I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Like a worn out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

"If you like piña coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me, and escape"

I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Had fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet
I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes, I like piña coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape"

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Aw, it's you"
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew"

"That you liked piña coladas
And getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape
You're the lady I've looked for
Come with me, and escape"

"If you like piña coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me, and escape"

"Yes, I like piña coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape"


Lyrics submitted by roger wilco

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) Lyrics as written by Rupert Holmes

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  • +6
    General CommentI can't believe how many people think this song is "sweet".

    It's about two horrible people who decide to cheat on each other because they're "bored". In the end they get exactly what they deserve -- each other's lying, cheating asses. How long till they get bored again?
    kreniighon January 01, 2010   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationSome people have no imagination. You keep pointing fingers, but you don't look at the big picture. This is a couple that has probably been married for YEARS. Do you honestly think that the wife didn't KNOW that her husband read the ads every night before bed? She set it up on PURPOSE. She knew just what to write to intrigue him enough an manipulate him to be there.
    bented1040on August 23, 2017   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThe Song is about a man who got tired of his Wife and then read an ad in the newspaper from a lady was looking for a man. Then, The guy took out a personal ad and responded to the lady who wrote the ad and they met up at a bar called O'Malleys. The lady who wrote the add went to the bar to meet the man. The man saw the lady who turned out to be his Wife. In the end, even though both of them had the intention to cheat, they rekindled the love they felt for one another and found out the love they where looking for was right in front of them the whole time. This song is actually a true story about the singer(Rupert Holmes) and his wife(Elizabeth Wood Dreifuss). They have been together ever since.
    taybailey65on September 27, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNot a great song, but romantically funny. It pokes fun at people's weaknesses.
    lyricthinkeron April 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmy pal, Gooch, says this song is about the importance of communication in a relationship.

    i say it's about a dickhead couple who put out want-ads to cheat on each other and got caught.
    roger wilcoon June 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA man and his wife are sick of each other, they both go behind each others backs, and look for love in a personal ad column, when they find the one they both like, it turns out that they are likely their spouses... great song about how you love the one you love!!
    Sauveon May 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI used to drive my friends nuts when we went out,because I always had to have a pina colada and sing the song...:)
    Thia007on November 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo comments for this song???? Good song, and when you read the lyrics it's even better.
    pijuyoon March 27, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about forgiveness. They were both cheating on each other, and when they both found out they were cheating on each other, they could relate to each other, and just kind of laughed about it.
    Psychotinfoilon April 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe worst song in the rock 'n' roll era
    Zoltaron September 17, 2002   Link

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