"Someway, baby, it's part of me, apart from me"
You're laying waste to Halloween
You fucked it friend, it's on its head, it struck the street
You're in Milwaukee, off your feet
While Vernon stated that the first verse is about “getting drunk on halloween,” a closer listen reveals that Vernon is sharing a 2nd-person perspective regarding a particularly painful breakup.
“Someway, baby, it’s part of me, apart from me.”
-A part of himself (her) is now no longer with him
You’re laying waste to Halloween
He is coping with his heartache by getting drunk on Halloween.
“You fucked it friend, it’s on it’s head, it struck the street
/ You’re in Milwaukee, off your feet”
He believes he “fucked” the great bond and relationship that they shared and has been kicked out of the house/apt. he shared with his girl.
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