Machine Gun Kelly’s pop punk masterpiece is finally streaming for the masses to consume.
Tickets to My Downfall is a 15-track tour de force in speedy rock romance ballads meant to make listeners both energize and empathize with MGK’s inner angst. His fourth album features collaborations with Halsey, Trippie Redd, blackbear and iann dior. The work includes interludes with comedian and friend Pete Davidson and Kelly’s girlfriend, Megan Fox.
We dissected this 36 minute musical diary and broke down the best lyrics from each track, below.
1 title track
"'Cause the ones who gas you up only come around when the flame's on"
2 kiss kiss
"I went back in the bar and told her bring all her friends, I don't even know where we're going yet"
3 drunk face
"I'm overcompensating for heartbreak. I swallowed a pill that wasn't a heart shape"
4 bloody valentine
"Like handprints in wet cement, she touched me, it's permanent"
5 forget me too (feat. Halsey)
"My bad dreams are silk screened 'cause I taste blood when you bleed. It's eating me alive" -Halsey
6 all I know (feat. Trippie Redd)
"All I know is I don't know nothin'. I love you, but I don't love nothin' at all. Yeah, the world is crazy, so corrupted. I'm by myself, so I don't feel too involved" -Trippie Redd
"I got in trouble. The first time the cops saw me. Dance with the devil. I ended up in handcuffs and then you called your sister"
"Make it look good while you're lying to me. Goddammit, I'm trying to find inner peace. But it's World War 3"
9 kevin and barracuda [interlude]
MGK: "Ok, wait, Pete, before we start, can you just give me some 'beep-boops, beep-boop-boop?'"
Pete Davidson: "Beep-boop-boop, beep-boop-boop-boop, beep-boop-boop, boop"
10 concert for aliens
"I know you wanted me to go to law school, I dyed my hair, pierced my nostril"
11 my ex's best friend (with blackbear)
"I still want nothing to do between you and me. Please don't say nothin', it all sounds so true to me" -blackbear
"6 AM, six a piece, then sex on the beach, uh... 6 PM, back again for the same things, yeah"
13 nothing inside (feat. iann dior)
"It's been a long time since I was young and she was the first face I was looking to call mine. She said it's alright, had a couple of drinks, and I got issues we can fight about all night"
14 banyan tree [interlude]
Megan Fox: "Do you, like, remember the stuff that you do with me?"
Machine Gun Kelly: "Yes"
Megan Fox: "Okay, I don't know 'cause you're so high or, like, you get really drunk, so I don't know if you remember it"
Machine Gun Kelly: "Of course I do"
Megan Fox: "Okay"
Machine Gun Kelly: "I cherish it...I burn other memories just to make room for those ones"
15 play this when i'm gone
"I'm not gonna lie and tell you it's alright, it's alright. You're gonna cry and baby, that's alright, it's alright. I wrote you this song to keep when I'm gone. If you ever feel alone. You're gonna cry and baby, that's alright, it's alright"