Pretty Lies

by @gm7 @deylavey

Liner Notes

So Deyla and I were paired for the random challenge. We had a quick Zoom meeting and came up with an idea. I did a backing track and she wrote a great set of lyrics. Great collab and a great collaborator.....Thx Deyla

#randomcollaborations

Lyrics

PRETTY LIES
I don’t believe any of the 
pretty things you say 
You’re never specific, and it
Just sounds cliche

I wanna grow, 
Wanna dig deeper, improve
But you want me to be complacent, and 
I can’t move

Chorus: 
Tell me the truth, 
You don’t think that I’m as good as you
Tell me the truth, 
Pretty lies are just so cruel 

Do you believe
The pretty things you say? 
Save the cocktail of niceties 
I’ll take it straight

Your platitudes are never aimed to help, 
I don’t need you then, 
I’ll do it myself. 

Chorus: 
Tell me the truth, 
You don’t think that I’m as good as you
Tell me the truth, 
Pretty lies are just so cruel 

Oh, I know the truth
Oh, I am just as capable as you. 
Oh, I know the truth 
Pretty lies, I leave with you.



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Love the dark singing style its really cool. Strong vocally and musically so strong and nice. A bit noir like a fav of mine Nicole Atkins

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@tjeff

Cool idea to connect on Zoom to develop your collab. I like the forward-moving drive in the rhythm. Nice chorus, and I really like the payoff line "pretty lies are just so cruel."

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Great energy coming from the guitar which really propels this song forwards. The live sounding vocals do make you think of a pub or a bar singer really giving it her all to a few weary travellers or regulars propping up the bar. ‘Cocktails of niceties’ was a good visual!

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@fonte

Really love the vibe of this. Can hear this in a dingy dusty bar somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Great collab.

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Nice song. I like the raw emotional vocal. Matches well with the meandering backing track. Tells a great story. Nice collab.

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very cool tune! garry your guitar always sounds so good dude. very nice lyrics. i was especially taken with
"Your platitudes are never aimed to help,
I don’t need you then,
I’ll do it myself."

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It's all here--good lyrics, very nice musical arrangement and nice vocal. Good job, you two!

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@nadine

I like that idea of a random collaboration with the lyricist singing the lyrics. This way it sounds more consistent 😉 Why does the whole sound and feeling remind me of L
Fleetwood Mac?! Lyrics are super direct which works well with the topic.

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Very nice collab. Lovely vocals and compelling lyrics. My favourite lines are 'Do you believe / The pretty things you say? /Save the cocktail of niceties /I’ll take it straight'

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love the song. vocals are irresistably off just slightly, like those of stevie nicks.

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Oooh, the chorus is lovely - great melody on 'Tell me the truth'. I could almost imagine this being an old, undiscovered Fleetwood Mac demo :) 'Save the cocktail of niceties' is a great line. Love the acoustic strumming throughout. Yeah, great collab, well done both!

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Lovely vocals - can’t resist a song about lies! Always an interesting journey. Nice collab!

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nicely done all around! some great language (platitudes, complacent, ) and I love how the chorus gets all minor-key and vibey (for lack of a better word). this reminds me slightly of a bit of an early Grace Slick-era Jefferson Airplane thing, with more backup vocals, it's have that whole Airplane meets folk sound, in fact! Really nicely done!!

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Nice acoustic playing of an interesting progression. Well done with that backing track. Those lyrics have some emotional bite. That last verse is a good closer.