Kesha Reportedly Wrote a Song About Relationship with Alleged Abuser

Kesha may have written a song about her alleged abuser, Dr. Luke, with lyrics referring to selling her soul and more.

The singer filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke alleging physical abuse and drug coercion (he countered with a suit of his own in response). Some are speculating that Kesha may have written about what she endured in at least one of her past songs. As Buzzfeed points out, the song “Dancing with the Devil,” an unreleased track popular with fans, may have been inspired by her relationship with the producer.

Here are some of the song’s lyrics:

“I keep on dancing with the Devil, I sold my soul, ain’t no turning back, I keep on dancing with the Devil, You and I made a deal, I was young and shit got real […] Your love is made of dirty gold, But I’m the one who sold my soul, So go ahead and take my hand […] I sold my soul, it’s a dead-end road, But there ain’t no turning back […] I can’t escape my filthy past, I made mistakes, I made ’em last, I know you love to watch me cry […] So while I’m yours until the end, A holy war, I’ll never win, So I’ll keep dancing ’til I die, […] He’s got my mind (You got..),He’s got my soul (..Hell to pay), My… he won’t let me go!”

It’s not the first time people have questioned the meaning of the lyrics. The song hit the Internet at the end of March in 2013. At the time, some speculated the song could have been about her relationship with Dr. Luke or a general take on how young pop stars have to “sell their soul” to make it in the industry. Here’s the song in question:


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