"Castle" as written by Peder Losnegard and Ashley Frangipane....
Sick of all these people talking, sick of all this noise
Tired of all these cameras flashing, sick of being poised
Now my neck is open wide, begging for a fist around it
Already choking on my pride, so there's no use crying about it

I'm headed straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying that I probably shouldn't be so mean
I'm headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut
Straight for the castle

Oh, all these minutes passing, sick of feeling used
If you wanna break these walls down, you’re gonna get bruised
Now my neck is open wide, begging for a fist around it
Already choking on my pride, so there's no use crying about it

Crying about it
Crying about it
Crying about it

I'm headed straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying that I probably shouldn't be so mean
I'm headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut
Straight for the castle

There's no use crying about it
There's no use crying about it
There's no use crying about it
There's no use crying about it

I'm headed straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying that I probably shouldn't be so mean
I'm headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut

Straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying that I probably shouldn't be so mean
I'm headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there's an old man sitting on the throne that's
Saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut

Straight for the castle


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"Castle" as written by Ashley Frangipane Peder Losnegard

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  • +6
    My InterpretationHalsey isn't alone-- many women (famous or not) can relate to this song. She's headed straight for the castle (the top, the finish line, her goal, success, etc.) and there's an old guy trying to put her down. It's the stigma of a woman being successful and taking the place of/surpassing/dethroning a man. Women are often told to smile, look pretty, keep their mouth shut, etc. It's often not even noticed, as we're so used to it, but when we call them out on it, we're being bitchy. We're being mean. Well, she's had enough. She's headed straight for the castle.
    Jenlar7983on May 13, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think its about halsey and celebrities in general and how they have to live up to hollywood standards always looking good, and how she wants to live her own life and rule her "castle"
    punkwillsaveuson September 20, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. Arrogant "Daughter" of a bitch. Still, good song
    Pocoismyhomeon December 27, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know. I think maybe she's tired of the paparazi and the cut-throat business she's in (the music industry). She's working her way to the "top" of being famous, etc. but to do so she's had to become a real B***, to be real mean and cut-throat hersefl, in order to battle the producers and managers and record labels and paparazzi and everyone else around her.

    Ever watch "Once Upon a Time"? Remember the evil queen's father? I think the old man telling her not to be so mean is probably either her father or a father-like figure, trying to remind her to not be so mean, to try and be a little more normal or human, to be the good girl they know her to be. She fought her way to the top and in the process changed and he's trying to tell her to not be so mean. I think there are a lot of "Diva's" out there, who've become real B***'s, maybe because that's who they naturally are or because they've got so much money and power its corrupted them, etc. but either way...
    deon p1077on June 23, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI found the key to the kingdom, I know that Old Man sitting on the throne, and He's been waiting for me to be king.
    ad333on February 12, 2016   Link

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