I'll use a lock that has no key
Bind you with chains
No one else can see

Let the water creep over your face
I'll send it in waves
Just to watch you perform the great escape

How long can you hold your breath
While you hold mine, I'll count and wait
Just to watch you perform the great escape

I'll pull your arms tight behind you back
Use myself as a weight
And wonder while you fade

How long can you hold your breath
While you hold mine, I'll count and wait
Just to watch you perform the great escape

Lyrics submitted by sillymofo15

The Great Escape [Reprise Version] Lyrics as written by Orenda Fink Richard Melville Hall

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  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics speak of drowning the man, while the singer is unaffected by the waves and even "send(s) it in waves." This reminds me of the sirens or Greek mythology or some interpretations of mermaids, how they lured sailors to their watery deaths.
    Simdustrieson February 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, i think its more about testing your lover's devotion and patience
    daffyon July 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    Hippieathearton December 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWeird way to put it, if it is. I think it's something else, but I have no idea.
    (hence, I came here.)
    mopo976on September 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt first the idea of S&M came to mind... but then it turned into a sweet love song. Meh.
    sillymofo15on May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like what a houdini type magician goes through.. doing tricks like put in a straightjacket then getting out, being locked up and put under water then escaping... maybe being used as an analogy for something but not sure what.
    tealblueon September 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this could be of a nearly ended relationship.

    She's trying to keep him with her, but despite her efforts, he still performs the great escape. Great escape, because there's so many things she uses to keep him.
    hybridcritteron October 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAzure ray does the lyrics for this song, and i believe helped to write the song. good song to fall asleep to, soft vocals, speaking right into your ear
    moobyjoeon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"While you hold mine, I'll count and wait." maybe...

    Like a lot of Azure Ray's lyrics, could be about relationships and/ or addiction. One or the other, probably both. I don't think it's hard and fast one or the other.
    rebeccawon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. i think it is an analogy of Houdini's great escape, (hence the name) for love. imo.
    the good guyon November 14, 2007   Link

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