|Length||3:19 (Muse EP), 3:31 (Showbiz)|
|Alternative titles||You're Meaningless, Escape Your Meaningless|
|First live performance||Unknown|
|Latest live performance||14th October 2000|
|Producer||John Leckie, Paul Reeve (Muse EP version)|
|Spiral Static (bonus track)||<||Escape||>||Overdue|
The song starts off mellow, then explodes, and becomes quite heavy.
The Showbiz version is substantially different to the version on the Muse EP. The song retains its original title of "Escape Your Meaningless", still under copyright to Warner/Chappell and Matt to the present, on CD-R promos of the Muse EP.
In November 2008 one of the thirty fan created and selected questions was "Tell us a song that you really love, but you think is underrated by the fans." Chris responded: "I really liked Escape from the first album. It's not a track that we ever really played much live and not a track that I've ever heard anyone say it was their favourite. Shame."
Matt blew up an amp during the recording of this song. It was an "old Burman combo". This was revealed on the Gonzo interview in 2003.
- About a man who is questioning himself about his actions to his loved one which may caused her to leave him and bring depression to the man. In the end, he now believes his life is meaningless and insignificant and there's no one that can change his view on it. He then now chooses to Escape his life by killing himself.
- Possibly a song about the divorce of Bellamy's parents. The line "Why can't you just love her?" could be Bellamy begging his dad to stay with his mum. "But I'll still take all the blame" could be a reference to how children feel it is their fault when their parents get divorced.
You would say anything
And you would try anything To escape your meaningless And your insignificance You're uncontrollable And we are unlovable And I don't want you to think that I care I never would, I never could again
Why can't you just love her? Why be such a monster? You bully from a distance Your brain needs some assistance But I'll still take all the blame 'Cause you and me are both one and the same And its driving me mad And its driving me mad
I'll take back all the things that I said I didn't realise I was talking to the living dead And I dont want you to think that I care I never would, I never could again
You would say anything And you would try anything To escape your meaningless And your insignificance
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