“I’ve been killing these shows/But I'm always getting high/Cause my confidence low”
The Weeknd guides a lover through a high for the first half of “Love In The Sky.” He lays out the risks (“If you commit to this ride, there’s no turning back”), asks her to embrace the high (“You’ll learn to love how to dream”), and finally requests that she push her limits (“You said you’ve been to the sky/we’ll go beyond that”). The last verse pauses for reflection: “Do you feel like you did before/do you see the world getting small?” Then, on a dime, he switches perspective and the song turns inward and gets bittersweet. He’s maturing, but he’s also getting old. He’s touring and he’s deteriorating. Unsure of how to create balance, the song ends with him murmuring “control, control, control,” as if he can chant it into existence.