Dead Horse

by Hayley Williams

Duration:
3:19
Released:
Apr 21, 2020
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Lyrics for Dead Horse by Hayley Williams:

Intro
Alright, it took me three days to send you this, but
Uh, sorry, I was in a depression
But I'm trying to come out of it now

Verse 1
Every morning I wake up
From a dream of you, holding me
Underwater (Is that a dream or a memory?)
Held my breath for a decade
Dyed my hair blue to match my lips
Cool of me to try (Pretty cool I'm still alive)

Chorus
I beat it like a dead horse, I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record, but I sang along
To a silly little song
I said I beat it like a dead horse, I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record, but I sang along
A shitty never-ending song

Verse 2
Sometimes it's good to be the bigger person
But I'm so small I can't compare
And after all, it's only fair, yeah
I got what I deserved, I was the other woman first
Other others on the line
But I kept trying to make it work

Chorus
I beat it like a dead horse, I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record, but I sang along
To a silly little song
I said I beat it like a dead horse, I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record, but I sang along
To your shitty little song

Break
Ya-ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya

Bridge
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried

Chorus
I beat it like a dead horse, I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record, but I sang along
To a silly little song
I said I beat it like a dead horse, I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record, but I sang along
And now you get another song

Outro
Ya-ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
(Now you get another song)
Ya-ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
(Now you get another song)

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Song Facts

In “Dead Horse”, Hayley sings about betrayal and everything that led to her divorce, including the affair she saw herself in. She talks about the shame she has been carrying for over 10 years in this poppy track, which after writing, she felt embarrassed to release; she told New York Times:

I came close to stifling my creative process because I didn’t want to live up to those expectations of what it looks like when a female leaves a band and makes a project on her own.

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