"Twenty Eight" as written by Martin "doc" Mckinney, Abel Tesfaye and Carlo Montagnese....
This house is not a home to you
But you decide to go ahead and lay down, lay down
There are no words to describe the depth of your indifference
Cause I see you’re here to stay
Should of known to pick my fate

I’m so wrong, I’m so wrong
(To let you in my)
To let you in my home
(Now you know where I sleep)
Now you know where I sleep
(Never felt so damn weak)

Hey there lonely girl
Did you have to tell your friends
About the way I got you screaming my name
Did you have to tell the world
Now your girls all wanna fuck
Girl you could've been the one
Now gotta change my number twice a month
When you could have simply kept it on the down low

I’m so wrong, I’m so wrong
(To let you in my)
To let you in my home
(Now you know where I sleep)
Now you know where I sleep
(Never felt so damn weak)

Baby if I knew you'd be living in my sheets
I wouldn't have shown you any love
I would have left you in the club
You said you don't belong
You keep saying there's no one
And there's no where to go
But who keeps calling on your phone?
I'm so wrong, I'm so wrong, I'm so wrong

I’m so wrong, I’m so wrong
(To let you in my)
To let you in my home
(Now you know where I sleep)
Now you know where I sleep
(Never felt so damn weak)

I’m so wrong, I’m so wrong
(To let you in my)
To let you in my home
(Now you know where I sleep)
Now you know where I sleep
(Never felt so damn weak)
Baby ooh, ay


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"Twenty Eight" as written by Martin Daniel Mckinney Abel Tesfaye

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    My Interpretation"This house is not a home to you
    But you decide to go ahead and lay down, lay down"

    I think this song is about letting someone in, interacting with someone, from his side with only sexual intentions, but from hers: it's as if she doesn't want to see that he's unavailabe to give her anything more than a a shallow "invitation".

    And now he regrets doing so, because she somehow is telling everyone how great he is and this was not his plan at all.

    "I'm so wrong, I'm so wrong
    To let you in my home
    Now you know where I sleep
    (Never felt so damn weak)

    Baby if I knew you'd be living in my sheets
    I wouldn't have shown you any love"

    But here's where he gets contradictory, because it seems as if he also somewhere deep down has fallen for her, he is weak for her and is afraid she will hurt him.


    All in all, it's about being scared, of letting someone in your heart/home/life, because of the vulnerability and hurt that can come from it.
    Freyiaon January 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think this song is about a girl at all. I believe this song is a metaphor for his fame.

    The first verse is saying how this house is not a home (this fame and his new life doesn't feel like home) and that it's obvious that the popularity isn't going to go away and he should have known what was going to happen. For the longest time he didn't show his face because he didn't want to be famous. But after time, he opened up and now he's a mainstream icon.

    I think the second verse is talking about his fans from the beginning when he first started putting his music out. People didn't know who he was but loved his shit. He wishes that the small fanbase he had that loved his music just kept it quite and let him do his thing. (Girl you could have been the one) pretty much saying, you had my music, it could have been your thing you didn't have to blow it up. (Did you have to tell the world, now your girls all wanna fuck) basically saying did you have to tell everyone about my music, now everyone wants to hear it and become fans.

    The last verse is simply saying if he would have shown his fans his face and who he really was if he knew he would become so famous. Everyone told him he didn't belong and wouldn't make it big, but they were wrong. And he wishes they were right. He would rather put out music and not be known except by his small group of die hard fans.

    That's my interpretation.
    kyle1691on October 03, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHere's my take on it, copy and pasted from what I put on the last fm shoutbox:
    i love this. after studying this song for months and with the emergence of the video: it feels like this song is about the weeknd attempting to save a stripper girl from that lifestyle, yet she eventually told all of her co-workers and they all wanted a piece of him too. the weeknd is regretting the whole thing "If I knew..... I would have left you at the club" and he also notes the girl saying she has nobody and nowhere to go but then asks the rhetorical question who keeps calling on her phone (hint: It's him). He knows he's wrong but he still can't resist calling her. amazing, amazing lyrical concept for a song. The Weeknd is a genius and way underrated.
    Calledforblackupon February 13, 2013   Link

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