Song of the Day #3,073: ‘Starving’ – Hailee Steinfeld & Grey feat. Zedd

hailee_steinfeldWrapping up a rather mediocre batch of ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ is this week’s Billboard #19, Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Starving.’ Not a bad way to go out, I guess.

As I write this, I’m heading out shortly to watch Edge of Seventeen, which I fully expect to enjoy. I was in awe of Steinfeld in her first major performance, her Oscar-nominated turn in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit. She’s without question a fine actress.

I think the jury is still out on whether she’s nearly as effective a pop star, but I do admire her desire to build a career across both disciplines.

[Verse 1]
You know just what to say, things that scare me
I should just walk away, but I can’t move my feet
The more that I know you, the more that I want to
Something inside me’s changed
I was so much younger yesterday

[Chorus]
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you

[Post-Chorus]
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you

[Verse 2]
You know just how to make my heart beat faster
Emotional earthquake, bring on disaster
You hit me head on, got me weak in my knees
Yeah, something inside me’s changed
I was so much younger yesterday
So much younger yesterday

[Chorus]
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you

[Breakdown]
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you
You you, yeah till I tasted you
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you
I didn’t know till I tasted you

[Outro]
The more that I know you, the more that I want to
Something inside me’s changed
I was so much younger yesterday

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,073: ‘Starving’ – Hailee Steinfeld & Grey feat. Zedd

  1. Dana says:

    I hope you enjoyed Edge of Seventeen as much as we did. Hailee is definitely a talent, arguably more so as an actress, but I enjoy this song as well. It feels like she is channeling Selena Gomez here, which is a good thing.

  2. Clay says:

    I loved Edge of Seventeen, and Steinfeld was every bit as good in it as I hoped and expected.

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