I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey: Book Review of Debut Book!

I Would Leave Me if I Could by Halsey

I Would Leave Me If I Could

Poetry / Biography

5/5 rating

Please note that I try to keep my reviews fairly brief and mainly discuss my opinions. I do not like to reveal plots or spoilers as I wish the reader to experience it themselves. For anyone looking for a discussion about the contents of the book, feel free to contact me! I mainly discuss the writing and my thoughts on the quality of the story. In the end, I include my favorite quotes with a quick discussion on why I chose them. If there is anything I can add to make my reviews better please do not hesitate to let me know!

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 I Would Leave Me If I Could Review

Written by Halsey (yes the artist you hear on the radio) also known as Ashley Nicolette Frangipane. As a lover of her music, I could not wait for this release.

While I waited for my copy, I listened to Halsey discuss her book on Dax Shephard’s Podcast. I highly recommend listening to this episode and you even get to hear her read “8” aloud.

She reveals she reads a lot of Charles Bukowski so I started to read some of his works and I really enjoy it. Luckily, he has a lot of published works that I can put on my reading list while I (im)patiently wait for Halsey to publish another!

Her poems produce a lot of imagery and it is amazing to me how creative her brain is to connect the stories to the vibrant images.

In her latest album, Manic, she revealed sides of herself that her fans did not see before. Her previous albums incorporated some of her truths, but she structured them to tell a story with characters. IWLMIIC dives even deeper than the album, if you love her music and lyrics you will love this book.

She discusses difficult topics such as sexuality, identity, drugs, abuse, and molestation. Expressing these vulnerabilities and experiences in beautiful poetry will educate and help others.

You will also find poems and lines that you inspired her music which gives you a glimpse into her methods as an artist. There is a possibility that future music may use other pieces of this collection. 

I can’t wait for Halsey to produce new music or a new book!

If you’re wondering if this book is for you, read her song lyrics! If you’re intrigued by them and her writing, get this book.

Purchase your copy here!

Quotes From I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey

In this section, I share my favorite quotes from the book. Halsey’s poetry is as beautiful and vivid as her song lyrics. Words that may seem confusing will soon become relatable when you twist together the imagery and paint the story she tells.

Since I Would Leave Me If I Could is a book of poems, I will not go into details about my interpretation, but I will include photos of my favorite pieces!

A beautiful woman is a car crash - I Would Leave Me If I Could

i WANT TO WALK AWAY FROM MY BONES AND SET THEM DOWN ON A COUNTER LIKE MY KEYS AFTER WORK - I Would Leave Me If I Could

THANK YOU FOR STUMBLING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE WITH YOUR CONFIDENT SWAGGER AND TRIPPING RIGHT INTO MY LAP - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

I FEEL LIKE MYSELF AGAIN DEEP IN MY CHEST - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

IT'S THE FEELING IN MY STOMACH LIKE THE MOMENT YOU DROP A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM INTO A ROOT BEAR FLOAT AND THE ENTIRE THING THREATENS TO BUBBLE OVER - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

lIKE YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR OWN PERSONAL FILTER OVER THE LENS OF MY LIFE SO THAT i SEE IT IN YOUR COLORS - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

my mind is the only place where i can take you on - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

i WANT TO WALK AWAY FROM MY BONES AND SET THEM DOWN ON A COUNTER LIKE MY KEYS AFTER WORK - I Would Leave Me If I Could

THANK YOU FOR STUMBLING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE WITH YOUR CONFIDENT SWAGGER AND TRIPPING RIGHT INTO MY LAP - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD I FEEL LIKE MYSELF AGAIN DEEP IN MY CHEST - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD IT'S THE FEELING IN MY STOMACH LIKE THE MOMENT YOU DROP A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM INTO A ROOT BEAR FLOAT AND THE ENTIRE THING THREATENS TO BUBBLE OVER - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

lIKE YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR OWN PERSONAL FILTER OVER THE LENS OF MY LIFE SO THAT i SEE IT IN YOUR COLORS - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

my mind is the only place where i can take you on - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

(I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU, EVEN THE THINGS YOU GIVE AWAY. LIKE TEARS AND LAUGHS AND YAWNS AND LOST EYELASHES) - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

I'm standing in the middle of a 4-way intersection and a car is coming at me and i HAVE NO IDEA WHICH WAY TO GO. IS THIS HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO FEEL? - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

it's only been 3 days but i'M TOLD THAT JESUS DID A LOT OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN WE THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

YOUR EYES ARE STATIC ELECTRICTY. YOU'VE MISSED ME. - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

this is the beginning, it's not the finale. and that's why we are here and that's why we rally - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

and i wondered how could i have not noticed the ways in which you dulled my senses and stole the color from the world right before my eyes. - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULDmy mind is mess but it's beautiful - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

think i like me better when im all outside the lines - I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD

                                                                   

I have always felt an urge to write poetry, it is a brilliant way to express yourself. Reading Halsey’s I Would Leave Me If I Could have sparked my curiosity to dive deeper into poets and my own desire to create poetry. If you are a fan of Halsey, poetry, or blunt and vulnerable writing then this is for you.

I Would Leave Me If I Could

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