"The Escapist" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin and Jon Hopkins....
And in the end
We lie awake
And we dream
We'll make an escape

And in the end
We lie awake
And we dream
We'll make an escape

Ooh?


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"The Escapist" as written by Jonathan Mark Buckland Guy Rupert Berryman

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is a good ending track.
    I love the strings.

    I think its talking about death which is very fitting because on one side of the album it is life (Life in technicolor etc) and at the end its death.

    And of course the "escape" is death.

    I like it.
    Uplifting sound.
    Embody Musicon June 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song to me is about death. Since most songs on the album are about war, I think it's about someone who lives in a war, and who sometimes wishes to escape from this terrible life by dying.

    The song that came before, "Death and All His Friends" is very loud, and can be interpreted as the same person who has lost friends and family in the war, and who's trying to escape from the war, but then in this song he realizes that there's no point in living and carrying on. He "awakes".
    BehoLaon February 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA touching out-track. Optimistic.
    TriggerHappyJimon June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely a good song. I like how the album comes full circle, even though it is a slightly overused concept. I do think that ending on "Death And All His Friends" would have made for a stronger ending but that's just my humble opinion. Still a good song.
    ihatehatehaterson June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRemind anyone else of this?

    "And in the end,
    the love you take
    is equal to the love you make"

    Chris Martin also stated in an interview that Violet Hill is a street near Abbey Road, so... more parallels.
    Isabella_de_Reimson June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely a nod to the penultimate track on Abbey Road, the portion entitled 'The End.'
    youngpilgrimon July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome way to finish. I love this album but it just didnt QUITE blow me away like Rush of Blood and X and Y did. I think the one thing the album lacks is a long song, nothing on Viva la Vida is over 4:10! Compare that to ROBTTH and most songs are 4-5 minutes or more! I just feel like the songs finish before they really get into it on Viva la Vida.
    dylan9236on July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey also, does anyone know why in the lyrics booklet they have some lyrics and song names that arent even in the album, not even as hidden tracks?
    dylan9236on July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was an epic ending to a Coldplay album. This and Amsterdam. Gives me the chills.
    IKnowGoodMusicon September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta fantastic ending, perfect way to end the album.
    sexon_fireon November 24, 2008   Link

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