Badfinger - Got To Get Out Of Here Lyrics




Gotta get outta here
A man who feels the space begins to need the wall
Gotta be others near
Maybe someone fills the space behind the fault
Maybe not at all
Maybe not at all

Baby, a man gets wise
To running 'round in circles
He ain't got no choice
Only the fool survives
Running 'round in circles
Trying to make some noise
Got no choice
He's got no choice

Well, I learned to live without face
Learned to feed my soul
I can learn the chords to right place
Hang onto my own

[keyboard solo]

I gotta find a place
See and dream
Who knows which way the dice will fall
I got a mind to face
But maybe I can find my place behind the wall
Maybe not at all
Maybe not at all

Well, I gotta get out of here
Gotta be others near
I gotta find a place
Somewhere without a race
I gotta know it all
Don't wanna be alone
Somewhere I wanna be
Something I really see
Gotta get out of here
Gotta get out of here
Gotta get out of here.





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  1. Luis Corro

    Joey Molland was also a notable good sonwriter and this song, and many others he penned as a Badfinger band member, proves it. This band had four great songwriters. Joey Molland is the only original band member alive.

  2. Nikol S. Ervant

    Why isn't this The Kinks?

  3. James Billings

    Great song from Joey. Looking forward to his new album produced by Mark Hudson.

  4. Dorothy Arnold

    These guys were royally abused and ripped off. It's a damned shame.

  5. fruitcake4t

    very beatlesque

  6. Catia Almeida

    2019 ???

  7. J. B

    From what I understand, there was an unwritten agreement between all band members that they would split the earnings, including the royalties for songs. They apparently were squabbling over "Without You", which, no matter who wrote or played in it, the agreement would stand.

    h1w1p

    There was no agreement. Bill Collins (manager) says on film, the settlement agreement after Pete and Tom died was morally the right thing to do. But never had been signed off on or agreed. In fact, because of the success of Pete's songs, by mid-1972, it is documented in a document of "meeting minutes" that the topic of sharing in songwriting officially was broached, but it never was signed off. And certainly, it was not retroactive on the previous successful songs.

    J. B

    h1w1p. Okay. Thank you. I'm just paraphrasing what I read, but maybe it wasn't a credible enough source.

  8. kevin b

    Are any of the band members still alive?

    ddjdd wfgggb

    all of them except joey molland are dead

    Hey Joe

    The best members of the band died

    J. B

    Hey Joe. Not sure I agree, but you can have your opinion. The group came alive. and gelled when Joey joined.

  9. David Linkchorst

    at 0:26 you see the airwaves album...???

  10. JP Harris

    Thank you for sharing! Great stuff!

  11. Richard Centner

    To ceterceter. I hope it isn't too late to reply to you. Like you, I went through a couple of very bad time [I was sent home to die with a kidney disease and, more recently, I lost my wife of 45 years. I was extremely depressed, so I can sympathize with both Pete and Tom. I've been betrayed by friends a couple of times, too, one that was especially hurtful. One reason I didn't try to commit suicide was that I had great support from siblings and people I knew at church. In short, I had encouragement from outside myself; I didn't have to carry it alone either time. Even one brother I didn't get along with rallied around me. I've often wondered whether Pete and Tom would have acted otherwise if they were convinced they didn't have to carry the entire load themselves. I don't know where the fault lies in the problems between Joey and Tom -- and I don't think Matovina, to whom I've spoken, did either. I was struck by the fact that he stayed under the Molland's roof and ate at their table only to turn on them without [I'm told] any warning. And I'm not convinced that Dan didn't do some creative editing of Badfinger's tale in order to make Joey look worse than he was. One day Dan was a "good friend"; the next he was crucifying them in print. In my case, it may have helped that, when my 60s rock band in the SF Bay Area started falling apart, I didn't have to lay tile -- I worked at a CA radio station, then another, doing both deejay and news work. That suggests to me that my family did more to lift me out of the doldrums than Pete's or Tom's, and I'm not suggesting they didn't try. But in my case, I knew I still had siblings who loved me and a Dad who would have been horrified if I'd given up. Those kinds of things can add to the little strength you may have on your own in tough times. From your comment, you sound like a person who was determined not to be beaten and ultimately weren't. Joey appears to be similar while, for some reason, Pete and Tom felt alone. I wasn't as good a guitar player (or songwriter) as the guys in Badfinger, and I sure don't have any expertise in psychology. But it seems to me one lesson we should take away from their tragedy is that, when we see friends going through horrible times, we shouldn't badger them but we SHOULD continually show and tell them that we're there if they need us. Even if we lose them, it'll be easier to take comfort in not deserting them in their time of need. To this day, I miss having Badfinger around to record more music or even play a concert in my neck of the woods -- I did see the Tom and Joey lineup live in DC. My son, who works with a well-known [and awe-inspiring to me] guitarist worked at a club where Joey's Badfinger played. He tells me he was blown away by how good Joey was and that Joey seemed to be a good guy. So I hope you continue to enjoy Badfinger's music and try not to view them through their personal squabbles. Polley was enough of a millstone and thorn in their sides to explain any pain or despair they experienced. Best Regards from TX.

    Duncan Moss

    So glad you made it through Richard. Badfinger certainly appeal to those who are or have been up against it.

  12. stanislav 182000

    good song

  13. Daniel Hudelson

    Gotta be honest. Some good ideas, but this song needs another gear. Thought so then, and still do. Guitars would have helped.

  14. a smith

    First time I heard this song. It's a great song. They should have been mega stars.

  15. Rikbud1_googlemail/moc My addy

    from the heart

  16. Glen Carta

    Great song and photos.....fab job Tiny !!!

  17. radnamtem

    Badfinger war eine Riesentruppe! "Baby Blue" kennen viele, wissen aber nicht, von das ist...

  18. Mona N.

    Beautiful song... but i just hate the fact that i like it cause Joey sings it. I can't stand Joey and how he made Tom's life a living hell.
    Only the good die young.

    RIP to the musical geniuses Tom and Pete <3

    Christine Sullivan

    Mona N.: were you living at Goldens Green with the band in 1971?!! Don't parrot everything you have read from third party (and third rate talent) sources in a book that purports to be the Badfinger Bible.

    rothr

    Mona N., you like it cuz Joey sings it but you can't stand him? Could you maybe give him a break and remember how it was a really bad situation for them in '74? Yes, he chose to write this song and quit the band, and in retrospect they all should have gone legal to fight for their salary rights, and yes he was tough on Tommy in '82 & '83, and I dislike him for that too, but it was Tommy's choice to end it (with a strong pull from Pete's spirit), but can we please just conclude that Joey is/was a musical genius too? Among other things any '87 live version of 'Angels Like Us' should tell you yes! :)

    J. B

    rothr i stand by what you said, Mona. That 'Badfinger Bible' is based on hearsay and filled with inaccuracies.

    diane hopkins

    I WAS THERE WITH TOMMY EVANS AT THE BEGINING WHEN HE WAS WITH THE CALDERSTONES WE GOT ENGAGED AND NEVER REALLYOST TOUCH HE WAS ABIT OLDER THZN ME AND I WAS AN ONLY CHILD THAT WAS HARD FOR US TO BE TOGETHER. AND I WAS A SINGER STZRTI G MY OWN CAREER. BUT HE BEGGED ME TO GO DOW TO LONDON .WE LOVED EACH OTHER HE SAID HE WOULD NEVER BE HAPPY WITHOUT ME .IK OW THIS WAS TRUE HE SZID HE WOULD GIVE MUSIC UP FOR ME .WE WOULD HA E MADE IT TOGETHER BUT I HZ E HIS NA.E A D A SON WHO A MUSICIAN WRITER A D FUNNYIKE HIIM HE WAS MY SOULMATE I KNOW ILL BE WITH HIM ONE DAY. BUT MY SON MZKES UP FOR THE SORROW. I JUST .ISS HIM BEING AROUND. HE.WAS CRAZY BUT THAT'S WHAT IOVED ABOUT HIM. LOVE YOU FOREVER XXXXXXXXXXXXXMISS YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

    diane hopkins

    IM TOMMY EVANS FIRSTOVE AND HIM MINE NEVER FORGET YOU SHOULD STILL BE HERE NOW YOU WERE meant to be with me we should have been together. Happy now grow old together. But I ha e your name still and so who is the image of you in EVERY WAY so I will ne er forget you.love you FOREVER know one will ever e the same for me it's so sad. I never found out about your death until years later it is still a big shock.but I'll see you one day I still have your rings. Never forget your first love.xxxxxxxxxxyour SOULMATE FOREVER .IF LIVI G IS WITHOUT YOU
    NEVER SAY GOODBYE XXXXXXXXXXXX

  19. ceterceter

    Of course, there were multitudes of things that caused depression. In fact on the radio doc from U.K. Tom's wife says he was haunted by Pete's death and said he never got over seeing him hanging. But the fact he was so angry at Molland who fought against letting Tommy even have a gig, plus the fact Joey wanted his songwriters money from Without You, which is unheard of. Hope the calls turn up on YouTube. They give a lot of insight.

  20. ceterceter

    There will always be divergent opinions on suicide, but the fact is Joey Molland was a torment in Tom's life and on that recorded phone call Tom said, "I'm next to dying, basically, 'cause Joey Molland is giving me so much shit!!" And then the last call from Joey before he did "die" Tom's widow said she could hear Joey SCREAMING through the telephone form the next room.

  21. ceterceter

    You're overlooking the factor of Joey Molland in Tom's death. If you heard the phone calls from the Matovina book, Joey was stopping Tom's gigs and trying to get money from "Without You" which was sustaining Tom's life. Apparently, Badfinger had never been splitting money before and I don't blame Tom for rejecting the pressure to income share a song Joey didn't write. Tom made the final choice. But Joey helped make his life miserable and at a standstill, just as Polley's moves did to Pete.

    J. B

    ceterceter. Matovina is nit God. He contradicted himself in one major area in that book about Joey.

  22. EccentricSage

    Well no shit! I don't recall endorsing suicide.

    I find it strange how some seem to enjoy spending their time condemning the souls of those who've already suffered to satisfy their own self righteousness.

  23. EccentricSage

    They worked so hard for so long and had nothing. Nothing. I don't condone suicide, but lacking empathy for the depth of the pain in their hearts, really? Do you think people commit suicide because they think it will be a fun experience? Can you imagine what pain they had to have been in to not have any hope left?

    Non empathetic judgmental people such as yourself sure as hell aren't helping to make the world a more welcoming and hopeful place! There's something for you to think about!

  24. EccentricSage

    As a rather reclusive introvert, these lyrics are really close to my heart. I went through a period where I was nearly Agoraphobic, hardly left my room let alone the house. I was betrayed multiple times in my formative years, so beside the obvious tragedy of Badfinger which is evident enough to all, it's really personal to me...I know how that feels. Such a shame no one could convince Pete and Tom that it could get better. Don't hate Joey for surviving, though. He had to be at his wit's end.

  25. EccentricSage

    There are a lot of songs that refference what was going on. The poor guys. Even if they had figured Polley out for the con man he was a bit sooner, I wonder if it even would have made a difference, given all the contracts and what he'd already stolen.

    This is why I tell any happy go lucky person who speaks of the goodness of humanity in absolutes not to be so trusting, for their own good. Good people suffer because they're too good to see the evils in others.

    J. B

    I think all the guys were basically very good" yes, even Joey. If Polley hadn't screwed them, i dont think there would have been such dissension between them and fighting over money. Polley caused a lot of misery. Horrible tragedy. Thete is no justice. Polley lived a very long life of luxury, retiring in a lavish home in Palm Springs, California.

  26. orley104

    what a story, what a tragic tale, what GREAT MUSIC! How could it all go so wrong? But what a joy to listen to! Thank you, thank you very much.

  27. glenn murray

    love to you joey!
    SAY STRONG!

  28. Hexl702

    Loved this back in the 70s. Haven't heard it in 30 years, all I had was a little snippet I taped off the radio. Great song from a band who deserved better, a real injustice.

  29. John Johnson

    I got the album as a cut out in '75, and that lyric "the man who feels the space begins to need the wall" reached me like nothing else. Thanks for posting.

  30. ralphyboy25

    Thank you for the extensive biographical write-up. Interesting, yet quite sad.

  31. Doctor Crumball Wintercold

    Hey PF say HI to BF for someone you LOvE

  32. Doctor Crumball Wintercold

    thanks for this one..don't know that I've heard it before

  33. tremsfan

    FINALLY !!!!!!