The Littlest Things
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


The first time that he came to me
I was a young boy little did I not believe,
I had a hole in my heart and I was looking for a piece that fit

The next time I was privy to
The dirty secrets, all the little hidden clues
And when I added it up, I knew a little by little won't do

[Chorus]
Can anybody ever tell me something true?
Preferably something that no one can dispute
When everybody's spilling lifelong secrets
I'm betting safely I'm a man who will keep his
Despite his weakness
He'll take his secrets to the grave.
And we will leave it all
Don't ever leave anyone you love behind
So get your fill while you're alive
Don't you ever let them take you alive
And I don't know where the lies end and the truth begins
Don't listen to anyone telling you anything isn't true cause it's all relative

Though I know it'll never ever come to this
I have a secret
And the secret is there was a lie
That I told myself till it became the truth

Rest assured I have a plan b on my mind
If all the webs I weave should ever come and unwind
But I've got plenty of time

[Chorus]

I still believe
In mysteries
And all the lies
It never ends

And all their lame [?] are rotting in their ground
Our plan to never settle down

I took the medicine
But the pills won’t work
The pills they don’t do anything
But rearrange all the littlest things
And I know a little bit
But that bit won't do
The bit I know is irrelevant
So I guess this song is irrelevant too

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Jesse Garza

The first time that it came to me,
I was a young boy, little did I not believe.
I had a hole in my heart and I was looking for a piece that fit.
The next time I was privvy to,
The dirty secrets, all the little hidden clues.
But when I added it up I knew a little but a little won't do.
Can anybody out there tell me something true?
Preferably something that no one can dispute.
When everybody's spilling life long secrets,
I'm betting safely on the man who will keep his.
Despite his weakness, he'll take his secrets to the grave.
And we will leave it all.
(Don't ever leave anyone you love behind)
Go get your fill while you're alive.
(Don't you ever let them take you alive)
I don't know where the lies end and the truth begins.
Don't listen to anyone telling you anything isn't true,
It's all relative.
Though I know it'll never ever come to this,
I have a secret, and that secret is,
There was a lie that I told myself 'til it became the truth.
And rest assured I have a plan B in my mind,
If all the webs I weave should ever come unwind,
But I've got plenty of time.
Can anybody out there tell me something true?
Preferably something that no one can dispute.
When everybody's spilling life long secrets,
I'm betting safely on the man who will keep his.
Despite his weakness, he'll take his secrets to the grave.
And we will leave it all.
(Don't ever leave anyone you love behind)
Go get your fill while you're alive.
(Don't you ever let them take you alive)
I don't know where the lies end and the truth begins.
Don't listen to anyone telling you anything isn't true,
It's all relative.
I still believe in mysteries,
And normal lives in memories.
And though they're laying my body in the ground,
I plan to never settle down.
(I took the medicine, but the pills won't work.
The pills they don't do anything, but rearrange all the little things.
And I know a little bit, but that bit won't do.
The bit I know is irrelevent, so I guess this song is irrelevent too, oh.



Madelene Reim

The first time that it came to me
I was a young boy, little did I not believe
I had a hole in my heart
And I was looking for a piece that fit

The next time I was privy to
The dirty secrets
All the little hidden clues
And when I added it up
I knew a little, but a little won’t do

[Chorus:]
Can anybody out there tell me something true?
Preferably something that no one can dispute
When everybody’s spilling lifelong secrets
I’m betting safely on the man who will keep his
Despite his weakness
He’ll take his secrets to the grave

And we will leave it all behind
Don’t ever leave the one you love behind
So get your fill while you’re alive
Don’t you ever let them take you alive

And I don’t know where the lies end
And the truth begins
Don’t listen to anyone
Telling you anything is the truth:
It’s all relative


Though I know it’ll never ever come to this
I have a secret. And that secret is:
There was a lie that I told myself
Until it became the truth

But Rest assured, I have a plan B on my mind
If all the webs I weave
Should ever come and unwind
But I’ve got plenty of time

[Chorus]

And I still believe in mysteries
And all that lies, in reverie
And though they’ll lay my body in the ground
I plan to never settle down

And I took the medicine
But the pills won’t work
The pills they don’t do anything
But rearrange all the littlest things
And I know a little bit
But that bit won’t do
The bit I know is irrelevant
So I guess this song is irrelevant too



All comments from YouTube:

Jesse Garza

The first time that it came to me,
I was a young boy, little did I not believe.
I had a hole in my heart and I was looking for a piece that fit.
The next time I was privvy to,
The dirty secrets, all the little hidden clues.
But when I added it up I knew a little but a little won't do.
Can anybody out there tell me something true?
Preferably something that no one can dispute.
When everybody's spilling life long secrets,
I'm betting safely on the man who will keep his.
Despite his weakness, he'll take his secrets to the grave.
And we will leave it all.
(Don't ever leave anyone you love behind)
Go get your fill while you're alive.
(Don't you ever let them take you alive)
I don't know where the lies end and the truth begins.
Don't listen to anyone telling you anything isn't true,
It's all relative.
Though I know it'll never ever come to this,
I have a secret, and that secret is,
There was a lie that I told myself 'til it became the truth.
And rest assured I have a plan B in my mind,
If all the webs I weave should ever come unwind,
But I've got plenty of time.
Can anybody out there tell me something true?
Preferably something that no one can dispute.
When everybody's spilling life long secrets,
I'm betting safely on the man who will keep his.
Despite his weakness, he'll take his secrets to the grave.
And we will leave it all.
(Don't ever leave anyone you love behind)
Go get your fill while you're alive.
(Don't you ever let them take you alive)
I don't know where the lies end and the truth begins.
Don't listen to anyone telling you anything isn't true,
It's all relative.
I still believe in mysteries,
And normal lives in memories.
And though they're laying my body in the ground,
I plan to never settle down.
(I took the medicine, but the pills won't work.
The pills they don't do anything, but rearrange all the little things.
And I know a little bit, but that bit won't do.
The bit I know is irrelevent, so I guess this song is irrelevent too, oh.

davepicklebeen

this band is amazing, as i get older i listen to more streetlight and less everything else

Kill me pls

Tomas is a god

Branden Knowles

They're my favorite band ever. Jersey repping for life

Brett Mahoney

davepicklebeen and then there's Phish

Parker DeRosier

I've been listening to them my whole life. Streetlight is love, Streetlight is life.

Herman Manly

Kinda prefer the Toh Kay version, just because I love the chorus (the end bit in this)  sooo much
It's genious writing and it's so fun to sing along to

costco calibrator

@Matthew Shoemaker Agree! There’s also something about this version’s ending that even though the Toh Kay version uses the chorus’ lyrics more, the way it’s done in the Streetlight version is more... wistful? Haunting? That I just really like.

costco calibrator

I love the Toh Kay version too, but the energy of the horns esp in the chorus is a part of what really keeps me coming back to this version

Matthew Shoemaker

Honestly I feel that the tempo and production of the Streetlight version expresses the desperate and frantic attempts to make sense of this fucked up existence more effectively than the Toh Kay version is able to, while the tempo change at the end serves as an important contrast which highlights the unresolved nature of what's driving him mad during the majority of the song. I think both are important parts of getting this message across.

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