Real Life

Album: Beauty Behind The Madness (2015)
Charted: 72 62
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Songfacts®:

  • The opening track of Beauty Behind the Madness finds Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye sharing with his listeners about a warning from his own mother regarding how his self-destructive lifestyle was going to destroy him over time:

    Mama called me destructive, oh yeah
    Said it'd ruin me one day, yeah
    Cause every woman that loved me, oh yeah
    I seemed to push them away


    Tesfaye previously referred to his relationship with his mother on the Echoes of Silence track "The Fall," where he admitted how his hedonistic lifestyle has hurt her.

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