A Hot Take On Halsey

by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner

I really, really like Halsey. But the thing about her is, she seems to be among a number of established artists who seem to be thrashing around creatively for a New Sound.

The logical thing for her to do is to veer into traditional pop rock. It’s right there. If she came out out with a pop rock album that wasn’t just warmed over NIN in its vibe, then I think she would find a lot of success.

It definitely seems as though the audience wants something akin to neo-New Wave. That’s what Zoomers want. They have no idea what New Wave and punk are and if you came out with music that was updated New Wave I think it would be a huge hit.

But, lulz. No one one listens to me. But I’m an Old, so I have some perspective on things. And I think if you someone like Halsey really studied The Talking Heads or Blondie and got a really good producer (Butch Vig?) to rock her up some, I think that’s a sure fire hit.

‘Terribly Negative Person’ — #lyrics to a #pop #rock #ballad

Terribly Negative Person
lyrics by @sheltgarner
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don’t call me bitter
I’m not your babysitter
people come and go in your life
isn’t it a sight
you have the gall to say
to my dismaay
that I’m a
terribly negative person
terribly negative person
terribly negative person

don’t you dare give me
a blank stare of a dare

don’t you dare give me
a blank stare of a dare

I’m not what you think
I swear, I swear
I’m not a
terribly negative person
terribly negative person
terribly negative person

I might bet a bit better
but you would be too
if you had your heart broken
by someone like you
but you’re cruel in the extreme
to scream that I’m a
terribly negative person
terribly negative person
terribly negative person

(bridge)
I remember when I had hope
and love did not seem on the ropes
but you came into my life
now I don’t know what is a lie
and what is true

don’t you dare give me
a blank stare of a dare

don’t you dare give me
a blank stare of a dare

I’m not what you think
I swear, I swear
I’m not a
terribly negative person
terribly negative person
terribly negative person

I might bet a bit better
but you would be too
if you had your heart broken
by someone like you
but you’re cruel in the extreme
to scream that I’m a
terribly negative person
terribly negative person
terribly negative person

‘Unwanted Hugs’ #lyrics to a #pop #rock #ballad

I’m really proud of this one.

Unwanted Hugs
lyrics by @sheltgarner
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the break up was a year ago
we’re no longer a thing
in the end it was all a game
but what can I say I still
look forward to seeing you and the
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs

if it wasn’t for unwanted hugs
what would we have
if it was’t for unwanted hugs
our relationship would be dead

here come close
close enough to smell
I need one of those
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs

people claim we made a cute couple
maybe we did I don’t know
but all I know is how you feel
when I go in for one of those
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs

if it wasn’t for unwanted hugs
what would we have
if it was’t for unwanted hugs
our relationship would be dead

here come close
close enough to smell
I need one of those
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs

(bridge)
when the hugs were wanted
and things were going well
things were just so swell
but that was a long, long time ago
now all I’ve got are

unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs
unwanted hugs

‘White Hot’ — #lyrics to a #pop #rock song

White Hot
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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my heart burns white hot
the rage keeps me awake
knowing what happening
makes me want to act
but it’s not my place
all I can do is be
white hot
white hot
white hot

it’s not my place to say
but I want to make it that way
when I think of it
makes me want to protect you
but we all make our decisions
so all I got is feeling
white hot
white hot
white hot

(bridge)
calm as can be
relaxed and still
wishing they made
this feeling in a pill
but for now I must feel
white hot

white hot
white hot
white hot
white hot
white hot
white hot

‘Wasted’ — #lyrics to a #pop #rock song

Wasted
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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bar hopping yet again
stagger through the dark streets
daring cars to hit me
hoping they do
then I wouldn’t have to think of you
the past is just regret
that’s why I have to say

wasted
the drown my sorrows
wasted
swimming in drink
wasted
that way I don’t have to think

I’ll have another shot
hoping it’ll put me in the dark
don’t know how to express
all the loss I feel
that you won’t be near me
it’s all over now
but the drinking

wasted
the drown my sorrows
wasted
swimming in drink
wasted
that way I don’t have to think

(bridge)
when I’m sober
the pain is intense
can’t stay on the fence
but what can I say
maybe I was made this way

wasted
the drown my sorrows
wasted
swimming in drink
wasted
that way I don’t have to think
wasted
wasted
wasted
wasted

‘Don’t Look Back’ – #lyrics to a #pop #rock #ballad

Don’t Look Back
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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keep your eyes on the prize
if you look back
you’ll taste salt
the bitterness will get you
and you’ll just be a pile
of guilt in the sand

don’t look back
is my refrain
don’t look back
the past is receding fast
history can’t be changed
believe me I’ve tried
don’t look back
don’t look back
don’t look back

in my dreams it’s all fixed
your love returns in a second
then I awake and have a drink
guilt for what could have been
is going to kill me in the end

don’t look back
is my refrain
don’t look back
the past is receding fast
history can’t be changed
believe me I’ve tried
don’t look back
don’t look back
don’t look back

(bridge)
the focus on the present
knowing that’s the right way to be
but my grief arises from soul
overcomes me yet again
and again and again

don’t look back
is my refrain
don’t look back
the past is receding fast
history can’t be changed
believe me I’ve tried
don’t look back
don’t look back
don’t look back

‘Hand of Fate’ –#lyrics to a #pop #rock song

Hand of Fate
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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don’t know what to say
much to my dismay
we all get it in the end
all we can do is smile
knowing how it all ends is in
the hand of fate

hand of fate is what I’m saying
it’s all around us in control
hand of fate is what I knowing
it throws us into the sky
when our time on earth passes on by
hand of fate
hand of fate
hand of fate

we’re here for a good time
not for a long time
we can’t fight the hand of fate
all we can do is strike a match
to illuminate the truth

hand of fate is what I’m saying
it’s all around us in control
hand of fate is what I knowing
it throws us into the sky
when our time on earth passes on by
hand of fate
hand of fate
hand of fate

(bridge)
our destiony isn’t set
I want to believe it’s true
is it possibly that I control
how it all ends
I fear that’s a lie
the hand of fate is too strong

hand of fate is what I’m saying
it’s all around us in control
hand of fate is what I knowing
it throws us into the sky
when our time on earth passes on by
hand of fate
hand of fate
hand of fate

‘End Of The Beginning’ #Lyrics to a #pop #rock song

End Of The Beginning
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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don’t know the future it’s true
but the way you look at me
makes me think I know
where this is all going to go
we may not be lovers yet

but this is
the end of the beginning
the end of the beginning
the end of the beginning

a touch from your finger tips
a glance of you on a date
is all I need to seal our fate
our love is new but it is strong
the look on your face ends all debate

what we face is the
the end of the beginning
the end of the beginning
the end of the beginning

(bridge)
I can’t tell the future it’s true
but what can I do but hope
that we’re going to last
maybe start a little family of our own
make plans we forget
have pain and passion that comes and goes
with the roar of something more

the end of the beginning
the end of the beginning
the end of the beginning

‘Wait Till The End’ — #lyrics to a #pop #rock song

Wait Till The End
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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I adore you more than most
but you’re not just a ghost
won’t bore you with the details
the details are to sad to recall
my life isn’t over yet
let’s wait till the end

wait till the end
then will know how the truth
wait till the end
did it all work out
or was it all just shouting
cause by too much doubt

people tell me it’s over
that I should move on
mooning over you is a waist
that I need to face the truth
but I’m still waiting for you
waiting till the end

wait till the end
then will know how the truth
wait till the end
did it all work out
or was it all just shouting
cause by too much doubt

(bridge)
beginnings are meant to end
give me a head start
maybe I can dart around you
like a fish
and you’ll give me a kiss

wait till the end
then will know how the truth
wait till the end
did it all work out
or was it all just shouting
cause by too much doubt

‘Old Soul’ — #Lyrics to a #Dance #Pop Song

Again, I see this as a radio friendly dance pop song.

Old Soul
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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she says she has an old soul
wise before her years
but her beauty brings me to tears
the way she swives those hips
before giving me a kiss

old soul
you’ll always be young to me
old soul
don’t wait until it’s too late
old soul
you and me are meant to date

her favorite movie is enternal
leaves her waiting for the sunshine
loves classic rock and hippie folk
but when she walks my way
all she does is leave me in dismay
with the way she sways

old soul
you’ll always be young to me
old soul
don’t wait until it’s too late
old soul
you and me are meant to date

(bridge)
I could fall for someone
more immature
hope it all falls into place
but what’s the point
when she wants to sit with me
in the dark and touch my face

old soul
you’ll always be young to me
old soul
don’t wait until it’s too late
old soul
you and me are meant to date