Lana Del Rey & The Weeknd's "Prisoner" Lyrics Are Dark, Tortured & Exactly What You'd Expect

On Friday morning, R&B crooner The Weeknd's new song with Lana Del Rey, "Prisoner," leaked online. The mid-tempo duet sounds exactly how you'd expect it to sound: dark, tortured, and a little bit over-the-top. Depending on how you feel about The Weeknd and Del Rey — two artists who share a flair for the dramatic — this either makes the track absolutely perfect or absolutely unlistenable. Personally, I'm digging it. "Prisoner" is featured on The Weeknd's upcoming new album, Beauty Behind the Madness (due out Aug. 28).

On the first verse, the "Can't Feel My Face" hit-maker seems to be scared of falling in love:

You bring good to my lonely life, honestly

It's hard for me to look into your eyes

When I say that I would be nothing without your love

I feel the rush and it's amazing

On the second verse, Del Rey seems to think her lover's touch is the only thing that can save her rotting soul (oh no!):

I think I've been in Hollywood for too long

'Cause I can feel my soul burning, feel it burning slow

But I would be nothing without the touch

I feel the rush and it's amazing

The singers come together on the bass-heavy chorus to let out all of their complicated/messy/dark feelings:

I’m a prisoner to my addiction

I’m addicted to a life that’s so empty and so cold

I’m a prisoner to my decisions

Woo-ooh-ooh, woo-ooh-ooh, woo-ooh-ooh

I think The Weeknd and Del Rey make a top-notch musical pairing. They're like two brooding peas in a pod! Sadly, the track list for Del Rey's forthcoming LP, Honeymoon , was unveiled on Thursday, and The Weeknd's name is nowhere to be found. Bummer. Hopefully, they'll team up again at some point in the future.

You can pre-order Beauty Behind the Madness on iTunes now.