"Getting Away with Murder" is the first single from the band Papa Roach's third album, Getting Away with Murder. The song shows the band's new sound, the sound of the song is hard rock instead of their previous nu metal sound. The song also features no rapping at all, something that was used in Papa Roach's previous singles. The video is performance-based, showing the band playing in a Stock Exchange Hall with references filled with fans (including sexual imagery which led the band's lead singer Jacoby Shaddix to describe the video as "stocks and bondage" in an MTV2 interview). It was directed by Motion Theory. The song is also the former theme song for WWE Tough Enough. It was featured in the 2004 video game MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf It was also featured in the video game MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005. A "clean" remix of the song called "Getting Away With... (Gran Turismo 4 Vrenna/Walsh Remix)" was featured in Gran Turismo 4; it was a bit faster, had the heavily distorted guitars toned down, and had a backing whisper of the words "getting away" instead of "..with murder".
There are references to WarGames, Florida and Global Thermonuclear War calculations on the display screens in the background. Occasionally messages flash up during the video: "In God we trust" appears as a message, and then alternates between that and "In guns we trust" as well as "In oil we trust". "Murder accomplished" is the last one to appear. It alternates between "Murder" and "Mission" accomplished. The characters in the big screen in the background also change shape periodically to resemble the U.S. flag. Fighter jets, tic-tac-toe boards, and multiple copies of the skull and crossbones materialize on the big screen, as well as maps of the world and flying dots representing missiles. There are also Trading Places references too. Other messages appearing on the display screens in the background include WMD (weapons of mass destruction), MRDR (murder), EVLL (evil), NRON (Enron), 'BSH' and 'CHNY'.
Lead singer, Jacoby Shaddix said he wanted the music video to be "political and sexy".