“Getaway (Snitches Get Stitches)” is about loyalty, sacrifice, complacency, and also a bank robbery. This is actually a song I wrote thinking I would play it with my friends Gunter Voelker of the band Jack Hotel and Tyler Wallace of Union Specific as a type of writing and recording over e-mail type of thing. We never ended up making it happen, but I got a song that seemed fun and interesting enough for the record.
I wrote this song thinking about the movie Dog Day Afternoon. The movie is based on a bizarre true story, but what stuck with me about the tale was this idea that the main character was doing this dangerous, crazy thing for another person (to pay for his boyfriend’s sex change). So I wrote this song about a guy who goes down in a bank robbery and his accomplice/getaway driver gets away. He’s not going to snitch because he’s confident that he’ll be able to escape and meet up with his partner. I also verbed a word. You are all welcome and encouraged to say that you “shawshanked” your way out of something.
I’d never tell, that just ain’t me;
I’d rather be in prison with integrity
I’ll figure out a bold escape;
I’ll shawshank out and jump the gate.
Listen to the entirety of Getaway (Snitches Get Stitches) from the new album RESCUE here and please follow the links and consider picking up a copy of the record. The official album release is Aug. 25th at Ventura, 1011 Ave B, San Antonio, TX.