Now or Never
Halsey Lyrics


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I don't wanna fight right now
Know you always right, now
Know I need you 'round with me
But nobody waitin' 'round with me
Been through the ups
Yeah the ups and the downs with me
Got a whole lot of love
But you don't wanna spread it 'round with me, yeah

Never pick up, never call me
You know we're runnin' out of time
Never pick up when you want me
Now I gotta draw a line
Baby I done, done enough talking
Need to know that you're mine
Baby we done, done enough talking
Gotta be right now, right now

Baby gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never, hey, hey, hey
I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
Down forever, hey, hey, hey
Said you know I wanna keep you around
'Round forever, hey, hey, hey
I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never

I'm turnin' off the light right now
I'm callin' it a night now
Wishin' you were 'round with me
But you're in a different town than me
We've been through it all
But you could never spit it out for me
Tryna talk to a wall
But you could never tear it down for me, yeah

Never pick up, never call me
You know we're runnin' out of time
Never pick up when you want me
Now I gotta draw a line
Baby I done, done enough talking
Need to know that you're mine
Baby we done, done enough talking
Gotta be right now, right now

Baby gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never, hey, hey, hey
I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
Down forever, hey, hey, hey
Said you know I wanna keep you around
'Round forever, hey, hey, hey
I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never

Yeah, draw the line up
Don't take no more time up, yeah
Make your mind up
I need you to make your mind up, yeah
Draw the line up
Don't take no more time up, yeah
Baby you gotta decide something
Let me know

Baby gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never, hey, hey, hey
I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
Down forever, hey, hey, hey
Said you know I wanna keep you around
'Round forever, hey, hey, hey




I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Halsey's song "Now or Never" explore the struggles in a relationship where one person continuously tries to keep the relationship afloat while the other person seems somewhat disinterested. The first verse talks about the singer's understanding of the situations and how they don't want to fight but still need the person around. The second verse is about the singer's frustration that the other person has not vocalized their feelings, even though the two have been through everything together. The chorus emphasizes the "now or never" ultimatum that the singer has reached in the relationship- either the other person loves them now, or they won't love them at all. The lyrics express the frustration and fear of being left unloved or alone, but at the same time, there is a demand for some clarity in the relationship- leading to strong themes of self-worth and respect.


Overall, this song is about the fear of rejection and the unwillingness to be left behind in a relationship, even though the signs indicate that the other person may not be interested. The lyrics show how exhausting the wait for someone else can be and how valuable a person's self-respect is when it has been stripped away. The singer is communicating that it's time for the other person to put up or shut up, but not without a certain amount of vulnerability and fear.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't wanna fight right now
I don't want to argue at the moment


Know you always right, now
I understand that you always tend to be correct


Know I need you 'round with me
I realize that I require you to be present with me


But nobody waitin' 'round with me
However, I am all alone and have no one to accompany me


Been through the ups
We have been through both the good times


Yeah the ups and the downs with me
As well as the bad times together


Got a whole lot of love
I have a lot of love to give


But you don't wanna spread it 'round with me, yeah
Yet you are not willing to share that love with me


Never pick up, never call me
You never answer or call me back


You know we're runnin' out of time
We are on a deadline and cannot continue like this for much longer


Now I gotta draw a line
I need to set boundaries and make a decision


Baby I done, done enough talking
I have talked about this enough


Need to know that you're mine
I need to know that you belong to me


Gotta be right now, right now
Everything has to be decided immediately


Baby gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
I need you to love me at this moment


Now or never, hey, hey, hey
It's either now or never


I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
I want you to be there for me and support me


Down forever, hey, hey, hey
I want this closeness between us to last forever


Said you know I wanna keep you around
I have made it clear that I want you to stick around


'Round forever, hey, hey, hey
I want us to be together forever


I'm turnin' off the light right now
I am ending things now


I'm callin' it a night now
I am ending this conversation


Wishin' you were 'round with me
I wish you were here with me


But you're in a different town than me
But you are currently in another location


But you could never spit it out for me
You were never able to be honest with me


Tryna talk to a wall
I feel like I am trying to talk to a wall because you never show any emotion


But you could never tear it down for me, yeah
You were never able to open up and share your feelings with me


Yeah, draw the line up
Let's set these boundaries


Don't take no more time up, yeah
We cannot waste any more time


Make your mind up
You need to make a decision


I need you to make your mind up, yeah
I need you to come to a conclusion


Baby you gotta decide something
You need to make a choice about us


Let me know
Tell me what you've decided




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Ashley Frangipane, Benjamin Joseph Levin, Benny Blanco, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Magnus Hoiberg, Nathan Perez

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@suemy7

I don't wanna fight right now
Know you always right, now
I know I need you 'round with me
But nobody waitin' 'round with me
Been through the ups
Yeah, the ups and the downs with me
Got a whole lot of love
But you don't wanna spread it 'round with me, yeah

Never pick up, never call me
You know we're runnin' out of time
Never pick up when you want me
Now I gotta draw a line
Baby, I done, done enough talking, I
Need to know that you're mine
Baby, we done, done enough talking
Gotta be right now, right now

Baby, gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never
I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
Down forever
Said you know I wanna keep you around
'Round forever
I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never

I'm turnin' off the light right now
I'm callin' it a night now
Wishin' you were 'round with me
But you're in a different town than me
We've been through it all
But you could never spit it out for me
Tryna talk to a wall
But you could never tear it down for me, yeah

Never pick up, never call me
You know we're runnin' out of time
Never pick up when you want me
Now I gotta draw a line
Baby, I done, done enough talking, I
Need to know that you're mine
Baby, we done, done enough talking
Gotta be right now, right now

Baby gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never
I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
Down forever
Said you know I wanna keep you around
'Round forever
I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never

Yeah, draw the line up
Don't take no more time up
Make your mind up
I need you to make your mind up
Draw the line up
Don't take no more time up
Baby, you gotta decide something
Let me know

Baby gon' love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never
I want you to hold me down, down, down, down, down, down
Down forever
Said you know I wanna keep you around
'Round forever
I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now
Now or never



All comments from YouTube:

@scrainbow1234

Something about this song gets inside my soul.

@desmondstewart204

That's the demons systematically put in the song 😹

@fabi7334

Everytime I hear it i feel like I wanna cry..
There are SO many emotions connected to this song😁

@LinhDuong-nn6qd

then you should listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HoOHxRs8LI

@FishWithLipstick

@@fabi7334 I agree tbh

@tumiethedi6397

Yes totally

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@isabelleblais1077

I adore listening to this song, because it brings back a lot of memories of late spring, early summer 2017. I can remember one time clearly: it was a hot and humid school night, and my sister and I couldn't sleep. I snuck out of my room and into my sister's room, and we sat up and chatted for a while to pass the time, both knowing that we would probably regret it tomorrow when we had to get up early for school. But at that time, everything was peaceful. Then, my sister turns on her alarm clock radio, and this song starts to play. It was so great, chatting with my sis in the middle of the night and listening to my favorite song at the time. Ahhh, those were the days. It's surprising how much life can change in less than a year!

@rayana333

?what change

@isabelleblais1077

Rayanaoy _99
Mostly school work picking up, tons more responsibilities, things like that. Last summer felt so carefree compared to now! Well, I still have a long road ahead of me, so I might as well enjoy life as it comes. Good thing I have music like this to help me! 😊

@rayana333

that's life always the past is beautiful and the feature is harder, but we have to continue our life hopping for better feature that's the is sad truth :(

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