Gasoline
The Weeknd Lyrics


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It's five AM, my time again
I've soakin' up the moon, can't sleep
It's five AM, my time again
I'm calling and you know it's me
I'm pushing myself further
I'm just tryna feel my heartbeat beat (beat)
I wrap my hands around your neck
You love it when I always squeeze

It's five AM, I'm high again
And you can see that I'm in pain
I've fallen into emptiness
I want you 'cause we're both insane
I'm staring into the abyss
I'm looking at myself again
I'm dozing off to R.E.M.
I'm trying not to lose my faith

And I love it when you watch me sleep
You spin me 'round so I can breathe
It's only safe for you and me
I know you won't let me OD
And if I finally die in peace
Just wrap my body in these sheets
And pour out the gasoline
It don't mean much to me

It's five AM, I'm nihilist
I know there's nothing after this (after this)
Obsessing over aftermaths
Apocalypse and hopelessness (hopelessness)
The only thing I understand
Is zero sum of tenderness (tenderness)
Oh, baby, please just hold me close
Make me believe there's more to live

Around, around, around, around we go
In this game called life, we are not free

And I love it when you watch me sleep
You spin me 'round so I can breathe
It's only safe for you and me (don't let me go)
I know you won't let me OD (don't you let me go)
And if I finally die in peace (ooh, yeah)
Just wrap my body in these sheets
And pour out the gasoline
It don't mean much to me

Ohh-oh-ooh
Oh-ooh-ooh-oh
Ohh-oh-ooh
Ha, hey-uh




Hey, huh, hey, huh
Huh, huh, huh, ha, huh

Overall Meaning

The Weeknd's "Gasoline" is a song that depicts the struggles of drug addiction and the desperation of wanting relief from emotional and mental pain. The singer is awake at 5 AM, unable to sleep due to the effects of drugs, trying to feel alive by pushing himself further. He is aware of the consequence of an overdose in his current state, thus turning to the partner he's calling on the phone for comfort. The lyrics suggest the partner is his source of strength and stability in his life of chaos; they watch him sleep, spin him around so he can breathe, and protect him from self-destruction. Amidst the emotions of emptiness, nihilism, and hopelessness, the singer's only hope is to be held close and believe in something beyond the current reality.


The song's narrative reveals an individual's inner turmoil caused by addiction and dependence. In the pursuit of gratification and distraction, the singer seems to distance himself from the pain and pressures of life, becoming detached from reality. The lyrics illustrate his awareness of the dire situation but not being able to control his impulses. The partner becomes a sign of hope in his darkness, watching over him and ensuring he doesn't "OD" (overdose), even promising to wrap his body in sheets and pour out the gasoline if he ultimately dies in peace. The use of gasoline could symbolize both the destruction of addiction and new beginnings, with the hope of the latter being the focus of the singer's yearning.


Line by Line Meaning

It's five AM, my time again
It's already morning and I haven't slept yet


I've soakin' up the moon, can't sleep
I've been staring at the moon and can't sleep


I'm calling and you know it's me
I'm reaching out to you and you can recognize me


I'm pushing myself further
I'm trying harder to experience something


I'm just tryna feel my heartbeat beat (beat)
I'm trying to feel alive


I wrap my hands around your neck
I hold onto you tightly


You love it when I always squeeze
You like it when I'm close and intimate


I'm high again
I'm under the influence again


And you can see that I'm in pain
You can tell that I'm suffering


I've fallen into emptiness
I feel empty inside


I want you 'cause we're both insane
I desire you because we are both crazy


I'm staring into the abyss
I'm facing a dark, empty void


I'm looking at myself again
I'm reflecting on myself


I'm dozing off to R.E.M.
I'm falling asleep to Rapid Eye Movement, a sleep stage


I'm trying not to lose my faith
I'm struggling to maintain my beliefs


And if I finally die in peace
If I pass away feeling at ease


Just wrap my body in these sheets
Cover me with these bedsheets


It don't mean much to me
It's not significant to me


I'm nihilist
I'm rejecting all religious and moral principles


I know there's nothing after this (after this)
I believe there is nothing after death


Obsessing over aftermaths
Focusing on the consequences of actions


Apocalypse and hopelessness (hopelessness)
End of the world and despair


The only thing I understand
The only thing I comprehend


Is zero sum of tenderness (tenderness)
I only understand how much love I've lost


Oh, baby, please just hold me close
Please embrace me tightly


Make me believe there's more to live
Give me hope for a brighter future


Around, around, around, around we go
We keep going in circles in this thing called life


In this game called life, we are not free
We are not truly free in the game of life


And if I finally die in peace
If I pass away feeling at ease


Just wrap my body in these sheets
Cover me with these bedsheets


And pour out the gasoline
Burn my body


It don't mean much to me
It's not significant to me




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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@katherinearabadjieva1352

It's 5 AM my time again
I've soakin' up the moon, can't sleep
It's 5 AM my time again
I'm calling and you know it's me
I'm pushin' myself further
I'm just tryin' to feel my heartbeat beat (Beat)
I wrap my hands around your neck
You love it when I always squeeze
It's 5 AM, I'm high again
And you can see that I'm in pain (Ooh, ooh)
I've fallen into emptiness
I want you 'cause we're both insane
I'm staring into the abyss
I'm lookin' at myself again
I'm dozing off to R.E.M.
I'm trying not to lose my faith

And I love it when you watch me sleep
You spin me 'round so I can breathe
It's only safe for you and me
I know you won't let me OD
And if I finally die in peace
Just wrap my body in these sheets (Sheets)
And pour out the gasoline
It don't mean much to me

It's 5 AM, I'm nihilist
I know there's nothing after this (After this)
Obsessing over aftermaths
Apocalypse and hopelessness (Hopelessness)
The only thing I understand
Is zero sum of tenderness (Tenderness)
Oh, baby, please, just hold me close
Make me believe there's more to live

Around, around, around, around we go
In this game called life, we are not free

And I love it when you watch me sleep
You spin me 'round so I can breathe
It's only safe for you and me (Don't let me go)
I know you won't let me OD (Don't you let me go)
And if I finally die in peace (Oh yeah)
Just wrap my body in these sheets
And pour out the gasoline
It don't mean much to me



@felb

It's five AM, my time again
I've soakin' up the moon, can't sleep
It's five AM my time again
I'm calling and you know it's me
I'm pushing myself further
I'm just tryna feel my heartbeat beat (beat)
I wrap my hands around your neck
You love it when I always squeeze
It's five AM, I'm high again
And you can see that I'm in pain
I've fallen into emptiness
I want you 'cause we're both insane
I'm staring into the abyss
I'm looking at myself again
I'm dozing off to R.E.m.
I'm trying not to lose my faith
And I love it when you watch me sleep
You spin me 'round so I can breathe
It's only safe for you and me
I know you won't let me OD
And if I finally die in peace
Just wrap my body in these sheets
And pour out the gasoline
It don't mean much to me
It's five AM, I'm nihilist
I know there's nothing after this (after this)
Obsessing over aftermaths
Apocalypse and hopelessness (hopelessness)
The only thing I understand
Is zero sum of tenderness (tenderness)
Oh, baby, please just hold me close
Make me believe there's more to live
Around, around, around, around we go
In this game called life, we are not free
And I love it when you watch me sleep
You spin me 'round so I can breathe
It's only safe for you and me (don't let me go)
I know you won't let me OD (don't you let me go)
And if I finally die in peace (ooh yeah)
Just wrap my body in these sheets
And pour out the gasoline
It don't mean much to me
Ohh-oh-ooh
Oh-ooh-ooh-oh
Ohh-oh-ooh
Ha, hey-uh
Hey, huh, hey, huh
Huh, huh, huh, ha, huh



All comments from YouTube:

@TrapNation

Felt bad for the old man. It's pretty sad how we allow our egos, which only care about validation, to brutally assault and torture our souls, which have been through so much pain already. Not even recognizing how fragile and beautiful we are because of how ugly our ego perceive us, compared to the crowd, which it perceives as beautiful, even though they couldn't care less if our souls broke right in front of them. I'm not sure if it's just me, but the way these were filmed and the expressions the old man had, we're meant to create a feeling of empathy, which is genius because, well, it's you.

@aceeduventures

https://youtu.be/PpFSoQGzaqg
Awww.

@ayushjain7884

you are a genius

@taffyroosevelt7809

Thank you for the analysis, Trap Nation

@nicholasmiller4971

Absolutely, we'll said! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

@namanchhabra7613

Ayo my brother trap nation going through some shit.

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@gauravnegi-yq9gy

For 5th straight year Weeknd's song is the theme song of WrestleMania.
1.2020:- Blinding lights
2.2021:- Save your tears
3.2022:- Sacrifice
4.2023:- Less than zero
5.2024:- Gasoline.

@FuckShit589

The weekend is the undertaker of wrestlemaina themes

@gauravnegi-yq9gy

@@FuckShit589 Yeah he's having a streak.

@adamheart6503

Let’s keep it going!!!

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