Don’t Break My Heart
The Weeknd Lyrics


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Ooh (I'm paralyzed)
Ooh
Ooh (let's go)

I see you drowning in the purple lights
Diamonds shining bright
I see every ice on you (on you)
You snatch my soul, I'm crucified
I feel paralyzed
I'm so mesmerized by you (by you)

But I know you're right for me, ecstasy
I keep coming back for more
I think that you would die for me, destiny
And this time, I know for sure

Just don't break my heart (don't break my heart)
Don't let me down, please
Don't you break my heart (don't break my heart)
I don't know if I can take it anymore

Take it anymore, take it anymore
I can't take another heart break or I'll end it all
And the girl I used to love
We broke up in the club
And I almost died in the discotheque

And now, I know she wasn't right for me, enemy
I kept coming back for more
I'd rather you would die for me, destiny
And this time, I know for sure

Just don't break my heart (don't break my heart)
Don't let me down, please
Don't you break my heart (don't break my heart)
I don't know if I can take it anymore
Don't break my heart (don't you, don't you)
I'm falling apart already
Don't you break my heart (don't you, don't you)
I don't know if I can take it anymore

I believe the liquor's talking
I just need the room to stop and
I could be the one you want
Just as long as you don't break my heart

And I realized when I kissed your neck
That the room is hot
I can taste your sweat
It's just you and I in the discotheque
But don't you worry

Just don't break my heart (don't break my heart)
Don't let me down, please
Don't you break my heart (don't break my heart)
I don't know if I can take it anymore
Don't break my heart (don't you, don't you)
I'm falling apart already
Don't you break my heart (don't you, don't you)
I don't know if I can take it anymore

Ooh




Ooh
Ooh

Overall Meaning

The Weeknd’s “Don’t Break My Heart” speaks about being cautious with love after experiencing many heartbreaks in the past. The song is a representation of the artist's fear of putting his heart on the line again. The lyrics express a desire to trust someone while still remaining cautious, given the emotional complexity of love. The opening line, "I'm paralyzed," is a metaphor for how difficult it can be to open oneself up to the vulnerability of love after experiencing pain.


The chorus serves as a plea not to be hurt again, emphasizing how brittle the singer's heart is. The lyrics also show that the singer has made mistakes in the past and has learned from them. He compares his previous relationship to a discotheque, highlighting the superficiality of his past flings. The singer is looking for a deeper connection, but he needs reassurance that he won't be hurt again.


The lyrics in the bridge reveal a sense of vulnerability, providing insight into the singer's psyche. He admits that he can be the one his partner wants, but he needs his partner to be gentle with his heart to achieve the desired connection. The lyrics then culminate in a plea for his partner not to break his heart after confessing his love. The song thus speaks not only to the artist's own experiences but also to the experiences of anyone who has been hurt in love and wishes to trust again.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh (I'm paralyzed)
I am completely transfixed and unable to move by your presence.


Ooh
An expression of excitement or anticipation.


Ooh (let's go)
Let's get started, let's do this thing.


I see you drowning in the purple lights
You are surrounded by the seductive atmosphere of the club, and I can see how it's affecting you.


Diamonds shining bright
The dazzling jewelry on your person is turning heads and catching everyone's attention.


I see every ice on you (on you)
I can see every glittering facet of the jewels you're adorned with.


You snatch my soul, I'm crucified
You have a powerful pull on me, leaving me feeling lost and vulnerable.


I feel paralyzed
I am unable to move or think clearly because of my intense attraction to you.


I'm so mesmerized by you (by you)
I am completely spellbound by your beauty and allure.


But I know you're right for me, ecstasy
Despite the risks, I know that being with you brings me the ultimate pleasure and happiness.


I keep coming back for more
Even though I know the danger, I can't resist the draw of being with you again and again.


I think that you would die for me, destiny
I am convinced that we are meant to be together, and that you would do anything for me.


And this time, I know for sure
I am more certain than ever that I need you in my life, and that we belong together.


Just don't break my heart (don't break my heart)
Please don't hurt me or leave me, as I am emotionally vulnerable and have put a lot of trust in you.


Don't let me down, please
I am depending on you to be there for me and not cause me any further pain or disappointment.


I don't know if I can take it anymore
I am already struggling with my feelings, and I don't know how much more I can handle.


Take it anymore, take it anymore
I am reaching my breaking point and can't continue to endure the pain of heartbreak or disappointment.


I can't take another heart break or I'll end it all
If you break my heart again, it could be too much for me to handle and I might not be able to go on.


And the girl I used to love
I was once in love with someone else.


We broke up in the club
Our relationship came to an end while we were at the club.


And I almost died in the discotheque
The emotional pain of the breakup was so intense that I felt like I was dying inside.


And now, I know she wasn't right for me, enemy
Looking back on my past relationship, I realize that she wasn't a good match for me at all and was actually my adversary.


I'd rather you would die for me, destiny
I feel much more certain that we are meant to be together, and that you would do anything for me.


I'm falling apart already
My emotional state is fragile and precarious, and I feel like I'm already losing control.


I believe the liquor's talking
I think that my judgments and feelings may be clouded by the influence of alcohol.


I just need the room to stop and
I need a moment to collect myself and clear my head.


I could be the one you want
I believe that I could be the perfect partner for you.


It's just you and I in the discotheque
We are the only people who matter to each other in this moment.


But don't you worry
There's nothing to be afraid of or anxious about, as long as we have each other.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Abel Tesfaye, Daniel Lopatin, Matthew Cohn, Max Martin, Oscar Thomas Holter

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@HSYM

I'm paralyzed)
(Let's go)
I see you drowning in the purple lights
Diamonds shining bright
I see every ice on you
You snatch my soul, I'm crucified
I feel paralyzed
I'm so mesmerized by you (By you)
But now I know you're right for me
Ecstasy
I keep coming back for more
I think that you would die for me
Destiny
And this time, I know for sure

[Chorus]
Just don't break my heart (Don't break my heart)
Don't let me down, please
Don't you break my heart (Don't break my heart)
I don't know if I can take it anymore

[Verse 2]
Take it anymore, take it anymore
I can't take another heartbreak or I'll end it all
And the girl I used to love
We broke up in the club
And I almost died in the discotheque
And now I know she wasn't right for me
Enemy
I kept coming back for more
I'd rather you would die for me
Destiny
And this time I know for sure

[Chorus]
Just don't break my heart (Don't break my heart)
Don't let me down, please
Don't you break my heart (Don't break my heart)
I don't know if I can take it anymore
Don't break my heart (Don't you, don't you)
I'm falling apart already
Don't you break my heart (Don't you, don't you)
I don't know if I can take it anymore

[Bridge]
I believe the liquor's talking
I just need the room to stop
And I could be the one you want
Just as long as you don't break my heart
And I realize
When I kissed your neck
That the room is hot
I can taste your sweat
It's just you and I
In the discotheque
But don't you worry

[Chorus]
Just don't break my heart (Don't break my heart)
Don't let me down, please
Don't you break my heart (Don't break my heart)
I don't know if I can take it anymore
Don't break my heart (Don't you, don't you)
I'm falling apart already
Don't you break my heart (Don't you, don't you)
I don't know if I can take it anymore



All comments from YouTube:

@jordyn5356

A lot of people aren’t making this as one of their favorites but I am OBSESSED with this song. It’s on replay.

@slane2148

I’m fucking obsessed too

@Davidiniso

ngl I think this is my favourite

@hahaoml2812

I agree

@SuperRijul

Same

@slimerellla

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@ThroughTheFall

It’s time to listen to the Weeknd for a month straight, no break just the dawn all day 👾

@jgirardello6

A month? Those are rookie numbers! No break until the next album!!!

@andreww3965

Yes This song is so good! I just tried making my own song inspired by him its in my Playlist !
please tell me how you feel about it .
I'll be waiting to hear back from you !❤

@katjahamacher8178

Literally

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