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"The Sweet Escape" is a song originally by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon that Melanie Martinez covered a few times.

Background

Melanie played this song at multiple Dollhouse Tour dates in early 2014.

Theme

This song is about a girl who has been rather rude and cold towards her boyfriend, blaming him for all of their problems. She wants to stay with him, but her behavior has made the relationship extremely toxic and unhealthy. She repeatedly promises that she will change her ways, however, she never ends up following through with this.

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Lyrics

[Intro]
Woo-hoo, yee-hoo
Woo-hoo, yee-hoo
Woo-hoo, yee-hoo
Woo-hoo, yee-hoo

[Verse 1]
If I could escape, I would
But first of all, let me say
I must apologize for acting stank and treating you this way
'Cause I've been acting like sour milk all on the floor
It's your fault, you didn't shut the refrigerator
Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold

[Chorus]
If I could escape (escape)
And recreate a place that's my own world (own world)
And I could be your favorite girl (forever), perfectly together
Tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)
If I could be sweet (be sweet)
I know I've been a real bad girl (I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt (whatsoever)
We can make it better
Tell me boy, wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

[Refrain]
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
I wanna get away to our sweet escape
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
I wanna get away, yeah

[Verse 2]
You melt 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 get a little crazy
I've been gettin' a little lazy
Waitin' on you to come save me
I can see that you're angry by the way that you treat me
Hopefully you don't leave me, wanna take you with me

[Chorus]
If I could escape (escape)
And recreate a place that's my own world (own world)
And I could be your favorite girl (forever), perfectly together
Tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)
If I could be sweet (be sweet)
I know I've been a real bad girl (I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt (whatsoever)
We can make it better
Tell me boy, wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

[Bridge]
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
If I could escape
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
If I could escape
'Cause I've been acting like sour milk all on the floor
It's your fault you didn't shut the refrigerator
Maybe that's the reason I've been acting so cold

[Chorus]
If I could escape (escape)
And recreate a place that's my own world (own world)
And I could be your favorite girl (forever), perfectly together
Tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet? (sweet escape)
If I could be sweet (be sweet)
I know I've been a real bad girl (I'll try to change)
I didn't mean for you to get hurt (whatsoever)
We can make it better
Tell me boy, wouldn't that be sweet? (Sweet escape)

[Refrain]
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
I wanna get away to our sweet escape
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
I wanna get away, yeah

[Outro]
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)
(Woo-hoo, yee-hoo, woo-hoo, yee-hoo)

Trivia

  • Melanie normally played a kazoo during her performance of this song, although at one concert she forgot her kazoo.