Patrick Watson - The Great Escape
Close to Paradise is the second studio album by Patrick Watson, released on September 26, 2006. On September 24, 2007, the album won the Polaris Music Prize, after reaching the finals alongside such other albums as Neon Bible (Arcade Fire), Ashtray Rock (Joel Plaskett Emergency), Woke Myself Up (Julie Doiron), and The Reminder (Feist).
In popular culture
The song "The Great Escape" was featured on episode 16 of the third season of Grey's Anatomy, which aired on February 15, 2007. It also appears in a commercial for Tropicana Products and the movie One Week. It also features during the credit sequences of The High Cost of Living.
It also refers to the eponymous band formed by Watson, whose blend of cabaret pop and classical music influences with indie rock has been compared to Rufus Wainwright, Andrew Bird, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd for its experimental musicianship.
Patrick Watson's album Close to Paradise was awarded the Polaris Music Prize in 2007.
Nato in California e cresciuto a Hudson (Quebec), frequenta il Lower Canada College ed inizia a lavorare come analista dell'acqua presso una ditta della città. La sua carriera musicale nasce ai tempi del college, in una band ska chiamata Gangster Politics.
Bad day, looking for a way
Oh, 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 breaths it in and breaths it out
He says bye-bye, bye to all of the noise
Oh he says bye-bye bye to all of the noise
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
Brutta giornata, cercando un modo
Oh, cercando la grande fuga
Sale in macchina e se ne va
Lontano da tutte le cose che siamo
Mette su un sorriso, lo inspira ed espira
Dice ciao, ciao a tutto il rumore
Oh, dice addio a tutto il rumore
Hey bambino, le cose stanno andando verso il basso
Va bene, non hai bisogno di vincere comunque
Non aver paura, mangia tutto il grigio
Non lasciarti cadere
Brutta giornata, alla ricerca della grande fuga
Dice brutta giornata, cercando la grande fuga
In una brutta giornata, cercando la grande fuga