[Hook]

from The Weeknd – Belong To The World Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The hook contradicts the bridge. In the bridge Abel compliments the girl while in the hook he says that he can’t thank the girl for all she’s done.

The hook also sees Abel dealing with an internal conflict. On the one hand, he knows that he should forget about this girl after they take care of business, and even degrade her or show lack of care for her (like most people would do to prostitutes, strippers, etc.). On the other hand, he wants to stay with/“embrace” the girl and help her settle down…with him (domesticate presents the connotation of control or force with some compliance, meaning he wants to have a heavy impact on this girl). However, he realizes that what he wants isn’t realistic, because she actually isn’t his…her job is to provide pleasure for everyone without emotion, not just him.

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