Complicated
Rihanna Lyrics


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You're not easy to love
You're not easy to love, no
You're not easy to love
You're not easy to love, no

Why is everything with you so complicated?
Why do you make it hard to love you?
Oh, I hate it
'Cause if you really wanna be alone
I will throw my hands up 'cause, baby, I tried
But everything with you is so complicated
Oh, why?

Sometimes I get you
Sometimes I don't understand
Sometimes I love you
Sometimes it's you I can't stand
Sometimes I wanna hug you
Sometimes I wanna push you away
Most times I wanna kiss you
Other times punch you in the face

'Cause every minute you start switching up
And you say things like you don't give a fuck
Then I say I'm through with you
Take my heart from you
And you come running after me and baby I'm back with you

Oh, you're not easy to love
You're not easy to love, no
You're not easy to love
You're not easy to love, no

Why is everything with you so complicated?
Why do you make it hard to love you?
Oh, I hate it
'Cause if you really wanna be alone I
Will throw my hands up 'cause, baby, I tried
Everything with you is so complicated
Oh, why?

Sometimes I catch you
Sometimes you get away
Sometimes I read you
Other times I'm like where are you on the page
Sometimes I feel like we will be together forever
But you're so complicated
My heart knows better

Why is everything with you so complicated?
Why do you make it hard to love you?
Oh, I hate it
'Cause if you really wanna be alone I,
Will throw my hands up 'cause, baby, I tried
Everything with you is so complicated
Oh, why?

I'ma stick around just a little while longer
Just to make sure that you're really sure
You like sleeping alone
I'ma stick around just a little while longer
Just to make sure that you're really sure
You like sleeping alone

Why is everything with you so complicated?
Why do you make it hard to love you?
Oh, I hate it
'Cause if you really wanna be alone I
Will throw my hands up 'cause, baby, I tried
Everything with you is so complicated
Oh, why?

You're not easy to love
You're not easy to love, no




You're not easy to love
You're not easy to love, no

Overall Meaning

In "Complicated," Rihanna sings about the frustrations of trying to love someone who constantly changes and is not easy to love. The chorus repeatedly asks the question, "Why is everything with you so complicated?" as she laments her struggles with this person.


Throughout the song, Rihanna gives glimpses of the mixed emotions she feels toward this person. Sometimes she understands them, but other times she can't stand them. She wants to hug them one moment but push them away the next. She even contemplates leaving them, but they always come running back to her.


The verses of the song offer more detail about the relationship. The person is often switching up and saying they don't care, but then they come back to her. She confesses that her heart knows better than to believe they will be together forever, but she sticks around just a little while longer to make sure the person really wants to be alone.


Overall, "Complicated" is a relatable and emotional song that captures the push and pull of a difficult relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

You're not easy to love
It's difficult to love you


You're not easy to love, no
It's still difficult to love you


Why is everything with you so complicated?
Why do you make everything so difficult?


Why do you make it hard to love you?
Why do you create obstacles to our love?


Oh, I hate it
It's frustrating me


'Cause if you really wanna be alone
If you truly want to be by yourself


I will throw my hands up 'cause, baby, I tried
I will give up, because I've already made an effort


Sometimes I get you
Sometimes I understand you


Sometimes I don't understand
Sometimes I can't comprehend your behavior


Sometimes I love you
Sometimes I feel affectionate towards you


Sometimes it's you I can't stand
Sometimes I can't bear your attitude


Sometimes I wanna hug you
Sometimes I feel like embracing you


Sometimes I wanna push you away
Sometimes I feel like distancing myself from you


Most times I wanna kiss you
Most of the time I want to kiss you


Other times punch you in the face
Other times I feel like hitting you


'Cause every minute you start switching up
Because you change your behavior frequently


And you say things like you don't give a fuck
And you speak about not caring


Then I say I'm through with you
Then I declare that I'm done with you


Take my heart from you
Retrieve my affection from you


And you come running after me and baby I'm back with you
And then you chase me, and I end up coming back to you


Sometimes I catch you
Sometimes I understand your behavior


Sometimes you get away
Sometimes you behave in a confusing way


Sometimes I read you
Sometimes I interpret your actions correctly


Other times I'm like where are you on the page
Other times I don't understand what you're trying to communicate


Sometimes I feel like we will be together forever
Sometimes I believe our love is forever


But you're so complicated
But you make everything so difficult


My heart knows better
My instincts tell me the truth


I'ma stick around just a little while longer
I will stay for a bit more


Just to make sure that you're really sure
Just to confirm your feelings


You like sleeping alone
You prefer to be by yourself


You're not easy to love
It's hard to love you


You're not easy to love, no
It's still hard to love you




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Christopher A. Stewart, Esther Dean

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