"Shining Escalade" as written by and Joseph/taylor Goddard....
I want a shining Escalade
Live my life a different way
Ride 'round the block with you, my boo
Always with you

A million others waited at my gate
We build the fences, now we can't escape
Hide with me under the covers
Cause you are my love

I want a shining s.u.v.
People see me differently
Fly 'round the world with you, my boo
Always with you

A million others waited at my gate
We build the fences, now we can't escape
Hide with me under the covers
Cause you are my love

Of all the things I must do
There is only one that I will
I will give all of this to you
Here it is, have your fill
Of all the things I must do
There is only one that I will
I will give all of this to you
Here it is, have your fill

Fly 'round the world with you, my boo
Always with you


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"Shining Escalade" as written by Joseph Goddard Alexis Benjamin Taylor

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    General Commentthis song is a really great song i really think he's talking about relationships in hollywood and how people change so much when they get really big
    muggon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much, it was the first song that stuck with me when I first started listening to hot chip
    honeygloon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about wanting to fit into the society's latest image of "cool" and wanting to be accepted, but not being able to change the ways he thinks and feels.

    "I want a shining s.u.v. people see me differently" says that he wants people to think he's really trendy and awesome seeing his flashy cars and such, but then saying "we build the fences, now we can't escape" is talking about how he built up the reputation and got all the fancy possessions needed to live that way, and he ended up trapping himself and being unhappy, just wanting to be free from all of the pressure of that life. It's implying that as much as he wants to fit that stereotype he'd rather just live quietly with his lover away from all the chaos that comes along with that lifestyle.

    "hide with me under the covers" also hints that he wasn't fit to live the way he thought was so glamorous because he got so overwhelmed that he just wanted to be safe with his love and hide from the rest of the world.

    I guess to put it simply the song is about the celebrity lifestyle being glamorized and desired, and in the end it turns out that it's not all it's said to be, and it gets to be hard to deal with. Basically you just want to escape the things you thought you wanted for yourself and live a normal life because inside you never really gave up the ideals you had before you got to be that way. You start to understand that it doesn't matter what car you drive or what everybody thinks of you if you aren't happy.

    It's about just wanting to be accepted, but then seeing what that acceptance is really like and wanting out.
    ctol9021on February 10, 2009   Link

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