Song of the Day #3,063: ‘Starboy’ – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

the_weeknd_starboyThe Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ — already featured here — sits at Billboard’s #2 spot this week. At #3 is The Weeknd with ‘Starboy,’ the first single from his upcoming album of the same name.

‘Starboy’ (as the video makes crystal clear) is about The Weeknd coming to terms with his fame and moving past the persona he inhabited on his previous chart-toppers. At the beginning of the video, he literally kills the crazy-haired version of himself that fans came to know and love on ‘Can’t Feel My Face.’

‘Starboy’ doesn’t have quite the impact of his previous hit but it’s a great effort. With Daft Punk along for the ride, The Weeknd sets the expectations high for the album dropping this Friday.

[Verse 1]
I’m tryna put you in the worst mood, ah
P1 cleaner than your church shoes, ah
Milli point two just to hurt you, ah
All red Lamb’ just to tease you, ah
None of these toys on lease too, ah
Made your whole year in a week too, yah
Main bitch out your league too, ah
Side bitch out of your league too, ah

[Pre-Chorus]
House so empty, need a centerpiece
20 racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking bout me, I don’t see the shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain

[Chorus]
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy

[Verse 2]
Every day a nigga try to test me, ah
Every day a nigga try to end me, ah
Pull off in that Roadster SV, ah
Pockets overweight, gettin’ hefty, ah
Coming for the king, that’s a far cry, ah
I come alive in the fall time, I
No competition, I don’t really listen
I’m in the blue Mulsanne bumping New Edition

[Pre-Chorus]
House so empty, need a centerpiece
20 racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking bout me, I don’t see the shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain

[Chorus]
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy

[Verse 3]
Let a nigga brag Pitt
Legend of the fall took the year like a bandit
Bought mama a crib and a brand new wagon
Now she hit the grocery shop looking lavish
Star Trek roof in that Wraith of Khan
Girls get loose when they hear this song
100 on the dash get me close to God
We don’t pray for love, we just pray for cars

[Pre-Chorus]
House so empty, need a centerpiece
20 racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking ’bout me, I don’t see the shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain

[Chorus]
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy
Look what you’ve done
I’m a motherfuckin’ starboy

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,063: ‘Starboy’ – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

  1. Dana says:

    I’ve been consistently impressed with The Weeknd. He’s quite the talent, following the trail blazed by Michael Jackson and Prince.

  2. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    This song is amazing. The way that The Weeknd is able to have his lyrics have double and sometimes triple meanings and yet still flow so naturally boggles the mind. I especially find it interesting since that sort of referencing and double meaning is most often found in rap songs and he does it while still coming up with catchy melodies. I like this new style from The Weeknd and though people are saying that they wish he would return to that same unique sound he had with songs like “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel my Face” I still feel like his self shines through on this track as well. It still has that same dark edge to a catchy beat and his lyrical prowess still impresses.

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