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Twenty One Pilots – Shy Away Lyrics

Shy Away Lyrics – Twenty One Pilots


“Shy Away” is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.
It was released on April 7, 2021, through Fueled by Ramen, as the lead single from their upcoming sixth studio album, Scaled and Icy.


When I get home
You better not be there
We’re placin’ bets you won’t

Shed your modesty
And the only thing to leave behind
Is your own skin on the floor

Don’t you shy away (Ah-ah-ah)
Manifest a ceiling
When you shy away (Ah-ah-ah)
Searchin’ for that feelin’
Just like an “I love you” (Ooh, ooh)
That isn’t words (Ooh, ooh)
Like a song he wrote, that’s never heard (Ah-ah-ah)
Don’t you (Ssh)

When you get home
You barely recognize the pictures
They put in a frame

‘Cause you shed your modesty
Don’t circle the track
Take what you have
And leave your skin on the floor

Don’t you shy away (Ah-ah-ah)
Manifest a ceiling
When you shy away (Ah-ah-ah)
Searchin’ for that feelin’
Just like an “I love you” (Ooh, ooh)
That isn’t words (Ooh, ooh)
Like a song he wrote (Ah-ah-ah)
That’s never heard

When I get home
Boy, you better not be there
You’re long gone

You shed your modesty
Don’t circle the track
Just break the cycle in half
And leave your skin on the floor

Don’t you shy away (Ah-ah-ah)
Manifest a ceiling
When you shy away (Ah-ah-ah)
Searchin’ for that feelin’
Just like an “I love you” (Ooh, ooh)
That isn’t words (Ooh, ooh)
Like a song he wrote (Ah-ah-ah)
That’s never heard
That’s never heard (Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah)

An “I love you”
That isn’t words
Like a song he wrote
That’s never heard
Don’t you shy away


The song is described as “propulsive synth-pop” and has been compared to indie and alternative rock bands like the Strokes and Phoenix.
A music video was released alongside the single, directed by Miles Cable and AJ Favicchio.

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