The Weeknd - Professional Lyrics




It's ideal
You need someone to tell you how to feel
And you think your happiness is real
There's so much more the world has to reveal
But you choose to be concealed
So you're somebody now
But what's a somebody in a nobody town
I don't think you even know it
So you're somebody now
But what's a somebody in a nobody town

You made enough to quit a couple years ago
But it consumes you
It's everywhere you go
And just the thought alone got you trippin'
Got you losing your mind
And I don't blame you
It's everything you know
But I own this time, this ain't new
Da da da da
I decide when we're through

I love, you love
This love
We're professional
I know, you know
We're sophisticated
At lovin'...
We're professional...

What does it mean
When your heart's already numb
You're professional
Won't treat it like it's personal
No, cause it's just love
It always makes its way back around
It's dispensable
To fall is unacceptable
Cause everything you've been through made you stronger
And every day you learn about yourself
And nothing really played out how it's supposed to
Depending on somebody else's wealth
But now you know the value of a dollar
And girl I make enough of it to spend
I love the way you've put yourself together
I love the way you make that body bend
For me again, oh yeah

I love, you love
This love
We're professional
I know, you know
We're sophisticated
At lovin'...

All of those nights you were up barely holding your own
Girl, you've got it made
Had you blaming yourself for when life did you wrong
Now, you've got it made
Getting rich to the drums of your favorite song
Girl, you've got it made
Cause your freedom was here in this cage all along
Ooh, how'd you drain all the soul from your eyes
How'd you teach, teach yourself how to smile
In a world where your dreams can't be real, no
Every touch that you sell is a lie

I love, you love
This love
We're professional
I know, you know
We're sophisticated
At lovin'...





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  1. nardo

    my fav abel song in 2020. its just too fucking good. chapter 6 soon xoxoxo

  2. Chantee Young

    Fan from the beginning and this is definitely hands down my favorite Abel album. This was his best work, did exactly what he wanted on this. Also my favorite tour of his that I saw at Radio city.

  3. girlfromthecenteroftheuniverse

    This whole album is a masterpiece. I don't even think I'm exaggerating by saying that. Doesn't matter what genre people usually listen to, everyone I've showed this album to absolutely loves it. This song is definetly a standout for me and has always been my favourite. Weeknd makes such intelligent music and this whole album is very well thought out, everything fits and it's so very smooth.

  4. Alex Turner

    How'd you teach yourself how to smile

  5. Gabriel Poe

    2020!! Relevant again 🎭

  6. TheUnP0ssible

    SO good

  7. Guilherme Sardo

    Kissland > Trilogy

  8. Sauga Sen

    Had sex to this whole album. Def 🔥🔥

  9. Sheezy XO

    Kissland in 2020

  10. xo jorá

    This song really fits Scarface

  11. amanda hopkinson

    Abel ❤️❤️❤️❤️ every time I play any of his songs he puts me in trance and I can relate to most of his songs.. Abel is life!!

  12. Lauren L

    thisssssss song tho

  13. john d

    Kissland almost ruined this mans career lol

  14. YungOhioBoy

    1:15-1:30 gives me chills every time

  15. Ana Morales

    Kissland matters ❤💚💚

  16. Aline Khoury

    Its like the more i listen to this song the more i feel high on acid? Am i the only one?

  17. Aline Khoury

    Ill make sure kissland lives on forever !!!

  18. Aline Khoury

    If i ever meet The Weeknd ill make sure to give him enough love based off of everyone ;)

  19. Aline Khoury

    This love, were professional, i know, you know, were sophisticated at loving - beat dropz

  20. Aline Khoury

    *I DONT BLAME YOU, ITS EVERYTHING YOU KNOW*

  21. Aline Khoury

    I feel so high on life listening to The Weeknd, I love it

  22. Aline Khoury

    Congrats on the views bud, and just to let you know half of them are from me!

  23. Aline Khoury

    GIRLLLLLL YOUVE GOT ITTTT MADDDEEEEEE,


    every touch that you sell is a lie,
    oh
    this love were professional,
    i know you know were sophisticated at loving loving loving loving loving loving loving loving loving loving loving loving

  24. Aline Khoury

    N everyday you learn about yourself, and *nothing really played out how its suppose to* , *depending on somebody else's wealth*

  25. Aline Khoury

    *WERE SOPHISTICATED AT LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING*

  26. Aline Khoury

    *how'd you drain all the soul from your eyes* , how'd you teach teach yourself how to smile? *in a world where you dreams can't be real* every touch that you sell is a lie *ohh*

  27. Marlon Mckenzie

    2:37 🎸

  28. Aline Khoury

    You made enough to quit a couple years ago, but it consumes you, its everywhere you go *its everything you know*

  29. Aline Khoury

    This song needs a music video!

  30. Aline Khoury

    The Weeknd has me strung out with these alluring beats.

  31. Aline Khoury

    what does it mean when your hearts already numb,

    your professional,
    won't treat it like its personal,
    no

  32. Aline Khoury

    It's ideal, you need someone to tell you how to feel.

  33. Selene Diaz

    My favorite song of him

  34. partibaaHBIV music

    People said this album is underrated but I don’t think also

    They just want something pop nowadays not something beautiful

    Legends always exist

    Hail to the legend of fall❌⭕️!

  35. Crys Benjamin

    💕💕💕

  36. Lowkey Youtuber

    Whether youre a new fan or not, once you step into his kissland tracks, you're already a real XO fan.

  37. Maggie Hughes

    This song is a fucken gem 💎

    Maggie Hughes

    Know this whole album word for word ❤️

  38. MrWeenuk21

    ughhh ex just messaged me back and i wanna try feel something. getting high and listening to this rn

  39. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    [Intro]
    It's ideal, oh
    You need someone to tell you how to feel
    And you think your happiness is real
    There's so much more the world has to reveal
    But you choose to be concealed
    So you're somebody now
    But what's a somebody in a nobody town
    I don't think you even know it
    So you're somebody now
    But what's a somebody in a nobody town
    You made enough to quit a couple years ago
    But it consumes you
    It's everywhere you go
    And just the thought alone got you trippin'
    Got you losing your mind
    And I don't blame you
    It's everything you know
    But I own this time, this ain't new
    Now I decide when we're through

  40. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    Oooh, how did you drain all the soul from your eyes
    How did you teach, teach yourself how to smile
    In a world where your dreams can't be real, no
    Every touch that you sell is a lie

  41. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    [Chorus]
    I love, you love
    This love
    We're professional
    I know, you know
    We're sophisticated
    At loving...
    We're professional

  42. Kevin Malagon

    When I listen this Just want to get my girlfriend and say her all of this

  43. Bob Chang

    1. Kissland
    2. Beauty Behind The Madness
    3. Echoes Of Silence

  44. jungleboy12 streets

    People sleeping on kiss land one of the best weekend albums you can feel the emotions

  45. ConsciousThought

    This is before he let the labels slave him out. Dark and provocative. First two albums are the best.

  46. leina jolie

    my absolute favorite

  47. Mary Beth Kennedy

    The misery is intoxicating

  48. Bryan Duran

    I only like the first half, the second half is meh to me

  49. Diego Garcia

    The beat, the lyrics, the tempo the creativity of it all this man was a straight Genius!!

  50. Diego Garcia

    Why TF was this album so underated?!?!!!!!

  51. Eddie Garcia Jr

    Stripper music.

  52. EV's Speed Builds

    alright then

  53. Miss C_ntamination

    It's ideal oh
    You need someone to tell you how to feel
    And you think your happiness is real
    There's so much more the world has to reveal
    But you choose to be concealed
    So you're somebody now
    But what's a somebody in a nobody town
    I don't think you even know it
    So you're somebody now
    But what's a somebody in a nobody town
    You made enough to quit a couple years ago
    But it consumes you
    It's everywhere you go
    And just the thought alone
    Got you trippin' got you losing your mind
    And I don't blame you
    It's everything you know
    All this time
    This ain't you
    I decide
    When we're through
    I love
    You love
    This love
    We're professional
    I know
    You know
    We're sophisticated
    At lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin',
    We're professional at lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin', (we're prof)
    What da f*** does it mean, oh
    When your heart's already numb
    You're professional
    Won't treat it like it's personal
    No, 'cause it's just love
    It always makes it's way back around
    It's dispensable
    To fall is unacceptable
    'Cause everything you've been through made you stronger
    And every day you learn about yourself
    And nothing really played out how it's supposed to
    Depending on somebody else's wealth
    But now you know the value of a dollar
    And girl I make enough of it to spend
    I love the way you've put yourself together
    I love the way you make that body bend
    For me again
    Oh yeah
    I love
    You love
    This love
    We're professional
    I know
    You know
    We're sophisticated
    At lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    All of those nights you were up early holding your own
    Girl, you've got it made
    Had you blaming yourself all when life did you wrong
    Now, you've got it made
    Getting rich to the drums of your favorite song
    Girl, you've got it made
    'Cause your freedom was here in this cage all along
    Oh, how did you drain, all the soul from your eyes
    How did you teach, teach yourself, how to smile
    In a world (in a world)
    Where your dreams (where your dreams)
    Can't be real
    No
    Every touch
    That you sell
    Is a lie
    I love
    You love
    This love
    We're professional
    I know
    You know
    We're sophisticated
    At lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    We're professional at lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
    Lovin', lovin', lovin',
    We're professional

  54. John Smith

    how did you drain all the soul from your eyes

  55. mohamed raof

    I’ve listened to the weekNd once he was the NoiSe all my memories with each soNg I miss my old days

  56. Johan Miranda

    ✌🏾9/29/2019

  57. Kayron Tonjokoué

    Qui écoute ça en 2019 ?

  58. Arise Barbie

    I wish I could go back to the day of the kissland concert 😞 standing in a crowd of just 20,000 now look at him 😩❤️

  59. Danny Camp

    I do need someone to tell me what is real...damn ..that's something to say...

  60. Looney After Dark

    It gets werid in the middle kills the whole thing

  61. LilGGbuckets

    This song is perfect for a sex scene... hell... I want to make a sex scene to this song.

  62. Cashual K

    I wish I could hang out with all the people in the comments who love this song as much as me and we could just blast this master piece 😭

  63. Brooke Crabbe

    I listen to this song literally everyday.... never gets old 🖤

  64. inveinsible

    Anyone else get the urge to cry during this song? Just me? Ok.

  65. Livid Ramen

    Kissland is its own experience. When this comes on in the car, I'm like man oh man. Nothing like this one.

  66. Marcela Carvalho

    01:58 and 02:10 he sounds so much like Michael Jackson S2

  67. kenza mah

    I almost forgot this masterpiece

  68. yellow surge

    Part one seems like he’s talking to a working class person who’s life revolves around their job and only relies on their income. They could’ve invested and quit (you made enough to quit a couple years ago) but all they know is working and collecting debts (just another loan got you tripping) “but it consumes you it’s everything you know!!”

  69. Forever Wanted

    Best Album Everrrr!!!!!
    #2019

  70. Cabrón Culo de perra

    Damn...its so calm...and the part of "You need someone to tell you how to feel"...it's splendidly a momenta worth a tale...Dancing to the rhythm with my headphones on...

  71. DeeDee Nicole 123

    2019 anyone?? 👋

  72. John Smith

    somebody in a nobody town smh

  73. Dunkin Donut

    Had you blaming yourself all when life did you wrong
    Now, you've got it made
    Getting rich to the drums of your favorite song
    Girl, you've got it made
    ^^thisss

    Desha Abernathy

    Dunkin Donut
    I like your name

  74. Killua

    man as soon as I heard this intro I knew this would be my favorite weeknd project

  75. jubran91

    I hear Michael.

  76. Rale

    Here 2019

  77. Dominique Womack

    Sounds like heaven 😘

  78. Wise Womans Worktm Apothecary

    This is freaking EMIKA, GIVE HER CREDIT!!!

  79. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    oh
    When your heart's already numb
    You're professional
    Won't treat it like it's personal
    No, 'cause it's just love
    It always makes it's way back around
    It's dispensable
    To fall is unacceptable
    'Cause everything you've been through made you stronger
    And every day you learn about yourself
    And nothing really played out how it's supposed to
    Depending on somebody else's wealth
    But now you know the value of a dollar
    And girl I make enough of it to spend
    I love the way you've put yourself together
    I love the way you make that body bend
    For me again, oh yeah

  80. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    I love, you love
    This love
    We're professional
    I know, you know
    We're sophisticated
    At loving...
    We're professional

  81. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    You made enough to quit a couple years ago
    But it consumes you
    It's everywhere you go
    And just the thought alone
    Got you trippin' got you losing your mind
    And I don't blame you
    It's everything you know

  82. Nikko Aris McCarroll

    It's ideal oh
    You need someone to tell you how to feel
    And you think your happiness is real
    There's so much more the world has to reveal
    But you choose to be concealed
    So you're somebody now
    But what's a somebody in a nobody town
    I don't think you even know it
    So you're somebody now
    But what's a somebody in a nobody town

  83. Angel LeSure

    2019 needs more music like this🤤

  84. Joseph Reupena-Stevenson

    2:40.. from telling a sad truth about her and then transitioning too her fate of living the reality of being a slave in a dark world ruled by men.. and her dreams forever living in the shadow of his reality..
    Abel hits the darkest places a human being can explore more than any other artist.. the realm of depression, sadness, insanity and madness.. his music is just made up of these feelings, feelings at one moment being sad and heartfelt with a glimmer of hope too turning dark and feeling hopelessness and all is lost....
    King of the Dark RnB world he is.

  85. Trey Sherman

    2019 and still listening to this ablum everyday

  86. Humancinnabon

    If I was a stripper this would be the song I would perform a lot 😅

  87. İrfan Meriç

    such a striking way to open an album, love it!

  88. Bye Felicia

    This type of music is for intellectuals only

  89. Candice Bishop

    💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

  90. 416 TDOT

    I feel every word in this song. Every single thing he says is what is real.

  91. inveinsible

    Stg this song could be 20 minutes long and i would still crave more

  92. Leonardo Heringer

    EMIKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  93. she isn't alone

    2:39 😩😩👏🏼👏🏼