Song of the Day #4,414: ‘Wishful Thinking’ – BENEE

BENEE is another of Sophia’s Gen Z women artists. Stella Rose Bennett is a 20-year-old New Zealander who debuted a few years ago and has had decent commercial success in her home country.

Like so many artists in her age group, BENEE found international success when one of her songs blew up on TikTok. That was ‘Supalonely,’ a track that prompted one YouTube commenter to make the smart observation that “Billie Eilish + Dua Lipa = BENEE.”

Today’s track, a lament about a long-distance relationship, is a bit less lively, but it does blend a melancholy ballad with hip-hop ready beats. When you live in New Zealand, “long-distance” is at a whole other level.

[Verse 1]
Not like I think about it night after night
Your name is echoing inside of my mind
Then I got to know you
Oh, false hopes rule
And then I opened
Right up to you

[Pre-Chorus]
This stupid act, that things aren’t bad
We could never be like that
Live far away now, that’s no joke
No way to reach you when I’m low

[Chorus]
Lying around, daydreaming
Wanting you now, but that’s wishful thinking
Lying around, daydreaming
Wanting you now, but that’s wishful thinking

[Verse 2]
I do remember everything that you said
Won’t let that pointless talk stay trapped in my head
Then I got to know you
Oh, false hopes rule
Those days are gone now
You left too soon

[Pre-Chorus]
This stupid act, that things aren’t bad
We could never be like that
Live far away now, that’s no joke
No way to reach you when I’m low

[Chorus]
Lying around, daydreaming
Wanting you now, but that’s wishful thinking
Lying around, daydreaming
Wanting you now, but that’s wishful thinking

[Bridge]
Everything you said
Makes sense to me right now
You were just transparent
Afraid that’d I’d work out
Everything you said
Makes sense to me right now
You were just transparent
Afraid that’d I’d work out

[Chorus]
Lying around, daydreaming
Wanting you now, but that’s wishful thinking
Lying around, daydreaming
Wanting you now, but that’s wishful thinking

[Outro]
Everything you said (You said)
Makes sense to me right now (Right now)
You were just transparent
Afraid that’d I’d work out (Work out)
Everything you said (You said)
Makes sense to me right now
You were just transparent
Afraid that’d I’d work out
(Afraid that’d I’d work out)

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,414: ‘Wishful Thinking’ – BENEE

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    It’s fascinating how TikTok has launched the careers of so many young artists of late. Those Chinese may be using it to spy on us, but the byproduct is some great new music.😜

  2. Peg says:

    Again nice beat and I can understand every word. TikTok is in the news now a lot with Microsoft and tRump’s interest in it. Never heard of it a few months ago until it was a crossword clue and I realized it was a “thing” Go figure 😊

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