The Weeknd – Final Lullaby | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
The Weeknd released his 2020 album ‘After Hours’ last week and looks like he is not finished just yet. Three days later, the singer released three more tracks, “Missed You,” “Nothing Compares,” and “Final Lullaby” as bonus tracks off the album.
‘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.
“Final Lullaby” is a true lullaby in nature, with soothing vocals, a very low humming synth, and the singer calling out the listener to sleep. A perfect ending track for the chaos that encompassed the ‘After Hours’ album.
Listen to “Final Lullaby” by The Weeknd
In the chorus of the track, The Weeknd finally admits that he cannot ever keep her with him. On several previous songs on this album, The Weeknd admitted that he will never change from his old ways, and his old ways include women and drugs. He calls this a ‘broken place.’ So he lets go of his lover to find her own peace. Closer her eyes and send away to a world of dreams and sunshine!
In the second verse of the song, consisting entirely of just 6 words, The Weeknd lets us know that he is not doing okay by himself. The word ‘alone’ repeats twice within these six words. This is a word that can lead many people towards the test of their sanity.
The final chorus has a small change: instead of the singer ‘hoping’ that she will find peace away from him, he wonders “won’t” she find peace away from him!
Let us know if you chose this song to put your kids to sleep in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.