Halestorm- “Mz. Hyde”

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Bugs, Insects.

From their 2012 album, The Strange Case Of… The song reached #15 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart on February 21, 2014.

From Songfacts

This song was seen as the focal point of Halestorm’s The Strange Case Of… album. When the band were writing songs for the new record, they had ballads, like “Beautiful With You,” and heavy songs like “You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing,” but nothing to truly tie them together. This song, which addresses Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale’s Jekyll/Hyde personality wound up serving as the thematic glue that binded the record together. “It was one of the later songs we wrote,” Hale told Yahoo! Music: “At one point, we were looking at a good chunk of 17 to 50 songs that were all over the place. The guys in the band were saying, ‘Well, how can we put all these songs onto this record? We love them all, but there’s no common theme.’ So I came to them with this idea about this Mz. Hyde character. It was actually a personal thing because it was a character I invented that helped me come out of my shell when I was a kid. Growing up, I was a very shy and introverted, so I more or less had to invent Mz. Hyde in order to be the rock star I wanted to be onstage.”

“For years, I’ve been writing about these two sides of myself, and I wanted to capture that in a song.,” Hele continued. “So I brought this to the guys, and all three of them looked at me at the same time and said, ‘Oh my God, that’s it! Lzzy, you are Mz. Hyde! Once we put this song on the record, everything else makes sense because we have the soft side of you and then the harder side of you. That works because you’re like a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde thing!’ And I was like, ‘Well, okay, I’m glad we were able to work that out, basically at my expense.'”

Mz. Hyde

In the daylight,
I’m your sweetheart,
You’re goody-two-shoes prude is a work of art
But you don’t know me,
And soon you won’t forget,
Bad as can be, yeah you know I’m not so innocentBetter beware I go bump in the night,
Devil-may-care with a lust for life,
And I know you,
Can’t resist me,
Soon though you,
Are so addicted
Boy you better run for your life!Welcome to the nightmare in my head, (Oh god!)
Say hello to something scary,
The monster in your bed, (Oh god!)
Just give in and you won’t be sorry,
Welcome to my other side,
Hello it’s Mz Hyde!I can be the bitch,
I can play the whore,
Or your fairytale princess who could ask for more
A touch of wicked,
A pinch of risqué,
Good girl gone bad, my poison is your remedyBetter be scared, better be afraid,
Now that the beast is out of her cage,
And I know you,
Wanna risk it,
Soon though you,
Are so addicted
Boy you better run for your life!Welcome to the nightmare in my head, (My god!)
Say hello to something scary,
The monster in your bed, (My god!)
Just give in and you won’t be sorry,
Welcome to my evil side,
Hello it’s Mz Hyde!
Hello it’s Mz Hyde!
Hello it’s Mz Hyde!I’m the spider crawling down your spine,
Underneath your skin
I will gently violate your mind,
Before I tuck you in
Put on the blindfold
There’s no way to be sure,
Which girl you’ll get to know!
(It’s me Lizzy, I swear)Welcome to the nightmare in my head, (My god!)
Say hello to something scary,
The monster in your bed, (My god!)
Just give in and you won’t be sorry,
The nightmare in my head, (Oh god!)
Say hello to something scary,
The monster in your bed, (Oh god!)
Just give in and you won’t be sorry,
Welcome to my evil side,
Hello it’s Mz Hyde!
Hello it’s Mz Hyde!Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Elizabeth Mae Hale / Scott Christopher Stevens

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