There is this lyric


Where 逃れたいんだ seems like its the -tai form. How should I translate this?

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    I don't understand where て comes in. Can you explain what you mean?
    – user1478
    Nov 11 '15 at 10:41
  • It just looks like it might be a te form, but I'm sure that's the case. How would you translate that? Nov 11 '15 at 10:57
  • Why do you think it's in て form? たい's て form is たくて.
    – Angelos
    Nov 11 '15 at 11:18
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    It tried writing an answer but I'm not sure if the OP will be satisfied with it... If we knew why she thought it was the -te form in the first place it would help in explaining.
    – Robin
    Nov 11 '15 at 12:06

As people have mentioned in the comments, the -te form doesn't come into this.

Here we have the ichidan verb [逃]{のが}れる, 'to escape'. So the -tai form would be 逃れたい, which is what we see in the lyrics.
The same conjugation as, for example, 食べる→食べたい where you just replace with たい.

What do you want to get away from?
(That thing called) reality?

As @Nothing at all says, -tai + -te form would be たくて.

For example, 現実から逃れたくて漫画を読む - to read manga because(-te) you want(-tai) to get away from reality.

edit: it seems OP completely changed the initial question. This answer talks about the -te form so much because the initial question was "-Tai form with -te form? explanation please"

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    – Robin
    Nov 11 '15 at 14:05
  • おお・・でも巻き返した! (^ ^)/~
    – Chocolate
    Nov 13 '15 at 13:51

何から逃れたいんだ From what do you want to escape?

現実ってやつか Reality?

-tai form correspond to want in English.

verb conjugation 逃れる(normal)->逃れたい(want)

e.g I want have sandwich for lunch. 私はサンドイッチをランチに'食べたい'と思います

verb conjugation 食べる(normal)->食べたい(want)

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