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Halsey – honey | Lyrics Meaning Explained

“honey” is the ninth track on Halsey’s 2021 album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.’ In this song, Halsey seems to venture into her bisexual side and talk about some erotic adventures with another girl.

Halsey released her fourth studio album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ on August 27, 2021. This is her follow-up project to her highly successful album ‘Manic’ released in 2020. About the new album, Halsey said “This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth. It happened by accident. I wasn’t trying to make a political record, or a record that was drowning in its own profundity—I was just writing about how I feel. The reason that the album has sort of this horror theme is because this experience, in a way, has its horrors.”

Answering a question of a fan, Halsey Tweeted that “honey” is about ‘a wild girl.’ And the lyrics deliver to this end. There are many sexual innuendoes in the lyrics without actually being explicit. Halsey is openly bisexual.

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Halsey “honey” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

The song starts off with an intimate dialogue between Halsey and another girl. The other girl invites Halsey to open her mouth for a surprise and the surprise is her tongue. Halsey warmly welcomes the surprise.

She’s on the tip of my tongue, she’s on the top of my thighs

Throughout the lyrics of the song, Halsey sings about her attachment to this girl. She is sweet like honey and Halsey cannot get enough of her. She is also feisty that she bites Halsey’s lips hard that it bleeds?! This shows the wild range of this girl’s fantasies that keep Halsey glued to her.

But, sadly, she is no longer in Halsey’s life.

Down the back of my throat and on thе front of my mind

Halsey could be singing about how this girl kisses her neck which arouses her so much. If we get a little more explicit, Halsey could be singing about oral sex as well. The back of her throat is a reference to the endpoints of the journey starting from her mouth. These emotions electrocute her mind into a world of pleasure exploding in her head.

Halsey might have been in love with her, too. The lyrics do place this girl in such a spotlight that she was the life-partner material to Halsey. Was this based on real-life experiences? We do not know. But this sure does not sound too far-fetched.

Good things are hard to come by and even harder to retain. So did this relationship slip through their grasp. But all the experiences are vividly imprinted on Halsey’s mind and now on ours!

Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

3 thoughts on “Halsey – honey | Lyrics Meaning Explained

  1. I normally am not like squeamish but this song made me squeamish. As I read the lyrics I was like “oh god why is this giving me scary vibes” not scary like anhorror move but the pressure of giving birth, psychically. The thought of being in the culture and being impregnated by a male & tje blood part makes me cringe thinking of my own life like “this is some weird love sh*t when you’re so euphoria that it doesn’t even make you think twice about the toxicity or what can be gained and lost” just very like “god birth is so fu*king scary and imagining it and s3x as the lyrics are flirty af or whatever you wanna say hot without being super loud about it as you pointed out. Just that combo freaks me out. Idk why. I wonder if that’s part of her intent with her music of if the feelings she felt during that time are so in her words that you don’t need to know her well as in knowing her music and following her career like most fans; to feel the sting she speaks of in her song” it’s called honey but it ain’t sweet.

  2. Yeah no. She’s talking about the juxtaposition of herself as halsey, her wilder version. and herself as ashley, now a mother.

    1. Yeah I definitely agree with this she’s talking about her wild self maybe not even her younger her but just her personai5 in general the type of person that she is and like you said she had now given up for childbirth the goodbye of her wild self seems bitter to her as she states and it doesn’t take her long to get bored . She’s being honest and I like it 🙂 but still believe from her other songwriting that she’s stepping up to motherhood and while she states it has horrors she will e a great mother and s great influence to a young brain 🙂

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