Getting Away With Murder

Album: Getting Away With Murder (2004)
Charted: 45 69

Songfacts®:

  • Often interpreted as a song about government and big companies taking advantage of society, Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach, revealed to us that the track has more literal, sinister undertones: "That song had more of a darker, sexual kind of twisted meaning behind it. It was about being a sex fiend."
  • The video for this song did go in a political direction, which led to fans interpreting the song differently than how it was written - something the band is fine with as they want listeners to draw their own meanings from songs. Esperance of Papa Roach told us the official video helped to take the track down the more political path, saying in our 2011 talk: "We took it in more of a political direction, and of course it just recently took on a lot of meaning when Casey Anthony got away with murder. I know some fans took that song and put a protest video behind it of that, so it kind of just took on a whole new meaning."

Comments: 5

  • Marilyn from Staunton, Vapshh my step mom forbid me to listen to this song... u know the s--ts really good wen its not allowed!
  • Derek from Auburn, CaThis song is even more relavent today in the recession with all the crap A companies, like AIG, are pulling.
  • Nick from Edmonton, Canadajust saw these guys at Crue Fest in Edmonton, and they rocked Rexall!
  • Dyly from New Knoxville, Ohno matter what its about, it still kicks ass, cant wait to get a chance to see it live
  • Yoseph from Cupertino, Cai thought this song was about S&M....
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