by Stephanie Gayle

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A reggea-inspired song that tells the story of how "V" and I met. The first core single from the album, "Songs About V".


-- I recall the first time that I
saw ya. It was an autumn day in Cali-
fornia. Your smile alone lit up the

-- I hesitated when I ap-
proached ya, ‘cause you had a man appearing to
hold ya. Still, I didn’t want to as-

So I a-
verted my attention and left you alone. No
sense in taking time out to consider unknowns. If it’s
meant to be then it will be and it will be shown for my see. I was

tending to some business and greeting some fans, then
suddenly I felt the warm touch of your hand. I
turned around and saw your face and right on command you me.

nus...come let me talk to
you. The way that I feel is so
true, so tell me what you wanna
do? I’ll do anything for you.

Verse 2
-- It’s nighttime before a per-
formance, and I’m watching people dancing be-
fore us. that’s when I see you dancing under the

-- Your gentleman caller was
by you. He couldn’t keep a steady beat though he
tried to. It didn't matter 'cause I had you in my sights…

When it was
time for me to take the stage, I looked through the crowd, but the
building was so dark and all the people were loud. Once I
opened up and sang my song I heard you calling out to me.

once the show was over, well, I sat all alone, while I
watched the people pack up as they headed for home.
suddenly you came up and you asked me if the space next to
me...was free. You said


I re-
member so much of that night. Even the
stars were shining bright. Every
moment that we shared was real, it’s like we
spoke with our souls revealed. Who would’ve

thought that this would lead to more, that this en-
counter had much more in store? We both
felt there was no need to rush...the first
chapter in the story of us.


released June 22, 2018
(S. Hilliard, T. Rojas, S. Garner)
Written by Stephanie Gayle, Peter Anthony Red, and Shelton Garner
Produced by Stephanie Gayle, Peter Anthony Red, and Shelton Garner
Vocal Arrangements by Stephanie Gayle
Guitars and Percussion performed by Shelton Garner
All other instruments performed by Stephanie Gayle and Peter Anthony Red
Mixed by Stephanie Gayle for Twelfth Sign Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Stan "Substantial" Robinson for Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood Studio, Huntington, VA
Stephanie Gayle for Twelth (Twelfth) Sign Publishing (ASCAP)
Peter Anthony Red for QN5 Music (ASCAP)
Shelton Garner for Roots Of Soul Music (ASCAP)


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Stephanie Gayle Brooklyn, New York

Maryland-born Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Fine Artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with artists such as Substantial and Marcus D (Bop Alloy), Mr. SOS, Tonedeff, PackFM, CunninLynguists, KIN4LIFE, Inverse, Naturel, and a host of others, just to name a few. Visit for more info. ... more

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