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Die For You
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Die For You

The Weeknd
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Song Meaning and Background of Die For You by The Weeknd


In 2017, the song was also supposed to be played on US contemporary hit radio, but for unspecified reasons, the format's distribution was cancelled.


Thanks to the internet social media platform TikTok, the song saw a boom in popularity in 2022. As a result, the song gained traction on US radio and peaked at number ten on the Hot 100. A remix of "Die for You" by American singer Ariana Grande, which was released by The Weeknd, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 2023.


The Weeknd said that "Die for You" was "the hardest to write" and "It took forever to finish".


Lyrics of Die For You by The Weeknd


I'm findin' ways to articulate the feelin' I'm goin' through

I just can't say I don't love you (Yeah)

'Cause I love you, yeah

It's hard for me to communicate the thoughts that I hold

But tonight, I'm gon' let you know

Let me tell the truth

Baby, let me tell the truth, yeah

 

You know what I'm thinkin', see it in your eyes

You hate that you want me, hate it when you cry

You're scared to be lonely, 'specially in the night

I'm scared that I'll miss you, happens every time

I don't want this feelin', I can't afford love

I try to find a reason to pull us apart

It ain't workin' 'cause you're perfect

And I know that you're worth it

I can't walk away, oh

 

Even though we're goin' through it

And it makes you feel alone

Just know that I would die for you

Baby, I would die for you, yeah

The distance and the time between us

It'll never change my mind 'cause

Baby, I would die for you

Baby, I would die for you, yeah (Say)

 

I'm findin' ways to manipulate the feelin' you're goin' through

But, baby girl, I'm not blamin' you

Just don't blame me, too, yeah

'Cause I can't take this pain forever

And you won't find no one that's better

'Cause I'm right for you, babe

I think I'm right for you, babe

 

You know what I'm thinkin', see it in your eyes

You hate that you want me, hate it when you cry

It ain't workin' 'cause you're perfect

And I know that you're worth it

I can't walk away, oh

 

Even though we're goin' through it

And it makes you feel alone

Just know that I would die for you

Baby, I would die for you, yeah

The distance and the time between us

It'll never change my mind 'cause

Baby, I would die for you, uh

Baby, I would die for you, yeah

 

I would die for you, I would lie for you

Keep it real with you, I would kill for you, my baby

I'm just sayin', yeah

I would die for you, I would lie for you

Keep it real with you, I would kill for you, my baby

Na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na

 

Even though we're goin' through it

And it makes you feel alone

Just know that I would die for you

Baby, I would die for you, yeah

The distance and the time between us

It'll never change my mind 'cause

Baby, I would die for you

Baby, I would die for you, yeah (Oh, babe)

 

(Die for you)

Release Date

2017

Songwriter/s

Abel Tesfaye, Martin McKinney, Mejdi Rhars, Dylan Wiggins, Magnus Høiberg, William Thomas Walsh, Henry Walter

Producer/s

Doc McKinney, Cirkut, The Weeknd, Cashmere Cat, Prince 85

Label/s

XO, Republic

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