Escapism Lyrics

escapism lyrics - raye & 070 shake
escapism lyrics – raye & 070 shake

Escapism is a collaborative single by British singer Raye and American rapper/singer 070 Shake.

Released on May 14, 2021, the track features a fusion of pop and R&B elements with introspective lyrics that touch upon themes of longing for freedom and finding solace in temporary distractions.

The song was well-received by critics and fans, with many praising the emotive performances of Raye and 070 Shake, as well as the slick production and catchy hooks.

 Escapism Lyrics

Intro

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 something
I ordered two more wines ’cause tonight, I want him

Verse 1

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’
In 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 this shit is sittin’

Pre-Chorus

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

Chorus

‘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

Verse 2

Toke this joint how I’m blowin’ this steam
Back to my ways like 2019
Not twenty-four 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

Pre-Chorus

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

Chorus

‘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, mm (What?)

Verse 3

‘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 (Last night)
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, yeah
But you’ll never escape
Sunset in the maze
(You’re askin’ me my symptoms, doctor, I don’t wanna feel)

Chorus

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

Bridge

I don’t wanna feel how I did last night
I don’t wanna feel how I did last night
I don’t wanna feel how I did last night

Outro

Mm, 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 ‘cah fuck these feelings
I left everyone I love on read (Uh-huh)
Spilling secrets to the stranger in my bed (Uh-huh)
I remember nothing so there’s nothing to regret (Uh-uh)
Other than this 4/4 kick drum poundin’ in my head

Quick Facts About Escapism Lyrics

FactDescription
ArtistsRaye and 070 Shake
Release DateMay 14, 2021
GenrePop/R&B
Length3:20
LabelPolydor Records
WritersRaye, 070 Shake, Dan Nigro, Michael Pollack
ProducersDan Nigro
Chart PerformanceThe song charted in several countries, including the UK and Ireland, and peaked at #71 on the UK Singles Chart.
Critical ReceptionThe song received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many praising the emotive performances of Raye and 070 Shake, as well as the catchy hooks and production.
Music VideoThe music video for “Escapism” was released on May 14, 2021, and was directed by Sophie Muller. The video features Raye and 070 Shake performing the song in various settings, interspersed with footage of them dancing and singing along to the track.
ThemesThe song’s lyrics touch upon themes of longing for freedom and finding solace in temporary distractions, as the artists sing about using escapism as a means of coping with their problems.

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