I left my girl back home
I don't love her no more
And she'll never fucking know that
These fucking eyes that I'm staring at
Let me see that ass
Look at all this cash
And I emptied out my cards to
Now I'm fucking leaning on that

Bring your love baby I could bring my shame
Bring the drugs baby I could bring my pain
I got my heart right here
I got my scars right here
Bring the cups baby I could bring the drink
Bring your body baby I could bring you fame
And that's my motherfucking words too
Just let me motherfucking love you

Listen ma I'll give you all I got
Get me off of this
I need confidence in myself yeah yeah yeah oh yeah oh
Listen ma I'll give you all of me
Give me all of it
I need all of it to myself

So tell me you love me
Only for tonight
Only for one night, even though you don't love me oh oh
Just tell me you love me
I'll give you what I need
I'll give you all of me, even though you don't love me oh oh

Let me see you dance
I love to watch you dance
Take you down another level
And get you dancing with the devil
Take a shot of this
But I'm warning you
I'm on that shit that you can't smell baby
So put down your perfume

Bring your love baby I could bring my shame
Bring the drugs baby I could bring my pain
Oh I got my heart right here
Oh I got my scars right here
Bring the cups baby I could bring the drink
Bring your body baby I could bring you fame
And that's my motherfucking words too
So let me motherfucking love you

Listen ma I'll give you all I got
Get me off of this (Off of this)
I need confidence in myself (Confidence)
Listen ma I'll give you all of me
Give me all of it
I need all of it to myself (I need all of it)

So tell me you love me
Only for tonight
Only for one night, even though you don't love me oh
Just tell me you love me
I'll give you what I need
I'll give you all of me, even though you don't love me oh



Lyrics submitted by ayebien

"Wicked Games" as written by Mckinney Martin Daniel, Millar Blanchaer Marcel Rainer, Montagnese Carlo, Tesfaye Abel

Lyrics © Rainer Millar Blanchaer, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +5
    Song Meaning:I figured I would help elaborate. For example the line "im on that shit that you ant smell baby so put down the perfume" right before this he says " take a shot of this.. Etc" what he's talking about here is dope. That shit that you ant smell is heroin. Gets you fucked up and no one knows that's why there are so many closet opiate addicts. My favorite line in this song is "listen ma I'll give you all I got get me off of this I need confidence in myself" I take from this a desire to not want to use anymore and how hard it is to quit. The parts about the relationship are good and he does find someone else ... And her name is heroin.
    unlockedon November 19, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:It's about drugs. The second verse is all about getting her high with him on dope. Take a shot of this, I'm on that shit you can't smell -- dancing with the devil, take you DOWN. All are in reference to heroin. This song is just simply a description of the insecurity and pain you feel while addicted to a hard drug, especially one like heroin or Oxycontin. This isn't about loving another person, so much as loving yourself --- judging from what I know of addicts, he can't love the girl 'cause he's messed up all the time. You can't love anyone when you love drugs, thus throwing himself into a one night stand to make him feel good about yourself, because the only relationship that's a safe relationship is one that doesn't last when you're getting high. Everyone who actually cares about you will call you on your addiction, thus making you feel like crap about yourself.
    ohnochasteon October 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:He just ended it with his girl and to help relieve himself of the pain he is hooking up with this girl (stripper maybe?)
    "Even though you don't love me
    Just tell me you love me"

    He is still hurting but wants to make it all go away.
    "Bring the drugs baby, I can bring my pain.
    I got my heart right here,
    I got my scars right here"
    volkkon June 03, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:It's about addiction (sexual and/or drugs), self hate, lack of self esteem and inability to cope with the day to day challenges this world deals everyone on an everyday basis. This song is about tragedy and being down on your life in general. Using others (the prostitute - that aint no stripper), drugs and all. The fame part is the power trip that every man - be he a politician or not - seams to believe he possesses over women and objects ... Giving money for sex is a power trip. And the fact that the character is a politician just is a way for the director to portray that power in the video.

    This is a video portrayal of inner pain manifesting itself in drugs and sex. Remember Elliot Spitzer? Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski?

    Many men have secret lives. I'd say about 75% of them. Anywhere from mild - like riding a motor bike or taking ballet on weekends - to dressing up in a wig and mini skirt, painting their nails or using sex and prostitutes to 'ease' their daily frustrations or yes, pain.

    The lyrics are intense and in your face. Make no mistake about it, this song is about addiction - pure inner pain.
    ezra0911on January 20, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation:He's leaving his life for the weekend....forgetting his girl @ home, shutting out the fact that he loves her...because in this weekend he's in love with the moment, which is the stripper/prostitute and drugs/drinks before him. This is what matters.
    He's having a drug fueled weekend with this woman...hard drugs (no weed...he's on that shit that you can't smell...so put down your perfume).
    He wants to numb his guilt, his emotions, his shame by the drugs and by this woman...he wants to feel loved, even though he knows it's not real,....he just needs it for this moment. It's a misery loves company concept...he can come here and expose his demons, put them on the table and still feel love (although not genuine) with no judgement. It's his refuge.
    ivyluvon March 23, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I'm pretty sure he's talking about a stripper. Hence leaving his girl at home. Spending the money and emptying his card. I love to watch you dance. But most lee the "I need you to myself," line. I guess it's open to interpretation, but that's what I'm seeing.
    cloud3x3on July 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I'd say this is the most vulnerable song on the album and perhaps the only one giving some sort of explanation as to the narrator's behaviour.

    There's a shift from the "I got what you need" "I'll give you what I need" in the other songs to suddenly "I'll give you what I need", the line "I need confidence in myself" goes further along the same line and the whole "So tell me you love me, Even though you don't love me, Just tell me you love me" further adds to the point. I reckon this song suggests that his entire infidelity and sex seeking is mostly based around needing confidence and a need to feel loved.

    Krookon July 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:Well, I think the song is basically him lusting after this woman he met.

    "I left my girl back home
    I don't love her no more
    And she'll never f***ing know that"

    He either broke up with his girlfriend because he fell out of love with her, or maybe he just felt this connection with this new girl and forgot about his actual girlfriend. This girl is probably some kind of golddigger, stripper or prostitute. But he's so into her that he doesn't really care. Just forging any kind of connection at all, even if it is fake, is enough for him. Lines like "Listen ma I'll give you all I got, get me off of this, I need confidence in myself" also give an indication of this. For some reason he thinks maybe this girl can help him feel better about himself. He's so desperate for this girl that he's willing to empty out all his cards and give all of his money just to be with her because I think he thinks that being with her would make him feel better about himself, even if only for a moment.


    "Bring your love baby I could bring my shame
    Bring the drugs baby I could bring my pain"

    I think The Weeknd has some kind of insecurity issue, which is why he often turns to drugs as you can tell by the references in his songs, this one included. When he first came out, he was very keen about not showing his face in photos. There isn't too much known about him even now and I think it's because he's insecure.

    There's so much more I can say about him just because I feel like his music and lyrics say so much about him and the little there actually IS on him gives me a clear indication of the kind of person this guy actually is. But of course, this is all just my interpretation of this song and him as an artist. Beautiful song though. Can't get it out of my head.
    canopopon August 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"tell me you love me, even though you don't love me"

    There's a lot of obvious drug references in this song and partying possibly being with a stripper ("let me see that ass, look at all this cash" and "I love to watch you dance".)

    My take on it, is this guy met a stripper after he broke it off with his girl and is using it as an opportunity to be comforted by her because he's lonely. He knows that this girl doesn't care about him and he's not just paying her to dance for him but he also wants to feel a human connection. He wants to feel loved whether it be real or fake.
    danceyrselfcleanon December 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:This song is all about addiction. Heroine more specifically. The love he is referencing is more than likely "golden girl." He needs it to feel in control, and he needs to be high to do it. The beginning of the song says "I left my girl back home, cause I dont love her no more." I think he left his heroine, he doesnt want to do it so he leaves it, but the temptation is too much. When he says
    "Listen ma I'll give you all I got
    Get me off of this (Off of this)
    I need confidence in myself (Confidence)
    Listen ma I'll give you all of me
    Give me all of it
    I need all of it to myself (I need all of it)"
    I believe this is his inner struggle with addiction. He wants off of this but this is what he feels he needs to be able to function. He needs it all the time, but at the same time struggles with the shame and addiction. He tries so hard to clean himself up, but will always succumb to finding more to feed the monster growing within.
    cerabeeon February 28, 2013   Link

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