Song Lyric Sunday – The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls

It took me a little while to find something I wanted to share. I did think of Seasons of Love from Rent, but I didn’t necessarily want to share that one, so I kept looking. I finally took my pain-wracked body downstairs to look at my iTunes on my computer. It didn’t take me long before I found exactly what I was looking for.

I fell in love with this band what seems like forever ago. I’m surprised I haven’t shared any of their songs before for SLS, but I’m happy to share them with you today. I remembered why I love them so much when I listened to this song again today. It’s upbeat and fun and I just really needed this one right now.

They do have a song called Five Minutes to Midnight, but I had more fun with this one, and they do sing “All of the wasted time, the hours that were left behind,” so I think I’ve hit the theme for this week. Also, this one always made me think of graduation, when you’re finally done with all the rules and you can just escape!

I do hope you enjoy!

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
Songwriters: David Katz / Martin Johnson / Sam Hollander
The Great Escape lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was seconds/minutes/hours.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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23 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls

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