Habits (Stay High)- Tove Lo




The Experience: High all the time... spend my days locked in a haze... Tove Lo takes a long look at what passes for happiness when you're too broken to hope for anything else....



Music video: Tove Lo delivers a depressing but powerful video built around two emotions. One is real - the throbbing emptiness. And one is false - the high.

The Meaning of Habits (Stay High): Pain is better than the high. Facing the pain is better than running off to a never never land that isn't much better. That's the simple conclusion you come up after High. A real life - even if it's a sad one - is better than a false empty high. However, you're still left with the question. Why are we so empty to begin with? Why are we so fragile? Why so broken? Do we have to be? And the hardest thing to face about Tove Lo's message is the title. Habits. For lots of people, this isn't a crisis. It's a lifestyle.

Ask yourself: Do you live on an empty high?

LYRICS:

I eat my dinner in my bathtub
Then I go to sex clubs
Watching freaky people gettin' it on
It doesn't make me nervous
If anything I'm restless
Yeah, I've been around and I've seen it all

I get home, I got the munchies
Binge on all my Twinkies
Throw up in the tub
Then I go to sleep
And I drank up all my money
Dazed and kinda lonely

You're gone and I gotta stay
High all the time
To keep you off my mind
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
High all the time
To keep you off my mind
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Trying to forget you babe
I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life
To forget I'm missing you
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

Pick up daddies at the playground
How I spend my daytime
Loosen up the frown,
Make them feel alive
I'll make it fast and greasy
I'm numb and way too easy

You're gone and I gotta stay
High all the time
To keep you off my mind
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
High all the time
To keep you off my mind
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Trying to forget you babe
I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life
To forget I'm missing you
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

Staying in my play pretend
Where the fun ain't got no end
Ooh
Can't go home alone again
Need someone to numb the pain
Ooh

Staying in my play pretend
Where the fun ain't got no end
Ooh
Can't go home alone again
Need someone to numb the pain

You're gone and I gotta stay
High all the time
To keep you off my mind
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
High all the time
To keep you off my mind
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Trying to forget you babe
I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life
To forget I'm missing you
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

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