Through Explanation you See the Lyrics in a New Light
How does a sudden success feels like? From 0 to 100 and from a nobody to superstar: Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd experienced this situation within the last years. Abel Tesfaye sings in the song Starboy of his personal success and how this has changed him.
I'm tryna put you in the worst mood, ahP1 cleaner than your church shoes, ahMilli point two just to hurt you, ahAll red Lamb' just to tease you, ahNone of these toys on lease too, ahMade your whole year in a week too, yahMain b*** out your league too, ahSide b*** out of your league too, ah
House so empty, need a centerpieceTwenty racks a table, carved from ebonyCut that ivory into skinny piecesThen she clean it with her face man I love my babyYou talking money, need a hearing aidYou talking 'bout me, I don't see a shadeSwitch out my side, I'll take any laneI switch out my car if I kill any pain
Look what you've doneI'm a motherf***ing StarboyLook what you've doneI'm a motherf***ing Starboy
Every day a n*** try to test me, ahEvery day a n*** try to end me, ahPull off in that Roadster SV, ahPockets overweight, getting hefty, ahComing for the king, that's a far cry, II come alive in the fall time, IThe competition, I don't ever listenI'm in the blue moon song bumping New Edition
House so empty, need a centerpieceTwenty racks a table, carved from ebonyCut that ivory to skinny piecesThen she clean it with her face but I love my babyYou talking money, need a hearing aidYou talking 'bout me, I don't see a shadeSwitch out my side, I'll take any laneI switch out my car if I kill any pain
Let a n*** Brad PittLegend of the fall took the year like a banditBy my ma a crib and a brand new wagonNow she hit the grocery shop looking lavishStar Trek groove in that Wraith of KhanGirls get loose when they hear this song100 on the dash get me close to GodWe don't pray for love, we just pray for cars
Abel Tesfaye has a very narrow definition of wealth: cars, women, drugs. With these attributes, he expresses his current lifestyle. With P1 he means a McLaren, which is in his possession and worth over a million dollars. His red Lamb[orghini] is also mentioned. In addition to the material things, the experiences and the women that accompany his life, he also addresses the dark side. The reference to ivory can be a metaphor for the illegal drug cocaine and its consumption to dampen the emotional pain of such a lifestyle. With the success comes also the internal pressure to maintain it. The constant fight against other artists, who want to chase after him and want to be better and the pressure to deliver new hits are the negative effects. However, The Weeknd states in the song that he is not trying to measure himself with others and there is no competition for him.He seems to be very self-confident, but confesses in the refrain that he has achieved his status only through his listeners and fans. He quickly became famous, but could also lose all his achievements in a short time. His curse before the word Starboy seems to stress that he would sometimes like to drop his status as a music star. The situation, in which he believes he has everything can make him sad at the same time. The signs of success he mentions may quickly distract him from seeing what is really important and create an emptiness. This seems to have been recognized by the singer and conveyed in the song.
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