You Don't Love Me
Rihanna feat. Vybz Kartel Lyrics


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No no no
You don't love me and I know now
No no no
You don't love me so let me go now
(Me cyann' let you go, can't let you go)
And if you ask me, baby (baby)
I shoulda left you a long time ago, no
Playas gonna play
A least that's what they say
Well I know that for myself now
(You know I love you)
You said you loved me babe
Then you played your game
A game that I know all too well now
Well I use to buy your lines
But it's time for me to sail now

No no no
You don't love me and I know now
No no no
You don't love me so let me go now
(I can't let you go, can't let you go)
If you ask me, baby
I shoulda left you a long time ago, no

Ay baby, don't you tell me no
Please tell me yes
Without so many stress
Straight up tell me yes
Gimme di key fi pull yuh treasure chest
Or I will neva rest
I suggest you make me feel me climbin' on Mount Everest
Hey Rihanna
Your lovin' really put me to the test
But if you should request mi soul the answer would be yes
Yes to this, yes to that, yes to whateva you suggest
So please say yes
No no no

Haters gonna hate
(Let them hate)
I found out much too late
I think I know we're a little too hot now
The truth leads to the lies
The heart ain't always right
And I see that love is blind now
Boy you used to have my trust
But without no trust there ain't no us boy

No no no
You don't love me and I know now
No no no
You don't love me so let me go now
(I can't let you go, can't let you go)
If you ask me, baby
I shoulda left you a long time ago, no
I can't let you go, so please say yes
No, no, no
It's so over baby




You don't love me, and I know now
No, no, no

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Rihanna's You Don't Love Me are about a heartbroken and frustrated lover who realizes that their partner doesn't actually love them, despite them claiming otherwise. The song starts with the singer acknowledging the fact that their love interest doesn't reciprocate their feelings, and they must move on. Lines like "And if you ask me, baby (baby)/I shoulda left you a long time ago, no" reveal that they feel like they wasted time on someone who never loved them back. Despite this, they still seem to have trouble letting go, as evidenced by the repetition of "I can't let you go."


The chorus features the lines "No no no/You don't love me so let me go now (I can't let you go, can't let you go)/If you ask me, baby/I shoulda left you a long time ago, no." These lines encapsulate the overall emotion of the song-- a feeling of betrayal mixed with a desperate desire to leave the relationship behind. The verses highlight how the singer was admittedly a bit naive in the past, giving into their partner's advances even though they knew deep down their love interest didn't actually care for them. The song closes with the singer reiterating that their relationship is over and that they must move on.


Overall, You Don't Love Me is a cautionary tale about being blinded by love and ignoring red flags in a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

No no no
I have come to the realization that you do not love me


You don't love me and I know now
I have finally accepted that you do not have genuine feelings for me


No no no
I am reaffirming the fact that you do not love me


You don't love me so let me go now
Since you do not love me, I am asking you to let me go


(Me cyann' let you go, can't let you go)
I am pleading with you not to let me go, but deep down I know that we are not meant to be together


And if you ask me, baby (baby)
In case you are wondering what I think about our relationship


I shoulda left you a long time ago, no
I regret not having left you earlier since it is now clear that you never truly loved me


Playas gonna play
People will behave as they always have


A least that's what they say
This is the common adage that is usually said


Well I know that for myself now
I have had a personal experience that attests to the truth of the saying


(You know I love you)
I want you to know that despite everything, I still have feelings for you


You said you loved me babe
You made me believe that you have genuine feelings for me


Then you played your game
But you were just playing with my emotions


A game that I know all too well now
I am familiar with this kind of deception and it hurts me to know that you are not different


Well I use to buy your lines
I used to believe the things you said to me


But it's time for me to sail now
However, I have now made the decision to leave


Ay baby, don't you tell me no
I am asking you not to say no to me


Please tell me yes
I want you to say yes to me


Without so many stress
I am hoping that your answer will not be complicated and stressful


Straight up tell me yes
Please be honest and say yes


Gimme di key fi pull yuh treasure chest
I am asking for the key to your heart


Or I will neva rest
I will keep trying until I win your heart


I suggest you make me feel me climbin' on Mount Everest
I want you to make me feel loved and appreciated


Hey Rihanna
This line is a direct address to Rihanna by Vybz Kartel


Your lovin' really put me to the test
I found it challenging to deal with the intensity of your love


But if you should request mi soul the answer would be yes
If you asked me to give you my soul, I would say yes because of how much I love you


Yes to this, yes to that, yes to whateva you suggest
I am willing to do anything you want me to do


So please say yes
I am hoping that you will say yes to me


Haters gonna hate
People will always find ways to criticize or hate


(Let them hate)
We should ignore those who criticize us


I found out much too late
I realized too late that we are not compatible


I think I know we're a little too hot now
I now realize that our love was too fast, too passionate, and therefore not real


The truth leads to the lies
The fact that you do not love me has led me to understand that everything else you said to me were lies


The heart ain't always right
Emotions can be misleading


And I see that love is blind now
I am now aware of the reality of love, that it can be blind and make us ignore the truth


Boy you used to have my trust
I used to trust you


But without no trust there ain't no us boy
Since trust is no longer present in our relationship, there is no point in continuing it


I can't let you go, so please say yes
I am still holding on to the hope that you will say yes to me, even though I know I should let you go


No, no, no
This is a refrain, repeated to emphasize the fact that their love is over


It's so over baby
The relationship between them is truly over


You don't love me, and I know now
The singer is finalizing how the lack of love from the other person has affected them


No, no, no
This phrase is repeated to enforce the fact that the relationship is finished and sincerely cannot last anymore.




Lyrics Β© MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, CAMPBELL CONNELLY FRANCE, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ellas McDaniel, Willie Cobbs

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