SUGAR AT NIGHT - Jessie Reyez

The Experience: If I'm not perfect how dare I ask for respect and happiness?

The Vibe: Melancholy. Despair.

The Topic: Identity. Self-worth.

The Tension: I'm not perfect (I'm twenty-five miles past being Miss Perfect) VS. I'm still angry that   (vices only pacify for the moment).



Music video: She abhors him but puts up with him. Until it's too late. Until she starts to become like him.

The Meaning of SUGAR AT NIGHT: He messes with her peace: sleep. He steals her happiness: smile. He takes away her dreams. The final line sums it up: you'll never make me a bride. He makes her less, not more. But the tragedy runs deeper. She thinks that just because she's not perfect - twenty-five miles past Miss Perfect - she has no right to ask for respect. She's wrong. She deserves more. But will she discover her own worth before it's too late?

Ask yourself: Do you demand the respect and love you deserve?

Album:  BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US (2020)

LYRICS:

I could blame your parents but you're grown now
Thirty somethin' but you still don't wanna slow down
A couple vodkas and you lose all your control now
Still at you mamas, you don't even have your own house
Don't wanna grow up you just grip onto your hometown
Forget your etiquette and grab your phone and scroll down
Worried about your shoes more than your soul, you souled out
And if it ain't about you, you just peace and zone out

Beside you still feels like I'm on an island by myself
It's such a joke to hope that you could just be normal
But who am I to ask that if I'm twenty-five miles past being Miss Perfect?
Oh the jury's out on that one

You're like sugar at night (Sugar at night)
You just f-ck up my sleep (You just fuck up my sleep)
You'll never make me a bride (You'll never make me a bride)
You just give me fight scenes (You just give me fight scenes)
You're like sugar at night (You're like sugar at night)
You just f-ck up my sleep (You just f-ck up my sleep)
You always take away my smile (You always take away my smile)
You always f-ck up my dreams (You always f-ck up my dreams)
My-y-y dream (My dream)

I could say it's love but it's just highlights
Sometimes I wish that you'd have never entered my life
My friends would call and say they saw you had a wild night
Was so embarrassed when I had to call you my guy
You stole my good years and my phone calls
I wish I could've seen you comin' in some tarot cards
I could've dodged your cheating and some bad scars
Now I'm stuck sellin' a broken heart and old parts

Beside you still feels like I'm on an island by myself
It's such a joke to hope that you could just be normal
But who am I to ask that if I'm twenty-five miles past being Miss Perfect?
Oh the jury's out on that one

You're like sugar at night (Sugar at night)
You just f-ck up my sleep (You just f-ck up my sleep)
You'll never make me a bride (You'll never make me a bride)
You just give me fight scenes (You just give me fight scenes)
You're like sugar at night (You're like sugar at night)
You just f-ck up my sleep (You just f-ck up my sleep)
You always take away my smile (You always take away my smile)
You always f-ck up my dreams (You always f-ck up my dreams)
My-y-y dream (My dream)

Sugar at night
You just f-ck up my sleep
You'll never make me a bride

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