Kirsten Ireland
Song Lyrics

Pretty Smile


Words and Music by Kirsten Ireland


I walked all alone down the snow covered street
to the poorly lit restaurant where we used to meet
I walked past the tables to sit at the bar
where the tender served me without asking where you are

She smiled as though she knew my entire story
but that seemed to be the case with every new drink
she watched as I emptied glass after glass
she had questions in her eyes but was kind enough not to ask

I'm the one who looks calm all the time
with shoulders that pull the whole world behind
I'm the one who never gives signs
that everything about me isn't just fine
I'm the one hidden inside
this pretty smile and these dark brown eyes
I'm the one who inside you'll find
a dark little mess of a beautifully fucked up mind

the band in the back was taking requests
and I tapped my foot along, just like the rest
I tried to focus on the noise that they made
but the rush in my head drowned out all that they played

I felt too serious to be all alone
to moments of dark reflection I am prone
I kept waiting for the tender to bring me my last
but the drinks kept coming so I just kept numbing the past

I'm the one who looks calm all the time
with shoulders that pull the whole world behind
I'm the one who never gives signs
that everything about me isn't just fine
I'm the one hidden inside
this pretty smile and these dark brown eyes
I'm the one who inside you'll find
a dark little mess of a beautiful mind
tucked away for no one to find
is a dark little mess of a beautifully fucked up mind


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