Cody Simpson & The Tide released their first video for this song. "We're stoked to share our first visual as a band," Cody Simpson told Billboard magazine. "'Waiting For The Tide' is an introduction into our view for the world. An instruction on joining us in our vision for the future, a return to primitivism."
During the song, Cody Simpson reflects on humanity's attitude towards environmental issues, He told Artist Direct: "'Waiting for the Tide' was a poem with undertones about sea level rise and things like that and so I kind of twisted that into the song. I guess it's about hiding the medicine in the candy in a way. A lot of people have done it. I take a lot from people like Bob Marley on that kind of stuff because you can sort of get away with listening to it in a light floaty manner, or you can listen to the lyrics and realize there is a much more serious undertone to it."
The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" came top of a 2013 Spotify poll to find out which songs music fans most commonly hear people singing incorrectly. Many believe Annie Lennox is singing: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree?"
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.