Song of the Day #3,458: ‘Bad At Love’ – Halsey

I almost made it through the whole Top Ten without hitting a song I’ve already featured, but alas, #10 is ‘Feel It Still’ by Portugal, The Man, which I blogged about three weeks back.

So I close out this look at the charts with the #11 song, Halsey’s ‘Bad At Love,’ from the singer-songwriter’s sophomore album hopeless fountain kingdom.

I’m pretty familiar with Halsey because my daughter has been a fan since her debut, so I’ve known this song for awhile. It has taken its time marching toward the top ten — this is its 14th week on the charts. And retroactive spoiler alert: the new week’s chart was released as I was prepping these blog posts, and ‘Bad At Love’ moved up to #8, so good for her.

[Verse 1]
Got a boy back home in Michigan
And he tastes like Jack when I’m kissing him
So I told him that I never really liked his friends
Now he’s gone and he’s calling me a bitch again
There’s a guy that lives in the garden state
And he told me that we’d make it ’til we graduate
So I told him that the music would be worth the wait
But he wants me in the kitchen with a dinner plate

[Pre-Chorus]
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe that we’re meant to be
But jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, jealousy get the best of me
Look, I don’t mean to frustrate, but I
Always make the same mistakes, yeah
Always make the same mistakes ’cause

[Chorus]
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can’t blame me for tryin’
You know I’d be lyin’ sayin’
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally fix me
Lookin’ at my history
I’m bad at love

[Verse 2]
Got a girl with California eyes
And I thought that she could really be the one this time
But I never got the chance to make her mine
Because she fell in love with little thin white lines
London girl with an attitude
We never told no one, but we look so cute
Both got way better things to do
But I always think about it when I’m riding through

[Pre-Chorus]
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe that I’m in too deep
And jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, jealousy get the best in me
Look, I don’t mean to frustrate, but I
Always make the same mistakes, yeah
Always make the same mistakes ’cause

[Chorus]
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can’t blame me for tryin’
You know I’d be lyin’ sayin’
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally fix me
Lookin’ at my history
I’m bad at love

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, you know, you know, you know
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)

[Bridge]
I know that you’re afraid I’m gonna walk away
Each time the feeling fades
Each time the feeling fades
I know that you’re afraid I’m gonna walk away
Each time the feeling fades

[Chorus]
You know I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can’t blame me for tryin’
You know I’d be lyin’ sayin’
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally fix me
Lookin’ at my history
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, you know, you know, you know
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
Oh, oh

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,458: ‘Bad At Love’ – Halsey

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I like the casual bisexuality of the lyrics. Makes it a bit more interesting than your average pop song.

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