Rainbow Album

Artist(s): Kesha

Cover Art

Kesha Rainbow Cover Art

Tracklist

Bastards

length: 3:51
writer: Kesha

One, two, three, four, one...

I got too many people
I got left to prove wrong
All those motherfuckers
Been too mean for too long
And I'm so sick of crying, yeah
Darling, what's it for?
I could fight forever, oh
But life's too short

Don't let the bastards get you down, oh no
Don't let the assholes wear you out
Don't let the mean girls take the crown
Don't let the scumbags screw you 'round
Don't let the bastards take you down

Been underestimated
My entire life
I know people gonna talk shit
And darling, that's fine
But they won't break my spirit
I won't let 'em win
I'll just keep on living, keep on living, oh
The way I wanna live

Don't let the bastards get you down, oh no
Don't let the assholes wear you out
Don't let the mean girls take the crown
Don't let the scumbags screw you 'round
Don't let the bastards take you down
Don't let the bastards get you down, oh no
Don't let the assholes wear you out
Don't let the mean girls take the crown
Don't let the scumbags screw you 'round
Don't let the bastards take you down

Na na na...

(So was that a good one?
Should we go again?)

Let ’em Talk

length: 3:06
writer: Stuart Crichton, Kesha, James Newman

You, you got your own opinions
But baby, I don't even need to hear 'em
It used to hurt me, used to bring me down
Do your worst, 'cause nothing's gonna stop me now

Don't let those losers take your magic, baby, yeah

Shake that ass, don't care if they talk about it
Fuck all that, haters, just forget about 'em
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Do your thing, don't care if we make 'em jealous
We're the kings, life is just our party palace
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Woah... just let 'em talk, just let 'em talk

Do whatever makes you happy
And screw everything else if you ask me, hey yeah
'Cause life is short and we only got one shot
So let's go balls-out, give it everything we got

Don't let those losers take your magic, baby, yeah

Shake that ass, don't care if they talk about it
Fuck all that, haters, just forget about 'em
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Do your thing, don't care if we make 'em jealous
We're the kings, life is just our party palace
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Woah... just let 'em talk, just let 'em talk

Let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk
Let them talk, just let 'em talk, just let 'em
Let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk
Let them talk

Boys and girls, everybody talks about you
Loves and hates, they don't really know about you
I've decided all the haters everywhere can suck my dick
Un, deux, trois, four

Shake that ass, don't care if they talk about it
Fuck all that, haters, just forget about 'em
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Do your thing, don't care if we make 'em jealous
We're the kings, life is just our party palace
Woah... just let 'em talk about it
Woah... just let 'em talk, just let 'em talk

Let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk
Let them talk, just let 'em talk, just let 'em
Let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk
Let them talk, just let 'em talk, just let 'em
Let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk
Let them talk, just let 'em talk, just let 'em
Let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk about it, let 'em talk
Let them talk

Woman

length: 3:17
writer: Kesha, Wrabel, Drew Pearson
Let's be serious, come on
This is a real, this is, excuse me?
Ok, shut up

I buy my own things, I pay my own bills
These diamond rings, my automobiles
Everything I got, I bought it
Boys can't buy my love, buy my love, yeah
I do what I want (she does), say what you say
I work real hard every day

I'm a **********ing woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight
I'm a **********ing woman, baby, that's right
I'm just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I'm a ************
Mmm, yeah

Let's drive around town in my Cadillac
Girls in the front, boys in the back
Loosey as a goosey and we're looking for some fun

I'm a **********ing woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight
I'm a **********ing woman, baby, that's right
I'm just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I'm a ************
Mmm, yeah

Mmm, yeah
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
'Cause I run my ****, baby
(I run my ****)
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
('Cause I write this ****, baby)
I write my ****
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
('Cause I run my ****, baby, I run my ****)
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
'Cause I run my ****, baby, I run my ****
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
I run this ****, baby, I run this ****
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
('Cause I write this ****, baby, I write this ****)

I'm a **********ing woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight
I'm a **********ing woman, baby, that's right
I'm just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I'm a ************
Mmm, yeah

Hymn

length: 3:26
writer: Kesha, Cara Salimando, Ricky Reed, Jonny Price, Pebe Sebert

Even the stars and the moon
Don't shine quite like we do
Dreamers searchin' for the truth
Go on, read about us in the news
Pretty reckless, pretty wild
Talking shit and we'll just smile
Don't you see these fuckin' crowns?
If you know what I mean, you on the team

This is a hymn for the hymnless, kids with no religion
Yeah, we keep on sinning, yeah, we keep on singing
Flying down the highway, backseat of the Hyundai
Pull it to the front, let it run, we don't valet
Sorry if you're starstruck, blame it on the stardust
I know that I'm perfect, even though I'm fucked up
Hymn for the hymnless, don't need no forgiveness
'Cause if there's a heaven, don't care if we get in
This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, live, live
This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, for how we live

After all we've been through
No, we won't stand and salute
So we just ride, we just cruise
Livin' like there's nothing left to lose
If we die before we wake
Who we are is no mistake
This is just the way we're made
You know what I mean, you on the team

This is a hymn for the hymnless, kids with no religion
Yeah, we keep on sinning, yeah, we keep on singing
Flying down the highway, backseat of the Hyundai
Pull it to the front, let it run, we don't valet
Sorry if you're starstruck, blame it on the stardust
I know that I'm perfect, even though I'm fucked up
Hymn for the hymnless, don't need no forgiveness
'Cause if there's a heaven, don't care if we get in
This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, live, live
This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, for how we live

This is a hymn for the hymnless, kids with no religion
Yeah, we keep on sinning, yeah, we keep on singing
Flying down the highway, yeah, we do it our way
High as outer space, we don't hear what the rest say

Sorry if you're starstruck, blame it on the stardust
I know that I'm perfect, even though I'm fucked up
Hymn for the hymnless, don't need no forgiveness
'Cause if there's a heaven, don't care if we get in
This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, live, live
This is a hymn, hymn, hymn for how we live, for how we live

Praying

length: 3:51
writer: Andrew Joslyn, Ben Abraham, Ryan Lewis, Kesha

[Music video spoken intro:]
"Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams? Those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever? If I am alive, why? Why? If there is a God or whatever, something, somewhere, why have I been abandoned by everyone and everything I've ever known? I've ever loved? Stranded. What is the lesson? What is the point? God, give me a sign, or I have to give up. I can't do this anymore. Please just let me die. Being alive hurts too much."

Well, you almost had me fooled
Told me that I was nothing without you
Oh, and after everything you've done
I can thank you for how strong I have become

'Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I'll just say this is I wish you farewell

I hope you're somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

I'm proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come

'Cause I can make it on my own
And I don't need you, I found a strength I've never known
I've been thrown out, I've been burned ([Live version:] I'll bring thunder, I'll bring rain)
When I'm finished, they won't even know your name

You brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I'll just say this is I wish you farewell

I hope you're somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

Oh, sometimes, I pray for you at night
Oh, someday, maybe you'll see the light
Oh, some say, in life you gonna get what you give
But some things, only God can forgive

I hope you're somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

Learn to Let Go

length: 3:37
writer: Kesha, Pebe Sebert, Stuart Crichton
Been a prisoner of the past
Had a bitterness when I looked back
Was telling everyone it's not that bad
'Til all my shit hit the fan

I know I'm always like
Telling everybody you don't gotta be a victim
Life ain't always fair, but hell is living in resentment
Choose redemption, your happy ending's up to you

I think it's time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can't haunt me if I don't let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

Had a boogieman under my bed
Putting crazy thoughts inside my head
Always whispering, "It's all your fault"
He was telling me "No, you're not that strong"

I know I'm always like
Telling everybody you don't have to be a victim
Life ain't always fair, but hell is living in resentment
Choose redemption, your happy ending's up to you

So I think it's time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can't haunt me if I don't let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go

I'm done reliving my bad decisions
I see now maybe there's a reason
Why, I, I, I, I, I, I been through hell and back
Yeah, honestly, it's what made me who I am
Holding on to wasted time
Gotta learn to let go in life

So I think it's time to practice what I preach
Exorcise the demons inside me
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go
The past can't haunt me if I don't let it
Live and learn and never forget it
Whoa, gotta learn to let it go

Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Hey-eh-eh-eh, yeah
Learn to let go, learn to let go

Finding You

length: 2:53
writer: Kesha, Ricky Reed, Justin Tranter
I wanna lay in your arms when the world is burning
I wanna dig in your heart, take away your hurting
Kiss me and tell me I'm fine and forget we're dying
I wanna feel you tonight like the very first time
Let's run away, baby, drive straight into the moonlight
Kiss me and tell me you're mine like no one's watching
Like time is stopping

I know forever don't exist
But after this life, I'll find you in the next
So when I say "forever," it's the goddamn truth
I'll keep finding, finding you

I'm gonna search for your love, right through Hell and Heaven
Millions of years yet to come and in all dimensions
I know that you'll always be my happy ending, my happy ending

I know forever don't exist
But after this life, I'll find you in the next
So when I say "forever," it's the goddamn truth
I'll keep finding, finding you

Ah ooh... (Finding, finding you)
Ah ooh... (Finding, finding you)
Ah ooh... (Finding, finding you)
Ah ooh... (Finding, finding you)
I'll keep finding, finding you

I know forever don't exist
After this life, I'll find you in the next
When I say "forever," it's the goddamn truth
I'll keep finding, finding you
I know forever don't exist
But after this life, I'll find you in the next
And when I say "forever," it's the goddamn truth
I'll keep finding, finding, finding you
Keep finding, finding you

Rainbow

length: 3:39
writer: Kesha
I used to live in the darkness
Dress in black, act so heartless
But now I see that colors are everything
Got kaleidoscopes in my hairdo
Got back the stars in my eyes, too
Yeah, now I see the magic inside of me

Yeah, maybe my head's fucked up
But I'm falling right back in love with being alive
Dreaming in light, light, lights
This kitty cat lost her mind
Been looking for a star-sent sign that I'll be alright
Look to the skies

I've found a rainbow, rainbow, baby
Trust me, I know, life is scary
But just put those colors on, girl
Come and play along with me tonight

I'd forgot how to daydream
So consumed with the wrong things
But in the dark, I realized this life is short
And deep down, I'm still a child
Playful eyes, wide and wild
I can't lose hope, what's left of my heart's still made of gold

And I know that I'm still fucked up
But aren't we all, my love?
Darling, our scars make us who we are, are
So when the winds are howling strong
And you think you can't go on, hold tight, sweetheart

You'll find a rainbow, rainbow, baby
Trust me, I know life is scary
But just put those colors on, girl
Come and play along with me tonight
You gotta learn to let go, put the past behind you
Trust me, I know, the ghosts will try to find you
But just put those colors on, girl
Come and paint the world with me tonight
Night, night, night, night, night

I found a rainbow, rainbow, baby
Trust me, I know life is scary
But just put those colors on, girl
You gotta learn to let go, put the past behind you
Trust me, I know, the ghosts will try to find you
But just put those colors on, girl
Come and paint the world with me tonight
Oh, put those colors on, girl
Come and paint the world with me tonight

Come and paint the world with me tonight

Hunt You Down

length: 3:18
writer: Kesha, Rick Nowels

I wanna be your baby, your angel all in black
Your little blue-eyed gypsy who's always got your back
Yodel-odel-oh, oh oh
Yodel-odel-oh, oh oh oh
I wanna be your favorite and always by your side
I wanna talk forever with babies down the line
Yodel-odel-oh, oh oh
Yodel-odel-oh, oh oh oh

But I got something to tell you first, alright

I've never hurt nobody, never buried a body
Never killed no one, no, no
I ain't afraid to get a little crazy
Baby, when I'm in love
You say you've had your fun
And that you're done and I'm the one
Just know that if you fuck around
Boy, I'll hunt you down

I'm like a little kitty and I can see at night
I got eyes like a hawk, babe, I'm watching all the time
Yodel-odel-oh, oh oh
Yodel-odel-oh, oh oh oh

But I got a warning for you first, alright

I've never hurt nobody, never buried a body
Never killed no one, no, no
I ain't afraid to get a little crazy
Baby, when I'm in love
You say you've had your fun
But that you're done and I'm the one
Just know, that if you fuck around
Boy, I'll hunt you down

I can't believe it, night after night
Life is so perfect when you walk the line
Baby, I love you so much
Don't make me kill you

I've never hurt nobody, never buried a body
Never killed no one, no, no
I ain't afraid to get a little crazy
Baby, when I'm in love
You say you've had your fun
But that you're done and I'm the one
Just know, that if you fuck around
Remember, I've never hurt nobody, never buried a body
Never killed no one, no, no
I ain't afraid to get a little crazy
Baby, when I'm in love
You say you've had your fun
But that you're done and I'm the one
Just know, that if you fuck around
Boy, I'll hunt you down
Yeah, boy, I'll hunt you down

Boogie Feet

length: 2:54
writer: Kesha, Drew Pearson, Pebe Sebert
I wanna go get down
You wanna come with me?
My moves are world-renowned
So good you won't believe

Some people, they got the big brains
They make all the computer games
Some people, they look so sexy
Pop and fizzle like a Pepsi
Some people, they got the money
Drive around in Lamborghinis
I don't need any of those things
I just wanna dance like a motherfucker, yeah

I wanna go get down
You wanna come with me?
My moves are world-renowned
So good, you won't believe
Dance with me, dance with me, please
I'm gonna shake my butt, yeah, it's a guarantee
My moves are such good luck, you'll win the lottery

Dance with me, dance with me, please
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Come on, please?
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Come on (dance with me, please)
Or are you scared of these boogie feet?

Some people, seem mean and nasty
But I think they're just unhappy
The body needs a good shakin'
To let the brain fill up with the good vibrations

I wanna go get down
You wanna come with me?
My moves are world-renowned
So good, you won't believe
Dance with me, dance with me, please
I'm gonna shake my butt, yeah, it's a guarantee
My moves are such good luck, you'll win the lottery

Dance with me, dance with me, please
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Beg for it (dance with me, please)
Come on, please?
Dance with me (dance with me, please)
Come on (dance with me, please)
Or are you scared of these boogie feet?

Why waste your time in your mind?
There's no wrong, there's no right
Koo koo bananas unite (you got it)
Life's a hello, a goodbye
The last laugh, then you die
I boogie 'cause I'm alive (you got it)
Are you scared of these boogie feet?

Boots

length: 3:04
writer: Kesha, Ricky Reed, Rogét Chahayed, Justin Tranter

I have boys in every country code
Just a rollin' stoner on a roll
I'd bring the cowgirl out and cock them guns
Always leave before the cowboy comes

Then I met you Saturday night, I tried to run away
Sunday morning, I woke up fucked up, with you right next to me
Had a flight booked to Japan, but you took me by the hand
Now every morning I wake up with you right next to me

I'm walking on air, kickin' my blues
Everything stops when I'm with you
So slide over here, tell me the truth
I know you love me wearing nothing but your boots

Never thought about that wifey life
Wedding bells just made me wanna die
But when you grab me and you spin me 'round
You really screw my head up upside-down

Then I met you Saturday night, I tried to run away
Sunday morning, I woke up fucked up, with you right next to me
Had a flight booked to Japan, but you took me by the hand
Now every morning I wake up with you right next to me

I'm walking on air, kickin' my blues
Everything stops when I'm with you
So slide over here, tell me the truth
I know you love me wearing nothing but your boots

If you can't handle these claws, you don't get this kitty
Baby, pick me up, spin me 'round, take me on a ride
Pull you by the belt, recognize that you're mine tonight
Baby, pick me up, spin me 'round, take me on a ride
Pull you by the belt, recognize that you're mine tonight

I'm walking on air, kickin' my blues
Everything stops, ah, when I'm wearing
When I'm wearing, baby, nothing but your boots

Nothing but your boots...

Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)

length: 4:26
writer: Pebe Sebert, Hugh Moffatt

Downtown tonight, I saw an old friend, someone who
I use to take comfort from long before I met you
I caught a spark in his eyes of forgotten desire
With a word, or a touch, I could have rekindled that fire

But old flames can't hold a candle to you
No one can light up the night like you do
Flickering embers of love
I've known one or two
But old flames can't hold a candle to you

But sometimes at night, I think of old lovers I've known
And I remember how holding them helped me not feel so alone
Then I feel you beside me and even their memories are gone
Like stars in the night lost in the sweet light of dawn

But old flames can't hold a candle to you
No one can light up the night like you do
Flickering embers of love
I've known one or two
But old flames can't hold a candle to you
But old flames can't hold a candle to you
Oh, yeah...

Godzilla

length: 2:09
writer: Pebe Sebert, Claire Wilkinson, Nathan Chapman

What do you get when you take Godzilla to the mall?
He scares all the children and shreds all the pillows
And knocks over walls
His emerald eyes, they sparkle and shine
As he eats the food court and steals half my fries
That's what you get when you take Godzilla to the mall

What do you get when you take Godzilla to meet your mom?
He rings the bell and she looks out the window, and calls the cops
I try to explain that he's mostly tame
As long as there's pizza and video games
That's what you get when you take Godzilla to meet your mom

While everyone else is running and screaming
I just love being with you
I guess they don't see all the things that I'm seein'
That make you so uniquely you, you, you, you

What do you get when you meet Godzilla and fall in love?

Spaceship

length: 5:15
writer: Kesha, Drew Pearson, Pebe Sebert
I always said when I'm gone, when I'm dead
Don't lay me down with the dirt on my head
You won't need a shovel, you don't need a cold headstone
You don't need to cry, I'm gon' be going home

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back to me
It's coming back for me
I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me, yeah
I been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come and rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
I bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say, "Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah"
Damn, if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me, yeah

I knew from the start I don't belong in these parts
There's too much hate, there's too much hurt for this heart
Lord knows this planet feels like a hopeless place
Thank God I'm going back home to outer space

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back to me
It's coming back for me
I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me, yeah
I been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come and rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
I bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say, "Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah"
Damn, if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me, yeah

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back for me
And I don't really care if you believe me
I been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come and rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
I bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say, "Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah"
Damn, if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me, yeah

"As I leave this earth and sail into the infinite cosmo of the universe, the wars, the triumphs, the beauty, and the bloodshed, the ocean of human endeavor, it all grows quiet, insignificant. I'm nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy, born from a rock, spinning in the ether. I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free. Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing."