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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: YOU SHOULD BE SAD BY HALSEY “THE VIDEO THOUGH…”

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I love the video for this song. I love the Michael Jackson (MJ) inspired choreography. I mean, most of the dance moves by the choreographers were invented by MJ. The dancers basically used the “robot and moonwalk” dance moves by MJ. However, in as much as I love this video, I am still trying to decipher how it correlates with the track. What y’all think about the concept of the video.

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Also, the video has so much nudity and kind of promotes homosexuality. Should we just say, Halsey just basically used this video concept to get tongues wagging? What y’all think?

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WHAT THE SONG “YOU SHOULD BE SAD” IS ABOUT

To be sad means to be unhappy or heartbroken.

The song “You should be sad” by Halsey is about a broken relationship. Apparently, the artiste is regretting having an affair with someone who loves her conditionally rather than unconditionally. Whenever she reacts, he acts like one willing to change with tears rolling down his face, but all is a façade. View below in the verse 2

“Won’t see your alligator tears”
In the song, Halsey narrates how much she tried making a relationship with her ex-boyfriend work and how futile it eventually ended. She shows disappointment in being in a relationship with that kind of person, and she is feeling regrets for the time spent in trying to make him a better person. She describes the guy as one who is never happy no matter what one does. She is glad she was able to pull out of the relationship unscathed, and that they both don’t have any child binding them together.

According to Halsey, the reason she is narrating her terrible experience is not because she is upset that the relationship didn’t work out, but just to get the matter off her chest.

She says her ex should be depressed for losing a lady that is “so rare” like her

The song has two verses. The pre chorus and chorus were taken thrice. The lyrics are detailed and meaningful. The major instruments used to compose the song include drum, guitar, piano. Halsey’s vocal was clear and rich. The rhythm flows with the beat. The artiste was consistent with the style of rhythm.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Alligator tears: Also called crocodile tears/fake tears. It is an insincere display of emotion.

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO THE SONG YOU SHOULD BE SAD BY HALSEY

VERSE 1

I wanna start this out and say
I gotta get it off my chest
Got no anger, got no malice
Just a little bit of regret
Know nobody else will tell you
So there’s some things I gotta say
Gonna jot it down and then get it out
And then I’ll be on my way

PRE CHORUS

No, you’re not half the man you think that you are
And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you
‘Cause you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you

CHORUS

Oh, I feel so sorry
I feel so sad
I tried to help you
It just made you mad
And I had no warning
About who you are
I’m just glad I made it out without breaking down

 

 

VERSE 2

And then ran so fucking far
That you would never ever touch me again
Won’t see your alligator tears
‘Cause, no, I’ve had enough of them

Let me start this off by saying
I really meant well from the start
Take a broken man right in my hands
And then put back all his parts

PRE CHORUS

But you’re not half the man you think that you are
And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, girls and cars
I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you
‘Cause you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you

CHORUS

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warning (I had no warning)
About who you are (’bout who you)
Just glad I made it out without breaking down

 

CHORUS

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warning (I had no)
About who you are (’bout who you)
‘Bout who you are

HOOK

Hey 5x
Hey 5x
Hey 5x
Hey 5x

 

PRE CHORUS

‘Cause you’re not half the man you think that you are
And you can’t fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
I’m so glad I never ever had a baby with you
‘Cause you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you

OUTRO

I feel so sad
You should be sad
You should be
You should be sad
You should be
You should be
You should be

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WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QPFc3R8GiU

VIDEO DIRECTED BY COLIN TILLEY

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 38 SECONDS

#halsey #youshouldbesad

 

 

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