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Without Me
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Without Me

Halsey
Album:
Manic

Song Meaning and Background of Without Me by Halsey


It interpolates Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" with Timberlake, Timbaland and Scott Storch credited as co-writers.


Following her appearance on The Chainsmokers' song "Closer" in 2016, "Without Me" became Halsey's first number-one single as a lead artist and her second overall when it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.


Because Halsey and G-Eazy broke up shortly before the music video was released, online reviewers conjectured that the song and music video are about Halsey's ex-boyfriend. After revealing the song's inspiration on Instagram, Halsey refuted the rumours, saying the song is a lesson that "you shouldn't allow others to take advantage of you" and is about various relationships she has either been in or witnessed. In January 2019, Halsey said in an interview with Glamour that the song is, in fact, largely about him.


Lyrics of Without Me by Halsey


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 (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 could 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 (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 could 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 (what you did)

I already know (I 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 (yeah, I don't know why)

Release Date

2020

Songwriter/s

Ashley Frangipane, Brittany Amaradio, Amy Allen, Louis Bell, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Scott Storch

Producer/s

Louis Bell

Label/s

Capitol

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