"Tyler" as written by and Todd Lewis....
And she runs through her days with a smile on her face
And she runs, and she waits, and I wait

We can drive to anyplace,
day or night, across the state
And in the morning, into Mexico, we will wake up

I find a window in the kitchen, and I let myself in
Rummage through the refrigerator, find myself a beer
I can't believe I'm really here,
and she's lying in that bed
I can almost feel her touch, and her anxious breath!

I stumble in the hallway, against the bedroom door
I hear her call out to me, I hear the fear in her voice
She pulls the covers tighter, I press against the door

I will be with her tonight!


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"Tyler" as written by Todd Lewis

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    General Commentthis song is great, i downloaded it b/c im obsessed with a guy named tyler, and i think its really creepy about the stalking thing.
    leigha109on July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, I don't know what it means I'm a big fight club fan...now stay with me here...one of the main characters in fight club is named "Tyler". The end song in "fight club" is a song by the "pixies" called Where is my mind"....these two songs are remarkably similar..."Tyler" is the alternate personality of Jack...

    So I think this song is supposed to be the alternate personality to "where is my mind"

    I recommend download and compare!
    zyxguyon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that this song was based on a stalking case in Tyler, Texas. I have never been able to find any confirmation of that, but it makes plenty of sense. I just love that the song is so beautiful and yet contains such disturbing images.
    lilblckrncloudon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, I don't know what it means I'm a big fight club fan...now stay with me here...one of the main characters in fight club is named "Tyler". The end song in "fight club" is a song by the "pixies" called Where is my mind"....these two songs are remarkably similar..."Tyler" is the alternate personality of Jack...

    So I think this song is supposed to be the alternate personality to "where is my mind"

    I recommend download and compare!
    zyxguyon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's true, they do sound very much alike, but i don't see how or why this song could have been any type of motivation for that movie...

    i love this song, nonetheless
    jesus christon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentInteresting that you would choose to compare this song to "Where is My Mind". When I saw them on their last tour at First Ave in Minneapolis, they closed with a great cover of "Where is My Mind"...I recommend downloading it!!
    I believe this song is about following a girl and eventually raping her in the end.
    Tha B-Doggon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTyler is about a dudes lifelong obsesion with a chick. He follows wanting her but can never have her. He finally decides he will have her and i think he is gonna rape her. This is the best song ever written, the beauty, and mystery make it amazing.
    neo83on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THE LYRICS THE WAY HE DESCRIBES EXACTLY WHAT HE'S DOING...AND FOR ONCE THE LYRICS ARE RIGHT OTHER WEB SITES WERE WRONG.
    KOOLKRISon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand why there aren't that many posts, even though I just started to listen to Toadies a few months ago, I love this band and I'm hooked, and I'm so pissed they broke up before I could see them in concert... anyway, about this song, "Tyler" is i'm pretty sure about a prowler in Tyler, Texas, and the reason it sounds so much like "Where is my mind?" is most likely b/c Todd Lewis was inspired by it, in the Toadies cover of it, Todd says that he owes a lot to this pretty good Pixies song... i don't know if this is creepy or not, but whenever i hear the lines "i stumble in the hallway, outside her bedroom door, i hear her call out to me, i hear the fear in her voice", i get the biggest chills, b/c i love those lines, if u forget everything else written in the song, it almost sounds as if it's about two people about to make love for the first time, sounds gay, but it always gets me feeling lonely... alright, enough talk, sorry for the long post, just that i'm so obsessed with the Toadies, too bad they're done... another note, if anyone else is crazed like me, just to let you know, Todd Lewis is now currently in another band called Burden Brothers, may be something to look out for...
    ribion May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentburden brothers played a show in Grapevine, Texas here not to long ago, it was a small gig, but they were pretty good. they played a couple of toadies songs and they sound a lot like the toadies, but of course when your singer has a voice that's that distinctive it's hard not to sound like the other band, but anyways. they were pretty awesome, i'm going to buy the cd when it comes out.
    blogspotsuckson May 26, 2002   Link

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