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Tissa Rahim

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Persian Powerhouse

Sounds Like:

Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith, Lauryn Hill, Googoosh

Influences:

Amy Winehouse, Googoosh, Jorja Smith, Florence Welch, Lauryn HIll

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Lauryn Hill

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Songs by Tissa Rahim

Better Off Alone

We spent our nights together
Falling for some time
You won me over
With your words and your smile
I'd hear from you each morning
Some sweet lines you'd send to me
I walked around with blinders on
What a silly thing

Showed me your true colours early
Went from bright lights to worries
Now I know, I'm better off alone
I thought that you were so lovely
When really you were ugly
Now I know, I'm better off alone

Three dotted lines
Why did I waste my time
With excuses, fed to me
Gave me that silent treatment
What an irony
Say you're working late that didn't stop you before
From reaching out to me and showing me your love
I'll take you at your word of lack thereof
Or lack thereof

Showed me your true colours early
Went from bright lights to worries
Now I know, I'm better off alone
I thought that you were so lovely
When really you were ugly
Now I know, I'm better off alone

Went from bright lights to worries
Heard of many sorries
I don't wanna know about your stupid made up stories
I'm alone I'm on the glory
No longer with this shorty
Last night then it started getting kinda gory
Saying that I used to know
I was better off alone
Now I feel it to the bone
I'm not picking up the phone
And though I miss the way you moan
How you kept me in the zone
Am I really better off alone
The f*ck is going on
But if I f*cking know I love you
I know I trust you
I know I'm better off alone but I'm not used to it
I know you play with me
I know you stay with me
And I'm not picking up the phone and getting used to it
If I knew every time that you were lying
Would I make love to you and still feel like flying
I'm not gonna fool you now I feel like dying
I know I'm better off alone but I'm still trying I'm still trying
This is CXS

Showed me your true colours early
Went from bright lights to worries
Now I know, I'm better off alone (I'm better off, I'm better off)
I thought that you were so lovely
When really you were ugly
Now I know, I'm better off alone

Showed me your true colours early
Went from bright lights to worries
Now I know, I'm better off alone (I'm better off, I'm better off)
I thought that you were so lovely
When really you were ugly
Now I know, I'm better off alone

[Lyrics]


Let Me In

I cried for you this morning
One last tear to say goodbye
I want to end my time of mourning
And step into the sunlight
Cuz I thought you’d be the one for me
Who’d take me for who I want to be
No charades and no fantasies
Just step into the sunlight

You’ve been kinda hard to shake
There’s only so much
There’s only so much that I can take
Think of what we could have been
If you had only let me in
Oooh

Woke up without you this morning
The first of many yet to come
How could our time be over
When I’m still under your thumb
Cuz I thought you’d be the one for me
For whom all this was worthy
But that wasn’t our reality
No far from it

You’ve been kinda hard to shake
There’s only so much
There’s only so much that I can take
Think of what we could have been
If you had only let me in

You’ve been kinda hard to shake
There’s only so much
There’s only so much that I can take
Think of what we could have been
If you had only let me in
Oooh
If you had only let me
If you had only let me
If you had only let me in

[Lyrics]


Lonely Anymore

Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore
Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore

It started off so innocent
You had a vibe and a girl started digging it
But daydreaming carried into the night time
Couldn't seem to let you go without a fight now
You're on my mind days at a time
This feeling is so raw and it feels so right
I don't wanna be hurt but not having you's worse

Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore
Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore

I count my blessings whenever you're near
Can't seem to fathom that you're really real
Give me a fever like no one before
If I don't tell you how I feel
We're gonna have a big problem here
Want you to be mine
All of the time

Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore
Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore

Ohhhh
Ohhhh
Ohhhh
Ohhhh

Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore
Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore

Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore
Show me what it means to be yours
I don't wanna be lonely
Lonely anymore

[Lyrics]


Mad Honey

Never thought I'd be here tonight
Boy you make me wonder
Voodoo spell got me so enticed
You know you got my number

Cuz I know I'm not the only one
Sitting in your roster
But in the field I can't be outdone
I'm the real deal ain't no imposter

Mad Honey
Isn't it funny
Running back to you
Tiebreaker peacemaker
I ain't got no taboos

Mad Honey
Isn't it funny
Running back to you
Heartbreaker lifetaker
Disconnected point of view

I've been waiting to back out of all the invites that you made
But I'm hesitant I know it's crazy response may be late
There's more to you than meets the eye
Our universe will soon collide
You're fine you're mine to pleasure
The night is ours to measure

I know you think I hit and quit
A couple dozen calls and you've been first pick
With you I never swing and miss
It's like the first time every time we kiss

Mad Honey
Isn't it funny
Running back to you
Tiebreaker peacemaker
I ain't got no taboos

Mad Honey
Isn't it funny
Running back to you
Heartbreaker lifetaker
Disconnected point of view

Back in the honey pot
No shame we never stop
Back in the honey pot
No shame we never stop (no we never)
Back in the honey pot
No shame we never stop (no we never)
Back in the honey pot
No shame we never stop

Mad Honey
Isn't it funny
Running back to you
Tiebreaker peacemaker
I ain't got no taboos

Mad Honey
Isn't it funny
Running back to you
Heartbreaker lifetaker
Disconnected point of view

[Lyrics]


Playboy Tendencies

Late night calls, spring or fall
Left on read, up until the weekend
Hit me up, to get down
A quick scene a quick turnaround
We’ve got no problems, we’ve got no shame
With what we want we play no games
We’ve got no problems, we’ve got no shame
When I need it he gets down for me
Hit him on the weekly, hit him on the weekly
When I need it he gets down for me

My man’s got playboy tendencies
But that works just fine for me
My man’s got playboy tendencies
I know he really ain’t the one for me

Our deal is temporary, set it off when necessary
When we’re together, and it’s just him and I
Make each other feel so good inside
When I need it he gets down for me
Hit him on the weekly, hit him on the weekly
When I need it he gets down for me

My man’s got playboy tendencies
But that works just fine for me
My man’s got playboy tendencies
I know he really ain’t the one for me

Turn down the lights, turn on the AC baby
I feel the heat, whenever you’re near me lately
Go from the clouds, to seeing so clearly
It’s a release and you know we both need it
Thoughts and needs you know that I feed them
I’m left with no hard feelings

My man’s got playboy tendencies
But that works just fine for me
My man’s got playboy tendencies
I know he really ain’t the one for me

My man’s got playboy tendencies
But that works just fine for me
My man’s got playboy tendencies
I know he really ain’t the one for me

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Vancouver, BC

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

R&B | Pop | Soul | Top Liner  | World

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns

Songs Recorded:

20

Albums Released:

1

Song Placements:

Spotify and Soundcloud playlists

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Data Scientist

Biography:

Tissa Rahim is an RnB songstress with a Middle Eastern flare. After years of sharing the stage with The Bleeding Horse Express, Vancouver songstress Tissa Rahim launched an exciting new solo project in 2018. An established West Coast musician with a 40-city North American tour under her belt, Tissa has performed at House of Blues in New Orleans, the Gramercy Theatre in New York, and Vancouver’s quintessential jazz and soul club, Guilt and Co. Named one of 24 Magazine’s “Top 24 under 24,” her collaborators include producers like 100 Monkeys’ Jackson Rathbone. 2019 saw her continue her upward trajectory with a new single every month, the June release of her debut music video ("Lift A Finger"), and collaborations with musicians from across the Vancouver scene and beyond.

Tissa's signature vocal style combines the melodic playfulness of Googoosh with the freedom of Florence Welch and the depth of Lauryn Hill. As a solo artist, Tissa is able to freely explore her effortless Soul/R&B sound, infusing it with the traditional Persian music her family has made for generations. With her deeply personal lyrics and evocative sound, Tissa’s upcoming releases are certain to capture the attention of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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