"Rolling Stone" as written by Martin "doc" Mckinney, Abel Tesfaye and Carlo Montagnese....
Now you're thinkin' about it
Girl you're thinkin' about it
What we got here
How we fuckin' got here
They recognize
They just recognize
I'm in a life without a home so this recognition's not enough
I don't care sbout nobody else
'Cause I've been on these streets for too long, too long, too lonh
Baby I've been on this too long

'Cause getting faded too long
Got me on this rolling stone
So I take another hit
Kill another serotonin
With a hand full of beans
And a chest full of weed
Got me singing 'bout a bitch
While I'm blowing out my steam
Yeah I know I got my issues
Why you think I fuckin' flow?
And I'ma keep on smoking 'til I can't hit another note
Ooh but until then

I got you, ooh
Baby I got you, ooh
Until you're used to my face
And my mystery fades
I got you, ooh
So baby love me, oh
Before they all love me
Until you won't love me
Because they all left me
I'll be different
I think I'll be different
I hope I'm not different
And I hope you'll still listen
But until then
Baby I got you
I got you
Girl I still got you
I got you


Lyrics submitted by Stillblade, edited by ashonte2016

"Rolling Stone" as written by Martin Daniel Mckinney Abel Tesfaye

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    General CommentHes telling her he knows shes thinking about him and he is of her. Everyone can tell he's falling for her so can he but he's use to not giving in to his emotions and doesn't take love seriously and always keeps it moving.He's a "rolling stone".He's been around and not interested in just any girl.He knows what he wants and he wants her only her(And I don't care about nobody else).Hes been a bachelor for too long and is ready to fall in love again. Weed soothes his pain. (I got you )meaning he's do anything to see her, to have her, to protect her, so she can get use to his face .Until he finds himself(his happiness) in her( And my mystery fades).He's telling her to hurry up and take advantage of the fact he's giving her attention and pursuing her and love him before he moves on to the next one willing to love him( Being a :Rolling Stone") or until her attraction for him wears off. ( I'll be different)He'll treat her different from the rest, ( I think I'll be different) he hopes he will not make her pay for past girls mistakes,(I hope I'm not different) but he hopes he's the same person he's always been."Girl I still got you" He still wants her.
    Elpaituyoon August 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so bad! There are two colloquial meanings for "rolling stone" one being someone who doesn't settle and is always moving and the another is mixing the drugs ecstacy and weed. I think he is applying both. He is wandering, "I'm in a life without a home" and this new way of life is a rush. So he is going to get high and basically wait for fakes; lovers and haters. Wait until his girl gets tired of the lifestyle, "so baby love me, before they all love, until you won't love me, because they all left me," because, "I'll be different." No one wants to ride with a gradual burn out.
    BonIver18on August 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHes telling her he knows shes thinking about him and he is of her. Everyone can tell he's falling for her so can he but he's use to not giving in to his emotions and doesn't take love seriously and always keeps it moving.He's a "rolling stone".He's been around and not interested in just any girl.He knows what he wants and he wants her only her(And I don't care about nobody else).Hes been a bachelor for too long and is ready to fall in love again. Weed soothes his pain. (I got you )meaning he's do anything to see her, to have her, to protect her, so she can get use to his face .Until he finds himself(his happiness) in her( And my mystery fades).He's telling her to hurry up and take advantage of the fact he's giving her attention and pursuing her and love him before he moves on to the next one willing to love him( Being a :Rolling Stone") or until her attraction for him wears off. ( I'll be different)He'll treat her different from the rest, ( I think I'll be different) he hopes he will not make her pay for past girls mistakes,(I hope I'm not different) but he hopes he's the same person he's always been."Girl I still got you" He still wants her.
    Elpaituyoon August 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'll be different

    I think I'll be different

    I hope I'm not different"
    JamzXIVon August 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningwith lyrics like

    "What we got here
    How we f***in' got here
    They recognize
    They just recognize
    I'm in a life without a home so this recognition's not enough" or

    "Until you're used to my face
    And my mystery fades
    I got you, ooh
    So baby love me, oh
    Before they all love me
    Until you won't love me
    Because they all left me
    I'll be different
    I think I'll be different
    I hope I'm not different"

    I think Abel is addressing his original audience about his arising popularity and trying to promise about how he will not sell out. Remember when this mixtape was released, most of the weeknd's listeners didn't even know what he looked liked
    "Until you're used to my face
    And my mystery fades"
    basedgingeron December 30, 2013   Link

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