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Album: My Dear Melancholy (2018)
Charted: 52

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  • Here, The Weeknd seemingly croons about his breaking up with Selena Gomez as he addresses the singer's struggles with Lupus during their relationship.

    And I don't wanna hear that you are suffering
    You are suffering no more
    'Cause I held you down when you were suffering


    Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd's real name) was a support to Gomez during her ordeal which included a lifesaving kidney transplant.
  • The Weeknd references during the chorus and the bridge The Matrix scene when Neo has the choice of taking a red or blue pill from Morpheus. The "red pill" is facing reality and the "blue pill" is living in blissful ignorance.

    And I'ma f--k the pain away, and I know I'll be okay
    They said our love is just a game, I don't care what they say
    But I'ma drink the pain away, I'll be back to my old ways
    And I got two red pills to take the blues away, oh


    The Weeknd flips the Matrix reference into a line about medicating himself by means of drink and sex in order to escape the reality of his heartbreak.

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