Every the weeknd my dear melancholy lyric about selena gomez, justin bieber and bella hadid

The Weeknd suggests here that he and Gomez were still talking when she first started dating Bieber, something consistent with what Gomez told Billboard . And Tesfaye was waiting in the wings should Gomez change her mind about Bieber and want to reconcile with him. "You’ve been workin’ out/you’ve been steady" could be a reference to Jelena being a much stronger pair this time around. Tabloid reports went around about why they were really working at the beginning of 2018 . "You’re lookin’ grown since the last time I looked at you/It might have been, been about a couple months/ But I just got the picture that you texted to me/You ain’t steady, you look ready to go all the way/If you let me take you down on me."

The Weeknd sets a timeline here of how long he and Gomez had been talking after they ended things in October (their last public date was mid-October.) "You ain’t steady" may be a reference to Gomez and Bieber’s relationship status. While they were steadily seeing each other, multiple sources told multiple outlets that Jelena was never official…and per The Blast’s sources, were never “100 percent exclusive.” "Don’t you mess with me/The way I kissed your scars/The way I fixed your heart/Don’t you mess with me, babe."

The Weeknd seemingly implores Gomez not to lead him on and play mind games with him after he was there for her during much of 2017 when she was going through a hard time with her health. "The way I kissed your scars/The way I fixed your heart" may be a reference to both Gomez’s literal post-kidney transplant scars and emotional scars from her at-times toxic on-off relationship with Justin Bieber. The Weeknd asserts he "fixed [her] heart" by giving her a loving, committed, healthy relationship.

After Jelena got back together, The Weeknd deleted all his Instagrams with Gomez. Here, he seems to suggest Gomez jumps from relationship to relationship (she had flings with Charlie Puth and Zedd and some fans think Niall Horan, though that’s not as clear since she very publicly friendzoned him), but he can’t let himself be with her and get attached again. " When you’re with him, you close your eyes and think of me/Just call me up again/I’ll make you weak/Girl, I’ll come to put myself between your lips/Not between your heart."

The Weeknd made a jab at Bieber before in Nav’s "Some Way," when he sang about stealing Gomez from him because The Weeknd was a better partner. ("I think your girl, think your girl, fell in love with me/ She say my f–k and my tongue game a remedy.") Here, he asserts his superiority over Bieber again but warns Gomez that while he’d spend a night with her, he has no interest in a relationship with her. Ultimately, at the end of the track, he’d say it’s because he doesn’t want to hurt her. ("I don’t wanna hurt you.") Privilege

Tesfaye alludes here that he’s back to his old ways of casual flings only, but he sees the light at the end of the tunnel of his heartbreak. "They said our love is just a game," is a likely an allusion to fans convinced they just had a fake PR relationship to promote their music and elevate their celebrity. But it was real, and The Weeknd is coping by drinking and using other substances to mask his pain temporarily.

Background: Bella Hadid and The Weeknd dated for a year and a half before they broke up in November 2016. The Weeknd performed at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show weeks after, where a reconciliation between the two didn’t look impossible. But then Tesfaye moved onto Selena Gomez in January, and Hadid unfollowed Gomez in the aftermath and ultimately, Tesfaye. After Tesfaye broke up with Gomez, he was photographed leaving Hadid’s apartment in New York City on November 14, 2017. E! and Entertainment Tonight reported the two still had love for each other, and them getting back together wasn’t out of the question. Wasted Times

That someone else is Selena Gomez, and his "wasted" 10-month relationship with her. Though The Weeknd admits here that he ended things with Hadid for a reason, he misses her…which was probably why he was spotted leaving her apartment shortly after he and Gomez ended things. "And now I’m askin’, who do you belong to now? /Who you give that love to now?/Who you pullin’ up on?/Who you gettin’ sprung for now?/And what they got that I ain’t got?/’Cause I got a lot/Don’t make me run up on ’em, got me blowin’ up their spot."

Hadid has been single since breaking up with The Weeknd. She talked to InStyle in June 2017 about dating not being a priority: "When you’re happy, you want to eat and experience and enjoy life. I’m there! And I’m eating, and I’m living! And I’ve gained a couple pounds, but I’m good!" She’s also shut down rumors of her dating other people in the press, so if she is dating casually, her partners have been private. Drake and her almost happened for a moment though, and reports went around last fall that The Weeknd and him were "beefing" over Hadid.