“In Your Eyes” is the tenth track on The Weeknd’s 2020 album ‘After Hours.’ The song finds The Weeknd in a confessional mode of being scared to get involved with the person he loves.
‘After Hours‘ is The Weeknd’s fourth studio album released on March 20, 2020. The album produced singles such as “Blinding Lights,” “Heartless,” title track “After Hours” and “Scare To Live” all throughout 2020. Abel himself called this album his ‘PSYCHOTIC CHAPTER’ at the reveal of the album.
In the lyrics to this song, The Weeknd seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. There is this girl, who he knows he loves. But he is reluctant to get involved with her. One reason is that The Weeknd sees something burning inside her. Maybe some guilt. Another reason is that The Weeknd knows he cannot control himself around other women. His coke-infused fantasy trips are a major cause of his unsteady relationships. Lastly, Abel has a very poor track record of maintaining relationships. Abel cannot afford to endure another heartbreak.
Listen to “In Your Eyes” by The Weeknd
This girl tries to hide the pain inside her. She tries to smile and hide the pain inside her. Abel is not sure if she can afford to endure another heartbreak just like himself.
The Weeknd released the official music video for “In Your Eyes” and it is quite graphic. Be warned!
Check out the complete lyrics and further song meaning breakdown on Genius.