Sophie Ballantine Hawkins (born 1 November 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, artist and actress.
== Quotes ==
The message I got from my record label at the time — and this was on purpose — was that I wasn't selling enough. Even when the single was a hit, it wasn't enough of a hit — I never got to number 1; I only got to number 5. And MTV didn't like the first video for the song, and we had to do another one. So I never felt anything except how bad I was and like, "Oh, shame on you!"
Interviewed by Cathay Che, The Advocate (8 May 2001)
=== Tongues and Tails (1992) ===
==== Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover ====
Original (MTV banned) video - Official videoDamn I wish I was your loverI'll rock you till the daylight comesMake sure you are smiling and warm.I am everythingTonight I'll be your mother— I willDo such things to ease your painFree your mind and you won't feel ashamed.Shucks, for me there is no otherYou're the only shoe that fitsI can't imagine I'll grow out of it.
=== Whaler (1994) ===
==== Right Beside You ====
Official videoI'm dancing in the shadows of life And death is all around me tonight I miss you making love to me right Beside myself I'm holding you tight Someone is waiting for me to rise And drive into the ocean I cried And I cried and I cried my baby to sleep Beside myself my soul to keep Right beside you I see Right beside you I stay Right beside you I'll be Right beside you always.
==== As I Lay Me Down ====
Video at YouTube
It felt like spring time on this February morningIn a courtyard birds were singing your praise...As I lay me down to sleepThis I prayThat you will hold me dearThough I'm far awayI'll whisper your name into the skyAnd I will wake up happyIt's not too near for meLike a flower I need the rainThough it's not clear to meEvery season has its changeAnd I will see youWhen the sun comes out again.
=== The Cream Will Rise (1997) ===
A documentary on Hawkins life and careerThis documentary has lifted the lid off a coffin, and now I'm looking at stuff that I didn't know was there.
=== Quotations from SophieBHawkins.com ===
Quotations from interviews at SophieBHawkins.comSo many people are throwing up their hands because the world has gotten so dark, but I went against the current and I actually found more light and positive energy. That was a great feeling.The reality is that we're all in the wilderness, and we have to survive on our own, and things constantly change and if we don't accept that, then we're just trying to fool ourselves. But the beauty of wilderness is that sometimes you can wake up in the morning and feel so sweet and whole.Before I was signed, I just wanted to get into the system, even though I didn't know what that meant. After I got signed I found that I was confused by all the mixed messages from the label about what I'd have to do to keep their support. I fought and fought to maintain my identity and grow as an artist at the same time, but when I realized that to get their support on Timbre I'd have to start working with schlocky writers and totally sell out, I decided to pack up my marimba and split.I used to be more dogmatic, more disciplined and segregated about my time to work; now I have to jump from one song to another, or score a scene in a movie, then get out the door for a performance at a moment's notice. The illusion of control over my schedule is totally obsolete. There is no way to say, "I can't do that right now." It's "Yes, thank you for the opportunity, whatever it takes to get the music out there."
== External links ==
Sophie B. Hawkins at the Internet Movie Database
Review of The Cream Will Rise (29 April 1998)
The Cream Will Rise (1997) - reviews, clips, & commentary
Huffington Post BP Blog (2010) - BP Is Still Pointing Fingers — Time for Us to Act