The Great Escape
by Pink

Album: The Truth About Love (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • Pink addresses the use of antidepressants on this somber yet comical album closer. "There's a lot of humor and sarcasm always in my lyrics," she told MTV News. "There's 'The Great Escape,' about how I feel the entire world is trying to numb themselves down, whether it be painkillers or anti-depressants."
  • Songwriter Dan Wilson (Semisonic's "Closing Time," Adele's "Someone Like You") helped Pink pen the song.
  • The Truth About Love, Pink's sixth studio album, was her first #1 album in the US and marked the biggest first-week sales of her career up to that point with 280,000 copies sold. In 2017, it earned a triple-Platinum certification for selling 3 million copies.

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