Song of the Day #3,839: ‘Without Me’ – Halsey

I still have some 2018 wrapping-up to do, including diving into Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll when that’s released and naming my own top music and movie moments of last year, but I’m kicking off 2019 with a look at where the Billboard charts stand one week into the year.

Yes, it’s the latest edition of ‘What the Kids are Listening To,’ though you’ll find this installment comes with a heavy dose of nostalgia due to the holiday season.

In the top spot, where it has spent seven weeks since its November debut, is Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u next,’ her first #1 and by far the biggest hit of her blossoming career.

Holding down second place is Halsey with ‘Without Me,’ her biggest solo hit (she previously reached #1 as a featured performer on The Chainsmokers ‘Closer’).

I’m a lot less inspired by Halsey than the rest of my household but I do generally like her sound and find her songs a little meatier than a lot of Hot 100 fare.

[Verse 1]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
Tell me, how’s it feel sittin’ up there?
Feelin’ 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)

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
Tell me, how’s it feel sittin’ up there?
Feelin’ 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

[Bridge]
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)

[Chorus]
Tell me, how’s it feel sittin’ up there?
Feelin’ 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)

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,839: ‘Without Me’ – Halsey

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Haven’t heard this before, but on first impression, it seems okay but nothing special or memorable.

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