«Gotta Get Away» is a song by The Offspring, released as the third single from their breakthrough album Smash (1994). The song was a modest hit in several countries, but peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Modern Rock charts. «Gotta Get Away» was inspired by an early track, «Cogs», written while the band was still named Manic Subsidal.The lyrics refer to the pressure that lead singer Dexter Holland was under to finish the album on time.

The song had two single covers. The first, the cover for the CD single, depicts a skeleton in the same style as the previous singles from Smash – «Come Out And Play» and «Self Esteem«. The second, the cover for the 7» vinyl, shows the actor from the video standing outside the coliseum, his eyes covered by the song title.

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