Without Me - Halsey




The Experience: I got you off your knees put you right back on your feet... just so you can take advantage of me... Betrayal...

Music video: Still waiting.

The Meaning of Without Me: The song is heavy autobiography in the aftermath of Halsey's breakup with G-Eazy. In Halsey's own words via Twitter on October 4, "I cried the whole time I recorded it. But now I feel proud. And empowered." And on October 5, "Without Me is out now. Here are my insides. Handle them with care." The music is powerful but still hurt and raw, and the lyrics track a relationship that began with care - I filled your cup until it overflowed took it so far to keep you close (keep you close) I was afraid to leave you on your own. He was broken - found you when your heart was broke. She committed to being his support - said I'd catch you when you fall. She healed him - I got you off your knees put you right back on your feet. But he wouldn't love her back - how's it feel sittin' up there feeling so high but too far away to hold me. He betrayed her instead - put you right back on your feet just so you can take advantage of me. Her unconditional love brought her pain and demons. But Without Me isn't rage, or even just pain. Underneath the hurt, Halsey's unconditional love, even taken advantage of, is still a thing of beauty.

Ask yourself: Why is love worth the risk or even the pain of betrayal?

Album: - (2019)

LYRICS:


(Without me, without me, yeah
Without me, without me, yeah)

Found you when your heart was broke
I filled your cup until it overflowed
Took it so far to keep you close (keep you close)
I was afraid to leave you on your own

Said I'd catch you if you fall
And if they laugh, then f-ck 'em all
And then I got you off your knees
Put you right back on your feet
Just so you can take advantage of me

Tell me how's it feel sittin' up there
Feeling so high but too far away to hold me
You know I'm the one who put you up there
Name in the sky
Does it ever get lonely?
Thinking you could live without me
Thinking you could live without me
Baby I'm the one who put you up there
I don't know why (I don't know why)
Thinking you could live without me
Live without me
Baby, I'm the one who put you up there
I don't know why (don't know why)

Gave love 'bout a hundred tries
Just running from the demons in your mind
Then I took yours and made 'em mine
I didn't notice 'cause my love was blind

Said I'd catch you if you fall
And if they laugh, then f-ck 'em all
And then I got you off your knees
Put you right back on your feet
Just so you can take advantage of me

Tell me how's it feel sittin' up there
Feeling so high but too far away to hold me
You know I'm the one who put you up there
Name in the sky
Does it ever get lonely?
Thinking you could live without me
Thinking you could live without me
Baby I'm the one who put you up there
I don't know why (I don't know why)
Thinking you could live without me
Live without me
Baby, I'm the one who put you up there
I don't know why, yeah

You don't have to say just what you did
I already know
I had to go and find out from them (oh-woah)
So tell me how's it feel (oh-woah)

Tell me how's it feel sittin' up there
Feeling so high but too far away to hold me
You know I'm the one who put you up there
Name in the sky
Does it ever get lonely?
Thinking you could live without me
Thinking you could live without me
Baby, I'm the one who put you up there
I don't know why (I don't know why)



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