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Pretty Houses

May 20, 2012

This is something I wrote last week that is probably my favourite song I’ve written in a long time, both lyrically and melodically.  It’s probably the catchiest thing I’ve done in a long time.  I’m really proud of it on a lot of different levels.


(I keep changing the title between Pretty Houses and Never Said Never.  I think I’ve settled on the former as it’s more thematically representative, even if the latter is the hook).

 

PRETTY HOUSES

I don’t know what I want, but I know what I don’t
I don’t know what I’m feeling but I know that I won’t .. with you

I don’t know when I’m gonna get out of this
But I know that I got one eye open for it
And sometimes that’s the best plan a man can have
Lord knows I’m good at that

I never said that I didn’t want your pretty houses
I never said that I never wanted them with you
I never said that I never wanted any children
I just know in my heart that I don’t want them with you
But I never said never to you

I could stay on this road even though that it’s wrong
I could comfort your heart with a pretty song, it’s what I do
But I don’t wanna drag it out, I don’t want to keep you waiting for something that I know that I won’t do
When I know in my heart that there’s an end of the road for you

I never said that I didn’t want your pretty houses
I never said that I never wanted them with you
I never said that I never wanted any children
I just knew in my heart that I’ve something more to do
But I never said never to you

I have learned, I have had to learn from my
I have learned, I have had to learn
I have learned, I have had to learn from my
I have learned, I have had to learn
I have learned, I have had to learn from my
I have learned, I have had to learn
I have learned, I have had to learn from my
I have learned, I have had to learn from you
I never wanna hurt you the way I always do
I never wanna do, I never wanna do that to..

I never said I didn’t want your pretty houses
I never said that I never wanted them with you
I never said that I never wanted any children
I just knew in my heart that I don’t want them with you
I never said that I didn’t want your pretty houses
I never said that I never wanted them with you
I never said that I never wanted any children
I just knew in my heart that I’ve something more to do
But I never said never to you
I never said never, I never said never to you

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