Angel on Fire
Halsey - hopeless fountain kingdom Lyrics


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I woke up to another mess in the living room
Broken bottles all around my feet
They came again in the night under crescent moon
Didn't wake me in my sleep

'Cause they talk and drink and laugh 'bout things
And fall in love in my backyard
I hide and cower in the corner
Conversation's getting hard
'Cause nobody seems to ask about me anymore
And nobody seems to care 'bout anything I think
And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
In the background screaming, "everybody, look at me"

And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I'm standing in the ashes of who I used to be
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire, fire

I used to be a darling starlet like a centerpiece
Had the whole world wrapped around my ring
I flew too closely to the sun that's setting in the east
And now I'm melting from my wings

'Cause I'd laugh and drink and talk 'bout things
And fall in love in my backyard
Now it's my own anxiety
That makes the conversation hard
'Cause nobody seems to ask about me anymore
And nobody ever cares 'bout anything I think
And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
In the background screaming, "everybody, look at me"

And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I'm standing in the ashes of who I used to be
But I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
Well, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire





You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire, fire

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Angel On Fire" by Halsey delve into the struggle of losing oneself and feeling unseen in a world that used to revolve around them. The opening lines paint a chaotic scene, waking up to a messy living room scattered with broken bottles. The mention of "they" coming in the night under the crescent moon suggests an experience of external forces or people causing disruption and chaos without considering the singer's well-being.


The following lines highlight a sense of isolation and alienation. While others around them engage in conversations, laughter, and love in the singer's backyard, they hide and cower in the corner. The feeling of being ignored and forgotten intensifies, with nobody seeming to care about their thoughts or recognize them in a crowd. The desperation to be noticed and acknowledged is evident in the background screaming, "everybody, look at me."


The second verse continues with a reference to the singer's former status as a starlet, someone who had the world's attention. However, they admit to pushing their limits and experiencing a downfall by getting too close to the sun, metaphorically symbolizing taking risks or pursuing fame and success. As a result, they now find themselves melting from their own mistakes, trapped in the ashes of their former self.


Line by Line Meaning

I woke up to another mess in the living room
I woke up to find another chaotic situation in my life


Broken bottles all around my feet
There are signs of destruction and problems everywhere I step


They came again in the night under crescent moon
Troubles and challenges keep recurring, even in the darkness


Didn't wake me in my sleep
These issues are so common now that they no longer disturb my rest


'Cause they talk and drink and laugh 'bout things
Others around me indulge in conversations, distractions, and enjoyment


And fall in love in my backyard
They find happiness and connections, while I feel left out and alone


I hide and cower in the corner
I retreat and feel fearful in my own space


Conversation's getting hard
Engaging in meaningful dialogue becomes increasingly difficult for me


'Cause nobody seems to ask about me anymore
People no longer show interest in knowing or understanding me


And nobody seems to care 'bout anything I think
My thoughts and opinions are disregarded and unimportant to others


And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
I feel invisible and unnoticed among the masses


In the background screaming, "everybody, look at me"
Desperately seeking attention and validation, shouting to be seen


And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I've lost my passion and energy, no longer the vibrant person I once was


I'm standing in the ashes of who I used to be
I am left to face the remnants and ruins of my former self


I used to be a darling starlet like a centerpiece
I used to be adored and admired, the center of attention


Had the whole world wrapped around my ring
I had complete control and influence over the world around me


I flew too closely to the sun that's setting in the east
I reached too high and burned myself, pursuing something unattainable


And now I'm melting from my wings
I am experiencing the consequences of my actions, facing my own downfall


Now it's my own anxiety
My own fears and worries are the obstacles hindering communication


That makes the conversation hard
This anxiety creates difficulties in engaging with others


Well, I used to be on fire
There was a time when I burned with intensity and passion




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ASHLEY FRANGIPANE, GREGORY KURSTIN

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@runningonmymind_

I woke up to another mess in the living room
Broken bottles all around my feet
They came again in the night under crescent moon
Didn't wake me in my sleep

'Cause they talk and drink and laugh 'bout things
And fall in love in my backyard
I hide and cower in the corner
Conversation's getting hard
'Cause nobody seems to ask about me anymore
And nobody seems to care 'bout anything I think
And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
In the background screamin', "everybody, look at me"

And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I'm standin' in the ashes of who I used to be
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire, fire

I used to be a darling starlet like a centerpiece
Had the whole world wrapped around my ring
I flew too closely to the sun that's setting in the East
And now I'm melting from my wings

'Cause I'd talk and drink and laugh 'bout things
And fall in love in my backyard
Now it's my own anxiety that makes the conversation hard
'Cause nobody seems to ask about me anymore
And nobody ever cares 'bout anything I think
And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
In the background screamin', "everybody, look at me"

And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I'm standin' in the ashes of who I used to be
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
Well, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire

You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire, fire



@prisecaruionela3693

Lyrics
I woke up to another mess in the living room
Broken bottles all around my feet
They came again in the night under crescent moon
Didn't wake me in my sleep

'Cause they talk and drink and laugh 'bout things
And fall in love in my backyard
I hide and cower in the corner
Conversation's getting hard
'Cause nobody seems to ask about me any more
And nobody seems to care 'bout anything, I think
And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
In the background, screaming "everybody, look at me"

And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I'm standing in the ashes of who I used to be
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire, fire

I used to be a darling starlet like a centrepiece
Had the whole world wrapped around my ring
I flew too closely to the sun that's setting in the East
And now I'm melting from my wings

'Cause I'd talk and drink and laugh 'bout things
And fall in love, in my backyard
Now it's my own anxiety that makes the conversation hard
'Cause nobody seems to ask about me any more
And nobody ever cares 'bout anything, I think
And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd
In the background, screaming, "everybody, look at me"

And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
And I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
I'm standing in the ashes of who I used to be
But I'm faded away, you know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire
Well, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire

You know, I used to be on fire
You know, I used to be on fire, fire



@geodrewbilee

Before I used to just like the song but as time goes on it becomes more and more personal.

In Highschool I wasn’t popular but I was quite outgoing and always had the time of day for people who wanted to talk (we talked and laughed and fell in love in “my” backyard)

Slowly over time I found I began to fade away. Not any more or less present but I’ve found despite being more and more aware that I have nothing to prove to anyone I’ve come to avoid having anyone to dare to prove anything to (I hide and cower in the corner, conversations getting hard)

Maybe it’s all the times I’ve been talked over, all the times people have left without a goodbye in every way one could leave. Maybe it’s my thoughts being brushed to the side. Maybe it’s the amount of times I’ve needed and asked for help and it never came. My voice one way or another was drowned out time and time again. (Nobody seems to ask about me anymore. And no one ever cares about anything I think. Nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd, in the background screaming everybody look at me)

I’m fading away, I’m fading away you know I used to be on fire. I’m standing in the ashes of who I used to be. You know I used to be on fire? Well I used to be on fire

And yet I’m still an extrovert. I still like people so I sit in Uni classes in the middle (like a darling starlight centre peace)

letting my presence be silently known but yet I can’t come to take interest in talking to people. The things they’d want to talk with me about I have trouble sharing (now it’s my own anxiety that makes the conversation hard)

I’m fading away, I’m fading away you know I used to be on fire. I’m standing in the ashes of who I used to be. You know I used to be on fire? Well I used to be on fire



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"It's my own anxiety that makes conversation hard"
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@ez52

hopeless fountain kingdom is such a perfect album and her vocals have developed so much oml I'm so proud

@notokay5716

is it meme? Same

@senanurgungor1119

is it meme? her album is so honest

@isabellekathleen1551

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