Say No More

by Tyler Stenson

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Tyler Stenson's first release of 2015, the new "Say No More" single is an earnest but upbeat song about sometimes saying hurtful words to the ones we love most. A more modern interpretation of his signature "Elegant Folk" sound, Stenson's new track lays his ever poignant lyrics on a bed of acoustic folk-pop, creating a confidently smooth, timeless tune.

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Maybe I should say no more
Cause there’s plenty of foot in my mouth—
Or is it too late now?
Should I have known better?
It was a simple slip of the tongue,
Should I have put it in a letter?
No, it’s too late now
So, maybe I should say no more…
Nah.

Maybe I should say no more
Cause it feels like I’m blowing it up.
Yeah, I write patient words
But in the heat of the moment
I’m a venomous tongue—
I’m a bullet hitting a bullet
And the smoking gun
Is proof that I should say no more …

That I should keep all my cards close.
Take the ‘less is more’ approach.
Pretend that my mouth is broke.
Swallow my words and choke.

Maybe I should say no more.
I should hold on tight to my tongue
Because the damage is done
And I don’t know if we’re okay.
So, tell me, did I say too much
And could I have another chance someday

If I keep all my cards close?
Take the ‘less is more’ approach.
Swallow my words and choke
And on the tips of my toes
Go dancing around the thoughts in my head.
Yeah, there’s a definite line
And I’ve crossed it this time,
Always saying what don’t need to be said.

Or is it too late now?
Should I have known better?
It was a simple slip of the tongue,
Should I have put it in a letter?
No, it’s too late now
So, maybe I should say no more …

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released August 4, 2015
Written by Tyler Stenson (ASCAP) © 2015
Produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Rodocker at YellowRoomRecording.com

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Tyler Stenson Portland, Oregon

Tyler Stenson is singer/songwriter in Portland whose music is elegant at its core. Twice-named Portland's "Songwriter of the Year" by the Portland Songwriters Association and recently named "Best Male Artist" at the Portland Music Awards, Stenson's music is refreshingly reminiscent of classic singer-songwriter greats such as James Taylor and Cat Stevens. ... more

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