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Kesha
Written by Kesha Sebert
Produced by Drew Pearson
Ricky Reed
Length 3:51
Album
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"Bastards" is a song performed by Kesha. It serves as the opening track on Kesha's third album Rainbow.

Background

In an interview with Metro, the song was described as not letting the bullies drag you down.[1]

It’s got a country vibe with a choir laid over top and it’s an upbeat end to the hot bed of emotions that the rest of the album has been. - Katie Baillie, interviewer

Lyrics

One, two, three, four, one

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

Don't let the bastards get you down
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 the way I wanna live

Don't let the bastards get you down
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 get 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 your crown
Don't let the scumbags screw you 'round
Don't let the bastards take you down

Na na na, la da da da da da, na na hey, na na hey
Na na na, la da da da da da, na na hey, na na hey
Na na na, la da da da da da, na na hey, na na hey
Na na na, la da da da da da, na na hey, na na hey

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

Trivia

  • Kesha said on her Instagram story that this is her favorite song that she has written, as of 2019.[2]

Credits

Produced by Ricky Reed & Drew Pearson
Vocal production by Drew Pearson
Additional production by Nate Mercereau
Bass Drums by Ricky Reed
Guitars by Drew Pearson, Nate Mercereau & Ricky Reed
Horns by Nate Mercereau
Engineered by Drew Pearson at Purple Dinosaur Studios & by Ethan Shumaker at Elysian Park, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Manny Marroquins at Larrabee Studios,, North Hollywood, CA
Mix engineered by Chris Galland
Assisted by Jeff Jackson & Robin Florent

References

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