Love The Way You Lie
Rihanna [Feat. Eminem] Lyrics


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Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?
Well, that's alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry?
Well, that's alright, because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

I can't tell you what it really is
I can only tell you what it feels like
And right now, there's a steel knife in my windpipe
I can't breathe, but I still fight while I can fight
As long as the wrong feels right, it's like I'm in flight
High off of love, drunk from her hate
It's like I'm huffing paint and I love her, the more I suffer
I suffocate and right before I'm about to drown
She resuscitates me, she fucking hates me
And I love it, "Wait
Where you going?" "I'm leaving you"
"No you ain't, come back"
We're running right back, here we go again
It's so insane 'cause when it's going good, it's going great
I'm Superman, with the wind at his back, she's Lois Lane
But when it's bad, it's awful
I feel so ashamed, I snapped, "Who's that dude?"
I don't even know his name, I laid hands on her
I'll never stoop so low again, I guess I don't know my own strength

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?
Well, that's alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry?
Well, that's alright, because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

You ever love somebody so much you can barely breathe when you're with 'em?
You meet, and neither one of you, even know what hit 'em
Got that warm fuzzy feeling, yeah, them chills, used to get 'em
Now you're getting fucking sick of looking at 'em
You swore you've never hit 'em, never do nothing to hurt 'em
Now you're in each other's face
Spewing venom in your words when you spit 'em
You push, pull each other's hair, scratch, claw, bit 'em
Throw 'em down, pin 'em, so lost in the moments when you're in 'em
It's the rage that took over, it controls you both
So they say you're best to go your separate ways
Guess that they don't know ya 'cause today, that was yesterday
Yesterday is over, it's a different day
Sound like broken records playin' over
But you promised her, next time you'll show restraint
You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game
But you lied again
Now you get to watch her leave out the window
Guess that's why they call it window pane

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?
Well, that's alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry?
Well, that's alright, because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Now I know we said things, did things that we didn't mean
Then we fall back into the same patterns
Same routine, but your temper's just as bad as mine is
You're the same as me, when it comes to love, you're just as blinded
Baby, please come back, it wasn't you
Baby, it was me, maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it seems
Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is I love you too much to walk away though
Come inside, pick up your bags off the sidewalk
Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk?
Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball
Next time I'm pissed, I'll aim my fist at the drywall
Next time? There won't be no next time
I apologize, even though I know it's lies
I'm tired of the games, I just want her back, I know I'm a liar
If she ever tries to fucking leave again
I'm a tie her to the bed and set this house on fire

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?
Well, that's alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry?
Well, that's alright, because I love the way you lie




I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Rihanna (Feat. Eminem)'s song Love The Way You Lie describe a toxic and abusive relationship. The two characters in the story have a love-hate relationship where they hurt each other, causing pain and suffering, but still remain attached to each other. The chorus repeats the phrase "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?" which symbolizes the partner being apathetic towards the pain they are causing to their significant other. The phrase "I love the way you lie" demonstrates the addictiveness and passion present in the relationship, where the characters' intense feelings for each other create a cycle of hurting one another.


The song's verses give insight into the characters' experiences within the tumultuous relationship. The first verse discusses the male partner's perspective, where he feels addicted to the pain but hates the abuse he experiences. The second verse presents the female partner's perspective, where she describes the initial honeymoon phase of their relationship and the gradual progression to violence and anger.


Overall, Love The Way You Lie portrays a powerful and emotional depiction of a relationship marked by love and abuse. The song warns of the dangers of remaining in an abusive relationship despite the feelings of love that exist.


Line by Line Meaning

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn?
Are you simply going to stay and observe as I suffer? That's okay, because I find pleasure in the pain that we share.


Well, that's alright, because I like the way it hurts
It may seem odd to enjoy the pain we inflict on each other, but it's a kind of addiction that I can't let go of.


Just gonna stand there and hear me cry?
You're just going to listen to my cries and do nothing to stop me? That's okay with me because I adore the lies we tell each other.


Well, that's alright, because I love the way you lie
I might be aware of the truth, but I can’t help but love these lies we are cocooned in.


I can't tell you what it really is
I can’t explain what this bond I have with you is made of, but I know it's intense and real.


I can only tell you what it feels like
All I can say is that what we have is beyond my feelings, it's a kind of unexplainable connection.


And right now, there's a steel knife in my windpipe
This relationship is gripping me tight, it’s like I can’t breathe, I’m being choked.


I can't breathe, but I still fight while I can fight
Even amidst the pain, I continue to fight for this affection we share, trying to stay alive and hold onto it.


As long as the wrong feels right, it's like I'm in flight
Even though I understand what we have is toxic, I still can’t help but feel like I’m floating in the sky when we are together.


High off of love, drunk from her hate
I’m so engrossed in this relationship that I am experiencing a kind of high from your love and even your hateful actions seem to intoxicate me.


It's like I'm huffing paint and I love her, the more I suffer
It’s almost like I am addicted to this pain and the more I suffer, the more I crave it.


I suffocate and right before I'm about to drown
When I’m with you, it’s like I’m drowning and right before I pass out, you resuscitate me, giving me just enough air to keep me alive.


She resuscitates me, she fucking hates me
You have a love-hate relationship with me, you give me life but you also seem to despise me.


And I love it, 'Wait Where you going?' 'I'm leaving you'
I know we both have a thing for drama, you're trying to walk away from me, and although I hate it, I also can’t let go of this rush.


'No you ain't, come back' We're running right back, here we go again
I'm begging you not to leave and you end up coming back, like we are trapped in a cycle of toxic love and chaos.


It's so insane 'cause when it's going good, it's going great
Our relationship is a roller coaster of emotions, when things are good between us, it's fantastic.


I'm Superman with the wind at his back, she's Lois Lane
When things are perfect, it feels invincible like superhero love, but when things go wrong, it's worse than any adversary they could ever face.


But when it's bad, it's awful
When things go sour, it's unbearable, and we both end up feeling ashamed and lost.


I feel so ashamed, I snapped, 'Who's that dude?'
When we are at our lowest, I have moments where I lose control and get jealous, I hate myself for it.


I don't even know his name, I laid hands on her
I can’t even remember the person I was accusing you of being with, I ended up mistreating you with physical violence.


I'll never stoop so low again, I guess I don't know my own strength
I regret hurting you, I hope it never happens again. I never knew I had it in me to hurt someone physically.


You ever love somebody so much you can barely breathe when you're with 'em?
Have you ever loved someone so much that it felt physically exhilarating just being around them?


You meet, and neither one of you, even knows what hit 'em
You both fall hard and fast for each other without even knowing why.


Got that warm fuzzy feeling, yeah, them chills, used to get 'em
Those feelings that give you butterflies, that makes you feel warm and happy inside, like we’re meant to be.


Now you're getting fucking sick of looking at 'em
Now those feelings seem to have faded away and even the sight of the other person makes you angry.


You swore you've never hit 'em, never do nothing to hurt 'em
You promised yourself that you would never hurt this person and yet here you are, doing exactly that.


Now you're in each other's face, spewing venom in your words when you spit 'em
You can't even have a conversation with each other without getting angry and saying hurtful things.


You push, pull each other's hair, scratch, claw, bit 'em
You both end up resorting to physical violence, pulling hair, scratching, and biting each other.


Throw 'em down, pin 'em, so lost in the moments when you're in 'em
You both end up pinning each other down and for those moments, you are so lost in the energy of the fight that nothing else seems to matter.


It's the rage that took over, it controls you both
It’s like a kind of madness that takes over, and neither of you can control it.


So they say you're best to go your separate ways
People advise you to part ways for your own good.


Guess that they don't know ya 'cause today, that was yesterday
People don't understand the bond you both share and the struggles you go through, yesterday is gone, and it’s a new day.


Yesterday is over, it's a different day
Today is different, and things might be better or worse, but you're living in the present.


Sound like broken records playin' over
It's like you’ve had this conversation before, and it seems to be repeating itself.


But you promised her, next time you'll show restraint
You assure your partner that things will be different next time, and you'll try to control your temper.


You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game
Life isn’t a game, and sometimes you don’t get another chance to make things right.


But you lied again
You promised to be better, but it seems like you can't keep your promise.


Now you get to watch her leave out the window
Because of your failure to keep your word, you have to watch her walk away from you.


Guess that's why they call it window pane
It’s a play on words, “window pane” sounds like “window pain.” Seeing her walk away is so painful, it’s like shattering glass.


Now I know we said things, did things that we didn't mean
We both know that we said and did things that we don’t truly mean, but we are stuck in this vicious cycle.


Then we fall back into the same patterns, same routine, but your temper's just as bad as mine is
We keep falling back into old patterns, but the problem is that we both have short fuses that trigger our violent outbursts.


You're the same as me, when it comes to love, you're just as blinded
You might think that it's just me who is messed up, but the truth is that you are just as flawed when it comes to love.


Baby, please come back, it wasn't you
I know I messed up, but I am pleading with you to come back, trying to convince you that it wasn't your fault.


Baby, it was me, maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it seems
I am trying to take responsibility and own up to what I've done, hoping that we can move past this and realize that maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it feels.


Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
Comparing our relationship to a natural disaster, we are like a deadly force, an unstoppable combination of chaos and destruction.


All I know is I love you too much to walk away though
Despite our volatile relationship, I love you too much to walk away, and I am willing to fight to make things right.


Come inside, pick up your bags off the sidewalk
I'm asking you to come inside and we can work things out.


Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk?
Can't you see how genuinely I am trying to make amends?


Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball
I am not making any excuses, I am owning up to my mistakes, and I hope you can see that by looking into my eyes.


Next time I'm pissed, I'll aim my fist at the drywall
I can’t promise that I’ll never get mad again, but I will try my best to control my temper and not hurt you.


Next time? There won't be no next time
I hope to be better, to make our relationship work, and prevent any future fights.


I apologize, even though I know it's lies
I am sorry for what I’ve done, even though I know it might not be enough, but I am sincere.


I'm tired of the games, I just want her back
I am tired of playing these hurtful games and just want to make things right and have you back in my life.


I know I'm a liar
I am aware that I've messed up, and I have lied to you before.


If she ever tries to fucking leave again
If you ever try to leave again, I am scared of being alone, losing you, and ending up in a worse place.


I'm a tie her to the bed and set this house on fire
I know this a threat but the fear of being alone is so strong that it drives me to do something so heinous.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alexander Junior Grant, Marshall Bruce Mathers, Holly Brooks

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@tomatbeku

Rihanna]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that's alright because I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie
[Eminem]
I can't tell you what it really is
I can only tell you what it feels like
And right now it's a still night in my wind pipe
I can't breathe but I still fight while can fight
As long as the wrong feels right it's like I'm in flight
High off the law, drunk from my hate,
It's like I'm huffing paint and I love it the more I suffer, I suffocate
And right before I'm about to drown, she resuscitates me
She fucking hates me and I love it.
Wait! Where you going? I'm leaving you
No you ain't. Come back we're running right back.
Here we go again
It's so insane cus when its going good its going great.
I'm superman with the wind at his back
Shes Louis Lane but when its bad its awful, I feel so ashamed I snap
Who's that dude? I don't even know his name
I laid hands on him, I'll never stoop so low again
I guess I don't know my own strength
Chorus]
[Eminem]
You ever love somebody so much you can barely breathe
When you're with 'em
You meet and neither one of you even know what hit 'em
Got that warm fuzzy feeling
Yeah, them those chills you used to get 'em
Now you're getting fucking sick of looking at him
You swore you'd never hit him; never do nothing to hurt him
Now you're in each other's face spewing venom in your words when you spit them
You push pull each other's hair, scratch claw hit him
Throw him down pin him
So lost in the moments when you're in them
It's a race that's the culprit controls your boat
So they say you're best to go your separate ways
Guess if they don't know you cus today that was yesterday
Yesterday is over it's a different day
Sound like broken records playing over but you promised her
Next time you show restraint
You don't get another chance
Life is no Nintendo game
But you lied again
Now you get to watch her leave out the window
I guess that's why they call it window pane
[Chorus]
[Eminem]
Now I know he said things hit things that we didn't mean
And we fall back into the same patterns same routine
But your temper's just as bad as mine is
You're the same as me
But when it comes to love you're just as blinded
Baby, please come back
It wasn't you, baby it was me
Maybe our relationship wasn't as crazy as it seemed
Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is I love you too much to walk away though
Come inside, pick up your bags off the sidewalk
Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk
I told you this is my fault
Look me in the eye ball
Next time I'm pissed, I lay my fist at the drywall
Next time. There won't be no next time
I apologize even though I know its lies
I'm tired of the games I just want her back
I know I'm a liar
If she ever tries to fucking leave again
Im'a tie her to the bed and set this house on fire
[Chorus]



@swaroop7021

Father walked out on him when he was only 18 months
Raised by a drug addicted mother
Spent his childhood moving between cities
Dropped out of school for failing the 9th grade three times
Struggled with money, drugs, alcohol and almost committed suicide
His own mother and wife filed a lawsuit against him
Best friend, Proof was shot and killed
Bullied severely just for being the new kid
His uncle, the only person he could turn to, committed suicide
Fell into depression, became addicted to pills and nearly died


After all this, he has become the best rapper of the world...



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