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Palace is a promotional single and the fifth and final track off Hayley Kiyoko's third extended play, Citrine. It was released on September 30, 2016 and later as a promotional single on February 16, 2017 through Atlantic and Empire.

Background Edit

In a Facebook live stream described the palace of the song as a way of moving on from the death of someone you loved however, instead of mourning them it's simultaneously “[celebrating] their life”.[1]

"I feel like they all have a specific reason why they’re on the EP, but I’d say “Palace,” the last track on the record. I think that’s the most powerful song, lyrically, because it’s about loss and how when you lose someone, both literally and figuratively, you have to mourn them. It’s a dedication to those people. I think that definitely connects with almost everyone in some way."
- Kiyoko in an interview with Teen Vongue [2]
"The story behind "Palace” is like losing a loved one, like from a tragic loss and kinda getting over that and figuring out a way to kind of heal and instead of mourning someone’s death, celebrating their life and remembering them in a palace."
- Kiyoko in the Facebook live stream
"I (i) wrote it to help heal that feeling of loss. I wanted a song that celebrates the memory of someone's life (llfe) and spirit so it can live on..xx"
- Kiyoko on twitter when asked about the meaning of the song[3]

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
There's a silent peace
In the tragedies
Water washes clean
Until they're dry
Turn your shattered dreams
Into rhapsodies

[Pre-Chorus]
This is where I keep you in my mind
I need you to be free

[Chorus]
So this is where I leave you
Sitting in a palace covered in gold inside my head
This is where I see you
On a bed of roses when I wanna kiss your silhouette
Ooh, ooh, ooh
This where I leave you

[Verse 2]
Every memory adds another piece
Purple, blue, and green
Just rest your eyes
Fortunes in the trees
Pure as harmony

[Pre-Chorus]
This is where I keep you in my mind
I need you to be free

[Chorus]
So this is where I leave you
Sitting in a palace covered in gold inside my head
This is where I see you
On a bed of roses when I wanna kiss your silhouette

This is where I leave you
Sitting in a palace covered in gold inside my head
This is where I see you
On a bed of roses when I wanna kiss your silhouette
Ooh, ooh, ooh
This where I leave you

[Bridge]
Dance in your color
Reflecting in your light
You're my horizon
You'll always paint my sky

[Chorus]
This is where I leave you
Sitting in a palace covered in gold inside my head
This is where I see you
On a bed of roses when I wanna kiss your silhouette
This is where I leave you
Sitting in a palace covered in gold inside my head
This is where I see you
On a bed of roses when I wanna kiss your silhouette
Ooh, ooh, ooh
This where I leave you


References Edit

Citrine
March 30, 2018 • 48:37 • Atlantic • Empire
Songs
Released Ease My MindGravel To TempoOne Bad NightPalacePretty Girl
Artists
Hayley Kiyoko
Tour
One Bad Night Tour