Several tracks on Hollywood's Bleeding find Post Malone getting caught up in fake, one-sided relationships. On "A Thousand Bad Times," he describes one of his recurrent toxic romances.
I really like you, despite who you are, oh
You see me on TV, you know I'm a star
You say you don't know me, but I know that's false
I'll pay the price, girl, whatever that cost, oh
Despite her denials, Malone is aware that the self-centered girl is only attracted to him because of his wealth and fame. Their relationship follows the usual pattern for the singer-rapper by turning poisonous. But the Texan won't let yet another abusive partner bring him down.
I always get my heart broke like I needed the practice
Foot on my throat 'til my world is collapsin'
But this what I chose, it's the law of attraction
A thousand times bitten, but still not shy, Malone will not let such experiences deter him from trying again.
I had a thousand bad times
So what's another time to me?
You try to burn my house down
But what's another house to me?