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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