Pretty Things


Fairytales and stories come and go, I know
But imagine for a while
Cos the good ones stay in style
Just like Aurora’s smile when she woke

And can you see those words they trace the sky, oh my
They’re the same one’s that you saw
As a child, some time before
And if you look a little more they’re all still there

But all the people in this town
They’re telling stories upside down
They’re crazy

But don’t mind if they do
Cos the pretty things they write themselves like you, like you
All those pretty things they write themselves like you
And they move so softly

I can see a lady in your eyes, so wise
But although she’s miles away
She would still have words to say
Like “don’t regret a single day that’s passed you by”

And can you see the brightest stars above? That’s love
So it’s ok to say goodbye
Even though you’ll wanna cry
Cos it hits you in the eye, don’t it girl?

But all the people in this town
They’re telling stories upside down
They’re lazy
Ah they’re lazy

But don’t mind if they do
Cos the pretty things they write themselves like you, like you
All those pretty things they write themselves like you
And they move so softly

Like a tale of old Jamaica
Bursting out in song
Can you hear that drunken sailor row?
Cos all those pretty things’ll find ya
Gentler winds blow warm behind ya

And all the people in this town
Now they’re smiling at this tale they’ve found
So maybe

They won’t mind if you do
Cos the pretty things are written all for you, yeah you
All those pretty things are written all for you
And in the end all those pretty things come true
And they move so softly