A Lady
Tally Hall Lyrics


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I know a lady
Good & Evil
Showed me that I was a gentleman
Wait for the girl to blossom into
Colors that grow where you can




Overall Meaning

Tally Hall's song "A Lady" is a beautiful and layered piece that speaks volumes to listeners. The lyrics, "I know a lady, Good & Evil, showed me that I was a gentleman; Wait for the girl to blossom into colors that grow where you can" are full of interesting interpretations that can be drawn. The song is overall a contemplative piece that encourages listeners to reflect on the various sides of themselves and the people they encounter.


At its core, "A Lady" is about a lady the singer knows who embodies both good and evil sides of humanity. The singer is fascinated by her complexity and how she brings out the best in him, making him realize that he too is a gentleman. He encourages others to wait for the lady to blossom into the full spectrum of colors, meaning that it takes time to truly understand and appreciate the depth of a person.


The song can be interpreted as a metaphor for the human experience, with the lady representing the various aspects of ourselves that must be explored and understood to become fully realized. Additionally, the line "I know a lady" can be seen as a nod to the classic jazz standard "Lady Be Good," adding to the song's musical significance.


Line by Line Meaning

I know a lady
I am familiar with a woman


Good & Evil
She possesses positive and negative traits


Showed me that I was a gentleman
She taught me how to act with kindness and respect towards women


Wait for the girl to blossom into
I am patiently anticipating the woman's personal growth and development


Colors that grow where you can
Her character is rich and vibrant and is evident to those around her




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