You should be sad
Halsey Lyrics


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I wanna start this out and say
I gotta get it off my chest
Got no anger, got no malice
Just a little bit of regret
Know nobody else will tell you
So there's some things I gotta say
Gonna jot it down and then get it out
And then I'll be on my way

No, you're not half the man you think that you are
And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you

Oh, I feel so sorry
I feel so sad
I tried to help you
It just made you mad
And I had no warnin'
About who you are
I'm just glad I made it out without breakin' down
And then ran so fuckin' far
That you would never ever touch me again
Won't see your alligator tears
'Cause, no, I've had enough of them

Let me start this off by sayin'
I really meant well from the start
Take a broken man right in my hands
And then put back all his parts

But you're not half the man you think that you are
And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, girls and cars
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warnin' (I had no warnin')
About who you are ('bout who you)
Just glad I made it out without breakin' down
Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warnin' (I had no)
About who you are ('bout who you)
'Bout who you are

Hey
Hey
Hey
Hey

'Cause you're not half the man you think that you are
And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you

I feel so sad
You should be sad
You should be
You should be sad
You should be




You should be
You should be

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Halsey's song "You should be sad" are about a failed relationship with a man who could not love her genuinely but instead only loved her for what he could get out of her. The song starts off with the singer acknowledging the fact that she needs to get something off her chest. She has no anger or malice towards her ex-partner, but she does feel a bit of regret. She then goes on to express her feelings about the man, telling him that he's not the man he thinks he is, and that he could never fill the hole inside him with money, drugs or cars.


Halsey highlights the fact that she is grateful she never had a baby with this man, as he could only love something if there was something in it for him. She tried to help her partner, but her attempt only resulted in anger from him. Halsey is just glad that she could make it out of the relationship without breaking down so much that she would never again touch her ex-partner. She's done with him and his alligator tears.


In the end, Halsey sings that her ex-partner should be sad because he lost someone who cared for him, loved him, and tried to help him. However, the failure of the relationship is entirely his fault, and he should feel regretful for not valuing the relationship enough.


Line by Line Meaning

I wanna start this out and say
I need to get something off my chest and express myself.


I gotta get it off my chest
I have something that is weighing on me that I need to address.


Got no anger, got no malice
I don't have any hard feelings towards you.


Just a little bit of regret
I have some sadness and remorse about our past relationship.


Know nobody else will tell you
I know that nobody else will speak up about the things that need to be said.


So there's some things I gotta say
There are things that I need to say to you directly.


Gonna jot it down and then get it out
I will write down my thoughts and then express them to you.


And then I'll be on my way
After I say what I need to say, I will move on and leave you behind.


No, you're not half the man you think that you are
The image of yourself that you have created in your mind is not accurate.


And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
No amount of material possessions can make up for the emotional emptiness inside of you.


I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
I am relieved that I did not have a child with you.


'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you
You are incapable of loving someone unless you can gain something from it.


Oh, I feel so sorry
I have feelings of sorrow and empathy for you.


I feel so sad
I am overwhelmed with sadness about our situation.


I tried to help you
I made attempts to support you when you needed it.


It just made you mad
My efforts to help angered you instead of helping you.


And I had no warnin'
I did not expect the situation to turn out the way it did.


About who you are
I did not know your true character and actions.


Just glad I made it out without breakin' down
I am proud of myself for being able to leave the situation without falling apart.


And then ran so fuckin' far
I had to put a lot of distance between us in order to heal and move on from the hurt.


That you would never ever touch me again
I hope to never have any contact with you again.


Won't see your alligator tears
I won't be swayed by any fake or insincere emotions you express.


'Cause, no, I've had enough of them
I am done with your false tears and emotional manipulation.


Let me start this off by sayin'
I want to preface my upcoming statements with this opening remark.


I really meant well from the start
I had the best intentions when we began our relationship.


Take a broken man right in my hands
I tried to heal and fix someone who was already hurting and broken.


And then put back all his parts
I attempted to rebuild and restore their emotional well-being.


Hey
An exclamation to grab attention and emphasize a point.


'Cause you're not half the man you think that you are
You have a distorted perception of yourself and your abilities.


You can't fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars
Material possessions and distractions can't heal the emptiness inside of you.


I feel so sad
I have a deep sense of despair about the situation.


You should be sad
You should feel remorse or regret for how you treated me and others.


You should be
An emphasis on the previous statement.


You should be
An emphasis on the previous statement.


You should be sad
An emphasis on the previous statement about feeling regret.




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Written by: Ashley Frangipane, Greg Kurstin

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You Should be Sad - Halsey Lyrics

I wanna start this out and say
I gotta get it off my chest
Got no anger, got no malice

Just a little bit of regret

Know nobody else will tell you
So there's some things I gotta say
Gonna jot it down and then get it out
And then I'll be on my way

No, you're not half the man you think that you are
And you can't fill the hole inside of you
With money, drugs, and cars
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
'Cause you can't love nothing
Unless there's something in it for you

Oh, I feel so sorry, I feel so sad
I tried to help you, it just made you mad
And I had no warning about who you are
I'm just glad I made it out without breaking down
And then ran so fucking far
That you would never ever touch me again
Won't see your alligator tears
'Cause, no, I've had enough of them

Let me start this off by saying
I really meant well from the start
Take a broken man right in my hands
And then put back all his parts

But you're not half the man you think that you are
And you can't fill the hole inside of you
With money, girls, and cars
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
'Cause you can't love nothing
Unless there's something in it for you

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warning (I had no warning)
About who you are (About who you are)
I'm just glad I made it out without breaking down

Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)
It just made you mad
And I had no warning (I had no warning)
About who you are (About who you are)
'Bout who you are

Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

'Cause you're not half the man you think that you are
And you can't fill the hole inside of you
With money, drugs, and cars
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you
'Cause you can't love nothing
Unless there's something in it for you

I feel so sad
You should be sad
You should be
You should be sad
You should be
You should be
You should be



Neires Mountbatten

Eu quero começar isso e dizer
I wanna start this out and say

Eu tenho que tirar isso do meu peito
I gotta get it off my chest

Não tenho raiva, não tenho malícia
Got no anger, got no malice

Apenas um pouco de arrependimento
Just a little bit of regret

Saiba que ninguém mais vai te contar
Know nobody else will tell you

Então há algumas coisas que preciso dizer
So there's some things I gotta say

Vou anotar e depois tirar
Gonna jot it down and then get it out

E então eu estarei no meu caminho
And then I'll be on my way
Não, você não é metade do homem que pensa que é
No, you're not half the man you think that you are

E você não pode preencher o buraco dentro de você com dinheiro, drogas e carros
And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars

Estou tão feliz por nunca ter tido um filho com você
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you

Porque você não pode amar nada a menos que haja algo para você
'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you
Ah, eu sinto muito
Oh, I feel so sorry

Eu me sinto tão triste
I feel so sad

Eu tentei te ajudar
I tried to help you

Isso só te deixou louco
It just made you mad

E eu não tive nenhum aviso
And I had no warnin'

Sobre quem você é
About who you are

Estou feliz por ter conseguido sair sem quebrar
I'm just glad I made it out without breakin' down

E então correu tão longe
And then ran so fuckin' far

Que você nunca mais me tocaria
That you would never ever touch me again

Não verei suas lágrimas de jacaré
Won't see your alligator tears

Porque, não, eu já tive o suficiente deles
'Cause, no, I've had enough of them
Deixe-me começar dizendo
Let me start this off by sayin'

Eu realmente tive boas intenções desde o início
I really meant well from the start

Pegue um homem quebrado em minhas mãos
Take a broken man right in my hands

E então coloque de volta todas as suas partes
And then put back all his parts
Mas você não é metade do homem que pensa que é
But you're not half the man you think that you are

E você não pode preencher o buraco dentro de você com dinheiro, garotas e carros
And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, girls and cars

Estou tão feliz por nunca ter tido um filho com você
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you

Porque você não pode amar nada a menos que haja algo para você
'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you
Oh, sinto muito (sinto muito)
Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)

Eu me sinto tão triste (me sinto tão triste)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)

Eu tentei te ajudar (eu tentei te ajudar)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)

Isso só te deixou louco
It just made you mad

E eu não tive nenhum aviso (eu não tive nenhum aviso)
And I had no warnin' (I had no warnin')

Sobre quem você é (sobre quem você)
About who you are ('bout who you)

Estou feliz por ter conseguido sair sem quebrar
Just glad I made it out without breakin' down

Oh, sinto muito (sinto muito)
Oh, I feel so sorry (I feel so sorry)

Eu me sinto tão triste (me sinto tão triste)
I feel so sad (I feel so sad)

Eu tentei te ajudar (eu tentei te ajudar)
I tried to help you (I tried to help you)

Isso só te deixou louco
It just made you mad

E eu não tive nenhum aviso (eu não tive)
And I had no warnin' (I had no)

Sobre quem você é (sobre quem você)
About who you are ('bout who you)

'Sobre quem você é
'Bout who you are
Ei
Hey

Ei
Hey

Ei
Hey

Ei
Hey
Porque você não é metade do homem que pensa que é
'Cause you're not half the man you think that you are

E você não pode preencher o buraco dentro de você com dinheiro, drogas e carros
And you can't fill the hole inside of you with money, drugs and cars

Estou tão feliz por nunca ter tido um filho com você
I'm so glad I never ever had a baby with you

Porque você não pode amar nada a menos que haja algo para você
'Cause you can't love nothin' unless there's somethin' in it for you
Eu me sinto tão triste
I feel so sad

Você deveria estar triste
You should be sad

Você deveria estar
You should be

Você deveria estar triste
You should be sad

Você deveria estar
You should be

Você deveria estar
You should be

Você deveria estar
You should be



All comments from YouTube:

Rosie Darling

I felt it when she said: “Cause you can’t love nothing unless there’s something in it for you.”

Francesca Andreou

Can you explain what does she mean by that ??

Rhea SINGH

Francesca Andreou she means that the only reason he loved her was because he had something to gain from the relationship

keely johnston

@Francesca Andreou it means he will date a girl if she has money or connections he won't just date her because he likes her. Does that explain it a little.

Stephie C

@Francesca Andreou It basically means that they are self-centered and narcissistic, and that something isn't truly important to them unless they are getting something out of a situation (attention, money, admiration, etc.). They can't just feel happy for someone else "just because".

Rosie Darling

Francesca Andreou I agree with what the people above me had to say. Coming from me though, I would have to add that the person she’s talking about can’t be in a relationship OR have a friendship with someone without getting something out of them because if they don’t. Then they don’t see a purpose in staying if their ego isn’t being fed.

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Beauty By Nenita

So much power in her voice ! That’s one strong undefeated woman ! ❤ I love this song so much forever a Halsey fan 👏🤍🤍🏆⭐️🫶

Kay de Leon

The line “im so glad I never ever had baby with you because you can’t love anything if there isn’t in it for you” that hits hard and more than anything I can related to this!!

Pepe Roni

Those are the types of personalities that gets the ladies going tho.

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