Song Lyric Sunday — “Not My Girl”

It’s Song Lyric Sunday! Helen Vahdati decided to flip last week’s “boys” theme and chose  “girls” this week. So many songs to pick from, all great. I’ve decided to feature another singer-songwriter, Sawyer Fredericks, winner of The Voice Season 8 (2015) when he was 16. Throughout that season, his weekly performance landed in iTune’s Top 10, aided by my weekly purchase. His The Voice sales broke series records with ten Top 10 singles and 14 in the Top 200 during the final week. Today, at 19, he’s a busy up-and-coming Americana singer.

But I’m not sharing any of those songs. This kid has been writing music since he was a 12-year-old homeschooled farm boy. At 14, two years prior to his The Voice win, he released his first CD independently. “Out My Window” was a full album, with 15 songs all written by Sawyer. “Not My Girl” is one of them, and he still includes it in his live sets.

You know I can’t resist sharing two videos of my picks; why should this week be any different?  The contrast between his voice and his approach to the song shows his evolution from kid to young adult. Enjoy!

 

Not My Girl

(And I)*
Walked cross the street
To your house
Knocked on the door
To see who was around
You came to answer
Well, I know you’re not my girl
But it still hurts to see you
With someone else.

I was running
For a long time
Then the sun shined in my eyes
And I had to stop
And think about my life.
I was mad, I was sad, I was feeling bad.
Cause I know you’re not my girl
But it still hurts to see you
With someone else
Well I know you’re not my girl
But it still hurts to see you
With someone else.

Said I’m sorry
I was only a friend to you
And I’m sorry
I was too scared to make my move.

Well I know you’re not my girl
But it still hurts to see you
With someone else.
Well I know you’re not my girl
But it still hurts to see you
With someone else
Someone else
Someone else
Someone else.

And I
Walked cross the street
To your house
Knocked on the door
To see who was around
You came to answer
Well, I know you’re not my girl
But it still hurts to see you
With someone else
Someone else
Someone else
Someone else.

*He opens both videos with this introductory phrase not included in any internet lyric site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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