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Escape My Mind (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal
Times Performed: 97

Notes

"Escape my mind is about just wanting to turn off your head and just have silence for once. (Intro to a Live on the Honda Stage performance, at Brooklyn Art Library, released Feb 8, 2018)
It “is about feeling like you’re so trapped in your thoughts and hating it, and wishing you could just sit and not think about anything for just two minutes in just silence, but every single time it [the thoughts] just floods back in.” (Behind the song video, released Oct. 11, 2017)

"On Escape My Mind Vanderwaal sounds assertive, showcasing emotion, grit, and nuance." (Review, The Musical Hype Nov. 8, 2017)



Performances

2017.10.07 Austin City Limits (Week 1) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.14 Austin City Limits (week 2) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.27 Q-Topia 2017 (Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater) At 2:53 (Facebook so no timestamps) 
2017.11.01 Team USA WinterFest #100 Day countdown (Times Square)
2017.11.05 The Troubadour Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.13 Irving Plaza Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.15 Park West Just the Beginning Tour
2017.12.09 K104’s Not So Silent Night (The Chance Theatre) Not quite complete
2018.01.20 Private Acoustic Concert (Bean Runner Cafe)
2018.02.05 The Sinclair Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.05 Honda Stage, Brooklyn Art Library
2018.02.07 9:30 Club Just the Beginning Tour End is missing
2018.02.09 Cannery Ballroom Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.10 Terminal West Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1:42m)
2018.02.12 Warehouse Live Just the Beginning Tour Part of (48s)
2018.02.13 Trees Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.20 Slim's Just the Beginning Tour Fragment (15s)
2018.02.22 Hawthorn Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.23 Neumos Just the Beginning Tour
2018.04.21 MVCC Cultural Series (Mohawk Valley Community College) Just the Beginning Tour
2018.06.06 Xfinity Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.08 Darling's Waterfront Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.09 PNC Bank Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.11 St. Josephs's Health Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.13 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.14 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.16 Hershey Park Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.17 Blossom Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.19 Madison Square Garden Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.21 DT Energy Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.22 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.24 Century Link Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.26 Denny Sanford Premier Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.27 Summerfest (American Family Insurrance Amphitheater) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.29 Saratoga Performing Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.02 Jiffy Lube Live Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (16s) 
2018.07.03 Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.07 Colonial Life Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.08 Brandon Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.10 Bridgestone Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.11 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.13 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) (Documented by video that has since been deleted)
2018.07.14 Sprint Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Bad sound quality 
2018.07.16 Red Rocks Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (82s) 
2018.07.18 Isleta Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.21 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.22 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.23 The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS Television City)
2018.07.24 Concord Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.26 Bobcat Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.28 Loveloud - Concert (Rice-Eccles Stadium) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.30 INTRUST Bank Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (6s) 
2018.08.01 BOK Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.02 Austin 360 Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.04 Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part of (40s) 
2018.08.05 Smoothie King Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.07 The Wharf Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.09 Coral Sky Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.10 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2019.02.21 Stray Release Event (The Slipper Room)
2019.05.31 CAL Polytech "Spring Fever" Sunset Concert (California Polytech University, University Union Plaza)
2019.06.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)  
2019.06.06 Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine) Part of (1m) 
2019.06.08 Amway Centre High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.06.09 American Airlines Arena High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.06.26 World of McIntosh X Farfetch's Sunset Sessions (World of McIntosh)
2019.06.27 Roling Stones Fragment
2019.08.10 Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.11 Orange Peel Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.13 Cannery Ballroom Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.14 Variety Playhouse Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (26s) 
2019.08.16 Granada Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.17 Emo's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.18 Warehouse Live Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.21 The van Buren Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.22 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.25 The Observatory Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.27 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.28 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.29 The Fillmore Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.01 The Depot Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (58s) 
2019.09.02 Washington's Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (33s) 
2019.09.03 Bluebird Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.06 Varsity Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.07 Park West Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.09 Saint Andrews Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (17s) 
2019.09.11 The Opera House Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.13 Royale Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.14 College Street Music Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.16 Theatre of Living Arts Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (28s)  
2019.09.17 Webster Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.19 The National Ur so Beautiful Tour Documented by very brief fragment embeded in other fragments, link not included here
2019.09.20 9:30 Club Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.21 Rams Head Live! Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.11.24 Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage)

Reviews, Reactions etc.

Type Comment Link
Behind the songIntro to the song by Grace
Behind the songBehind the song
Song reviewGrace Vanderwaal's truly possesses talent – she’s got chops
Reaction to songVoice coach reacts

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2017-11-03Just the BeginningLP6
2017-11-03Just the BeginingLP6
2017-11-10Just the Begining (Japanese version)LP6

Lyrics

It was wrong would’ve never worked
Or at least I tell myself to not make it hurt
I try to blast music
In attempt to get you out of my eyes
But I can’t escape my mind

I hate you cause I will always look at your picture
And I tell myself that I’m over it but then I get a little unsure

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

I know we were never a “thing”
But I always think about what could’ve happened if we kept going
And I never had this happen to me
Only in the movies
But honey it is happening

I hate you cause I will always look at your picture
And I tell myself that I’m over it but then I get unsure

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

I can’t escape my mind I wish I could turn it off sometimes
I can’t escape my mind, oh no matter how hard I try,
I wish I could turn it off sometimes

I wish I could get you out of my mind
But I think about it all the time
And I wish I could not think for once in my life
But when I see your face I can’t escape my mind

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

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