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BADLANDS // HALSEY - Favourite Lyrics and Review

Previous album reviews:

After Christmas I will be reviewing Sounds Good Feels Good.



"Sick of all these people talking, sick of all this noise"
"If you wanna break these walls down, you're gonna get bruised"
"I'm headed straight for the castle, they wanna make me their queen"

Hold Me Down

"My demons are begging me to open up my mouth"
"I'm helpless, clinging to a little bit of spine"
"They shush me, walking me across a fragile line"

New Americana

"Vile romance, turned dreams into an empire"
"Survival of the richest, the city's ours until the fall"
"We know very well who we are"
"What kind of bubblegum, have you been blowing lately?"


"All we do is think about the feelings that we hide"
"And California never felt like home to me"
"Your laugh, echoes down the highway, carves into my hollow chest, spreads over the emptiness, it's bliss"


"Held him captive in my kiss"
"I'm a wanderess"
"Don't belong to no city, don't belong to no man. I'm the violence in the pouring rain"
"Come and fade me, I'm a hurricane"

Roman Holiday

"And I remember the fear in your eyes, the very first time we snuck into the city pool"
"Didn't know where we were running to, but don't look back"
"We'll be looking for sunlight or the headlights, til our wide eyes burn blind"
"And we know that we're headstrong, and our heart's gone and the timing's never right"


"I'm searching for something that I can't reach"
"I like the sad eyes, bad guys, mouth full of white lies"
"My ghost, where'd you go? What happened to the soul that you used to be?"


"You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece, and now you're tearing through the pages and the ink"
"Now I'm covered in the colors, pulled apart at the seams, and it's blue"
"Everything is grey, his hair, his smoke, his dreams, and now he's so devoid of color he don't know what it means"
"You're dripping like a saturated sunrise"
"You were red, and you liked me because I was blue. You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky, and you decided purple just wasn't for you"
"Everything was blue"

Strange Love

"They think I'm insane, they think my lover is strange. But I don't have to fucking tell them anything"
"And I'm gonna write it all down, and I'm gonna sing it on stage"
"That's the beauty of a secret, you know you're supposed to keep it"
"Everybody's waiting up to hear if I dare speak your name"

Coming Down

"If found the devil, I found him in a lover"
"Now we're lost in somewhere outer space"


"I'm hoping you could save me now but you break and fold, you've got a fire inside but your heart's so cold"
"I'm begging you to keep on haunting"
"We walk as tall as the skyline, and we have roots like the trees"
"Cause I've done some things that I can't speak"


"Do you tear yourself apart to entertain like me?"
"And all the people say, "You can't wake up, this is not a dream, you're part of a machine, not a human being, with your face all made up, living on a screen, low on self-esteem so you run on gasoline"
"These voices won't leave me alone"
"Do you call yourself a fucking hurricane like me?"
"My heart is golden, my hands are cold"


"The house was awake with shadows and monsters, the hallways they echoed and groaned"
"And I tried to hold these secrets inside of me, my mind's like a deadly disease"
"Goddamn right, you should be scared of me. Who is in control?"
"I couldn't stand the person inside me, I turned all the mirrors around"
"I'm bigger than my body"
"I'm meaner than my demons"

Young God

"If there's a light at the end, it's just the sun in her eyes. I know you wanna go to heaven but you're human tonight"
"And we'll be flying through the streets with the people underneath, and they're running"

Overall Review

Halsey still has not received the absolute praise and recognition she deserves. For such a young, new artist she's delivered such an honest, intriguing and overall incredible album. It's such a shame that people have such a negative perspective of her. Halsey's voice is so unique, soft but gritty at times and her lyrics are so powerful. Each song on here could all well be singles, they are that amazing. There isn't one song that I don't like, however my favourites are Castle, Hurricane, Colors, Gasoline and Control. I'm so excited for her future, it's not often that new artists come out with a first album like THIS, the future is so bright for Ashley.

To purchase/stream BADLANDS: iTunes (US iTunes), Amazon, Spotify

Thank you for reading,

Until next time, be you and keep smiling.

- T .x



  1. I agree with you, Halsey's Album is really amazing and its not often seen that way due to how she express herself in the songs and lyrics. But i personally love her and her voice, she's AWESOME!

    X, Ruth Sarai

    1. You are exactly right. And yes! What are your favourite songs from Badlands? X

      - Tiffany

  2. I love your album reviews as I would never think of listening to these songs until now. Thank you!

    Whitney x


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