this city attack
gotta get outta here?

rushin? the town at ten o?clock
out on the street
around the block, alone
just a piece of the company
stifling on this wave of sin
I can?t help but smell
the dog-daze in the air
like a Jersey refinery

gotta get outta here
before I break from
the weight of the world on my back
better get outta here
before they know
that I?m gone from this city attack
gotta get outta here?

tracing the day-prints in the tar
caught in the too-familiar war between
?is it the Jets and the Sharks again?
ah, lover?s relief
a friendly face
away from this suicidal place
a touch of a hand I don?t have to bite?

gotta get outta here?

I live between the front lines
a runner in a land of mines

gotta get outta here
before I break from
the weight of the world on my back
better get outta here
before they know
that I?m gone from this city attack
gotta get outta here?


music and lyrics by George Wallace
published by Celestial Songs/EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Song Length
3:36
Genres
Rock - Progressive Rock, Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Frenzied, Stressed

Subject Matter
News, Violence

Similar Artists
Billy Joel, Sting
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits George Wallace
Music Credits George Wallace
Producer Credits George Wallace
Publisher Credits Celestial Songs/EMI Music Inc.
Performance Credits George Wallace
Label Credits AirBorn Records