Meanings Behind Today's Pop Song Lyrics: Starboy by The Weekend

Specifically the lyric: "House so empty need a centerpiece"
  1. Abel is referring to himself as a house. While most of us have souls and emotions that fill up our homes, the singer has lost his human spirit to the world of fame and fortune. A centerpiece represents a material object that can be put on display, distracting visitors that you are sans soul.
  2. A literal excerpt from The Weeknd's interior designer's note pad check list.