I made a trade
Gave away our days
For a little fame
Now I'll never see your face
But it's okay I adapted anyway

from The Weeknd – Adaptation Lyrics on Rap Genius


He gave away their relationship and the connection he had with her to pursue his career, an extremely tough choice.

To adapt, in this sense, is for Abel to learn how to cope without this girl, a depressing thought, as if he truly thinks she was the one then she’ll always be at the back of his mind in some form.

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