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Share your thoughts on "In the Night" by The Weeknd.
5 Thoughts and Song Meanings
It sounds like he wrote this for someone he knows that really was abused. So many victims of child rape end up as co dependents, strippers, porn stars, promiscuous and emotionally bankrupt. The rape changes how they see themselves, and not for the better
Fame nor money can solve her internal problems. So she depends on love (or something that looks a lot like it) to solve those problems of her own. It' can't - it's not his problem - it's hers.
"But when you wake up she's always gone" - could probably refer to Marilyn's early death.
It also reminds me very much Michael Jackson. Billie Jean or something, I don't know. So it could also be about a groupie.