Popular music hasn’t quite been the same since The Weeknd came along. Hitting the scene around the same time as fellow Toronto music man Drake, The Weeknd carved out a space for himself as the smooth crooning, formerly drug-friendly, wavy, pop and R&B singer whose lyrics reveal the type of guy you will always want at the party (except when he’s singing to your significant other. You should avoid that). As an ode to all things sensual, straightforward, sometimes disturbing but always party-worthy, here are the 5 best lyrics from The Weeknd.
5. “Coming Down”
The bad boy image never fails to seduce, and The Weeknd pulls out the big guns in this faded tell-all. Getting straight to it with "Coming Down" from The Weeknd's first album House of Balloons, here are the oh-so-bad-boy's best lyrics.
“Girl I been bad again, girl I been bad again
Cause with this money comes problems
And with these problems comes solutions
And I use 'em
When I'm faded I forget
Forget what you mean to me
Hope you know what you mean to me
Pick up your phone
The party's finished and I want you to know
I'm all alone
I'm feelin' everything before I got up
I always want you when I'm coming down”
4. “High For This”
Another one from House of Balloons this is a song that got radio buzz and ladies everywhere feeling the high of The Weeknd’s voice.
"Open your hand
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
You don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this”
Mixing a bit of the braggadocious language usually preserved for hip-hop, The Weeknd has a purely brag-worthy moment about his fame and wealth in this hit featuring Daft Punk.
"I'm tryna put you in the worst mood, ah
P1 cleaner than your church shoes, ah
Milli point two just to hurt you, ah
All red lamb just to tease you, ah
None of these toys on lease too, ah
Made your whole year in a week too, yeah
Main [lady] out of your league too, ah
Side [lady] out of your league too, ah”
2. “Can’t Feel My Face”
In this dance-y track, The Weeknd shows a moment of vulnerability to the lady he’s with and/or drugs. You decide.
“And I know she'll be the death of me, at least we'll both be numb
And she'll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come
But at least we'll both be beautiful and stay forever young
This I know, yeah, this I know”
1. “Wicked Games”
The number one spot goes to the classic that put The Weeknd on the map. These lyrics spill a disturbed concoction of pain, rawness and sensuality all in one.
“Bring your love, baby, I could bring my shame
Bring the drugs, baby, I could bring my pain
I got my heart right here
I got my scars right here
Bring the cups, baby, I could bring the drank
Bring your body, baby, I could bring you fame
And that's my mother*** word, too
Just let me mother*** love you.”