Escape (5:18)

Cover of The Essential Journey

From The Essential Journey and 24 other releases

The song was written in junction for the ‘Journey Escape’ videogame developed by Data Age for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1982. It stars the rock band Journey, one of the world’s most popular acts at the time, and is based on their album of the same name.

Despite the games title, the song Escape is not featured in the game; the intro tune is an excerpt from Don’t Stop Believin’, which is also on the same album. The in-game music, however, appears to be an original tune, rather than based on a Journey song.


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He's just a young boy out of school
Livin' his world like he wants to
They're makin' laws, but they don't understand
Turns a boy in to a fightin' man

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  • acclamationsun

    This is good pop-metal ... you hear a lot of bands like this in Calif

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • night9895

    One of my favorites from Escape.

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    One of my all time favorites and that goes for the song as well as the album as a whole.This was one of the first albums i owned growing up as a kid in the eighties and its also the band at their peak.

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Fabulous, this is... fabulous!

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • njokmo413

    that guitar intro is very different from the usually journey.... i like it :)

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • EVHrulez


    31 May 2012 Reply
  • EVHrulez

    Great band---song sucks until the second half.

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • giggleloop1

    Love it<3<3<3

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • meandmymini

    so good!! ....thx cousinbull :)

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • looper12xx

    I've got dreams I'm living for! (3)

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • B_Hammock

    The second half of this song is addictive.

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • cousinbull

    revolutionized rock

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lainamies


    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Cittadelledonne

    I've got dreams I'm living for!

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    one of journey's best tunes,great album of the best albums of the 80' one sings as good as the voice.

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • The80sFan

    This song is my favorite track off of "Escape" after "Still They Ride". It has a killer rhythm to it, fantastic guitars, Perry's soaring vocals, pretty much has it all...ROCK ON!!!!

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • Hilly7

    This song is my favourite Journey song of all time, it's just so awesome.

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Elodave

    Bit of Journey never hurt anyone!!

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rym44

    great one !!

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • CSimmons22

    Man, this brings back old high school memories... Fantastic track! These guys could rock!

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
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