What does The Harold Song mean?

Search Login

Kesha: The Harold Song Meaning

Tagged: Love [suggest]

The Harold Song Lyrics

The Harold Song

I miss your soft lips.
I miss your white sheets.
I miss the scratch of your unshaved face
on my cheek.
And this is so hard,
'cause I didn't see,
that you were the love of my life and it kills me.
I see your face...


    click a star to vote
    Oct 9th, 2011 10:04am report

    HE DIDNT DIE!!!!!!!! READ:
    Ke$ha told Spin Magazine the song is about a former lover of hers. She explained: "'Harold' is about the only guy I've ever been in love with — and our relationship didn't work out, obviously. When I went to write it, I locked myself in a room and cried like a little b*. I can't even listen to it. But I wanted to do a vulnerable song because it's a side of myself that people haven't seen."
    Ke$ha refused to hide her old flame's identity. The singer explained why she used Harold's actual name to Spin Magazine: "He's not getting away with a fake name. All men that date me have to know that their name may end up in a pop song. It's the best revenge: you can't get arrested for it, and everyone knows about it. And I like to be specific — I don't want any of the other losers I've dated to think the song was about them."
    Ke$ha explained to Rolling Stone that she really did sneak into a Rolling Stones concert with Harold, which is something she got pretty good at. Said the singer: "Harold was my first boyfriend, and one of our first dates was sneaking in to see The Stones at Hollywood Bowl. I never even paid for a movie until recently. I snuck into a Strokes show and lost a shoe, but I got in there. I snuck into Coachella four years running. One year I ended up onstage with Björk. I always wear flat boots so I can climb."


    click a star to vote
    Mar 29th, 2011 3:34pm report

    She wrote it for her ex fiancé Harold, who died in a car crash before they got married. She was 21 when he died


    click a star to vote
    Apr 30th, 2013 4:23pm report

    Harold was her first love she left him to tour and he has since become her muse


    click a star to vote
    Nov 1st, 2012 11:26pm report

    No... It's not that innocent. Lemme clear it up.

    This bastard named Harold (yes, he's not innocent and he didn't die) was, according to Ke$ha, "The only person I ever loved". Harold cheated on her (after stringing her along) - and it entirely broke her heart. Other songs are also inspired by Harold, notably "Your love is my drug" (before he cheated, obviously).

    Stephen (as described by Ke$ha) is "Not cool". Stephen isn't a bastard, like Harold. Kesha was 15 and crushed totally hard on Stephen. Stephen wasn't interested and Kesha went (in her own words) 'Totally stalker b!tch'. Kesha obviously grew out of this phase.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 22nd, 2012 10:38am report

    He didn't die!!!!
    She even said herself that he broke it off ! Get your facts straight people!


    click a star to vote
    Apr 20th, 2012 4:58pm report

    i beleive this song is about losing love. kesha lost harold somehow and now she'd "give it all to not be sleeping alone." i think its a sad song but beautiful at the same time because she loved harold so much


    click a star to vote
    Jan 10th, 2012 1:50pm report

    Idk if he broke up with her, or died in a car crash, but I for one am A true believer in love and happiness, Kesha deserves to be happy and I also believe harold did die in a car crash. I also believe that she wrote this song to express the way she feels, not only explaining the pain she was feeling, but also that she Is a real person and most certainly not a druggie or whatever the heck u crazed fans tend to call her. <3


    click a star to vote
    Oct 22nd, 2011 10:30pm report

    Itz bout Ke$ha(or kesha)Loving a person(AKA Harold...Her Ex-Fiance that died in a car accident VERY close 2 the wedding day...IF UR READING THIS KESHA...IMMA SRRY KNOW HOW U FEEL...MY BOYFRIEND ALSO DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT..ONLT NOT NEAR OUR WEDDING DAY...IT WAS PROM...A F* DUI CRASHED INTO HIM ON HIS 4-WHEELER...)and she is feeling sad and/or depressed.(SHE ALSO WROTE THIS ON THE DAY OF THERE SOPOSED 2 B WEDDING)


    click a star to vote
    Jul 14th, 2011 7:10am report

    I'm not positive on the meaning of this song, but i'm pretty sure her fiance had, named Harold (r.i.p.) was killed in a car accident. Poor Ke$ha must miss him alot. I'm happy she made a song with a meaning unlike all the meaningless songs out there. I hope that this song helps Ke$ha to be stronger in life. GO KE$HA!


    click a star to vote
    Jun 28th, 2011 6:18pm report

    he didnt die...she wrote the song when she was 15 or something and at one of her concerts she said it was about stephen not anyone named stephen...but then i read his name was harold sooo idk...when i meet her ill be sure to write back and let everyone know the truth!!


    click a star to vote
    Jun 27th, 2011 6:45pm report

    Her fiance , Harold, died in a car accident and it is hitting Kesha hard even to this day to not have him.


    click a star to vote
    Jun 25th, 2011 6:55pm report

    Does anyone know Harolds Last name?

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


    click a star to vote
    Jun 5th, 2011 6:28pm report

    I heard that he did not die in a car crash i heard he just broke up with her ...


    click a star to vote
    May 26th, 2011 5:12pm report

    Harold keshas fiance passed away in a car accident before they got marred im just about to cry :'(


    click a star to vote
    May 15th, 2011 5:49pm report

    She wrote this song about her fiancé who had passed away in a car accident, his name was Harold so she wrote the song about him and named it "The Harold Song". She was 21 when he had died :'(


    click a star to vote
    May 10th, 2011 5:38am report

    This song is dedicated to her ex-fiance who passed away . This song hits me in a soft place . This is a very sad and touching song :'(


    click a star to vote
    Apr 13th, 2011 4:43pm report

    The song is about Kesha's finianc`e, Harold, who died in a car accideny. She obviously misses him deeply and it's killing her to live when he is not alive.

More Kesha song meanings »


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy anonymous
Fade Into You anonymous
Unchained Melody Pauli
Penguin anonymous
A Place For My Head anonymous
Break In anonymous
Panama jb
Beautiful Crazy anonymous
Little Me anonymous
Bad Blood anonymous
Alone, Pt. II anonymous
Sweet But Psycho anonymous
History anonymous
The Long and Winding Road anonymous
Pride (in The Name Of Love) anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Gone Too Soon
Andrew Jannakos
One Too Many
Keith Urban
My Boy
Elvie Shane
Waitin' On 5
Chris Janson
You Got It
Do What You Can
Bon Jovi
Mad At Disney
Salem Ilese
Image Of God
We Are Messengers