Xscape

Album: Xscape (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Michael Jackson's posthumous Xscape album, this was gleaned from the 2001 sessions for the King of Pop's Invincible album. The song was written by the singer with Rodney Jerkins, who produced a portion of the LP. It is the only tune on the record to have been modernised by the man who wrote it in the first place.
  • The track starts with a brief skit, where someone (presumably Michael) has 'xscaped' from a prison. Jackson then proceeds to touch on his favorite topics of freedom and individuality.

    "Why is it I can't do whatever I want to when it's my personal life and I don't live for you?
    "I got to get away, so I can free my mind."

    Michael is reacting to the barrage of media criticism he was getting at the time. He was stating its his personal life and he can do what he wants.

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