During this song and the next After Hours
track, "Too Late," there's so much echo on The Weeknd's voice, it's difficult to understand what he's saying. Variety
asked him if he is intentionally obscuring the lyrics.
The Weeknd replied that he can't really explain some of the things he does - "it's just emotional." He added that on this song he doesn't want to listener to hear what he's saying; it's more about "the beat, the melody, the feeling, the sonics."
Tesfaye continued that on After Hours
' fourth track, "Scared To Live
," and the next few songs, he does
want the listener to hear what he's saying because he's telling a story.