My Sunday Song – “Painkiller” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #233, we are discussing the song “Painkiller” by the band Halestorm. The song is off their 2018 album ‘Vicious’ which went to #8 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. The album produced 5 singles, however, this was not one of them. This is a deep cut that is one of my favorite songs on the album. The song was written by Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Scott Stevens who helped write the song “Mz. Hyde”.

The song doesn’t really have any deep meaning. It focuses on how you get so in to a person that you become addicted to them. They take all the pain away and make you feel so good. You end up craving them, wanting them ever second. You can never get enough of them. The become the drug to feed your addiction. Simple enough.

Musically, the song is so freaking heavy. Josh Smith’s bass is a beast as it lays down this nasty bass line. Arejay Hale’s drum sound is immense and sounds like an explosive cloud of thunder and is only missing the lightning. But I guess the guitar work by Joe would be the lightning as it flashes in with some nasty riffs. Lzzy’s vocals are strong, powerful and one of the best vocalist in the rock scene today. She sings on this with that addict intensity and is what the song needs to take it over the top. It is brilliant.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Does it knock you on your ass like it does for me? Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!

“Painkiller”

You’re like a God, I feel so hot
I got it better to habbit
I’m in withdrawal, I need a hit
My body’s cold, gotta have it

Just a dose to remedy the taking away the death of me
I get a buzz to feel alive, I get a rush deep inside
Just a touch is all I need to trigger the sweetest dopamine
You’re taking away the death of me
I can hit it, quit it, not addicted, you know it’s a lie

You get me high like a painkiller, like a painkiller
You numb the pain, you’re blowing my mind
Like a painkiller, you’re the painkiller
That gets me, gets me, gets me high

You think I’m cryptic, a touch sadistic
But baby, that’s how you made me
You bring the fever, my drug dealer
Gotta love how you fix me

Just a touch is all I need to trigger the sweetest dopamine
You’re taking away the death of me
I can hit it, quit it, not addicted, you know it’s a lie

You get me high like a painkiller, like a painkiller
You numb the pain, you’re blowing my mind
Like a painkiller, you’re the painkiller
That gets me, gets me, gets me high
Painkiller, painkiller, you’re the painkiller
That gets me, gets me, gets me high

You get me high like a painkiller, like a painkiller
You’re blowing my mind, like a painkiller, you’re the painkiller
Gets me, gets me, gets me high

So blow my mind like a painkiller, like a painkiller
You’re getting me high like a painkiller, you’re the painkiller
That gets me, gets me, gets me high
Painkiller, painkiller, you’re the painkiller
That gets me, gets me, gets me high
Painkiller, painkiller, you’re the painkiller
That gets me, gets me, gets me high

Written by Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Scott Stevens.

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