Atlanta Rhythm Section - The Great Escape Lyrics

Heaven help the junkie
He has made a grave mistake
He became a prisoner
Shootin' for the great escape

Don't you point your finger
Give the boy a break
He thought he'd take a tiny taste
And he would find the great escape
From that same ol', same ol'
It's the same old story

Hey there, you cocky rock god
What you so proud about?
I wanna know
Those loyal fans who eat you up
They'll chew you up and spit you out

Whoa, like a passing fancy
You're bound to fade
Big for awhile, and then out of style
You are just the great escape
From that same ol' (same ol'), same ol'

Look at all the people
Lookin' for the great escape
Young folks, old folks going up the country
They're headin' for a holiday

Life ain't no picnic
It ain't no piece of cake
Listen to my music, people
And help me make my great escape

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  1. doorswhofan

    What an incredible album. From the ashes of the Classics IV in the 60s came this genuinely prog-rock Southern band with a sound that was Steely Dan meets Jeff Beck meets Dixieland. Truly one of a kind unique. Their closest competitors in that arena were the Allman Brothers.

    Southern Rocker

    nice description


    @Southern Rocker Thanks. :-)

  2. Brian Benson

    Due to new software & differing editing idiosyncracies, my apologies for the multiplicity.

    Thanks again,


    Brian Benson

    A Southern rocker is ALSO the "Gentleman of the south'

    I say this as I believe I have kin in Arkansas & Florida.

    Best to you & stay warm .


  3. Brian Benson



    Special thank to our good friend the Southern Rocker.

    Rock on, Brother......


    Southern Rocker

    Hi Brian, All the ARS albums are listed as playlists on my channel with all the songs in sequence.

  4. Rusell Shaw

    Barry Bailey was definitely an underrated guitar player style of playing is so Soulful and smooth