This the shit that I live for, this the shit that I live for
This the shit that I live for, with the people I'd die for
The Weeknd essentially lives for:
Since majority of Abel’s life is spent either doing drugs, having sex, or making/performing music, it’s to no surprise that The Weeknd expresses this as his life. In addition, he reps his crew, XO, adding that he’d die for those closest to him, showing how much he actually does care for his crew, friends, (family), etc. He expresses more love and respect towards them than he does to women who seem to either “all feel the same” or cause him trust issues and “belong to the world”.
His drug habits in spite of what his doctor and/or friends say (“they tryna make me slow down”) are actually the thing he would die because of.
This brings up Freud’s death and love drives, Thanatos (for Abel: the drugs) and Eros (friends, fans and the women inspiring his music).
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