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Molecules is the twelfth track off Hayley Kiyoko's debut album, Expectations. It was released on March 30, 2018 through Atlantic and Empire.


Background Edit

This song was first announced on March 27, 2018[1] as part of "#CountdownToExpectations" held on Kiyoko's social media profiles. It was also the last track to be announced off of Kiyoko's debut album.

During an album release Q&A Hayley revealed that Molecules is dedicated to a friend whose brother was tragically murdered. She was inspired by a line recited at a memorial, in which someone said, "he’s not gone, just that his molecules have rearranged."[2]

Later, during a Q&A in Lawrence[3], Hayley went more into detail about what inspired this song:

"Molecules is my, well, my friend’s brother was murdered and I wrote that song about him. Because I was like – I’m sure you guys have gone through loss that doesn’t make sense and it was one of those things that was like, this doesn’t make any sense and I don’t know how to cope with this. And so that inspired that song."
- Hayley Kiyoko[3]

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Pillars of my heart
Everything got shattered in the dark
Tried to be evolved
Does it really matter at all?

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Feathers on the red bed
Messy on the floorboards
Data in my head gets
Caught up in the drugstores
Make me feel again
Make me feel again

[Refrain]
So what should I do?
All that's left is molecules of you
Tried to rearrange
Did you feel that everything was strange?

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Dancing in the red rain
Tied up to the bedpost
Falling like a tear stain
Only for your cold ghost
Make me feel again
Make me feel again

[Chorus]
I've lost you
Na na na na na na
I've lost you
Na na na na na
I've lost you
Na na na na na na, you
I've lost you, you
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na
You, you

[Verse 2]
Keep me wide awake
Every cell, I feel your body ache
Can we stop the fall?
Does it really matter at all?

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Feathers on the red bed
Messy on the floorboards
Data in my head gets
Caught up in the drugstores
Make me feel again
Make me feel again

[Chorus]
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na
I've lost you
Na na na na na na, you
I've lost you
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na
I've lost you
Na na na na na na, you
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na, you

[Outro]
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na, you
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na


References Edit

Expectations
March 30, 2018 • 48:37 • Atlantic • Empire
Songs
Released CuriousExpectations (Overture)FeelingsHe'll Never Love You (HNLY)Let It BeMercy/GatekeeperMoleculesPalm DreamsSleepoverUnder the Blue/Take Me InWanna Be MissedWhat I Needxx
Unreleased Blame JoyCurious (Acoustic)
Artists
Hayley KiyokoKehlani
Tour
Expectations Tour