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Welcome To The Family (Single)

by Watsky

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Welcome To The Family is out now.

Welcome to the Family tour begins this September. Watsky will be joined by Chukwudi Hodge & Feed The Biirds. Tickets and info is available at


Hello, hello, hello, hello
It’s a motherfucking pleasure
No pressure, but would you like to blow my mind and move too fast
and plan our perfect lives together?
Holy holy holy holy
You mean to tell me tell me tell
You’re tough to love when you don’t love yourself?
Well, welcome to the family, welcome to the family, welcome to the family

My less exciting features are packed inside my body
They’re crammed into the balcony, they’re jamming up the lobby
They’re falling out the windows, you can see them crashing through the glass
when I don’t keep my lids closed. As the director flicks his wrist
a stagehand in the wings has got a silver chain he grips
and when he lifts it opens up the velvet curtains of my lips, and I say
Welcome to the family, welcome to the family, welcome to the family

We’re not looking to wish on a star. We’re not good at receiving the help
Who the hell do you think that you are, trying to make me believe in myself?
You’re like the sun in the summertime. I know you are, but what am I?
I don’t really want to sound like a lullaby, but I think every family is a butterfly:

You know, pretty from afar, pretty gross up close
Don’t pity what we are—it’s mostly un-hideous
And I’m sitting at the bar with a beer, so cheers, come toast me
Get cozy since we’re both lonely
why don’t we leap and then go see
what we become when it’s done, it’s dumb
but I’m not peaking below so don’t ghost me.
And it’s seeming like we’re in agreement that the demon that we’re fighting isn’t the exact same
But if we’re teaming up and carrying the weight together we can miss a bit of back pain
And if you’re into it then we can get up out the city in a minute in the fast lane.
Get hitched in a chapel in Vegas. Maybe get rich, life is a craps game
And I’ll take my cue from you on what you wanna do about a last name.
It’s not so bad to be a Watsky….
Welcome to the family, welcome to the family, welcome to the family

Those fires in your attic, that rage without permission,
some days invade your living room or break out in the kitchen.
They breeze right through the building, they just show up as they please
and then retreat like grown up children. Well, how’d you like to split this L
and tell me what you’ve witnessed? If the price of life is hell, well
no one ever had to sell me on how nice a fire smells
Welcome to the family, welcome to the family, welcome to the family

And there’s so much I’ve been silent on
But I’ll whisper every secret to you when this mic is gone
And I know you’ll listen. And I know that it’s different.
But it gives me peace our missing pieces could be siblings
The rough nights ain’t leaving, so why the hell should we?
Welcome to the family, welcome to the family, welcome to the family

We could be loved
Welcome to the family (repeat)
Well well well well…


released August 3, 2018
Written by George Watsky

Produced by Ryan Spraker
Additional Production by Julien Le & Chukwudi Hodge
Mixed by Patrick Dicenso
Mastered by Howie Weinberg


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George Watsky is a poet, author and hip hop artist.

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