Work
Rihanna Lyrics


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Work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn?
Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting

Dry, me ah desert him
No time to have you lurking
Him ah go act like he nuh like it
You know I dealt with you the nicest
Nuh body touch me you nuh righteous
Nuh badda, text me in a crisis
I believed all of your dreams, adoration
You took my heart and my keys and my patience
You took my heart on my sleeve for decoration
You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation
All that I wanted from you was to give me
Something that I never had
Something that you've never seen
Something that you've never been, mm
But I wake up and act like nothing's wrong

Just get ready fi work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
Na, na, na, na, na, na
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn?
Before the tables turn, turn, turn, turn, turn, turn

Beg you something, please
Baby don't you leave
Don't leave me stuck here in the streets, uh huh
If I get another chance to
I will never, no never neglect you
I mean who am I to hold your past against you?
I just hope that it gets to you
I hope that you see this through
I hope that you see this true
What can I say?
Please recognize I'm tryin', babe

I haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting

Yeah, okay
You need to get done, done, done, done at work, come over
We just need to slow the motion
Don't give that away to no one
Long distance, I need you
When I see potential I just gotta see it through
If you had a twin, I would still choose you
I don't wanna rush into it, if it's too soon
But I know you need to get done, done, done, done
If you come over
Sorry if I'm way less friendly
I got niggas tryna end me, oh, yeah
I spilled all my emotions tonight, I'm sorry
Rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'
How many more shots until you're rollin'?
We just need a face to face
You could pick the time and the place
You spent some time away
Now you need to forward

And give me all the work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting

Mm
Mm




Work, work, work, work, work, work
Mm

Overall Meaning

Rihanna’s song Work is a dancehall, reggae-pop track that features Canadian rapper Drake. The song’s lyrics revolve around the theme of a relationship that requires effort from both parties involved. In the chorus, Rihanna repeats "work" six times, which serves to emphasize the importance of putting in the time and effort to make a relationship work. The song also touches on some of the challenges of a relationship, such as a significant other’s past and jealousy. The lyrics address the challenges head-on, with Rihanna stating that she hopes her partner will see the truth of their love for each other and that they’ll work through any problems.


The lyrics of Work are notable for their minimalist style, with repetition playing a significant role. The song also features a strong Jamaican patois that makes it stand out from Rihanna’s other songs. The lyrics are deliberately ambiguous and rely heavily on the listener's interpretation. In the song, Rihanna explores themes of passion, sex, love, and loyalty, giving it a raw and authentic feel.


The track's beat is heavily influenced by dancehall music, with a driving bassline and a syncopated rhythm. The song’s music video was directed by Director X and was filmed in Toronto's Real Jerk restaurant. It features Rihanna and Drake dancing and singing together in a dimly lit room. The video also features the singer performing some of her signature dance moves, further emphasizing the song’s tropical and dancehall-influenced vibes.


Line by Line Meaning

Work, work, work, work, work, work
I need to put in effort and work hard.


He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He told me that I have to work hard.


He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
He saw me do bad things.


So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
So I worked hard to make up for my mistakes.


When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn?
When will you finally understand?


Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting
I don't care if he's in pain.


Dry, me ah desert him
I am abandoning him.


No time to have you lurking
I don't have time for your sneaky behavior.


Him ah go act like he nuh like it
He will pretend that he doesn't like it.


You know I dealt with you the nicest
I was always kind to you.


Nuh body touch me you nuh righteous
No one can judge me because they're not righteous themselves.


Nuh badda, text me in a crisis
Don't bother texting me when you're in trouble.


I believed all of your dreams, adoration
I trusted and supported all of your aspirations.


You took my heart and my keys and my patience
You took advantage of my love and generosity.


You taken my heart on my sleeve for decoration
You used my emotions as a way to make yourself look good.


You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation
You misunderstood my love as being the basis for our relationship.


All that I wanted from you was to give me
I only wanted you to give me something.


Something that I never had
Something that I've never experienced before.


Something that you've never seen
Something that you've never witnessed before.


Something that you've never been, mm
Something that you've never been before.


But I wake up and act like nothing's wrong
I pretend that everything is fine even though things are not.


Na, na, na, na, na, na
Just a vocalization with no specific meaning.


Before the tables turn, turn, turn, turn, turn, turn
Before the situation changes and the roles are reversed.


Beg you something, please
Please do something for me.


Baby don't you leave
Don't leave me alone.


Don't leave me stuck here in the streets, uh huh
Don't leave me stranded and helpless.


If I get another chance to
If I have another opportunity.


I will never, no never neglect you
I promise to never ignore you.


I mean who am I to hold your past against you?
Who am I to judge you based on your past actions?


I just hope that it gets to you
I hope that my message reaches you.


I hope that you see this through
I hope you continue with what you're doing.


I hope that you see this true
I hope you understand that I'm being sincere.


What can I say?
I don't know what to say.


Please recognize I'm tryin', babe
Please understand that I'm making an effort.


Yeah, okay
Just a casual phrase with no real significance.


You need to get done, done, done, done at work, come over
You need to finish your work and then come over.


We just need to slow the motion
We need to take things slowly and calmly.


Don't give that away to no one
Don't tell anyone about us.


Long distance, I need you
Even though we're apart, I still want you.


When I see potential I just gotta see it through
When I see a promising opportunity, I have to pursue it.


If you had a twin, I would still choose you
I would still choose you even if you had an identical twin.


I don't wanna rush into it, if it's too soon
I don't want to move too quickly if it's not the right time.


But I know you need to get done, done, done, done
But I know that you need to finish your work.


Sorry if I'm way less friendly
I'm sorry if I'm not being as friendly as usual.


I got niggas tryna end me, oh, yeah
People are trying to harm me.


I spilled all my emotions tonight, I'm sorry
I shared all my feelings with you tonight, I apologize if it was too much.


Rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'
Just a repetitive, rhythmic phrase with no real meaning.


How many more shots until you're rollin'?
How many more drinks until you're drunk?


We just need a face to face
We need to have a conversation in person.


You could pick the time and the place
You could choose when and where we meet.


You spent some time away
You were gone for a while.


Now you need to forward
Now you need to move forward.


Mm
Just a vocalization with no specific meaning.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, MONTE MOIR MUSIC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jahron Brathwaite, Matthew Samuels, Aubrey Graham, Allen Ritter, Robyn Fenty, Marco Moir, Rupert Thomas

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@joaquinlozano6145

Work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn?
Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting
Dry, me ah desert him
No time to have you lurking
Him ah go act like he nuh like it
You know I dealt with you the nicest
Nuh body touch me you nuh righteous
Nuh badda, text me in a crisis
I believed all of your dreams, adoration
You took my heart and my keys and my patience
You took my heart on my sleeve for decoration
You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation
All that I wanted from you was to give me
Something that I never had
Something that you've never seen
Something that you've never been, mm
But I wake up and act like nothing's wrong
Just get ready fi work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
Na, na, na, na, na, na
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn?
Before the tables turn, turn, turn, turn, turn, turn
Beg you something, please
Baby don't you leave
Don't leave me stuck here in the streets, uh huh
If I get another chance to
I will never, no never neglect you
I mean who am I to hold your past against you?
I just hope that it gets to you
I hope that you see this through
I hope that you see this true
What can I say?
Please recognize I'm tryin', babe
I haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting
Yeah, okay
You need to get done, done, done, done at work, come over
We just need to slow the motion
Don't give that away to no one
Long distance, I need you
When I see potential I just gotta see it through
If you had a twin, I would still choose you
I don't wanna rush into it, if it's too soon
But I know you need to get done, done, done, done
If you come over
Sorry if I'm way less friendly
I got niggas tryna end me, oh, yeah
I spilled all my emotions tonight, I'm sorry
Rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'
How many more shots until you're rollin'?
We just need a face to face
You could pick the time and the place
You spent some time away
Now you need to forward
And give me all the work, work, work, work, work, work
He said me haffi work, work, work, work, work, work
He see me do mi dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt
So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work
When you ah gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
Me nuh care if him hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting
Mm
Mm
Work, work, work, work, work, work
Mm



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