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Hi, I'm Sonny Keyes.
I'm a founding member of The Kings (Switchin' To Glide) and a lifelong songwriter.

After playing keyboards in the band for years, I segued into a career as a post-production audio producer for TV and film.

Now I'm living in British Columbia with my wife and my dog, and just writing songs.


All songs music & lyrics by Sonny Keyes
(for lyrics scroll down)
 

You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She don't care what you know about bad boys

She don't care what you've seen before

She tunes out when she hears your Dad voice

Rattlin' on about the pain in store

"Honey, you should just let him go,

"I don't wanna say 'I told you so'"


But You Can't Tell Her Nothin'


He don't act like his heart is done in,

He don't hang on her every word

She's so proud she's the one who won him

But he treats her like she came in third

There shouldn't even be a reason to say

She ain't just a waitress and a maid


But You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She thinks that he's the real thing

And You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

So don't even start

You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She knows everything

And You Can't Tell Her Nothin'


There's already been trouble in Paradise

You've already seen him make her cry

He's already been caught out tellin' lies

Squeaked back promising the moon and sky

“Daddy, it was just that one time

Now it's all blue skies and sunshine”


And You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She thinks that he's the real thing

You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

So don't even start

You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She knows everything

So You Can't Tell Her Nothin'


No you can't tell her

How to spot those little tells

The constant search for someone else

The hidden wink, the little smile

He'll only be with her

A little while


But You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She thinks he'll buy her a ring

You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

So don't even start

No, You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

She knows everything

So You Can't Tell Her Nothin'

'Til he's broken her heart.

Can't Stay Here

We've had a blast playin' music for you all night long

But I'm afraid that this is gonna have to be the last song

So get up, get on it, this is your last chance

To get the hottie you've been workin' on to get up and dance

Then settle your bar tab and finish your beer

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here


[Chorus]

You don't have to go home

But you can't stay here

You don't need to be alone

If there's a cab to share

You don't have to go home

But you can't stay here

Pick a road and get along

Tell me where would you be headin' now

If you could go anywhere?


Well if you think this party oughta go all night

I see a bunch of people here who think you're right

So get up, get on it, the night is young

And the night life in this town is second to none

But everybody's gotta disappear

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here


[Chorus]


Now you can go to the all-night

And grab a bite to eat

And you can sing loud and out of tune

A walkin' up Church Street

Well you can go to a night bar

Go to the beach

Or you can go park on Lookout Point

And party in the back seat


[Chorus]

[Repeat First Verse]                                    

Drinkin' In The Dark

You had every reason to believe I would keep

My word

To you

That's why you were crying when you saw that the rumour

You'd heard

Was true

I broke my promise, I ruined my vow

And now I’m dealin’ the way I know how

 

I’ve been drinkin'

Drinkin' in the dark

And I've been thinkin'

I can't heal your shattered heart

I don't wanna see the fallout

'Cause I know it's all my fault

I don't wanna see tomorrow

I don't wanna see anything at all

That's why I'm drinkin'

Drinkin' In The Dark

 

No one has to tell me the decision I made

That day

Was wrong

All I had to do was throw a bill on the bar

And say

"So long."

I see that moment on repeat in my mind

Drivin' me crazy, I'd rather be blind

 

So I've been drinkin'

Drinkin' in the dark

And I've been thinkin'

I've got no way to heal your shattered heart

I don't wanna see the fallout

'Cause I know it's all my fault

I don't wanna see tomorrow

I don't wanna see anything at all

That's why I'm drinkin'

Drinkin' In The Dark

 

I wanna blame it all on someone else

Or blame it on the booze

But it don't matter how I lost

Now I've got nothin' left to lose

 

So now I'm drinkin'

Drinkin' in the dark

And I've been thinkin'

There’s no way you could ever forgive my guilty heart

I don't wanna see the fallout

'Cause I know it's all my fault

I don't wanna see tomorrow

I don't wanna see anything at all

That's why I'm drinkin'

Drinkin' In The Dark