I've been looking through the lyrics for The Great Escape and ideas-wise I have reached... absolute nil. From a lyrical point of view it makes sense to have a more surreal conceptual piece, but the song itself seems a little too up-tempo for it to work effectively.
From what I can pick out so far it needs to involve someone going insane; which is beneficial because from a conceptual point of view there's a fair bit which can be done with it - I just need to use my brain and find it. I also need to get a bit of performance in, if only to highlight the fantastic bassline in this which so many people would otherwise overlook...
Actually, I think I may have just had an idea whilst writing this. It involves the band performing and lots of spiders. Spiders represent the darkness/fear (with the lyrics this could represent the corruption in the narrator's mind - he always feels the need to run away from things), and this could have a greyscale gradient map thrown over the whole thing to portray the darkness further.
Who knew that rambling on the internet could actually be productive? Time to get sketching, methinks.
EDIT2: Digitalised versions of band members -