As an integral part of any song, lyrics act a way for artists to divulge their thoughts with listeners, but with so many songs out there, how can you be sure to hear all of these messages?
To grasp these hidden meanings, we have asked Steve Tissiman to showcase some of their favourite, original lyrics and are pleased to feature them as part of our Waxing Lyrical series.
Today’s Waxing Lyrical With Steve Tissiman dives into the lyrics of their song ‘Pretty B’.
Steve Tissiman is a solo acoustic act from Cape Town, South Africa. Inspired by the likes of John Mayer, Johnny cash and Ryan Adams just to name a few, his song-writing often takes on a story-teller feel which he delivers with his trusty six-string and smooth baritone vocals.
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Friday night seems long when you’re gone, and I’m on my own
stare at the TV, it’s not even on, hum a song, get it wrong
I think of a thousand things I could sayas I stare at your name
lit up and beautiful on the screen, of my phone
and it seems so long ago, since I held you close
turning slowly in this land of ghosts
and all I wanted was to love you most
so I wait,
It’s 3am but I’m awake
and who knows how much I can take
see the sun rises up and if i’m alone will I fade away
Oh Pretty B come back to me
So how many nights have I done the same, never learn, never change
Are you siting waiting for me to call, are you thinking of me at all?
Did you get the text I sent yesterday? Doesn’t matter either way
I should have just called and now it’s too late, so at home I sit
Repeat – PRE+CHORUS
Remember the night we met and that yellow dress you wore
I’ve never seen a sight quite like it never since and not before
Kissed your lip as you would bite it, I knew I was gone I tried to hide it
Pretty B you had me there on the floor,
then you sailed away for another day
Repeat – CHORUS