My Sunday Song – “What Were You Expecting” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #237, we are going to discuss the song “What Were You Expecting” by Halestorm off their 2009 debut album. The song was not a single, but for me helped me get in to the band especially when I found out the song was co-written by Lzzy Hale, James Michael from Sixx A.M. and some due name John Lowery or you might know him as John 5. That was enough for me as John 5 is king!!

The song is about a guy that got a little taste of Mz. Hale and couldn’t get enough. He was desperate to be with her again, but she didn’t really give a crap. She wasn’t in to him and to her it was more of a one night stand than anything serious. He was down on his knees begging for more and she just yelled at him to get up off his knees and be a man and go away. What I love about it is the reversal of the roles. Usually you get this viewpoint from the guys point of view so it is refreshing for the woman to be that way. Lzzy continues to push the boundaries and show there is nothing a man can do that she can’t do better!!

Musically the song totally rocks out. There is an opening eerie guitar riff that sounds like John 5, but it doesn’t show he played on the song so if not, good job by Joe Hottinger on that sound. That guitar sound comes back during the bridge and then the chorus explodes and Lzzy goes all out and sounds so tough and flippant to the guy it is awesome. Arejay Hale pounds away and the drums and with Josh Smith they lay the foundation and rhythm of the song. Sometimes it is great just to put the pedal to the floor and go all out and that is what they do with this one.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Did you ever come across a woman that did this to you or were you that woman?? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Sunday!!

What Were You Expecting

[Verse 1]
I know what you must be thinking
You’re not right
You should know I’m not your baby
Not tonight (I never was)
The kinda girl to trip and fall in love (I never was)
The kind to say enough is not enough (I never was)
The touchy-feely co-dependent kind
I like the feeling but I’m not on cloud nine

[Pre-Chorus 1]
You love it
You hate it
You think it
You say it
You want it
You need it
I tell ya but you don’t believe it

[Chorus]
What were you expecting?
Another lullaby
Are you kidding?
You must be high
You must be high
‘Cause it was just one kiss
(Hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)

[Verse 2]
I don’t need your flowers
They’ll just go to waste
I don’t want your candy
‘Cause I don’t
Like the taste (I never was)
The possibility that I’d stick around (I never was)
My intention just to let you down (I never was)
The kinda girl that’s good at playing house

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You want it
You need it
I tell ya but you don’t believe it

[Chorus]
What were you expecting?
Another lullaby
Are you kidding?
You must be high
You must be high
‘Cause it was just one kiss
(Hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)

[Bridge]
Everything about you
Makes me scream
Be a man
And get up off your knees
Tryin’ to say this in the nicest way

[Refrain]
What were you expecting?
Another lullaby
Are you kidding?
You must be high

[Chorus]
What were you expecting?
Another lullaby
Are you kidding?
You must be high
You must be high
‘Cause it was just one kiss
(Hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)

Written by Lzzy Hale, James Michael and John Lowery

15 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “What Were You Expecting” by Halestorm

  1. The crazy thing with this Apple Music stream is I have a huge backlog to get through. lol A good problem to have I suppose. Once I get through it all I will cue this band up and have a go at them. Last night I listened to that live Crowes show on the Moneymaker reissue.Wow just wow… I will be busting that one out on the turntable when that one comes…

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