"Halo'' is angelic. Like you see angels' faces instantly when you hear it. Its lyrics are basically saying that I had these walls built up about love; you completely tore them down and when I look at you I see your halo, it's really beautiful" - Beyoncé
"I was playing a pick up game right before a show in Michigan and I tore my Achilles heel. It was the most intense pain I ever experienced in my life. I passed out. So I ended up going home for two weeks. My wife forbade me from writing or doing any work whatsoever. Evan Bogart (songwriter) and I were super close friends. He was having his explosion as a songwriter, and I texted him and said, 'My wife's gone for three hours, will you come over? So he came over and I said: ''Dude, Beyoncé wants me to do a song. Let's do a song in three hours''. I had this idea for a patch of this weird choir of angels thing, started playing it and within three hours we had ''Halo''. - Ryan Tedder (songwriter)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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