Hold Me Down - Halsey



The Experience: We each have demons to fight. The question is whether or not they will be allowed to hold us down.


Music video: The seemingly simple performance video holds some interesting details as Halsey sings alone in a darkened room that still has a few signs of light peaking through. She is struggling alone in the dark, but she has not lost a still dim hope that the battle can be won.


The Meaning: Halsey wants to break free from the bad habits ...my demons are begging me to open up my mouth... that always take her back to places she know are not good for her ...I need them to mechanically make the words come out. In this case entering another unhealthy relationship ...I sold my soul to a three-piece. However, they still have a solid grip on her life ...hold me down... and she seems unsure if there is anything else better to strive for ...saying that I want more, this is what I live for.

Ask yourself: What is holding you down?



LYRICS:

My demons are begging me to open up my mouth
I need them mechanically make the words come out
They fight me, vigorous and angry, watch them pounce
Ignite me, licking up the flames they bring about

I sold my soul to a three-piece
And he told me I was holy
He's got me down on both knees
But it's the devil that's tryna

Hold me down, hold me down
Sneaking out the back door,
Make no sound
Knock me out, knock me out
Saying that I want more, this is what I live for

Hold me down, hold me down
Throw me in the deep end, watch me drown
Knock me out, knock me out
Saying that I want more, this is what I live for

Selfish, taking what I want and call it mine
I'm helpless, clinging to a little bit of spine
They rush me, telling me I'm running out of time
They shush me, walking me across a fragile line

I sold my soul to a three-piece
And he told me I was holy
He's got me down on both knees
But it's the devil that's tryna

Hold me down, hold me down
Sneaking out the back door,
Make no sound
Knock me out, knock me out
Saying that I want more, this is what I live for

Hold me down, hold me down
Throw me in the deep end, watch me drown
Knock me out, knock me out
Saying that I want more, this is what I live for

Hold me down now
Hold me down now
Hold me down

I sold my soul to a three-piece
And he told me I was holy
He's got me down on both knees
But it's the devil that's tryna

Hold me down, hold me down
Sneaking out the back door,
Make no sound
Knock me out, knock me out
Saying that I want more, this is what I live for

Hold me down, hold me down
Throw me in the deep end, watch me drown
Knock me out, knock me out
Saying that I want more, this is what I live for

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