Escape


“Written as a struggling college student, I romanticized… I could feel the weight of the world pressing in on me already… Somewhere deep within me, I wanted liberation…I wanted to throw myself into someone…someone I could trust and love…who also trusted and loved me…that would stand with me and me with her… I used to think this song was pure cheese whiz…but it makes me happy…and certainly that makes it not trivial…at least to me…  Everyone was 20 at some point…a fleeting and passing time…and ALL things pass… It is good to occasionally grasp back into our lives and pull it back into the present…”


They say I won’t make it
And that I don’t know what I’m doing
I’ve got no reputation to ruin
 
I’m a day away from twenty
And you’re not far behind
We’re two kids with a future to find
 
We’ll escape from this darkness
So let the world beware
There’s something happening beneath the stars
That doesn’t happen just anywhere
 
You’re my escape, you’re my refuge
Baby you’re the only one who I really ever knew
Who could break me out from this mess I’m in
You’re my escape from the world where we live
 
You seem so restless, like it’s tearing you into
I’ve got no reservations about you
 
Let’s cast our cares into the wind
And say a prayer before we begin
Our liberation flight
God knows that we’re right
 
We’ll escape from this darkness
It’s our chance to be rescued
From the private wars that rage in me
that also rage in you
 
You’re my escape, you’re my refuge
Baby you’re the only one who I really ever knew
Who could break me out from this mess I’m in
You’re my escape from the world where we live
 
Whispers rise above the night
And find their way across the sky
A universe in front of them
We’re pauper’s heirs sending prayers to heaven
 
Together we can make it just you and me
With a spin of the wheels
We’ll blow this routine
Hey I’m not that sharp
But girl I’ve got a whole lot of heart