Halsey explained the meaning and inspiration behind "Hold Me Down" at a live show in June of 2015:
"I was meeting a bunch of mean, old men who thought they knew better than I. And I met this one guy in particular, a certain asshole who inspired this song. This song is a reminder that no matter how small you are or how small people may make you seem, you should never let anything hold you down."
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