you thought you could leave me behind.. but you still smell my scent at night, don’t you? you thought you could forget the way I rub your back till you fall in deep sleep but you’ve been having trouble dreaming lately, haven’t you? you thought you could go about your life.. like everything is alright.. but your stomach flips at the thought of me loving again, doesn’t it? you thought you could fuck someone else as if our love burned like hell but you can still feel me in every woman you please.. I know what it’s like to stare at the sky and pray for everything to fall in place.. for everything to be alright.. I know you wonder why, I’m still on your mind.. took me time too. you thought you could love again.. without my permission.. without recognition that I taught you to love me Ina way you’ll never be loved in return. you thought I’d let you throw me away so you could forget me?
My personal take and thoughts on ‘Strangers’ by Halsey feat. Lauren Jauregui and ‘I have questions’ by Camila Cabello
Before I comment on the actual song, I would like to point out a very significant matter on this,
Halsey and Lauren did a huge thing for our bisexual community and even the
whole LGBT community in general by doing this.
BI REPRESENTATION MATTERS. As a bisexual myself there is always a stigma that comes
with being one, and it is not all rainbows and butterflies as some would think.
The mere fact of hearing, and seeing a creation from two
openly bisexual queens singing a love song to each other on mainstream charts,
warms up my cold black heart. It is the pioneer and I hope that this is the
beginning of a social change, and opens the gates for further acceptance.
My two cents on the actual song, Well I have played it
a hundred times, to say the least. The intro and the beat all throughout gives
you the initial “80’s vibe”, a concept; it is unlike any other song on the radio of
the similar nature as we speak.
Lyrically, I can never say a bad thing when it
comes to Halsey’s writing process. She always does an amazing job. Rather I
would say, the message of the song reflects the situation of love, wanting, pride,
lust in general at present. Halsey wanted to depict the emotional aspect of
loving someone, the raw and honest emotions without sugarcoating it.
My favorite lines would have to be: “To feel anything at all…You
lost it.”; “I must’ve crossed a line, I must’ve lost my mind.” and the chorus
of course. It is arranged in a candid and realistic conversational form, of
which, most if not all could very well relate.
Both Halsey and Lauren have that special raspy voice base, Lauren has this gorgeous massiveness in her voice that perfectly complements
Halsey’s soft raspy angelic tone. I would describe it as the perfect marriage
It is exceptional and special because it represents the
truth, It is Lauren Jauregui and Halsey, it is resounded to them both, it
echoed them, raw.
I HAVE QUESTIONS
First of all, I have to say that this is a very powerful and lovely masterpiece
from Camila. I would say that this is my most favorite song she has ever
written or done. Next would be ‘I only told the moon’
She has a talent for pouring and translating her soul out
into a wonderful creation. The first time I have seen the music video, I was broken for
her internally because it speaks to you and not many artists can make you feel
The lyrics elaborate on the emotions, of a certain stage, in
a love story, wherein lack of communication is apparent. It speaks of the
internal struggle one has to go through after a break up. It asks questions
that never were answered. It is giving everything, all of you and yet never knowing why it was
My favorite lines would have to be; “My name was safest in your mouth.. why did you have to go and spit it out?”
Sonically, I really love the incorporation of the violin
throughout the song, it exceptionally matched the vulnerable emotions and
the expressive voice Camila has. It is the
perfect blend. Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.