“Here We Go…Again” is the eighth track on The Weeknd’s 2022 album ‘Dawn FM.’ The song features vocals by Tyler, The Creator, marking their first collaboration together. Lyrically, the song talks about falling in love, again. It has not worked countless times before, but we do not give up on love…we cannot give up on love. So…
The Weeknd announced his fifth studio album ‘Dawn FM’ just days prior to its release on January 7, 2022. The album marks Abel’s comeback to music after his highly successful album ‘After Hours’ that was released in 2020. The new album features some interesting features from Quincy Jones to the US actor Jim Carrey. Upon release, the album was live-streamed on several streaming platforms such as Twitch.
‘The misadventures of love’ has been a common topic The Weeknd has tackled all throughout his discography. He has continuously talked about his inability to commit to relationships and make them work despite having an absolute lust for women. On “Here We Go…Again,” The Weeknd finds himself riding the same wave again and again.
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The Weeknd “Here We Go…Again” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Throughout the first verse of the song, The Weeknd sings about all the wins he has had in his life so far. He is just beyond rich and anything that money can buy, he has them available to him. From the best suites and ties to the best alcohols to the best jewelry to private yachts to girls, The Weeknd has them all. However, love is something you cannot buy.
Ring froze like it’s February
A frozen ring is a metaphor for a ring covered in diamonds, which is often referred to as ice. In North America, February is usually one of the coldest months.
A quarter bill on an off-year
If we had no clue about his wealth, The Weeknd throws some statistics at us. He claims that he makes a cool quarter of a billion dollars on a year that he does not release new music. This is about $250,000,000 ($250 million) and it does not sound too far-fetched.
Said you wanted your boyfriend jealous with a couple pics
And you didn’t expect to fall for me once you got this d*ck
Unfortunately, most of The Weeknd’s relationships begin and end as mentioned above. These girls are drawn to his fame and fortune like a moth drawn to a flame. Only this time, The Weeknd is the one who ends up getting burned. He gets plenty of sex. True love sounds too good for him right now.
The Weeknd falls in love with a girl who looks like a movie star this time.
But when I make her laugh, swear it cures my depressing thoughts
This is probably one of the sweetest lines in the entire discography of The Weeknd. This shows how much he is deprived of true love.
In the chorus of the song, The Weeknd brings out the classic quote “it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved.” So, he gives love another shot…again…again…and again.
In the second verse by Tyler, The Creator, the rapper talks about a similar sentiment. He is in love, for now. He is always ready for the unfortunate ending that has followed him throughout his life. So, he is ready this time.
But if we did crush down the road, spending lawyer fees up
Pen and pack gon’ save my ass if these feelings freeze up
If their relationship (or marriage) comes to an end down the road, he is ready this time. He knows his music and a pack of cigarettes (or weed) are going to help him freeze his pain. At least he is ready for the worse!
True love is when you don’t have to think about an ending to it. But until we find something close, we try and try and we have contingencies in place for the worse case scenarios. This is life!
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