The Sweet Escape

Album: The Sweet Escape (2007)
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  • Woo hoo, yee hoo
    Woo hoo, yee hoo
    Woo hoo, yee hoo
    Woo hoo, yee hoo

    If I could escape
    I would, but first of all let me say
    I must apologize for acting, stinking, treating you this way
    Cause I've been acting like sour milk that fell on the floor
    It's your fault you didn't shut the refrigerator
    Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold

    If I could escape
    And recreate a place as my own world
    And I could be your favorite girl
    Forever, perfectly together
    Tell me, boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?

    If I could be sweet
    I know I've been a real bad girl
    I didn't mean for you to get hurt
    (Forever) We can make it better
    Tell me, boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?
    (Sweet escape)

    Woo hoo, (I wanna get away) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (to our sweet escape) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (I wanna get away) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (yeah) yee hoo

    You let me down
    I'm at my lowest boiling point
    Come help me out
    I need to get me out of this joint
    Come on, let's bounce
    Counting on you to turn me around
    Instead of clowning around, let's look for some common ground

    So, baby, times getting a little crazy
    I've been getting a little lazy
    Waiting for you to come save me
    I can see that you're angry
    By the way the you treat me
    Hopefully you don't leave me
    Want to take you with me

    If I could escape
    And recreate a place as my own world
    And I could be your favorite girl
    Forever, perfectly together
    Tell me, boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?

    If I could be sweet
    I know I've been a real bad girl
    I didn't mean for you to get hurt
    (Forever) We can make it better
    Tell me, boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?
    (Sweet escape)

    Woo hoo, yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (If I could escape) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (If I could escape) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, yee hoo

    Cause I've been acting like sour milk that fell on the floor
    It's your fault you didn't shut the refrigerator
    Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold

    If I could escape
    And recreate a place in my own world
    And I could be your favorite girl
    Forever, perfectly together
    Tell me, boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?

    If I could be sweet
    I know I've been a real bad girl
    I didn't mean for you to get hurt
    (Forever) We can make it better
    Tell me, boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

    Woo hoo, (I wanna get away) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (to our sweet escape) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (I wanna get away) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, (Yeah) yee hoo
    Woo hoo, yee hoo
    Woo hoo, yee hoo Writer/s: Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort, Gwen Stefani
    Publisher: Iricom US Ltd, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Takwene LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesJosef, I always thought it was the other way round - she's trapped herself in her own world cos she threw away the chance to be with a potential lover ("I know I've been a real bad girl") and thought she'd done the right thing even though it hurt the other party involved ("I didn't mean for you to get hurt") - now things have changed she wished made the move but the ("refrigerator") door is now shut because he was forced to move on, they lost contact, and she has been left with nothing; in bitterness she blames the guy she hurt ("It's your fault you didn't shut the refrigerator"). She wishes that he would come back and they could try again, because for all she says it's the other guy's fault, she knows deep down that it was her that treated the other guy badly ("I must apologize for acting, stinking, treating you this way, 'cos I've been acting like sour milk that fell on the floor"). Then again, I have to admit that that very situation was happening with me at the time this song came out (although the girl in question I don't see anymore and haven't done for several years, so I don't know if she regretted it afterwards) so perhaps that's why I took it to mean that at the time?
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThanks John - incidentally, now you don't hear it on the radio very much anymore, it's a real treat hearing the song again! Love it!
  • John from Eugene, OrDitto's to Dave; were gonna miss ya Sally.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesWell written, well produced, well performed... At the time in 2007 it was probably the most "perfect" song since "Hey Ya!" by Outkast. Pity it got so overplayed...
  • Josef from Corpus Christi, TxUmmm...is is a fact that it's about a fight between two lovers? To me it sounds like a song about a girl who drags around a guy friend and telling him if it was a perfect world they would be together, and since it's not then he'll have to dream on. He didn't make "The Move" on her early enough in the relationship to become more exclusive (your fault for not shutting the refrigerator door). Just an interpretation since I am in that situation right now :(
  • Elmer from Honolulu, Hii'd like this song long ago, but now, i hate it!!
  • Sally from South Orange, NjIf I hear this song one more time, I will shoot myself.
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