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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) BLINDING LIGHTS BY THE WEEKEND “WHAT ‘BLINDING LIGHTS’ & ‘DROWNING IN THE NIGHT’ REALLY MEAN IN THIS SONG

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First of all, I must say

that I kind of like the intro drama which lasted for about 50 seconds. However, I am still trying to decipher the story line…Can you? Kindly fill us in via the comment box.

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SO ABOUT THE SONG “BLINDING LIGHTS” BY WEEKEND

The song “Blinding lights” basically talks about the desire of the artiste to rekindle his relationship with a former lover whom he so much misses intimacy with; in terms of sexual intercourse and otherwise. This he revealed in the verse 1 view below…

“You don’t even have to do too much. You can turn me on with just a touch, baby”

He has also not been able to focus on anything since they went their separate ways.

In trying to win this his ex back to himself, he reveals that he has over time given up on love and has not been into any relationship for a while because of fear of ladies breaking his heart. Perhaps the reason he has totally forgotten how to love a lady. He however implores this his ex to teach him to to love cause he is willing to learn just to have her back and keep her in his life forever. This he also revealed in the verse, view below

So he I been on my own for long enough. Maybe you can show me how to love.
I’m going through withdrawals.”

MEANING OF BLINDING LIGHTS

Blinding lights in the context of this song means his inability to focus or concentrate on anything since he and his significant other broke up.

MEANING OF DROWNING IN THE NIGHT

Weekend used this line to emphasize how much time he spent in the driveway that night just to get to her so they can rekindle their relationship; he is however overwhelmed in it.

The chorus “I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights. No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch” basically emphasizes how restless Weekend is, and also how much he misses intimacy with this special lady. He is willing to go out of his way to have her back into his life even if he is going to be damned in the process.

This is real Oldies tune. The song comes in two verses; the chorus and pre chorus were taken twice. The rhythm flows well and and are well arranged. The major instruments used in the composition of the song include the drums, guitar, piano and harp.

Take a gander at the lyrics below.

LYRICS TO BLINDING LIGHTS BY THE WEEKEND

VERSE 1

I been tryna call
I been on my own for long enough
Maybe you can show me how to love, maybe
I’m going through withdrawals
You don’t even have to do too much
You can turn me on with just a touch, baby

PRE CHORUS

I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone (Oh oh)

CHORUS

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust
Hey, hey, hey

VERSE 2

I’m running out of time
‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky
So I hit the road in overdrive, baby

PRE CHORUS

Oh, the city’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone (Oh oh)

CHORUS

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust

BRIDGE

I’m just walking by to let you know (By to let you know)
I can never say it on the phone (Say it on the phone)
Will never let you go this timeeee (ooh)

OUTRO

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch

Hey hey hey! Hey hey hey!

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 22 SECONDS

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VIDEO DIRECTED BY ANTON TAMMI, ABEL TESFAYE, MIKI HAMANO,

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