Needed Me
Rihanna Lyrics


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(Mustard on the beat, ho)

I was good on my own, that's the way it was
That's the way it was
You was good on the low for a faded fuck
On some faded love
Shit, what the fuck you complaining for?
Feeling jaded, huh?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to you
Had some fun on the run though, I'll give it to you

But baby
Don't get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it

You needed me
Ooh
You needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby, ooh, you needed me

You been rollin' around, shit I'm rollin' up
Light and roll it up
Break it down like a pound, shit was never us
Shit was never us
That's the real, on the real, are you serious?
How you feel, how you feel?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to ya
Had some fun on the run though, I'll give it to ya

But baby
Don't get it twisted (don't get)
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it

You needed me
Ooh (ooh)
You needed me (you needed me)
To feel a little more, and give a little less




Know you hate to confess
But baby, ooh, you needed me

Overall Meaning

The song "Needed Me" by Rihanna talks about a past relationship the singer had with someone who was good on the low. Rihanna sings that although she had feelings for the person, she never allowed those emotions to cloud her judgment or change her independence. The chorus of the song repeats "You needed me" several times, highlighting that the other person in the relationship was never fully satisfied and always wanted more from her. Rihanna also addresses the person's inner issues and their attempt to fix them by being with her, but she isn't interested in being with someone who treats her like a convenience.


The lyrics of "Needed Me" show that Rihanna is very self-assured and refuses to compromise her values or needs for someone else. The song communicates her own sense of self-worth, demonstrating the importance of setting boundaries, and telling listeners that they should never let anyone take advantage of them. The song suggests that the person she was with needed her more than she needed them, and that they should have paid more attention to her actions, rather than her words.


Line by Line Meaning

Mustard on the beat, ho
This song is produced by DJ Mustard.


I was good on my own, that's the way it was
I was fine being by myself, that's how it always was.


You was good on the low for a faded fuck, on some faded love
You were secretly having sex with me, but it didn't really mean anything to you.


Shit, what the fuck you complaining for? Feeling jaded, huh?
Why are you whining now? You had your fun.


Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to you, had some fun on the run though, I'll give it to you
You used to enjoy the things I did with you, even though we were just messing around.


But baby, don't get it twisted
Don't misunderstand me.


You was just another nigga on the hit list
You were just another guy I had sex with.


Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
You were trying to use me to heal your personal problems.


Didn't they tell you that I was a savage?
Didn't they warn you that I'm not the type of girl to be played with?


Fuck your white horse and a carriage
I don't care about your romantic gestures.


Bet you never could imagine
You never thought I would leave you.


Never told you you could have it
I never led you on to believe that our relationship was anything more than sex.


You needed me, ooh
You were dependent on me.


To feel a little more, and give a little less, know you hate to confess
I made you feel something that you couldn't get from anyone else, even though you don't want to admit it.


But baby, ooh, you needed me
You needed me, whether you want to admit it or not.


You been rollin' around, shit I'm rollin' up, light and roll it up
You've been driving around while I'm getting high.


Break it down like a pound, shit was never us, shit was never us
We were never really a couple, it was just casual sex.


That's the real, on the real, are you serious?
I'm being honest, are you taking this seriously?


How you feel, how you feel?
Tell me your emotions.


Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to ya, had some fun on the run though, I'll give it to ya
You used to enjoy our time together, even though it wasn't serious.


But baby, don't get it twisted (don't get)
Don't misinterpret what I'm saying.


You was just another nigga on the hit list
You were just a guy I hooked up with, not someone I truly cared about.


Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
You were using me to solve your personal problems.


Didn't they tell you that I was a savage?
People warned you about me, but you didn't listen.


Fuck your white horse and a carriage
I don't care about your romantic gestures or fairy tale ideas of love.


Bet you never could imagine
You never thought I would really leave you.


Never told you you could have it
I never promised you anything more than sex.


You needed me, ooh (ooh)
You depended on me, even though you won't say it.


You needed me (you needed me)
You needed me.


To feel a little more, and give a little less, know you hate to confess
You wanted something more from me, even though you don't want to admit it.


But baby, ooh, you needed me
You needed me.




Lyrics ยฉ BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Adam King Feeney, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Charles Hinshaw, Derrus Rachel, Dijon Mcfarlane, Khaled Rohaim, Lewis Beresford Hughes, Nicholas Valentino Audino, Omar Elias Grant, Robyn R Fenty, Te Whiti Te Rangitepaia Mataa Warbrick

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The confidence this MASTERPIECE gives me is NUTS. I love the anti album from top to bottm OMG RIRI WEE NEEEEEEED U!

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Listen to @skyawren He makes remixes like these

@Mhathir

yeah excited for her at the Super Bowl

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