Escapism.
Escapism.

RAYE, 070 Shake - Escapism. Lyrics

The song "Escapism" by RAYE and 070 Shake is about using escapist behavior to avoid dealing with intense emotions like heartbreak and depression. The song details nights out drinking, partying, and taking drugs to numb the pain of a broken heart, even though… Read more

Nov 25, 2022
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Escapism. Lyrics

Sleazin' and teasin', I'm sittin' on him
All of my diamonds are drippin' on him
I met him at the bar, it was twelve or somethin'
I ordered two more wines, 'cause tonight I want him

A little context if you care to listen
I find myself in a shit position
The man that I love sat me down last night
And he told me that it's over, dumb decision
And I don't wanna feel how my heart is rippin'
Fact, I don't wanna feel, so I stick to sippin'
And I'm out on the town with a simple mission
In my little black dress and that shit is sittin'

Just a heart broke bitch
High heels six inch
In the back of the nightclub, sippin' champagne
I don't trust any of these bitches I'm with
In the back of the taxi sniffin' cocaine
Drunk calls, drunk texts, drunk tears, drunk sex
I was lookin' for a man who was on the same page
Now it's back to the intro, back to the bar
To the Bentley, to the hotel, to my old ways

'Cause I don't wanna feel how I did last night
I don't wanna feel how I did last night
Doctor, doctor, anything, please
Doctor, doctor, have mercy on me
Take this pain away
You're askin' me my symptoms, doctor
I don't wanna feel

Toke this joint how I'm blowin' this steam
Back to my ways like 2019
Not 24 hours since my ex did dead it
I got a new man on me, it's about to get sweaty
Last night really was the cherry on the cake
Been some dark days lately and I'm findin' it cripplin'
Excuse my state
I'm as high as your hopes that you'll make it to my bed
Get me hot and sizzlin'
If I take a step back to see the glass half full
At least it's the Prada two-piece that I'm trippin' in
And I'm already actin' like a dick
Know what I mean?
So you might as well stick it in

Just a heart broke bitch
High heels six inch
In the back of the nightclub, sippin' champagne
I don't trust any of these bitches I'm with
In the back of the taxi sniffin' cocaine
Drunk calls, drunk texts, drunk tears, drunk sex
I was lookin' for a man who was on the same page
Now it's back to the intro, back to the bar
To the Bentley, to the hotel, to my old ways

'Cause I don't wanna feel how I did last night
I don't wanna feel how I did last night
Doctor, doctor, anythin', please
Doctor, doctor, have mercy on me
Take this pain away
You're askin' me my symptoms, doctor
I don't wanna feel (what?)

'Cause I don't wanna feel like I felt last night
I don't wanna feel like I felt last night
Be at peace with the things you can't change
I'll be naked when I leave and I was naked when I came, yeah
Out of reach, out of touch, too numb, I don't feel no way
Toast up, so what, street small but it go both ways
So, you'll run, bitch, you'll never escape
Sunset in the maze
(You're askin' me my symptoms, doctor, I don't wanna feel)

I don't wanna feel how I did last night
I don't wanna feel how I did last night, oh
Doctor, doctor, anything, please
Doctor, doctor, have mercy on me
You're askin' me my symptoms, doctor
I don't wanna feel

I don't wanna feel how I did last night
I don't wanna feel how I did last night
Hidin', hidin', how I feel last night

(Go)

Lipstick smudged like modern art
I don't know where the fuck I am
Or who's drivin' the fuckin' car
Speedin' down the highway sippin'
Mixin' pills with the liquor
'Cause fuck these feelings
I left everyone I love on read (uh-huh)
Spillin' secrets to the stranger in my bed (uh-huh)
I remember nothin' so there's nothin' to regret (uh-huh)
Other than this 4/4 kick drum poundin' in my head (hmm)

Writer(s): Danielle Balbuena, Michael Harris Sabath, Rachel Agatha Keen
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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What is the Meaning of Escapism.?

The song "Escapism" by RAYE and 070 Shake is about using escapist behavior to avoid dealing with intense emotions like heartbreak and depression. The song details nights out drinking, partying, and taking drugs to numb the pain of a broken heart, even though it only brings temporary relief. This act of avoidance is ultimately a cry for help, and is depicted as a destructive cycle that can quickly spiral out of control. The chorus of the song expresses the desire to escape from these negative emotions and calls for someone to "have mercy," or provide compassion and guidance through a dark time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote the song 'Escapism' by RAYE and 070 Shake?

    'Escapism' was written by Danielle Balbuena, Michael Harris Sabath, and Rachel Agatha Keen.

  2. What inspired the song 'Escapism'?

    'Escapism' is a trip-hop inspired song about dealing with emotional pain through hedonistic pursuits. Following a breakup, Raye uses substances and engages in reckless behavior to numb her feelings rather than confront them.

  3. Where was the song 'Escapism' written?

    'Escapism' was written by Raye and Mike Sabath in a log cabin in Utah.

  4. What chart success did 'Escapism' achieve?

    'Escapism' became Raye's first number-one single in the UK and topped the charts in Ireland and Denmark. It also marked both Raye's and 070 Shake's first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 22.

  5. When was 'Escapism' released as a single?

    'Escapism' was released as a single from Raye's album '21st Century Blues'. The exact release date is not specified in the articles provided.

  6. What award did 'Escapism' win?

    'Escapism', performed by Raye and 070 Shake, won Best Contemporary Song at the 2023 Ivor Novello Awards.

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