(+LYRICS+TRANSLATION+MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: NIGHTMARE BY HALSEY

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The word “Nightmare” means an unpleasant dream.

The artiste uses the song Nightmare to describe her personality as a nightmare because of what she has faced in life. View in this line “I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night”

She talks about her frightening experiences before she became who she is today. She says her life was in a perfect ruin and people talked lots of shit about her, but she ignored them. Halsey faced several battles that got her depressed, but she was able to surmount them; she is not scared of conquering more battles. She said when people withdrew support for her, told her lies, deceived her,  her strength failed. She became cheerless and even hurt herself at times. She has however being able to put herself back together after all these heart-gripping events.

The below lines show the injuries she inflicted upon herself

“Stared in the mirror and punched it to shatters
Collected the pieces and picked out a dagger
I’ve pinched my skin in between my two fingers
And wished I could cut some parts off with some scissors”

LYRICS TO NIGHTMARE BY HALSEY

INTRO

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord, my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord, my soul to take

PRE CHORUS

I, I keep a record of the wreckage of my life
I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind
They talk shit, but I love it every time
And I realize

VERSE 1

I’ve tasted blood and it is sweet
I’ve had the rug pulled beneath my feet
I’ve trusted lies and trusted men
Broke down and put myself back together again
Stared in the mirror and punched it to shatters
Collected the pieces and picked out a dagger
I’ve pinched my skin in between my two fingers
And wished I could cut some parts off with some scissors

HOOK

“Come on, little lady, give us a smile”
No, I ain’t got nothing to smile about
I got no one to smile for, I waited a while for
A moment to say I don’t owe you a goddamn thing

PRE CHORUS

I, I keep a record of the wreckage of my life
I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind
They talk shit, but I love it every time
And I realize

CHORUS

I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night
That I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night

VERSE 2

No, I won’t smile, but I’ll show you my teeth
And I’ma let you speak if you just let me breathe
I’ve been polite, but won’t be caught dead
Letting a man tell me what I should do in my bed
Keep my exes in check in my basement
‘Cause kindness is weakness, or worse, you’re complacent
I could play nice or I could be a bully
I’m tired and angry, but somebody should be

HOOK

“Come on, little lady, give us a smile”
No, I ain’t got nothin’ to smile about
I got no one to smile for, I waited a while for
A moment to say I don’t owe you a goddamn thing

PRE CHORUS (2X)

I, I keep a record of the wreckage of my life
I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind
They talk shit, but I love it every time
And I realize

BRIDGE

Someone like me can be a real nightmare, completely aware
But I’d rather be a real nightmare, than die unaware, yeah
Someone like me can be a real nightmare, completely aware
But I’m glad to be a real nightmare, so save me your prayers

PRE CHORUS (2X)

I, I keep a record of the wreckage of my life
I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind
They talk shit, but I love it every time
And I realize

CHORUS

I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night
That I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG NIGHTMARE BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_dqfcvTZik

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 3 SECONDS

VIEW IMAGES FROM THE SONG  “NIGHTMARE” BY HALSEY

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Author:

Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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