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Escape from the City is the song played in City Escape, the first level of the Hero Story in Sonic Adventure 2. It was composed by Jun Senoue and performed by Ted Poley and Tony Harnell.

Legacy

The song can be bought in the game Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games as background music although it is titled City Escape. The song has been remixed for Sonic Generations and it plays when the player is in City Escape. The song also returns in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as background music and is chosen in any other event while being played.

Lyrics

Sonic Adventure 2 Music- City Escape02:19

Sonic Adventure 2 Music- City Escape

Escape from the City

Sonic Adventure 2 Prototype BGM - City Escape04:09

Sonic Adventure 2 Prototype BGM - City Escape

An early instrumental version of Escape from the City from the Sonic Adventure 2 Prototype.

Woo! Oh yeah!
Rolling around at the speed of sound,
Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow!
Can't stick around, have to keep moving on,
Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out!
Must keep on moving ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Trusting in what you can't see,
Take my lead; I'll set you free.
Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through, prove it to you.
Follow me!
Oh yeah!
Danger is lurking around every turn,
Trust your feelings, got to live and learn.
I know with some luck that I'll make it through,
Got no other options, only one thing to do!
I don't care what lies ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Find the next stage, no matter what that may be.
Take my lead, I'll set you free.
Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.
Follow me!
Follow me!
I'll make it through, oh yeah!


Connection to Character/Stage

  • Rolling around at the speed of sound - Sonic's ability to curl up into a ball and travel at supersonic speeds.
  • Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow - Sonic's adventurous nature and he follows what he thinks.
  • Can't stick around, have to keep moving on - Sonic never stays in one place for too long.
  • No time for guessing, follow my plan instead - Sonic's plan to act first and think later.
  • Trust me and we will escape from the city - Sonic following his instincts to escape from G.U.N.
  • Find the next stage no matter what that may be - Sonic moves to the next stage no matter what's next.
  • I don't care what lies ahead - Sonic's willingness to take on any challenge
  • Trust your feelings, got to live and learn - Sonic does what he thinks is right and through his adventures he always learns new things. Live and Learn is also the main theme of Sonic Adventure 2.

Remix

On the event, Sonic Boom, the music for Classic Sonic on City Escape in Sonic Generations was revealed. Modern Sonic's take on the song was heard on the Japanese version of the City Escape trailer. Later, the Classic Sonic version was revealed.

The remix of the Modern Sonic version is very similar to the original, except having a different guitar arrangement, and it includes a third verse that does not appear in any other versions. The Classic Sonic remix, similar to all the other remixes for Classic Sonic, is much more techno, with more electronic beats and sounds, and less guitar. Also, in the Classic Sonic remix, the voice of Ted Poley is autotuned at parts of the song, changing the melody a little bit.


Classic remix

Sonic Generations City Escape Music (Classic)-002:32

Sonic Generations City Escape Music (Classic)-0

Whoo!
Oh yeah!


Rolling around at the speed of sound,
Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow.
Can't stick around, have to keep moving on,
Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out!


Must keep on moving ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Trusting in what you can't see,
Take my lead I'll set you free.


Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.


I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,


Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.
Follow me!


Oh yeah!


Danger is lurking around every turn,
Trust your feelings, got to live and learn.
I know with some luck that I'll make it through,
Got no other options, only one thing to do-o-o-o!


I don't care what lies ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Find the next stage, no matter what that may be.
Take my lead, I'll set you free.


Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.


I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,


Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.
Follow me!


Follow me!


Oh yeah!

Modern remix

Sonic Generations 03:59

Sonic Generations "City Escape Modern " Music

Modern Remix

Hey! Alright!


Oh Yeah!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!


Rolling around at the speed of sound,
Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow.
Can't stick around, have to keep moving on,
Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out!


Must keep on moving ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Trusting in what you can't see,
Take my lead I'll set you free.


Follow me, set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.


I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.


Follow me!
Oh yeah!
Follow me!
Oh yeah!


Danger is lurking around every turn,
Trust your feelings, got to live and learn.
I know with some luck that I'll make it through,
Got no other options, only one thing to do!


I don't care what lies ahead,
No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.
Find the next stage, no matter what that may be.
Take my lead, I'll set you free.


(Whoow!)


Follow me, set me free
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.
Follow me!


(Guitar Solo)
Yeah! He-ey! C'mon! Whooo! Yeah, yeah yeah! Whoo!


Surprises are hiding out in front of me
Uncover their secrets and then we will soon be free!


Follow me, set me free
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through.
Follow me (Follow me), set me free,
Trust me and we will escape from the city.
I'll make it through prove it to you.
Follow me!


Follow me!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Follow me...
Oh yeah!


I'll make it through, oh yeah!

Trivia

  • In the remixed classic version, when the second verse plays, the melodic line parallels the music in the Endless Mine from Sonic 3, and in the full version of the Modern Remix, you can hear a bit of the song It Doesn't Matter (Sonic Adventure 2 Version).
  • Escape from the City has the lyrics "Trust your feelings, got to live and learn!" which might be a reference to another song in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.
  • SFX used in the title screen of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I are featured in the Classic Remix.
  • An instrumental version of Escape from the City can be heard in the two-player stage, Downtown Race, in 2P Battle mode.
  • An acoustic version by Lee Brotherton was performed at the Summer of Sonic 2009.
  • In Sonic Generations, the Modern version is an extended version of the original, with a new guitar solo, a new bridge and another chorus.
  • "Escape From the City" is Jun Senoue's favorite vocal track from Sonic Adventure 2.[1]

References

  1. https://twitter.com/crush40/status/393171551484252160

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