Friday, July 30, 2010

"I Love The Way You Lie"

By now I think everyone has heard the new Eminem song featuring Rihanna but in case you have been living under a rock check it out on the video below. Listen closely to the lyrics.



What do you think? I still haven't decided if I think this is helpful or hurtful? It raises awareness about domestic violence (DV) but does it send a healthy message to prevent DV?

Read the lyrics and see what you think. . . (Rihanna's are in purple and Eminem's are in black)

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

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 of a love
Drunk from the hate
It's like I'm huffing paint
And I love it the more that I suffer
I suffocate
And right before im 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 in his bag
She's Lois Lane
But when it's bad
It's awful
I feel so ashamed
I snap
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
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

You ever love somebody so much
You can barely breathe
When you're with them
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
And these words
When you spit 'em
You push
Pull each other's hair
Scratch, claw, bit 'em
Throw 'em down


So I saw them in an interview talking about how they wanted to share each of their perspectives on the issue since Eminem was once the abuser and Rihanna was was the victim (not with each other but in their separate relationships). I give them credit for bringing awareness I just hope kids will understand the message that any type of DV is wrong. I worry about kids just thinking Eminem is cool and not realizing that what he did in his past relationship was terribly wrong.

I do think that Eminem is a lyrical GENIUS. The way he expresses himself in this song is amazing. Oh and every time this song comes on the radio from the first time I ever heard it has caught my attention and I like it a lot. Not sure what it is but it keeps me listening.

What do you think of the lyrics? The message? The song in general?

1 comment:

  1. I must live under a rock and I am also too old to listen to Rhinna or anyone else. I think the song is horrible and although it might raise awareness, I think young people are too impressionable and will think that it is just being glorified. The people that listen to that music don't have the maturity to "get" the message. But then, that's just my opinion.
    PLD

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