Kesha: The Harold Song Meaning
The Harold Song Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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$ha explained to Rolling Stone that she really did sneak into a Rolling Stones concert with Harold, which is something she got pretty good at. Said the singer: "Harold was my first boyfriend, and one of our first dates was sneaking in to see The Stones at Hollywood Bowl. I never even paid for a movie until recently. I snuck into a Strokes show and lost a shoe, but I got in there. I snuck into Coachella four years running. One year I ended up onstage with Björk. I always wear flat boots so I can climb."
anonymous Mar 29th, 2011 3:34pm report
She wrote it for her ex fiancé Harold, who died in a car crash before they got married. She was 21 when he died
anonymous Apr 30th, 2013 4:23pm report
Harold was her first love she left him to tour and he has since become her muse
anonymous Nov 1st, 2012 11:26pm report
No... It's not that innocent. Lemme clear it up.
This bastard named Harold (yes, he's not innocent and he didn't die) was, according to Ke$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$ha) is "Not cool". Stephen isn't a bastard, like Harold. Kesha was 15 and crushed totally hard on Stephen. Stephen wasn't interested and Kesha went (in her own words) 'Totally stalker b!tch'. Kesha obviously grew out of this phase.
anonymous Oct 22nd, 2012 10:38am report
He didn't die!!!!
She even said herself that he broke it off ! Get your facts straight people!
anonymous Apr 20th, 2012 4:58pm report
i beleive this song is about losing love. kesha lost harold somehow and now she'd "give it all to not be sleeping alone." i think its a sad song but beautiful at the same time because she loved harold so much
anonymous Jan 10th, 2012 1:50pm report
Idk if he broke up with her, or died in a car crash, but I for one am A true believer in love and happiness, Kesha deserves to be happy and I also believe harold did die in a car crash. I also believe that she wrote this song to express the way she feels, not only explaining the pain she was feeling, but also that she Is a real person and most certainly not a druggie or whatever the heck u crazed fans tend to call her. <3
anonymous Oct 22nd, 2011 10:30pm report
Itz bout Ke$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)
anonymous 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!
anonymous 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!!
anonymous 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.
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anonymous 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 ...
anonymous May 26th, 2011 5:12pm report
Harold keshas fiance passed away in a car accident before they got marred im just about to cry :'(
anonymous 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 :'(
anonymous 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 :'(
anonymous 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.
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