Disturbia
Rihanna Lyrics


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Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (what's wrong with me?)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (why do I feel like this?)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (I'm going crazy now)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum

No more gas in the rig
Can't even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said
Can't even speak about it
Out my life, out my head
Don't want to think about it
Feels like I'm going insane, yeah

It's a thief in the night to come and grab you (uh-huh)
It can creep up inside you and consume you (uh-huh)
A disease of the mind, it can control you (uh-huh)
It's too close for comfort, ohh

Put on your break lights
We're in the city of wonder
Ain't gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise

Your mind's in disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight?
Your mind is in disturbia
Ain't used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum

Faded pictures on the wall
It's like they talkin' to me
Disconnectin' all calls
Your phone don't even ring
I gotta get out
Or figure this shh out
It's too close for comfort, oh-ohh

It's a thief in the night to come and grab you (uh-huh)
It can creep up inside you and consume you (uh-huh)
A disease of the mind, it can control you (uh-huh)
I feel like a monster, ohh

Put on your break lights
We're in the city of wonder (city of lights)
Ain't gonna play nice
Watch out (ohh), you might just go under
Better think twice (think twice)
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise (be wise)

Your mind's in disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you (oh) tonight?
Your mind's in disturbia (oh)
Ain't used to what you like
Disturbia (what you like)
Disturbia

Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (ba-da-da-da-dee-da)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (ba-da-da-da-dee-da)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (disturbia)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (oh, oh)

Release me from this curse I'm in
Trying to maintain but I'm struggling
If you can't go
I think I'm going to oh, oh, oh, oh-ohh

Put on your break lights
We're in the city of wonder (woo)
Ain't gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise

Your mind's in disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight?
Your mind's in disturbia
Ain't (distubria) used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (ba-da-da-da-dee-da)
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (ba-da-da-da-dee-da)




Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum
Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (ohh-ohh)

Overall Meaning

The song "Disturbia" by Rihanna is centered on the feeling of being trapped inside one's own mind in a state of madness. The song starts with Rihanna questioning herself on what's wrong with her and why she feels the way she does. She feels like she is losing her mind as something is messing with her head, and she cannot stop it. It seems like she is talking about mental illness or a personal demon that has been in her head for a long time. The song's main theme is the darkness that lies within the mind, and how it can take control of the human soul. It's like a disease that can infect the mind and ultimately control it, and it's too close for comfort because it can happen to anyone.


The second verse reinforces this idea further, with Rihanna's phone disconnecting calls, and she can't figure out her situation. She wants to get out of it and needs to escape to try and maintain her sanity. The song's chorus repeats the word Disturbia, which is a term Rihanna uses to describe the state of her mind's chaos. In the second chorus, she also asks if her state of mind is scaring the listener. The song ends on an eerie note with the line, "If you can't go, I'll think I'm going to."


Line by Line Meaning

Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (what's wrong with me?)
The singer is acknowledging that something is not right with her, but she is not sure what it is.


Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (why do I feel like this?)
The singer is questioning why she feels the way she does and is seeking an explanation for her emotions.


Bum-bum-be-dum-bum-bum-be-dum-bum (I'm going crazy now)
The singer is expressing that her emotions are getting out of control and she feels like she is losing her mind.


No more gas in the rig
Metaphorically speaking, the singer has run out of gas or energy and is unable to keep going as usual.


Can't even get it started
The singer is unable to start moving forward or making progress.


Nothing heard, nothing said
The singer feels like her situation is hopeless and that she is alone in dealing with it, with no support or communication from others.


Can't even speak about it
The singer is unable or unwilling to share what is troubling her with others.


Out my life, out my head
The singer wants to get rid of this problem that is consuming her thoughts and affecting her life.


Don't want to think about it
The singer is trying to avoid thinking about her problems, perhaps because it is too painful or overwhelming for her.


Feels like I'm going insane, yeah
The singer expresses that her emotions are making her feel like she is losing touch with reality.


It's a thief in the night to come and grab you (uh-huh)
The singer is comparing her emotional struggles to a thief who sneaks up on you when you least expect it.


It can creep up inside you and consume you (uh-huh)
The singer is saying that these emotional struggles can slowly take over and control you.


A disease of the mind, it can control you (uh-huh)
The singer is equating her emotional turmoil to a disease that can take over and control your thoughts and actions.


It's too close for comfort, ohh
The singer is acknowledging that her problem is too close to home and is causing her discomfort.


Put on your break lights
The singer is suggesting that others need to slow down and be cautious in facing their problems, as if they were driving a car and had to put on the brakes.


We're in the city of wonder
The singer is referring to the world as a place of wonder, full of new experiences and opportunities.


Ain't gonna play nice
The singer is admitting that she is not always going to be nice or easy to deal with, especially when she is struggling with her emotions.


Watch out, you might just go under
The singer is warning others that if they are not careful and do not deal with their problems properly, they may be overcome by them.


Better think twice
The singer is suggesting that others need to be cautious and thoughtful in their actions and decisions.


Your train of thought will be altered
The singer is warning that if you do not take care of your mental health, your thoughts and beliefs may change for the worse.


So if you must falter be wise
The singer is acknowledging that it is okay to make mistakes, but suggests that people need to be smart and learn from them.


Your mind's in disturbia
The singer is saying that others are also struggling with their emotions, and are in a state of mental confusion or turmoil.


It's like the darkness is the light
The singer is suggesting that while people are struggling with their emotions, it feels like the world is upside down and the usual guiding lights are absent.


Am I scaring you tonight?
The singer is asking if her experience is relatable and if it is making others feel scared or uneasy.


Ain't used to what you like
The singer is admitting that people may not be used to dealing with or addressing their emotional struggles in a healthy way.


Disturbia
The singer is referring to a state of mental disturbance or confusion in which people are struggling to navigate their emotions and thoughts.


Faded pictures on the wall
The singer is referring to old memories or past experiences that used to be meaningful to her but are now faded or less important.


It's like they talkin' to me
The singer feels like these old memories are communicating with her in some way, perhaps reminding her of happier times or offering guidance.


Disconnectin' all calls
The singer is cutting herself off from all communication and shutting herself away from the world and its problems.


Your phone don't even ring
The singer feels completely alone and isolated, with no one reaching out to connect with her.


I gotta get out
The singer feels trapped and needs to escape her current situation and negative thoughts.


Or figure this shh out
The singer is saying she needs to figure out what is wrong and address it, but does not want to use explicit language to say so.


I feel like a monster, ohh
The singer is feeling like her emotions are making her into a scary, uncontrollable person.


Release me from this curse I'm in
The singer is asking for help and support to break free from her negative thoughts and feelings.


Trying to maintain but I'm struggling
The singer is doing her best to keep going and maintain a positive outlook, but it is difficult for her in her current state.


If you can't go
The singer is suggesting that if someone is not able to accompany her on her journey and help her address her emotional struggles, she will have to do it alone.


I think I'm going to oh, oh, oh, oh-ohh
The singer is saying that she will have to find a way to deal with her emotional struggles on her own and is realizing how hard it will be.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian Kennedy Seals, Christopher Maurice Brown, Andre Darrell Merritt, Robert L. Allen

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Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
What's wrong with me?
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Why do I feel like this?
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
I'm going crazy now
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
No more gas in the rig
(Can't even get it started)
Nothing heard, nothing said
(Can't even speak about it)
All my life on my head
(Don't want to think about it)
Feels like I'm going insane, yeah
It's a thief in the night to come and grab you
It can creep up inside you and consume you
A disease of the mind, it can control you
It's too close for comfort
Throw on your pretty lies
We're in the city of wonder
Ain't goin' play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise
Your mind's in disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
(Your mind's in) Disturbia
Ain't used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Faded pictures on the wall
(It's like they talkin' to me)
Disconnectin' all your call
(Your phone don't even ring)
I gotta get out
Or figure this out
It's too close for comfort, ooh
It's a thief in the night to come and grab you
It can creep up inside you and consume you
A disease of the mind, it can control you
I feel like a monster
Throw on your pretty lies
We're in the city of wonder
Ain't goin' play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise
Your mind's in disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
Disturbia
Ain't used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Disturbia
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Release me from this curse I'm in
Trying to maintain but I'm struggling
You can't go, ho, ho, ho, ho-ho
I think I'm gonna oh, oh, oh
Throw on your pretty lies
We're in the city of wonder
Ain't goin' play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise
Your mind's in disturbia
It's like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
(Your mind's in) Disturbia
Ain't used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia oh oh oh
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum



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