"The Great Escape" as written by David Katz, Martin Johnson and Sam Hollander....
Paper bags and plastic hearts
All our belongings in shopping carts
It's goodbye
But we got one more night
Let's get drunk and drive around
And make peace with an empty town
We can make it right

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
'Cause we are finally free tonight

Tonight will change our lives
It's so good to be by your side
But we'll cry
We won't give up the fight
We'll scream loud at the top of our lungs
And they'll think it's just 'cause we're young
And we'll feel so alive

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
'Cause we are finally free tonight

All of the wasted time
The hours that were left behind
The answers that we'll never find
They don't mean a thing tonight

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
'Cause we are finally free tonight


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"The Great Escape" as written by Martin Johnson David Katz

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    General CommentNo offence, but I think you all are wrong lol.
    To ME; I think it's about a girl & boy, who can't be together, but go out anyway and are spending their last night together.

    We'll make the great escape
    We won't hear a word they say
    They don't know us anyway
    Watch it burn
    Let it die
    Cause we are finally free tonight

    But that's just me, I guess everyone sees it differently. :]
    xyou.suckon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha man this song is mean... first one to comment i think... unless someone beats me right now... yah well this is a great song to sing if u just graduated or some shet... seems like their saying to forget everything you've learned from your peers for just one night and have the time of your life... or maybe for the whole summer... but yah great song to dance to as well
    lostboywithgirlson June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. ;D loving it.
    kdanion June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is pretty self explainitory but yea what lostboywithgirls said. i love boys like girls. one of my favorite bands
    moondreamer7on June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno one really cares buggie... sorry but no one does...
    lostboywithgirlson June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentehhh. not their best song. but it's not bad. i think this song is teenager-ish - it sort of makes me think it's about these teenagers that are going to run away from a place they hate, but before they run away, they're gonna do everything they've always wanted to do to the place they hate - no matter how bad their actions will be. i think it's just about people wanting freedom and to do whatever they want.
    heartshoelaceson June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. its just about kids getting away from everything, no matter how they do it like through music, driving away, going out. whatever. forget everything, leave it behind and just escape. plain and simple.
    taylorkayon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude, i didn't say anything about your opinion. i don't mind it when people say "I hate a song" that I like, i accept it. at least i don't try to throw discrediting insults in too.
    buggie92on June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey buggie... i'm sorry dog, my friend sometimes goes on and causes trouble to ppl and irritates the crap out of them.... changed the password but yah... i don't really care if ppl hate the song either.. my friend was just being immature
    lostboywithgirlson June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops. apology accepted than, man. :)
    buggie92on July 01, 2007   Link

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