The Weeknd, Die For You: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Die For You is an official single released by The Weeknd in 2017, as part of the Starboy album. The song has interesting lyrics and The Weeknd has admitted that it was one of the hardest tracks to complete for that album. It’s getting viral still today thanks to TikTok and people is interested to know what the lyrics talk about and what the meaning of the song is. In this article we will provide all answers.

You can find the official video of Die For You below.

The Weeknd - Die For You

Die For You: the lyrics and their meaning

Die For You is a song about the difficulties you meet while being in a relationship, especially when you don’t spend enough time together. Often the lyrics of The Weeknd song talk about a fictional character created by the singer, but many believe that Die For You refers more closely to the relationship he had with Bella Hadid, with ended few weeks before this song was made. The Weeknd and Bella Hadid broke up because it was too hard to mainatn the relationship with the complicated schedules of both, but they were still emotionaly connected.

In the song,The Weeknd talks to a girl, saying that she’s perfect for him, and they both feel alone now. And despite they are both making an effort to manage the distance between them, The Weeknd would die for her. A clear sign that love is still present inside him, despite the issues.

Even though we’re goin’ through it
And it makes you feel alone
Just know that I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah
The distance and the time between us
It’ll never change my mind ’cause
Baby, I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah (Say)

The lyrics become painful sometimes, when The Weeknd shows how hard is for both to leave, despite the feelings they have, and despite the awareness that they would be perfect together. So the singer prefers to just accept what’s going on and avoid to blame each other. He also admits that both of them will never find someone that matches better than what they did with each other.

I’m findin’ ways to manipulate the feelin’ you’re goin’ through
But, baby girl, I’m not blamin’ you
Just don’t blame me, too, yeah
‘Cause I can’t take this pain forever
And you won’t find no one that’s better
‘Cause I’m right for you, babe
I think I’m right for you, babe

When you love a person, and circumstances force you to break up, you keep torturing yourself about why it had to happen this way. It’s true, sometimes love is not enough to make a relationship works, but it’s surely the hardest situation to explain when, after the break up, you start to process the reasons, the explanations for what you experienced.

I try to find a reason to pull us apart
It ain’t workin’ ’cause you’re perfect
And I know that you’re worth it
I can’t walk away, oh

After all, the lyrics of Die For You are about the end of a relationship where both parts are still in love with each other, and the meaning of the song is to express the doubts and the feelings you normally have in this situation.

For the fans who were curious about The Weeknd’s love life after the break up with Bella Hadid: he dated for some months Selena Gomez, and the relationship obviously received a lot of attention from media, but it didn’t last long. In 2022, The Weeknd has been seen often with DJ Simi Khadra and their relationship seems working fine.

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The complete lyrics

I’m findin’ ways to articulate the feelin’ I’m goin’ through
I just can’t say I don’t love you (Yeah)
‘Cause I love you, yeah
It’s hard for me to communicate the thoughts that I hold
But tonight, I’m gon’ let you know
Let me tell the truth
Baby, let me tell the truth, yeah

You know what I’m thinkin’, see it in your eyes
You hate that you want me, hate it when you cry
You’re scared to be lonely, ‘specially in the night
I’m scared that I’ll miss you, happens every time
I don’t want this feelin’, I can’t afford love
I try to find a reason to pull us apart
It ain’t workin’ ’cause you’re perfect
And I know that you’re worth it
I can’t walk away, oh

Even though we’re goin’ through it
And it makes you feel alone
Just know that I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah
The distance and the time between us
It’ll never change my mind ’cause
Baby, I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah (Say)

I’m findin’ ways to manipulate the feelin’ you’re goin’ through
But, baby girl, I’m not blamin’ you
Just don’t blame me, too, yeah
‘Cause I can’t take this pain forever
And you won’t find no one that’s better
‘Cause I’m right for you, babe
I think I’m right for you, babe

You know what I’m thinkin’, see it in your eyes
You hate that you want me, hate it when you cry
It ain’t workin’ ’cause you’re perfect
And I know that you’re worth it
I can’t walk away, oh

Even though we’re goin’ through it
And it makes you feel alone
Just know that I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah
The distance and the time between us
It’ll never change my mind ’cause
Baby, I would die for you, uh
Baby, I would die for you, yeah

I would die for you, I would lie for you
Keep it real with you, I would kill for you, my baby
I’m just sayin’, yeah
I would die for you, I would lie for you
Keep it real with you, I would kill for you, my baby
Na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na

Even though we’re goin’ through it
And it makes you feel alone
Just know that I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah
The distance and the time between us
It’ll never change my mind ’cause
Baby, I would die for you
Baby, I would die for you, yeah (Oh, babe)