All The Pretty Lights

by Tyler Massey

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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
2.
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
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Sleeper 03:45
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
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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
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I Was Wrong 03:29
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

about

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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