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Story Behind the Song: Stephanie Quayle’s ‘Selfish’


Rising country artist Stephanie Quayle caught up with us to perform her new single, “Selfish,” and share the story of how the song came together. “Selfish” appears on her latest album, Love the Way You See Me.

Quayle got the idea before heading into a writing session last year while working on the record. A feeling of not wanting to share her man served as the day’s inspiration. Songwriters Andrew Scott Wills and Tori Tullier helped her form the idea, and a few hours later they had the song.

“It just was one of those songs that fell out,” Quayle tells us. “Like, you live for songs like that.”

Quayle is currently touring across the U.S. You can view her upcoming tour dates hereLove the Way You See Me iTunes is available on and Amazon.

Stephanie Quayle’s “Selfish” Lyrics

Wash my hair
Blow it all out
For you to mess it up

I took an hour
Picking out this dress
Your gonna slip right off
Your friends ain’t gonna call
Cause I already let ‘em know
Tonight I want you all to my own

I’m selfish
When it comes to you boy
I can’t help it
I’m like a kid with a toy
I ain’t sharing
Feel them staring
Let me spell it out
I want you and no one else
I’m selfish

So deep in conversation
They all want your time
Anyone can see
You light up the room
Everyone’s watching you
But you’re watching me
One look from you baby
And you know we gotta leave
I can’t take it any longer
I need your hands on me

I’m selfish
When it comes to you boy
I can’t help it
I’m like a kid with a toy
I ain’t sharing
Feel them staring
Let me spell it out
I want you and no one else
I’m selfish

Oh oh oh
One look from you baby
And you we gotta leave
I can’t take it any longer
I need your hands on me

I’m selfish
When it comes to you boy
I can’t help it
I’m like a kid with a toy
I ain’t sharing
Feel them staring
Let me spell it out
I want you and no one else
I’m selfish
I’m so selfish
So selfish
I’m selfish

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