All The Pretty Lights

by Tyler Massey

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A thematic and musical departure from the last recording, All The Pretty Lights is a collection of songs that explore the nature of "truth".

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released February 23, 2019

All songs by Tyler Massey. Produced by Alex Knight and TM, with assistance from Daniel James Smith. Artwork by TM, some of which is based on collages by Marcin Lichowski.
Guitars and vocals by TM, Bass by AK, Percussion by Eric Hej, Strings by Tilly Chester, mastered by Daniel James Smith.

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Track Name: How To Complete An Emergency Stop
You wanna know
How to complete
An Emergency Stop

I’m here to tell you
So stick with me
As I let the pennies drop

Lock the brakes
With both your feet
Try to stay between the lines

Press control
Alt delete
And try to reboot your mind

No matter what you say they’ll call you a liar
As the truth goes down the drain
You can’t watch the news
Without your supplier
You’ll need something for the pain

You wanna know
How to cheat
And skip right to the end

Kill the lights
Leave the key
And remember to pretend

You should be shouting
In the street
You should be holding
Ironic signs

Instead of staring
At your screens
Trying to making
Yourselves go blind

No matter what you say they’ll call you a liar
As the truth goes down the drain
You can’t watch the news
Without your supplier
You’ll need something for the pain
You’ll need something for the pain

You drive me crazy
Track Name: Shoulder To The Wheel
Every day I fall
A little more in love with your old stupid face
You don’t care at all
And I don’t wanna wake up in this stupid place

Shoulder to the wheel
Dropping all the keys outside of my front door
Increasingly I feel
Like I don’t even wanna live here anymore

Not just this town
Even though I love it here with all my friends
Not just this country
Even though I hate it here when the story ends

Help me find a way
You can be my little flashlight in the dark
Every single day
I drive around just looking for a place to park

Shoulder to the wheel
Dropping all the keys outside of my front door
Increasingly I feel
Like I don’t even wanna live here anymore

Not just this island
Even though I love it here even when it snows
Not just this planet
And all my stupid dreams they have nowhere to go

Bouncing off the walls
Spending too much time with stupid voices in my head
You don’t care at all
You pick up the pieces and take me back to bed

Shoulder to the wheel
Dropping all the keys outside of my front door
Increasingly I feel
Like I don’t even wanna live here anymore

Not just this town
Even though I love it here with all my friends
Not just this country
Even though I hate it here when the story ends
Track Name: Sleeper
There’s a sleeper in my bed
There’s a song in my head
And I can’t rest until I sing about it

There’s a ringing in my ears
It’s been going on for years
There too ain’t much that I can do about it

There’s a secret in my heart
And it’s tearing me apart
And like a fool I laugh about it

There’s a feeling in my bones
The old familiar Jones
Can't get enough to ever do without it

If I count to three
She’s still there
Fast asleep
With crazy hair
Maybe she gives a damn
About a lonely boy Inside the man

There’s a woman in my head
Talking to the dead
And I can’t stand to hear her lying

There’s a man inside my clothes
We often come to blows
'Cause he can’t stop himself from dying

If I count to three, she’s still there

England’s filled with rain
It’s drowning out the pain
So that we don’t talk about it

There’s a fever in my brain
And it’s driving me insane
I do my best to try and hide it

If I count to three, she’s still there

There’s a sleeper in my head
There’s a song in my bed
And I can’t rest until I sing about it
Track Name: All The Pretty Lights
I love it when you dance
And burn me with your glances
I try to look away
As the world around me sways

And all the pretty lights
Keep shining in my eyes
All my senses leave me
And the world around me freezes

I need you to take me
Out of my head
I want you to take me
Back to bed

The girl behind that smile
Sees through my disguises
I can’t quite believe
Just how much this means

And all the pretty lights
Keep shining in my eyes
All my senses leave me
And the world around me freezes

I need you to take me out of my head...

The secrets that we keep
Buried so discreetly
The moments that we steal
‘Til all will be revealed

I hate it when you go
So please don’t ever leave me
Darling you must know
Just how much you tease me
Track Name: I Was Wrong
I thought I could write a song
That was so deep and so strong
I thought it would save the world
It would save me and save my girl
But I was wrong

It would come to me late at night
Just when sleep had won the fight
In the morning it'd be gone
Washed away with the dawn
And I was wrong

I thought I was a better man
With a better heart
And a better plan
I thought these were better days
We were better people
With better ways
But I was wrong

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