Album: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017)
Charted: 66
Play Video


  • Romeo and Juliet symbolism is sprinkled across many of the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom lyrics. This song is an extension of the doomed love story in which Halsey admits during a house party that she is a socialite with a dark side. The setting is a parallel to the masquerade ball hosted by the Capulet family in Romeo and Juliet.

    I know you're dying to meet me, but I can just tell you this
    Baby as soon as you meet me, you'll wish that you never did

    Halsey discourages her pursuer at the party, warning him of the inevitable hurt when the relationship breaks down.
  • Halsey released a remix featuring London rapper Stefflon Don on the bridge and Big Sean who spits a verse in which he advices the social butterfly to settle down with somebody.
  • A second remix by Calvin Harris, who gives the track a bass-heavy house spin, was released on April 20, 2018. This version retains Stefflon Don's vocals.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

70s Music Quiz 1

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.

Brenda Russell

Brenda RussellSongwriter Interviews

Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.

Lip-Synch Rebels

Lip-Synch RebelsSong Writing

What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."

Booker T. Jones

Booker T. JonesSongwriter Interviews

The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.

Did They Really Sing In That Movie?

Did They Really Sing In That Movie?Fact or Fiction

Bradley Cooper, Michael J. Fox, Rami Malek, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney: Which actors really sang in their movies?