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The Weeknd: The Hills Meaning

Song Released: 2015


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The Hills Lyrics


Your man on the road, he doing promo
You said keep our business on the low-low
I'm just tryna get you out the friend-zone
Cause you look even better than the photos
I can't find your house, send me the info
Driving through the gated...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2016 report

    This is a long one, so get comfortable...

    The story starts in "Often", where Abel is lonely and quietly sitting in a chair. Eventually two women start walking around him. The lyrics say how he sleeps well alone, and when they come over he can't sleep, because they follow the Devil, reminding him of his fate. Eventually, he starts moving around and following them. These two women are important later.

    In "Cant Feel my Face" he strikes a deal with the Devil to become famous and have fans. The devil gives him what he wants, but burns him and follows him wherever he goes. In "Tell your Friends" he confronts the devil, and buries him. He hops in a black car to escape. He isn't paying attention and going too fast, so he gets into a car crash and dies.

    In The Hills, you see the car flipped. one of the girls from his room in the dress is shoving him, trying to wake him up. Since he was dead, when he was walking in the music video, he wasn't walking back home, he was going to hell because of the way he treats women in his songs.

    At the end you can see a man sitting in a chair holding an apple with two women sitting on the bed behind him, that man is the Devil and he realizes he can't escape his fate.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 6th 2015 report

    Abel (The Weeknd) had a rough upbringing. When he left his home after dropping out of school, he and his friend took their mattresses and threw them in their car and drove away. Abel says that he, "Left one weekend and never came back home".

    The hills is about how he's leaving everything he knows and is used to, whether it was good or bad, to find a new life.

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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2015 report

    He dies.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2022 report

    Someone he loved. At the end he says he says yene konjo ewedehalew such means my pretty I love you in his native language amharic.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2019 report

    Its about him screwing a girl he just met indirectly that why he can't find the house and she looks better in person than the photo however he still wants and can't have her like he wants because she is a whore with a man on the move with other chicksthats why he is promoting himself and so out of spite he screws 2 chicks b4 he came to see her in her little slot of time at 5:30 which is early but be is fucking geetered off Cain and trying to convince her to keep fuckin and he I better a junkie

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2019 report

    He has got the “ tempo”, and gets plenty of ass, but madly in love with this unavailable woman. To ease the pain he uses drugs, trying to get her out of “ friend” zone... He is a toy boy and expresses his frustration with situation...

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2016 report

    It's about him hooking up with some girl that he doesn't love but she loves him but she's in a relashionship already when he sings your man on the road doing promo and u said keep our crap on the lo low meaning keep the affair a secret then he gets high and crashes the car and she starts to see the real him

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2016 report

    It's clearly a song about drugs..what the hell how did most people miss that?

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2016 report

    This song was written after his first experience in Beverly Hills (LA). Hence the title "The Hills"
    People in Beverly Hills tend to be quite shallow and self-serving, which the lyrics corroborate. He is having some kind of affair with a woman who is already in a relationship throughout the song.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2016 report

    He wants a girl but doesn't want to get attached.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2015 report

    He is just a dick

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2015 report

    He was in a car accident (He died) notice in the music video how that female in the dress was hitting (pushing) Abel, well she was just trying to wake him up. Since Abel was dead, when he was walking in the music video, he wasn't walking home.. he was going to hell. Why? bc of the way he treats women on his songs. then at the end you can see an old man (he is probably between 60 or 70 yrs old) sitting in a chair holding an apple w two women lying in the bed behind him, well that man is the Devil.
    *MIND BLOWN*

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2015 report

    I think he is sleeping with a chic but he is starting to catch feelings but doesnt want to.
    At the end of the song its spoken in an ethiopian language "I love you very much.. my love.. my beautiful"

  14. anonymous
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    Aug 5th 2015 report

    Dude just looking for side piece. He gets messed up on drugs and/or alcohol and wants some tail. He wants a girl to sleep with him but not catch feelings.


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