Graveyard - Halsey

The Experience: When the hand you want to hold is a weapon and you're nothin' but skin... Trapped and vulnerable...
The Vibe: Melancholy.
The Topic: Toxic relationships. Harm. Liberation.
The Value: Love.
The Tension: I keep digging myself down deeper (I was spiraling further and further down into the darknessVS. Woulda followed (Something saved me from my own blindness).

Music video: Video one is a time-lapse of Halsey painting a beaten down black-eyed self-portrait. Being able to see the harm is key to breaking free. The music video proper features a lonely Halsey drawing her imaginary friend into being. A frenetic visit to a lit up but abandoned amusement park follows. The aftermath? When her false friend disappears Halsey is left in a whitewashed reality even bleaker than before.

The Meaning of Graveyard: A toxic relationship: it's crazy when the thing you love the most is the detriment and when the hand you want to hold is a weapon and you're nothin' but skin. A toxic relationship you don't let go of: I keep digging myself down deeper. Instead of saving him you end up where he is: I won't stop till I get where you are. But something saved her from that particular graveyard. She woulda followed all the way. Something got in the way. But Graveyard won't say what...


Ask yourself: What is strong enough to save you from a death-wish masquerading as love?

Album: Manic - 2019

LYRICS:


It's crazy when
The thing you love the most
Is the detriment
Let that sink in

You can think again
When the hand you want to hold
Is a weapon and
You're nothin' but skin

Oh, 'cause I keep digging myself down deeper
I won't stop till I get where you are
I keep running, I keep running, I keep running

They say I may be making a mistake
I woulda followed all the way
No matter how far
I know when you go
Down all your darkest roads
I woulda followed all the way to the graveyard

Oh, 'cause I keep digging myself down deeper
I won't stop till I get where you are
I keep running when both my feet hurt
I won't stop till I get where you are

Oh, when you go
Down all your darkest roads
I woulda followed all the way to the graveyard

You look at me
With eyes so dark
I don't know how you even see
You push right through me

It's getting real
You lock the door
You're drunk at the steering wheel
And I can't conceal

Oh, 'cause I've been digging myself down deeper
I won't stop till I get where you are
I keep running, I keep running, I keep running

They say I may be making a mistake
I woulda followed all the way
No matter how far
I know when you go
Down all your darkest roads
I woulda followed all the way to the graveyard

Oh, 'cause I keep digging myself down deeper
I won't stop till I get where you are
I keep running when both my feet hurt
I won't stop till I get where you are

Oh, when you go
Down all your darkest roads
I woulda followed all the way to the graveyard

Oh, it's funny how
The warning signs can feel
Like they're butterflies

Oh, 'cause I keep digging myself down deeper
I won't stop till I get where you are
I keep running when both my feet hurt
I won't stop till I get where you are

Oh, when you go
Down all your darkest roads
I woulda followed all the way to the graveyard

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

Comments

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