Good Mourning
Halsey Lyrics


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They told me once, "There's a place where love conquers all"
A city with the streets full of milk and honey
I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching
All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin
Perhaps hopeless isn't a place
Nothing but a state of mind
They told me once, "Don't trust the moon, she's always changing"
The shores bend and break for her
And she begs to be loved
But nothing here is as it seems

Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why




Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why

Overall Meaning

Halsey’s “Good Mourning” is a track off of her 2015 debut album, Badlands. The song opens up with the lines, “They told me once, 'there's a place where love conquers all,' a city with streets full of milk and honey. I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching. All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin.” The opening lines set the tone and the mood for the rest of the song. Here, Halsey is referencing the concept of a promised land, a place where everything will be perfect and where love will ultimately conquer all. However, she has yet to find this place, and instead, she is stuck in a hopeless, desolate place where there is only bloodshed.


Halsey then tries to make sense of her current circumstances, wondering if “hopeless” is a specific place or simply a state of mind. She further adds, “They told me once, ‘don’t trust the moon, she’s always changing.’ The shores bend and break for her, and she begs to be loved, but nothing here is as it seems.” These lines seem to suggest that though the world around us may appear beautiful and perfect, there’s always something darker underneath. Like the moon, things are always changing, and the reality is far from what they appear to be. The repeated chorus of “sun is coming up oh why” seems to hint at a feeling of despair, as if she can’t escape the darkness of the situation she’s in.


Line by Line Meaning

They told me once, "there's a place where love conquers all"
People have told me before that there exists a city where love triumphs above all else


A city with the streets full of milk and honey
This city is so abundant that its streets are flowing with milk and honey


I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching
Despite not having found it yet, I am still actively seeking this utopia


All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin
All I have experienced so far is a desolate and tragic environment, which has taken a toll on my family


Perhaps hopeless isn't a place
Hopelessness is not necessarily a physical location or destination


Nothing but a state of mind
It is simply a mindset that affects one's outlook and experiences


They told me once, "don't trust the moon, she's always changing"
I was warned before that the moon cannot be trusted, as it is constantly evolving and transforming


The shores bend and break for her
The moon has a profound impact on the tides and the movement of water on this planet


And she begs to be loved
Despite her fickleness, the moon still wants to be loved and appreciated


But nothing here is as it seems
This world is not always straightforward or easy to decipher, and often presents us with illusions or false impressions


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
The rising of the sun prompts me to question the things that are happening in my life


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
The repetition of this phrase underlines the artist's persistent uncertainty and confusion


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Despite the passing of time and the repetition of a new day, the singer is still grappling with existential questions


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
The sunrise is a symbol of new beginnings, but the singer is still struggling to make sense of their surroundings


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
This line conveys the singer's sense of ennui and disillusionment as they witness yet another day dawning


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
Amidst all the uncertainty and pain, the artist is still hoping for clarity and answers


Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why
This repetition of the same phrase creates a sense of an ongoing internal monologue, as the artist grapples with the contradictions and confusion of their world




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ashley Frangipane, Peder Losnegard

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@cyberspacex84

Good Mourning by Halsey

They told me once, "there's a place where love conquers all"
A city with the streets full of milk and honey
I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching
All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin
Perhaps hopeless isn't a place
Nothing but a state of mind
They told me once, "don't trust the moon, she's always changing"
The shores bend and break for her
And she begs to be loved
But nothing here is as it seems

Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...



@mansirohilla8557

Good Morning lyrics

They told me once, "there's a place where love conquers all"
A city with the streets full of milk and honey
I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching
All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin
Perhaps hopeless isn't a place
Nothing but a state of mind
They told me once, "don't trust the moon, she's always changing"
The shores bend and break for her
And she begs to be loved
But nothing here is as it seems

Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...



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@cyberspacex84

Good Mourning by Halsey

They told me once, "there's a place where love conquers all"
A city with the streets full of milk and honey
I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching
All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin
Perhaps hopeless isn't a place
Nothing but a state of mind
They told me once, "don't trust the moon, she's always changing"
The shores bend and break for her
And she begs to be loved
But nothing here is as it seems

Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...
Sun is coming up oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...

@nzsp2136

Aitaka Gee thank you <3

@cyberspacex84

Moyna Eldritchdawn you're welcome! <3

@duru2137

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@lpscraZgirl

watch her use this as her opener im shook

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@filthyfranks4869

Thank you for teaching humans what art is.

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The pleasure, I'm sure, is entirely mine.

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@trevormichael4906

LOL this is basic. You know nothing of art

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