High for This
The Weeknd Lyrics


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You don't know what's in store
But you know what you're here for
Close your eyes, lay yourself beside me
Hold tight for this ride
We don't need no protection
Come alone, we don't need attention

Open your hand, take a glass
Don't be scared, I'm right here
Even though, you don't roll
Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this

Take it off, you want it off
'Cause I know what you're feeling
It's okay, girl, I feel it too
Let it be, baby breathe
I swear I'm right here
We'll be good, I promise, we'll be so good, ayy

Open your hand, take a glass
Don't be scared, I'm right here
Even though, you don't roll
Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
Ooh, whoa




You wanna be high for this, yeah
You wanna be high for this

Overall Meaning

The Weeknd's song "High for This" is an invitation to ultimate freedom and empowerment but in a very dark and twisted way. The song has a constant thumping beat mixed with seductive synthesizers that creates a perfect backdrop for the singer's mesmerizing voice. From the lyrics, it appears that the singer wants to take his partner on a wild, thrilling ride that involves getting high and losing all control. The opening line suggests that there's something unknown about the experience that his partner is about to have but that they know why they're here- to let loose and get lost in the moment.


The singer positions himself as a protector, asking his partner to close their eyes and hold tight because what's to come might be overwhelming. He promises that they don't need protection or attention, essentially saying that they can be reckless without any consequence. The chorus calls for his partner to take a glass and trust him, even though they might not usually partake in such activities. The implicit message is that only by getting high can they experience something transformative and truly incredible. The end of the song sounds like a climax, with the singer repeatedly chanting that "you want to be high for this", almost as if he's brainwashing his partner to think that getting high is the only way to have a good time.


Overall, the song creates a sense of danger and darkness surrounding the idea of letting go and indulging in pleasure, while also being incredibly alluring and seductive.


Line by Line Meaning

You don't know what's in store
You have no idea what's going to happen next


But you know what you're here for
You know why you came here


Close your eyes, lay yourself beside me
Relax and lay next to me while closing your eyes


Hold tight for this ride
Get ready for what's about to happen and hang on tight


We don't need no protection
We don't need anyone or anything else – just each other is enough


Come alone, we don't need attention
It's just the two of us – we don't need anyone else or any attention


Open your hand, take a glass
Take a glass and relax


Don't be scared, I'm right here
Don't be afraid – I'm here with you


Even though, you don't roll
Even though you don't partake in this activity normally


Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this
Believe me, you want to be under the influence for what's about to happen


Take it off, you want it off
You want to get naked


'Cause I know what you're feeling
Because I know how you're feeling


It's okay, girl, I feel it too
It's okay, I feel the same way as you


Let it be, baby breathe
Just relax and breathe


I swear I'm right here
I promise I'm here with you


We'll be good, I promise, we'll be so good, ayy
We'll be okay – I promise, we'll be great actually


You wanna be high for this
You really want to be under the influence for what's about to happen


Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
An expression of excitement or anticipation


You wanna be high for this
You really want to be under the influence for what's about to happen


You wanna be high for this
You really want to be under the influence for what's about to happen


Ooh, whoa
An expression of excitement or anticipation


You wanna be high for this, yeah
You really want to be under the influence for what's about to happen




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Henry Russell Walter, Adrien Gough, Abel Tesfaye

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Chollette

My favorite part of the song is when The Weeknd is like

You don't know what's in store
But you know what you're here for
Close your eyes
Lay yourself beside me
Hold tight for this ride
We don't need no protection
Come alone
We don't need attention

Open your hand
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
Even though you don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this

Take it off
You want it off
'Cause I know what you're feeling
It's okay girl I feel it too
Let it beat baby breathe
I swear I'm right here
We'll be good; I promise
We'll be so good

Open your hand
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
Even though you don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this

You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this



@Risenshinebitches

Lyrics

You don't know what's in store
But you know what you're here for
Close your eyes
Lay yourself beside me
Hold tight for this ride
We don't need no protection
Come alone
We don't need attention
Open your hands
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
Even though you don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this
Take it off
You want it off
'Cause I know what you're feeling
It's okay girl, I feel it too
Let it beat, baby, breathe
I swear I'm right here
We'll be good, I promise
We'll be so good
Open your hands
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
Even though you don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this



@user-ti5kg6du4i

You don't know what's in store
But you know what you're here for
Close your eyes, lay yourself beside me
Hold tight for this ride
We don't need no protection
Come alone, we don't need attention

Open your hand, take a glass
Don't be scared, I'm right here
Even though, you don't roll
Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this

Take it off, you want it off
'Cause I know what you're feeling
It's okay, girl, I feel it too
Let it be, baby breathe
I swear I'm right here
We'll be good, I promise, we'll be so good

Open your hand, take a glass
Don't be scared, I'm right here
Even though, you don't roll
Trust me girl, you wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this



All comments from YouTube:

@nowell9973

if you are listening to this in 2024 your music taste is exquisite

@yoursmartcoach2720

why thank you

@vincentkilajy410

ofc

@andreakirk3348

Honestly

@TheDinoking93

Thank you my man

@Hassan-hj7pw

Nah, this just got recommended to me randomly.

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@JamesGreen321

Imagine listening to this again for the first time. You lucky bastards.

@user-ic8lp1tz2c

Yep☺

@berchyzgb4423

Tell me about it, when I first heard it I couldn't get enough, although it still makes me feel the way it did the first time, the difference is that I almost know the whole lyrics now 😁

@wlump

Me right now

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