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The Songwriter's Idea Book by Sheila Davis

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STRATEGY THIRTY THREEThe Need to Escape as Plot Device

The Background

Although they may appear to be unrelated, the existence of the coffee break, the “happy hour,” and the expression “Thank God It's Friday” all ratify our innate need for escape from routine fully as much as the lure of Disneyland or a Royal Caribbean cruise. Naturally, this basic need—one identified by Dr. Henry Murray—expresses itself in song.

Some Escape Titles
Up, Up and AwaySomewhere
The Far Away HillsLet's Get Away From It All
SailingBeyond the Blue Horizon
Sail AwayOver the Rainbow
Never Never LandEscape (Pina Collada Song)
Yellow SubmarineOn the Good Ship Lollipop
DowntownThere's a Small Hotel
I Want to Get You on a Slow Boat to China

Styles of Escape

Some escape songs ...

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