Halsey


Manic


 

Mixed by Serban Ghenea at MixStar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA

Engineer – John Hanes

Mastered by Chris Gehringer, assisted by Will Quinnell at Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ

 

A&R: Jeremy Vuernick

A&R Coordination: Aria McKnight

A&R Administration: Ryan Del Vecchio

Business Affairs: Martha Braithwaite and David Helfer

Product Manager: Arjun Pulijal, Katie Spoleti and Talisa Gurunian

Production: Tony Bisogno and Jill Lamothe

 

Management: Jason Aron and Anthony Li for Anti-Pop

Legal: Mike McKoy, Ana-Karine Hallum and Amber Wright

Executive Produced by Benny Blanco and Halsey

 

  1. Ashley – 3:06
  2. clementine – 3:54
  3. Graveyard – 3:01
  4. You should be sad – 3:25
  5. Forever … (is a long time) – 2:47
  6. Dominic’s Interlude – 1:16
  7. I HATE EVERYBODY – 2:51
  8. 3am – 3:54
  9. Without Me – 3:21
  10. Finally // beautiful stranger – 3:41
  11. Alanis’ Interlude – 2:41
  12. killing boys – 2:23
  13. SUGA’s Interlude – 2:18
  14. More – 2:33
  15. Still Learning – 3:31
  16. 929 – 2:54

 

1. Ashley

Standing now, in a mirror that I built myself And I can’t remember why.

The decision wasn’t mine,

But it seems I’m only clinging to an idea now Took my heart and sold it out

To a vision that I wrote myself,

And I don’t wanna be somebody in America Just fighting the hysteria

I only wanna die some days Some day, some…

 

Day

When I burst into flames

I’ll leave you the dust, my love Hope a bit of it will be enough To help remember the

Days

When we came to this place

I told you I’d spill my guts I left you to clean it up I’m bursting out of the…

 

Seems like now

it’s impossible to work this out

I’m so committed to an old ghost town Is it really that strange

if I always wanna change? And if only

The time and space between us wasn’t lonely I’d disintegrate into a thousand pieces Think I’m making a mistake,

But if I decide to break

Who will fill the empty space so…

 

Now

If I figure this out

Apart from my beating heart

It’s a muscle but it’s still not strong enough to carry the Weight

Of the choices I’ve made

I told you I’d ride this out It’s getting harder everyday

Somehow I’m bursting out of myself

 

“Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive.

But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours.”

 

Produced by Alex Young, Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat. Additional production by Brenton Duvall. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Brenton Duvall, Benjamin Levin, Magnus August Høiberg and Alex Young

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Brenton Duvall Potomac Boys Club/BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), Please Don’t Forget To Pay Me Music (GMR)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (GMR), Infinite Stripes (BMI)/Back Hair Music Publishing (BMI)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (BMI), Alex Lawrence Young (BMI)

Contains excerpts from the motion picture “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Performed by Kate Winslet. Courtesy of Focus Features. Published by Focus-Gramercy Music (ASCAP)

Engineered by Benny Blanco and Alex Young at 555 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Vesselboy Studios, Bethesda, MD and Saltwater Studios, London, England

Halsey: Vocals

Benny Blanco: Keyboards, Programming

Alex Young: Keyboards, Programming

Cashmere Cat: Keyboards, Programming

Brenton Duvall: Programming

 

2. clementine

I’d like to tell you that my sky’s not blue it’s violent rain

And in my world,

the people on the street don’t know my name

In my world I’m 7 feet tall and the boys always call And the girls do too Because in my world

I’m constantly,

Constantly

having a breakthrough (Laugh)

Or a breakdown or a blackout

Would you make out With me underneath

The shelter of the balcony?

 

Cuz I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone

I just need everyone And then some

 

I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone I just need everyone and then some

 

Wish I could see what it’s like to be

the blood in my veins Do the insides

of all of my fingers still look the same?

And can you feel it too, When I am touching you?

And when my hair stands on ends

 

it’s saluting you!

The blush in your cheeks Says that you bleed like me And the 808 beat

Sends your heart to your feet left my shoes in the street So you’d carry me….

 

Through a breakdown

 

through a breakdown or a blackout

Would you make out With me on the floor Of the mezzanine

 

Cuz I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone

I just need everyone and then some

 

I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone I just need everyone and then some

 

My face is full of spiderwebs All tender yellow blue

And still with one eye open oh, all I see is you

I left my daydreams at the gate Because I can’t take them too

You know my heart still has a suitcase But I still can’t take it through.

 

I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone I just need everyone and then some

 

I don’t need anyone

(I don’t need anyone!)

I don’t need anyone

(I don’t need anyone!) I just need everyone And some

 

I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone I just need everyone And then some

 

Oh mmm mmm Oh mmm mmm Yep.

 

Produced by John Cunningham and Halsey.

Written by Ashley Frangipane, Johnathan Carter Cunningham and Jasper Sheff

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Unrest (ASCAP) / Cunningham and Cheese (ASCAP) admin by Kobalt, Jasper Sheff publishing designee

Engineered by John Cunningham, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

John Cunningham: Programming

Jasper Sheff: Drums, Piano

 

3. Graveyard

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 nothing 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

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

 

it’s funny how, the warning signs can feel like they’re butterflies….

 

(gasp)

 

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

 

Produced by The Monsters & Strangerz, Jon Bellion, OjiVolta and Louis Bell. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Amy Allen, Jonathan Bellion, Louis Bell, Jordan K Johnson, Stefan Johnson and Mark “Oji” Williams

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Kenny + Betty Tunes/Snapped Back Songs/Artist Publishing Group West (ASCAP). All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Songs Of A Beautiful Mind/Art In The Fodder Music (BMI) admin. by BMG Chrysalis, EMI April Music Inc (ASCAP), BMG Platinum Songs/R8D Music/Songs Of BBMG Publishing (BMI) (all rights adm. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC), Kobalt Music Copyrights SARL/1916 Publishing/BBMG Music, administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Mark Oji Music (BMI)

Engineered by Louis Bell and The Monsters & Strangerz at Electric Feel, Beverly Hills, CA and M&S Studios, Sherman Oaks, CHalsey: Vocals

Amy Allen: Background Vocalist, Guitar

Louis Bell: Keyboards, Programming

The Monsters & Strangerz: Keyboards, Programming

Jon Bellion: Keyboards, Programming

Mark Williams: Guitar, Keyboards, Programming

 

4. You should be sad

I wanna start this out and say I gotta get it off my chest

I got no anger, got no malice Just a little bit of regret Know nobody else will tell you

So there’s some things I gotta say Gonna jot it down and then get it out And then I’ll be on my way

 

No, you’re not half the man you think that you are

And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs, and cars

I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you

Cuz you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you

 

Oh, I feel so sorry I feel so sad

I tried to help you It just made you mad I had no warning About who you are

I’m just glad I made it out Without breaking down

And then ran so fucking far

That you would never ever touch me again Won’t see your alligator tears

Cuz know I’ve had enough of them

 

I’m gonna start this out by saying I really meant well from the start Take a broken man right in my hands And then put back all his parts

But you’re not half the man you think that you are

And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, girls, and cars

 

I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you

Cuz you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you

 

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry) I feel so sad (I feel so sad)

I tried to help you (I tried to help you) It just made you mad

I had no warning (I had no warning) About who you are (about who you) Just glad I made it out

Without breaking down

 

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry) I feel so sad (I feel so sad)

I tried to help you (I tried to help you) It just made you mad

I had no warning (I had no warning) About who you are (about who you) About who you are

 

*vocalization*

 

Cuz you’re not half the man you think that you are

And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs, and cars

I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you

Cuz you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you

 

I feel so sad

You should be sad You should be

You should be sad You should be

You should be You should be

 

Produced by Greg Kurstin. Written by Ashley Frangipane and Greg Kurstin

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Kurstin Music / EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Engineered by Alex Pasco, Greg Kurstin, Julian Burg and assisted by Ed Reyes at Echo Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

Greg Kurstin: Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar

 

5. Forever … (is a long time)

I spent a long time

Watering a plant made out of plastic

And I cursed the ground for growing green I spent a long time

Substituting honest with sarcastic And I cursed my tongue for being mean

 

weightless, breathless restitute motionless and absolute

You cut me open

Suck the poison from an aging wound Now fifty thousand war cadets

Would cower at this small brunette

To my surprise not six feet high who’d reach and grab the moon If I should ask or just imply that I wanted a bit more light So I can look inside his eyes and get the colors just right

 

Just right Just right Just…

 

Build love, build God, build provinces Build calluses, break promises

Cause I could never hold a perfect thing and not demolish it What am I thinking?

What does this mean?

How could somebody ever love me? Talk to your man

Tell him he’s got bad news comin’

 

Produced by Lido and Halsey. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Peder Losnegård, Benjamin Levin, Magnus August Høiberg and Nathan Perez

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), American Recordings/Pulse Music Group (BMI), Please Don’t Forget To Pay Me Music (GMR)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (GMR), Infinite Stripes (BMI)/Back Hair Music Publishing (BMI)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (BMI), Polk St. Music (BMI)/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI)

Engineered by Benny Blanco at 555 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Jagger Studio, Los Angeles, CA and Saltwater Studios, London, England

Halsey: Vocals

Benny Blanco: Keyboards, Programming

Lido: Programming

Cashmere Cat: Keyboards, Programming

Happy Perez: Guitar, Keyboards, Programming

 

6. Dominic’s Interlude

Your eyes are fragile and timeless It’s beautiful

There’s power in the words you whisper He treats you cold and so mindless That he don’t see the setting sun

Your eyes are open when you kiss him

 

Your eyes are drawn to the wine list The usual

The towers in your world are sinkin’ And if you’re looking for signs then You should know

There’s power in the words you’re thinking

 

Talk to your man

Tell him he got bad news comin (yeah)

Walk on the edge with someone new (ooh ooh) Talk to your man

Time to have some good time lovin You can take a chance

Come take my hand

Produced by Lido, Andrew Jackson, Duck Blackwell and Halsey.

Written by Ashley Frangipane, Dominic Fike, Peder Losnegård, Andrew Jackson and Duck Blackwell

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Dominic David Fike (BMI), Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia (BMI), TMP London/These Are Songs of Pulse (ASCAP). All rights administered by These Are Songs of Pulse, Cloud 9 Publishing (PRS)

Engineered by Lido, Los Angeles, CA

Dominic Fike: Vocalist

Lido: Programming

Dominic Fike appears courtesy of Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

7. I HATE EVERYBODY

I’m my own biggest enemy

Yeah all my empathy’s a disaster Feeling something like a scaly thing

Wrapped too tightly ‘round my own master My friends are getting bored of me Saying I fell in love with a stranger

I don’t know what they all think of me But in reality, I don’t even

Remember anything but thinking you’re the one And I can force a future like it’s nothing

 

So I’ll just hate everybody

Well then why can’t I go home without somebody

And really I could fall in love with anybody who don’t want me So I just keep saying I hate everybody

But maybe I Maybe I Don’t

 

I know I’ve got a tendency to exaggerate what I’m seeing And I know that it’s unfair of me to make a memory out of a feeling

It’s cause I notice every single thing that’s ever happening in the moment

And I don’t know why it’s consuming me Because honestly all I know is Infatuation’s

Observation with a cause But none of it is love

So while I’m waiting for it I’ll hate everybody

 

Well then why can’t I go home without somebody

And really I could fall in love with anybody who don’t want me So I just keep saying I hate everybody

But maybe I Maybe I Don’t

 

If I could make you love me Maybe you could make me love me And if I can’t make you love me Then I’ll just hate everybody

 

Everybody

Well then why can’t I go home without somebody

And really I could fall in love with anybody who don’t want me So I just keep saying I hate everybody

But maybe I Maybe I Don’t

 

Produced by Lido and Halsey. Additional production by FINNEAS

Written by Ashley Frangipane, Peder Losnegård, Benjamin Levin, Magnus August Høiberg, Sarah Aarons, Noonie Bao, Nathan Perez and Finneas O’Connell

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), American Recordings/Pulse Music Group (BMI), Please Don’t Forget To Pay Me Music (GMR)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (GMR), Infinite Stripes (BMI)/Back Hair Music Publishing (BMI)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Songs LLC/Aggressively Average Songs (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI) o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia AB (STIM), Polk St. Music (BMI)/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Last Frontier (ASCAP)/Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing

Engineered by Benny Blanco and Chris Sclafani at 555 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Jagger Studio, Los Angeles, CA, and Saltwater Studios, London, England

Halsey: Vocals

Benny Blanco: Keyboards, Programming

Lido: Programming

FINNEAS: Keyboards, Programming

Cashmere Cat: Keyboards, Programming

Happy Perez: Guitar, Keyboards, Programming

 

8. 3am

Darling I’ve just left the bar

and I misplaced all my credit cards

my self-preservation and all of my reservations are sitting and contemplating

what to do with me, do with me think I took it way too far

and I’m stumbling drunk getting in a car my insecurities are hurting me

someone please come and flirt with me

I really need a mirror that’ll come along and tell me I’m fine I do it every time

I keep on hangin on the line Ignoring every warning sign

Come on and make me feel alright again

 

Cause it’s 3am

And I’m calling everybody that I know And here we go again

While I’m running through the numbers in my phone And yeah I’ll take fake moans and dial tones

Let em spill right down the microphone

I need it digital cause baby when it’s physical I end up alone

End up alone

 

La la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la la

 

I need it digital cause baby when it’s physical

 

I end up alone End up alone

 

Every night I wanna live in color through a white blue screen I got a technicolor vision going vivid in my light blue jeans I know it’s complicated

Cause everyone that I’ve dated, says they hate it Cause they don’t know what to do with me, do with me Know that my identity’s always getting the best of me I’m the worst of my enemies

And I don’t really know what to do with me Yeah I don’t really know what to do with me I keep on hanging on the line

Ignoring every warning sign

Come on and make me feel alright again

 

Cause it’s 3am

And I’m calling everybody that I know And here we go again

While I’m running through the numbers in my phone And yeah I’ll take fake moans and dial tones

Let em spill right down the microphone

I need it digital cause baby when it’s physical I end up alone

End up alone

 

La la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la la

 

I need it digital cause baby when it’s physical I end up alone

End up alone

 

I’m reckless

Treat it like a necklace

Take a different version and I try it on for size with everybody that I know

And will you please pick up the fucking phone?

 

Cause it’s 3am

And I’m calling everybody that I know And here we go again

While I’m running through the numbers in my phone And yeah I’ll take fake moans and dial tones

Let em spill right down the microphone

 

I need it digital cause baby when it’s physical I end up alone

End up alone

 

La la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la la La la la la la la la la la

 

I need it digital cause baby when it’s physical I end up alone

 

“Your.. your best song is the song that’s currently on the radio.

How many people can say that?

That their best song is the one that’s currently about to be a massive hit.

It’s already a hit, it’s just gonna get more massive. How many people can say it?

Not very many. Congratulations!”

 

Produced by Greg Kurstin. Written by Ashley Frangipane and Greg Kurstin

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Kurstin Music / EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Engineered by Alex Pasco, Greg Kurstin, Julian Burg and assisted by Ed Reyes and Scott Moore at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Echo Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

Greg Kurstin: Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Mellotron, Percussion

Chad Smith: Drums

 

9. Without Me

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

 

I said I’d catch you if you fall

And if they laugh, then fuck ’em all (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 (yeah, 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 (I don’t know why, yeah yeah)

 

Gave love ’bout a hundred tries (hundred tries) Just running from the demons in your mind

 

Then I took yours and made ’em mine (made ’em mine) I didn’t notice ’cause my love was blind

 

Said I’d catch you if you fall (fall)

And if they laugh, then fuck ’em all (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 (yeah, 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 know)

I had to go and find out from them 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 (yeah, I don’t know why)

Produced by Louis Bell. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Louis Bell, Amy Allen, Brittany Amaradio, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Z. Mosley and Scott Storch

Published by 17 Black Music / Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony ATV (ASCAP), Cloyster Road Songs / Snap Back Publishing / Artist Publishing Group East (SESAC), Delacey Music / Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Tennman Tunes / Universal Music – Z Tunes LLC (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Reservoir Media Music (ASCAP)

Engineered by Louis Bell at Downtown Music Studios, LLC, New York, NY

Vocals recorded by Ricardo Gama and Daniel S. Acorsi at Gama Studio, São Paulo, Brazil

Halsey: Vocals

Amy Allen: Background Vocals

Louis Bell: Programming

 

10. Finally // beautiful stranger

Your eyes, so crisp, so green

Sour apple baby but you taste so sweet

You got hips like Jagger and two left feet And I wonder if you’d like to meet

Your voice is velvet through a telephone

You can come to mine but both my roommates are home Think I know a bar where they would leave us alone And I wonder if you’d take it slow

 

Oh, we’re dancing in my living room And up come my fists

And I say I’m only playing but, the truth is this That I never seen a mouth that I would kill to kiss And I’m terrified, but I can’t resist

And I say

 

Beautiful stranger, here you are In my arms and I know

That beautiful strangers only come along to do me wrong And I hope

Beautiful stranger, here you are

In my arms, but I think it’s finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe

For me to fall

 

Uh uh oh Uh uh oh

 

I grab your hand and then we run to the car Singing in the street and playing air guitar Stuck between my teeth just like a candy bar And I wonder if it goes too far to say

I’ve never recognized a purer face

You stop me in my tracks and put me right in my place

Used to think that loving meant a painful chase but you’re right here now

And I think you’ll stay

 

Oh, dancing in my living room And up come my fists

And I say I’m only playing but the truth is this That I never seen a mouth that I would kill to kiss And I’m terrified, but the truth is this

I say

 

Beautiful stranger, here you are In my arms and I know

That beautiful strangers only come along to do me wrong And I hope

Beautiful stranger, here you are

In my arms, and I think it’s finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe

For me to fall

 

Uh uh oh Uh uh oh

Yeah I think it’s finally, finally, finally, finally

 

Produced by Greg Kurstin. Written by Ashley Frangipane and Greg Kurstin

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Kurstin Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Engineered by Alex Pasco, Greg Kurstin, Julian Burg and assisted by Ed Reyes at Echo Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

Greg Kurstin: Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Mellotron, Percussion

 

11. Alanis’ Interlude

(and down came your innocence…)

 

A shining badge, a suit to match

bit my nails down so they wouldn’t scratch But who believes with knees like these?

I’ll take two of them please Soft skin, soft eyes

All these beautiful laughs and beautiful thighs They always kept me up at night

But I can’t change my appetite

 

Cuz your pussy is a wonderland And I could be a better man  It doesn’t matter to me

Your pussy is a wonderland And I could be a better man It doesn’t matter to me

 

Cause he is she is her And her and he are love

And I have never felt the difference Cause he is she is her

And her and he are love

 

tirin’ all these labels

 

And my girl she always wore a skirt in the classroom Eating my dessert in the bathroom

Can’t get caught so we stiller than a statue Bad news

Think I’ll probably die before I have you Soft skin, soft eyes

All these beautiful laughs and beautiful thighs They always kept me up at night

But I live for lovin’ impolite

 

Cuz your pussy is a wonderland And I could be a better man  It doesn’t matter to me

Your pussy is a wonderland And I could be a better man It doesn’t matter to me

 

Cause he is she is her And her and he are love

And I have never felt the difference Cause he is she is her

And her and he are love tirin’ all these labels

 

Cause he is she is her And her and he are love

And I have never felt the difference Cause he is she is her

And her and he are love tirin’ all these labels

 

Produced by Lido and Halsey. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Alanis Morissette, Peder Losnegård and Mike Farrell

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Epiphanies Publishing (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia (BMI), Cat Minority Music (ASCAP)

Contains sample of ‘Fork & Knife (Demo)’ by Brand New

Written by Brand New (Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Brian Lane, Garrett Tierney)

Drums on sample performed by Brian Lane

Engineered by Lido, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

Alanis Morissette: Vocalist

Lido: Programming

 

12. killing boys

“you’re killing people.”

“No! I’m killing boys. Boys are just placeholders. They come and they go.”

“You’re my best friend and I wanna help you but I won’t let you kill again.”

“That’s a lose/lose.”

 

Told me pick my battles And be picking them wise But I wanna pick them all

And I don’t wanna decide no more, no more, anymore

So we’re sneakin in the back and then we’ll kick in the door Tell me have you ever keyed a Ferrari before?

Oh no, I don’t anymore

 

And I’m not breaking I won’t take it

And I won’t feel this way again

Cause you don’t need me anymore (ooh woah) And I won’t ever try again

And all I want in return is revenge

 

Cause I don’t need you anymore So where do you go

 

Pull up to the drive and I remember the code

Yeah the only fucking number you don’t hide in your phone No more, no more, anymore

Climb up to the window and I’m breaking the glass Then stop cuz I don’t wanna Uma Thurman your ass No more, no more, anymore

 

And I’m not breaking I won’t take it

And I won’t feel this way again

Cause you don’t need me anymore (ooh woah) And I won’t ever try again

And all I want in return is revenge Cause I don’t need you anymore

so where do you go?

 

Oh ooh woah, oh ooh woah, oh ooh woah When I don’t need you anymore

Oh ooh woah, oh ooh woah, oh ooh woah When I don’t need you

 

Produced by John Cunningham and Halsey. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Johnathan Carter Cunningham, Benjamin Levin, Magnus August Høiberg, Nathan Perez and Nate Ruess

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Unrest (ASCAP) / Cunningham and Cheese (ASCAP) admin by Kobalt, Please Don’t Forget To Pay Me Music (GMR)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (GMR), Infinite Stripes (BMI)/Back Hair Music Publishing (BMI)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (BMI), Polk St. Music (BMI)/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Bearvon Music/FBR Music/WB Music Corp (ASCAP)

Footage From “JENNIFER’S BODY” Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

Performed by Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried.

Engineered by Benny Blanco and Chris Sclafani at 555 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Jagger Studio, Los Angeles, CA and Saltwater Studios, London, England

Halsey: Vocals

Benny Blanco: Keyboards, Programming

John Cunningham: Drums, Guitar, Programming

Happy Perez: Guitar, Programming

 

13. SUGA’s Interlude

I’ve been trying all my life

to separate the time, in between the having it all and giving it up, yeah

 

내 머릿속엔 파란색만 가득한 이 방황 자기혐오들과  자만이  내  마음속에  살아 꿈이 가득한 난 자라 모든 꿈을 이뤘건만

꿈은  꿈으로만  간직하는  게  더  낫지라는  생각을  동시에  하며  살아가고  있지  내 도약은 추락이 아니기를

너의 신념 노력 믿음 욕심들은  추악이  아님임을  믿어  해가 뜨기 전 새벽은 무엇보다 어둡지만

네가 바란 별들은 어둠 속에서만 뜬다는 걸 절대 잊지 마

I’ve been trying all my life

to separate the time, in between the having it all and giving it up, yeah

 

I wonder what’s in store If I don’t love it anymore

 

I’m stuck between the

having it all and giving it up, yeah

가끔은 내가 걷고 있는 게 맞는지

하염없이 터널 끝을 향해 달리면  뭐가  또  있을런지  맞긴 한지 내가 바라던 미래와는 솔직히 다른 거지 상관없지 이제는 생존의 문제 어찌 됐든  상관없지  Yeah yeah 네가  바란  것들과는  다를지  몰라 네가 살아가는 것도 사랑하는 것도 변할지 몰라

That’s true That’s true That’s true Yeah so are you gonna move? 꾸물거리기엔 우린   아직   젊고   어려   부딪혀보자고 So what you gonna do?

 

I’ve been trying all my life

to separate the time, in between the having it all and giving it up, yeah

 

I wonder what’s in store If I don’t love it anymore I’m stuck between the

having it all and giving it up, yeah

 

Produced by SUGA, Lido, Pdogg and Halsey. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Min Yoon Gi and Peder Losnegård

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Big Hit Entertainment/Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia (BMI)

Engineered by Lido, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

SUGA: Programming, Rap Vocalist

Lido: Programming

Pdogg: Programming

SUGA appears courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment

 

14. More

They told me once Nothing grows

When a house ain’t a home Is it true

Honestly,

when it’s all a part of me

A couple years of waiting rooms Finding God and lose him too Wanna scream but what’s the use?

 

Lying awake and I stare at the door I just can’t take it no more

They told me it’s useless There’s no hope in store

But somehow I just want you more

 

Want you more

Somehow I just want you more Want you more

Somehow I just want you more

 

Wooden floors and little feet A flower bud in concrete Feeling so incomplete

 

Wonder will we ever meet

And would you know it right away How hard I tried to see your face A little screen, a photograph Mine to take

 

I sit and I stare at your clothes in the drawer I cry and my knuckles get sore

Cause I still believe it won’t be like before And now somehow I just want you more

 

Want you more

Somehow I just want you more Want you more

Somehow I just want you more

 

And when you decide

It’s your time to arrive

I’ve loved you for all of my life

And nothing could stop me from giving a try I’ve loved you for all of my life

 

Love you more

Somehow I still love you more Love you more

Somehow I still love you more

 

Love you more

Somehow I still love you more Love you more

Somehow I still love you more

 

Produced by Lido and Halsey. Additional production by Andrew Wells. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Andrew Wells, Dave Lubben, Kevin Snevely, Magnus August Høiberg and Peder Losnegård

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Please Don’t Forget To Pay Me Music (GMR)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (GMR), Maru La La (BMI) Admin by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Ballad/Andrew Wells Music (BMI), Tent Creative Songs (ASCAP), Dry Bowser (BMI), Infinite Stripes (BMI)/Back Hair Music Publishing (BMI)/Administered by Universal Music Publishing (BMI), American Recordings/Pulse Music Group (BMI)

Engineered by Benny Blanco, Andrew Wells and Chris Sclafani at 555 Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Saltwater Studios, London, England and The Boathouse, Venice, CA

Halsey: Vocals

Benny Blanco: Keyboards, Programming

Lido: Keyboards, Programming

Cashmere Cat: Keyboards, Programming

 

15. Still Learning

I should be living the dream

But I’m living with a security team And that ain’t gonna change, no

I got a paranoia in me  And you wouldn’t believe Everything that I seen, no Coming apart at the seams

And no one around me knows

 

Who I am What I’m on

Who’ve I hurt

And where they gone

I know that I done some wrong But I’m trying to make it right To the one I love

bring me round Get me out Right now

and know that I love you

 

But I’m still learning to love myself (To love my, to love my, to love my)

I’m still learning to love myself (To love my, to love my, to love my)

 

I should be living the dream

But I go home and I got no self-esteem (nope) You think I’m swimming in green but

It’s passed around my family tree No man wants to really commit

Intimidated cause I get paid and shit In the crowd you’re reading my lips But no one around me knows

 

Who I am What I’m on

Who’ve I hurt

And where they gone

I know that I done some wrong But I’m trying to make it right The same mistakes

On and on

To all my friends I’m sorry for And know that I love you but

 

I’m still learning (still learning) to love myself (To love my, to love my, to love my)

I’m still learning to love myself (To love my, to love my, to love my)

 

Oh I try and I try to remember sometimes If I breathe it’s alright

But some things don’t change

I’m still learning to love myself (To love my, to love my, to love my)

 

Who I am What I’m on

Who’ve I hurt

And where they gone

I know that I done some wrong But I’m tryin to make it right To the one I love

bring me round Get me out Right now

 

And the ones I love (and the ones I love)

 

I’m still learning to love my….

(To love my, to love my, to love my)

I’m still learning (I’m still learning) to love my (love myself) self

(To love my, to love my, to love my)

 

And I try and I try to remember sometimes If I breathe it’s alright

But some things don’t change

I’m still learning (still learning) to love my (still learning) self

(love myself, I’m trying to love myself)

I’m still learning to love myself

 

Produced by FRED and Louis Bell. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Louis Bell, Fred Gibson, Ed Sheeran and Romy Madley Croft

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), EMI April Music Inc (ASCAP), Promised Land Music Ltd, Universal Music Publishing, Ed Sheeran Limited and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited (PRS), Universal Music Publishing (PRS)

Engineered at Promised Land Music Studios, Nashville, TN

Halsey: Vocals

Louis Bell: Programming

 

16. 929

“I really was born at 9:29am on 9/29

You think I’m lying but I’m being dead serious.” “I gotta see this birth certificate.”

“Ok. I’ll prove it”

 

Well who am I?

I’m almost 25

Can’t remember half the time that I’ve been alive Cause half was in a cheap apartment

and half was on the eastside (eastside) they said don’t meet your heroes they’re all fucking weirdos

and God knows that they were right because nobody loves you

they just try to fuck you then put you on a feature on the B- side

 

and who do you call when it’s late at night

when the headlines just don’t paint the picture right

 

when you look at yourself on a screen and say “oh my god, there’s no way that’s me”

 

And I, I quit smoking well recently I’ve tried And I bought another house and I never go outside

And I remember this girl with pink hair in Detriot Well she told me

She said “Ashley you gotta promise us that you won’t you die Cause we need you” and I honestly I think that she lied

And I remember the names of every single kid I’ve met But forget half the people who I’ve gotten in bed

 

And I’ve stared at the sky in Milwaukee

And hoped that my father would finally call me

And it’s just these things that I’m thinking for hours And I’m picking my hair out in clumps in the shower Lost the love of my life to an ivory powder

But then I realized that I’m no higher power

 

And I wasn’t in love then And I’m still not now

And I’m so happy I figured that out

 

I’ve got a long way to go until self-preservation Think my moral compass is on a vacation

And I can’t believe I still feed my fucking temptation And I’m still waiting for my salvation

 

Soft and slow

Watch the minutes go

Count out loud so we know you don’t keep them for yourself Watch the minutes go

Count out loud so we know you don’t keep them for yourself

 

“I think I have a confession to make (so we know you don’t) See I was really born at 9:26

It’s on my birth certificate. I’m a liar. I’m a fucking liar.”

Soft and slow

Watch the minutes go

Count out loud so we know you don’t keep them for yourself

 

Produced by John Cunningham and Jasper Sheff. Written by Ashley Frangipane, Johnathan Carter Cunningham and Jasper Sheff

Published by 17 Black Music/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Unrest (ASCAP) / Cunningham and Cheese (ASCAP) admin by Kobalt, Jasper Sheff publishing designee

Engineered by John Cunningham, Los Angeles, CA

Halsey: Vocals

John Cunningham: Guitar

Jasper Sheff: Guitar, Programming