Love to Lay
The Weeknd Lyrics


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It has begun again, my friend
In this room, we are nothing but strangers in a bed
You made me fall again, my friend
How can I forget when you said love was just pretend?

Well I told her I've been thinkin' 'bout her lately
But she told me that to love her is so crazy (hey)
'Cause she loves to lay (oh)
I learned the hard way (oh)
She loves to lay, I'm all to blame
I learned the hard way (oh)
She loves to lay
Know I learned the hard way
She loves to lay, it's all a game
I learned the hard way (hey)

It has begun again, my friend (my friend)
In your heart, we are (we are) nothing but strangers in the end

Then I told her I've been thinkin' 'bout her lately
But she told me that to love her is so crazy (hey)

'Cause she loves to lay (oh)
I learned the hard way (oh)
She loves to lay, I'm all to blame
I learned the hard way (I learned the hard way, oh)
She loves to lay (hey)
Know I learned the hard way
She loves to lay, it's all a game
I learned the hard way (oh)

I feel there's someone else
Worth your time, from the start
He's just one call away
From your mind, and your heart
It has begun (begun)
Again, again, my friend, hey

'Cause she loves to lay (oh, she loves to lay)
I learned the hard way (know I learned the hard way)
She loves to lay, I'm all to blame
I learned the hard way (woah-woah, yeah)
She loves to lay
Know I learned the hard way




She loves to lay, it's all a game
I learned the hard way (oh)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Love To Lay" by The Weeknd can be interpreted as a story of two people who are using each other for physical pleasure, without any emotional attachment. They are familiar with each other's bodies, but they are strangers in every other way. The singer confesses his feelings for the woman, but she dismisses them as crazy because to her, love is only a game, and she just wants to lay around. The singer regrets falling for her and blames himself for not seeing through her game. He suggests that the woman should move on to someone else, someone who is worth her time and someone who can offer her more than just temporary pleasures.


The opening lines of the song, "It has begun again, my friend, in this room we are nothing but strangers in a bed," set the tone for the rest of the song. The singer acknowledges the temporary nature of their relationship and the lack of emotional connection they share. The repeated line "She loves to lay" emphasizes the woman's desire for physical pleasure and her unwillingness to form any real emotional attachment. The chorus "I learned the hard way," implies that the singer has been hurt by the woman's actions in the past and has finally realized that she is only using him for physical pleasure. The final lines of the song suggest that the woman should move on to someone else who can offer her more than just physical satisfaction.


Line by Line Meaning

It has begun again, my friend
The cycle of our dysfunctional relationship has started once again.


In this room, we are nothing but strangers in a bed
Though we are physically close, we are emotionally distant and disconnected.


You made me fall again, my friend
You caused me to fall back into this unhealthy, addictive relationship.


How can I forget when you said love was just pretend?
I cannot forget the hurtful and damaging things you have said about love and our relationship.


Well I told her I've been thinkin' 'bout her lately
I confessed my feelings and thoughts to her recently.


But she told me that to love her is so crazy
She rejected my feelings and implied that loving her is dangerous or unstable.


She loves to lay
She enjoys physical intimacy and sex, but without any emotional attachment.


I learned the hard way
I had to experience the painful consequences of my actions or decisions.


I'm all to blame
I take full responsibility for my role in this toxic relationship.


Know I learned the hard way
I am aware of the consequences of my actions and the damage they have caused.


It's all a game
Our relationship is nothing more than a meaningless and harmful game, with no real winner.


I feel there's someone else
I believe there is a better, healthier person out there for her.


Worth your time, from the start
Someone who is deserving of her love and attention from the very beginning of the relationship.


He's just one call away
This hypothetical person is readily available and accessible to her.


From your mind, and your heart
This person is able to capture her thoughts and emotions in a positive, healthy way.


In your heart, we are nothing but strangers in the end
Despite our physical intimacy, we will always be emotionally distant and unfamilar to each other.


It has begun, begun, again, again, my friend, hey!
The cycle of our tumultuous relationship has started over once more, my friend.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Ali Payami, Marilyn Sandberg, Peter Svensson, Savan Kotecha

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@thePompousRhombus

***L.Y.R.I.C.S**
It has begun again, my friend
In this room, we are nothing but strangers in a bed
You made me fall again, my friend
How can I forget when you said love was just pretend?

Well, I told her I've been thinkin' 'bout her lately
But she told me that to love her is so crazy (Hey)

'Cause she loves to lay (Woah)
I learned the hard way (Oh)
She loves to lay, I'm all to blame
I learned the hard way (Oh)
She loves to lay
Know I learned the hard way
She loves to lay, it's all a game
I learned the hard way (Hey)

It has begun again, my friend (My friend)
In your heart, we are (We are) nothing but strangers in the end

Then I told her I've been thinkin' 'bout her lately
But she told me that to love her is so crazy (Hey)

'Cause she loves to lay (Woah)
I learned the hard way (Oh)
She loves to lay, I'm all to blame
I learned the hard way (I learned the hard way; oh)
She loves to lay (Hey)
Know I learned the hard way
She loves to lay, it's all a game
I learned the hard way (Oh)

I feel there's someone else
Worth your time from the start
He's just one call away
From your mind and your heart
It has begun (Begin) again (Again), my friend (Hey)

She loves to lay (She loves to lay; woah)
I learned the hard way (Know I learned the hard way; oh)
She loves to lay, I'm all to blame
I learned the hard way (Woah, woah; oh)
She loves to lay
Know I learned the hard way
She loves to lay, it's all a game
I learned the hard way



All comments from YouTube:

@yourgirlsteffy

The beat : 🌈💃🏽🕺🏽👏🏽
The lyrics : 💔😔😧😞💔

@kezzajide1217

Classic The Weeknd 😉

@yourgirlsteffy

@@kezzajide1217 we love it !

@yourgirlsteffy

Man you don’t know how much I missed this song 😭😭😭

@HipHopfan_

That's all your own fault

@Weezy_F_Dende

Why didn’t you just…look it up?

@yourgirlsteffy

@@Weezy_F_Dende i randomly heard the song so now I miss it again lmao

@harryyharman5469

@@HipHopfan_ you sound like a happy dude with a really fulfilled life

@kpopscenario1406

Ikr

@coachsteve7603

Best song of the album...deserves a music video

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