Paul Tefft

Paul Tefft

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
BandFolkSoul

Paul sings songs you can sing. He writes music you can feel. And literal lyrics to which you can relate. At every show, audiences are encouraged to sing along, drink along, and listen to Paul before he moves along.

Biography

Years of Rock and Roll have brought Paul Tefft to a new sound. Coined as "folk and soul," Paul brings elements of folk, rock, soul, pop, country, rhythm, and blues into each song. From simple strumming, to articulate picking of the guitar, Paul plays a rhythm to which he sings his lyrics - some personal, some fictional.

Most of Paul's catalog was written in West Michigan, his native locale. But Paul had the recent opportunity to hit the beat in Austin, TX, busking and booking his way around the city for a year.

Primarily performing solo with harmonica harnessed and acoustic guitar in hand, Paul has also fronted several bands including Jenny Perfect, Paul Tefft & The Nation, and his most recent and current band arrangement, The Love Hate.

Paul has played shows in West Michigan, Central Texas, and places in between - including one of his favorite cities, Nashville, TN. Wherever he goes, he hopes to smile, laugh, and sing for anyone willing to listen.

Lyrics

Pour My Heart in a Glass

Written By: Paul Tefft

You quit me on Saturday morning,
You quit me like a part-time job.
But there was no two-week warning,
Now I just sit and drink a lot.

My love isn't like a dime store watch,
It don't stop.
And your love's got me twisted,
In a hundred thousand knots.

So Many thoughts run through my head,
Many that I can't understand.
Like sleeping alone in this cold bed,
Knowing you're out with another man.

My love isn't like a dime store watch,
It don't stop.
And your love's got me twisted,
In a hundred thousand knots.

You always wish you had a song,
That some romantic would write for you.
Baby doll this one's all wrong,
'Cause it was written by a fool.

My love isn't like a dime store watch,
It don't stop.
And your love's got me twisted,
In a hundred thousand knots.

Diana

Written By: Paul Tefft

Diana, how's the queen?
Did you say hi for me?
Tell me do you think,
I can buy you one more drink,
When you get across the sea?

And Diana, by the way,
I wrote you again today.
I won't interfere,
I swear it's just one beer,
So come around my way.

Diana, when we met,
I wasn't right my self.
Let me make this clear,
I know it's been two years,
But there's no one else.

And Diana, I must say,
It's hard to walk away.
Let me make this clear,
I know it's been two years.
But having you walk off,
Before I make it clear,
Well that may always be,
Another thing I fear,
So come around my way.