Nightmare (lyrics):

Now i lay me down to sleep

I pray the lord my soul to keep

If i shall die before i wake

I pray the lord my soul to take

I, i keep a record of the wreckage in my life

I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind

They talk sh*t but i love it every time

And i realize

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

Come on little lady

Give us a smile

No, i ain’t 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 god damn thing

I keep a record of the wreckage in my life

I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind

They talk sh*t but i love it every time

And i realize

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

No i won’t smile

But i’ll show you my teeth

And i’mma let you speak if you just let me breathe

I’ve be 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

Cuz kindness is weakness or worse your complacent

I could play nice or i could be a bully

I’m tired and angry

But somebody should be

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 god damn thing

I keep a record of the wreckage in my life

I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind

They talk sh*t but i love it every time

And i realize

I, i keep a record of the wreckage in my life

I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind

They talk sh*t but i love it every time

And i realize

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

I, i keep a record of the wreckage in my life

I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind

They talk sh*t but i love it every time

And i realize

I, i keep a record of the wreckage in my life

I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind

They talk sh*t but i love it every time

And i realize

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

(but i’m a hell of a night)


NIGHTMARE” is new track by Halsey dropped Friday, May 17, 2019, via Capitol Records. The production was handled by Benny Blanco and it follows her previous single “without me.”

Halsey new single NIGHTMARE with lyrics
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Halsey teased Nightmare at her show in New York City On 9 May 2019. Hours later she posted a video of the big reveal on her Twitter: