The Great Escape

Boys Like Girls

About The Great Escape

"The Great Escape" is the second single from Boys Like Girls' eponymous debut album, and is also their first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 23. The single has been certified Platinum and gold by the RIAA.


Year:
2006
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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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Boys Like Girls

Boys Like Girls is an American rock band from Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album. Boys Like Girls was the co-headliner with Good Charlotte for the Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour 2008 that toured across the United States. The group's second studio album Love Drunk, was released on September 8, 2009. As of February 2011 the band announced they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. On November 17, 2011, Martin Johnson tweeted "...#boyslikegirlsisback", revealing that the group has not broken up, rather that the members are taking a rest and engaging in various side projects. In 2012, Boys Like Girls announced that they were working on a new full-length studio album, titled Crazy W… more »

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Written by: DAVID KATZ, MARTIN JOHNSON, SAM HOLLANDER

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14 facts about this song

Song Details
"The Great Escape" is a song by the American rock band Boys Like Girls.
Release
The song was released in 2006 as part of the band's self-titled debut album.
Chart Performance
It reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it one of the band's most successful singles.
Songwriters
The song was written by band members Martin Johnson and Paul DiGiovanni, along with Sam Hollander and Dave Katz.
Music Style
"The Great Escape" is often noted for its pop-punk sound, with catchy hooks and energetic instrumentals typical of the genre.
Music Video
The song's music video, directed by Alan Ferguson, depicts the band performing at a chaotic house party.
Radio Play
The song received significant play on radio stations, especially pop and alternative rock stations, upon its release.
Interactive Video
Boys Like Girls partnered with MTV to create an interactive version of their music video for "The Great Escape", which allowed viewers to influence the plot of the video.
Acoustic Version
An acoustic version of "The Great Escape" was also recorded and included in some versions of the band's debut album.
Concert Staple
The song has become a staple in Boys Like Girls' live performances, often being saved for the end of their set.
Influence
The song is often seen as representative of the pop-punk music scene in the mid-late 2000s and has influenced many contemporary pop-punk bands.
Advertisements
Due to its catchy and upbeat nature, "The Great Escape" has been used in a number of advertisements and TV promos.
Digital Download
As of 2015, "The Great Escape" has sold over 1.4 million digital copies in the United States.
Reunion Show
The band played this song during their reunion show at the 10-year anniversary celebration of their debut album in 2016.

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