Can't Stay With The Pay (Ain't No Little Fairy Gonna Pop Me A Five For That Tooth)

by ShyBoy

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“Can’t Stay With The Pay (Ain’t No Little Fairy Gonna Pop Me A Five For That Tooth)” is the new single by ShyBoy. The song’s electro-pop landscape swirls with percolating synths, melodic vocals, and compelling lyrics co-written with the multi platinum-selling, Emmy and Grammy winning songwriter Allee Willis (co-writer of Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic hit “September,” the theme from the iconic TV series ‘Friends,’ and the Tony-winning Broadway musical ‘The Color Purple’).

ShyBoy - a multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, and DJ - has written and performed songs that have been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and video games. He is a resident DJ and vocalist at Bootie LA (named ‘Best Dance Party’ by the LA Weekly) and has shared the stage with artists such as Amanda Palmer, Flo Rida, Meiko and Bell X1.

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"Can't Stay With The Pay (Ain't No Little Fairy Gonna Pop Me A Five For That Tooth)"

Too loud the noise
That occupies the space in my head
Too hard those days
When it feels like I'm already dead
You know, I know
We know the truth
Ain't no little fairy
Gonna pop me a five for that tooth

Money ain't no
Compassionate, faithful, loyal friend
Who's always there
To help out when sanity ends
Can't stay with the pay
Of this soul-robbing job
The price ain't nice
And I'm working too hard

And I can't pay the rent
And my car's full of dents
And I'm eating such shit
While my brain starts to split

And it just ain't worth it baby
Can't stay with the pay

I'm under no spells
Illusions, delusions du jour
I'm scared that I
Could stay here curled up on the floor
So I'm up, I'm not stuck
With no proof
And I know ain't no little fairy
Gonna pop me a five for that tooth

And I can't pay the rent
And my car's full of dents
And I'm eating such shit
While my brain starts to split

And it just ain't worth it baby
Can't stay with the pay
Can't stay with the pay

I see the light
And I know at a minimum
I've got to fight
For a better life
That sometimes can feel so wrong
And just drags along
But I'm hanging on
(How long can I keep hanging on?)

Oh I can't pay the rent
And my car's full of dents
And I'm eating such shit
While my brain starts to split
And my cell phone is dead
And I can't search the web
Cut my credit cards up
All I can afford to do is fuck

And it just ain't worth it baby
Can't stay with the pay
Can't stay with the pay
'Cause I know I'm worth more than you say
'Can't stay with the pay

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released April 14, 2017
Written and Produced by ShyBoy, Allee Willis, Jeff Hoeppner, and Mark Nubar

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