Unfaithful
Rihanna Lyrics


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Story of my life, searching for the right
But it keeps avoiding me
Sorrow in my soul 'cause it seems that wrong
Really loves my company
He's more than a man and this is more than love
The reason that the sky is blue
The clouds are rolling in because I'm gone again
And to him, I just can't be true

And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful
And it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying

I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
Every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be a murderer

I feel it in the air as I'm doin' my hair
Preparing for another date
A kiss upon my cheek as he reluctantly
Asks if I'm gonna be out late
I say I won't be long, just hanging with the girls
A lie I didn't have to tell
Because we both know where I'm about to go
And we know it very well

'Cause I know that he knows I'm unfaithful
And it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying

I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
Every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be a murderer

Our love, his trust
I might as well take a gun and put it to his head
Get it over with
I don't wanna do this anymore
Whoa, anymore

And I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
And every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
And I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be a murderer

A murderer




No, no, no
Yeah, yeah

Overall Meaning

In "Unfaithful," Rihanna sings about a woman who is torn between her lover and another man. She describes the agony of being unfaithful and the pain that it causes both her and her partner. Rihanna paints a vivid picture of a woman who is unhappy in her current relationship and seeks solace elsewhere, even though it breaks her partner's trust.


The song begins with Rihanna searching for the right man, but she feels as though he keeps avoiding her, leaving her feeling sorrowful. She sings about the man she is with, describing him as more than a man and their relationship as more than love. However, she is unfaithful and knows that her actions are hurting him, and thus referring to herself as a "murderer".


The chorus of the song is a plea to her partner to forgive her and for her to stop being unfaithful. She recognizes the damage she has caused to their relationship and doesn't want to hurt him anymore. The last verses describe the depth of pain that she is causing to her partner, and she concluded that being unfaithful is equivalent to being a murderer.


Overall, "Unfaithful" is a poignant song that emphasizes the pain and sorrow that come with betrayal. It uniquely portrays how being unfaithful can not only damage relationships but also individuals involved in them.


Line by Line Meaning

Story of my life, searching for the right But it keeps avoiding me
I’ve been trying to find the perfect man for me, but it seems like I can’t catch a break.


Sorrow in my soul 'cause it seems that wrong Really loves my company
I feel bad because I’m drawn to someone who isn’t right for me and I keep spending time with him even though I know it’s wrong.


He's more than a man and this is more than love The reason that the sky is blue
My lover is more than just a man to me and what we have together is more than just love. It’s something that is deep and meaningful like the color blue is to the sky.


The clouds are rolling in because I'm gone again And to him, I just can't be true
Whenever I leave him, it’s like a dark cloud comes over him because he knows I’m not being faithful to him.


And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful And it kills him inside To know that I am happy with some other guy I can see him dying
I’m aware that he knows I’m cheating on him and it’s making him suffer. He can see that I’m happy with someone else, which is hurting him deeply.


I feel it in the air as I'm doin' my hair Preparing for another date A kiss upon my cheek as he reluctantly Asks if I'm gonna be out late
I sense his sadness and disappointment in the air as I’m getting ready to go out on yet another date. He gives me a kiss on the cheek and reluctantly asks if I’ll be home late because he knows where I’m really going.


I don't wanna hurt him anymore I don't wanna take away his life I don't wanna be a murderer
I don’t want to continue hurting him with my infidelity. I don’t want to cause him any more pain or be the cause of his death.


Our love, his trust I might as well take a gun and put it to his head Get it over with
Our love and his trust are so important to me that it’s as if I’m killing him by being unfaithful. It would be better to just end it all and kill him with a gun than continue to hurt him like this.


No, no, no Yeah, yeah
[No specific meaning]




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Shaffer Smith

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Cinthia Juliana De Jesus Francisco

love

Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Mr_samaka

[Lyrics]
Story of my life
Searching for the right
But it keeps avoidin' me
Sorrow in my soul
'Cause it seems that wrong
Really loves my company

He's more than a man
And this is more than love
The reason that the sky is blue
The clouds are rolling in
Because I'm gone again

And to him I just can't be true

And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful and it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy

I can see him dying
I don't wanna do this anymore

I don't wanna be the reason why
Every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life

I don't wanna be...
A murderer

I feel it in the air

As I'm doing my hair
Preparing for another date
A kiss upon my cheek
As he reluctantly
Asks if I'm gonna be out late
I say I won't be long
Just hanging with the girls
A lie I didn't have to tell

Because we both know
Where I'm about to go
And we know it very well
'Cause I know that he knows I'm unfaithful and it kills him inside

To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying
I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why

Every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside

I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be...
A murderer
Our love, his trust
I might as well take a gun and put it to his head, get it over with

I don't wanna do this
Anymore
Whoa, oh oh
Anymore
I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
And every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
And I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be...
A murderer
A murderer (no, no, no)
Yeah, yeah, yeah



@sunnysanderson3124

Lyrics : Story of my life, searching for the right
But it keeps avoiding me
Sorrow in my soul 'cause it seems that wrong
Really loves my company
He's more than a man and this is more than love
The reason that the sky is blue
The clouds are rolling in because I'm gone again
And to him, I just can't be true
And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful
And it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying
I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
Every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be a murderer
I feel it in the air as I'm doin' my hair
Preparing for another date
A kiss upon my cheek as he reluctantly
Asks if I'm gonna be out late
I say I won't be long, just hanging with the girls
A lie I didn't have to tell
Because we both know where I'm about to go
And we know it very well
'Cause I know that he knows I'm unfaithful
And it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying
I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
Every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be a murderer
Our love, his trust
I might as well take a gun and put it to his head
Get it over with
I don't wanna do this anymore
Whoa, anymore
And I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
And every time I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
And I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be a murderer
A murderer
No, no, no
Yeah, yeah



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@Raphael-2

This is absolutely the song that launched Rihanna into being a superstar who was there to stay.
I think this is the most legendary Rihanna song, especially in this sense.

@dilberyilmaz2478

After many years later, even in 2023, if you are still watching this song and feeling the pure love inside you, Rihanna then you are still a legend all over the world. A beautiful voice and soul.

@ozxex716

Will always be my favourite song 💯

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