All the pain that you feel you can tell that we ain't making no love
But I'll pretend
Oh girl, I'll pretend
If you pretend then girl I'll pretend
Let's make it seem like we're all we need in the end
They aren’t making love. They are fucking. Instead of feeling love, she feels the brute force that he is instilling in her woman parts.
But they’ve probably both felt the flames of a love ending and are scarred from the experience. This session is a chance for them both to pretend the other is the one they love(d).
The Weeknd is saying here that they can pretend to make love, and pretend to have all these emotions if only for one night, because we do all need love, even if it is short lived — a concept borrowed from Wicked Games and a theme throughout his mixtapes, notably House Of Balloons.
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