The Great Escape

Tropicana created this commercial about bringing some daylight to a town, Inuvik,  inside the arctic circle.   It’s a wonderful idea and while the commercial is interesting, it is really the song “The Great Escape” by Patrick Watson that makes the video.

What I find very interesting is that in the commercial the song is uplifting.  If you watch this video by Alex Produckt and Kathleen Weldon it isn’t uplifting so much anymore and event the lyrics are hard to determine.  Perhaps that is part of the appeal.  I think I would like this as my funeral song.

The Great Escape

Bad day, looking for a way,
home, looking for the great escape.
Gets in his car and drives away,
far from all the things that we are.
Puts on a smile and breathes it in
and breathes it out, he says,
bye bye bye to all of the noise.
Oh, he says, bye bye bye to all of the noise.

Doo doo doo doo doo noo noo
Doo doo doo doo doo noo noo noo noo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo noo noo noo

Hey child, things are looking down.
That’s okay, you don’t need to win anyways.
Don’t be afraid, just eat up all the gray
and it will fade all away.
Don’t let yourself fall down.

Doo doo doo doo doo noo noo
Doo doo doo doo doo noo noo noo noo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo noo noo noo

Bad day, looking for the great escape.
He says, bad day, looking for the great escape.
On a bad day, looking for the great escape,
the great escape.

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