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I didn't mean to end his life
I know it wasn't right
I can't even sleep at night
Can't get it off my mind
I need to get out of sight
Before I end up behind bars

What started out as a simple altercation
Turned into a real sticky situation
Me just thinking on the time that I'm facing
Makes me wanna cry

'Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
Could've been somebody's son
And I took his heart when
I pulled out that gun

Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Man down
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Man down

Mama, mama, mama
I just shot a man down
In central station
In front of a big old crowd
Oh why, oh why
Oh, mama, mama, mama
I just shot a man down
In central station

It's a 22, I call her Peggy Sue
When she fits right down in my shoes
What you expect me to do
If you're playing me for a fool
I will lose my cool
And reach for my fire arm

I didn't mean to lay him down
But it's too late to turn back now
Don't know what I was thinking
Now he's no longer living
So I'm 'bout to leave town

'Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
Could've been somebody's son
And I took his heart when
I pulled out that gun

Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Man down
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Man down

Mama, mama, mama
I just shot a man down
In central station
In front of a big old crowd
Oh why, oh why
Oh, mama, mama, mama
I just shot a man down
In central station

Look, I never thought I'd do it
Never thought I'd do it
Never thought I'd do it, oh gosh
What ever happened to me
Ever happened to me, ever happened to me
Why did I pull the trigger
Pull the trigger, pull the trigger, boom
And end a nigga, end a niggas life so soon
When me pull the trigger, pull the trigger, pull it 'pon you
Somebody tell me what I'm gonna, what I'm gonna do

Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Me say wah man down (A weh me say)
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
Rum pa pa pum
When me went downtown

'Cause now I am a criminal, criminal, criminal
Oh lord have mercy now I am a criminal
Man down
Tell the judge please give me minimal
Run out of town,
None of them can see me now, see me now

Oh, mama, mama, mama
I just shot a man down
In central station
In front of a big old crowd
Oh why, oh why
Oh, mama, mama, mama
I just shot a man down
In central station



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  • i
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    iLoveyou95Nov 23, 2010 at 3:07 am
    didn't mean to end his life
    I know it wasn't right
    I didn't mean to end his life
    I know it wasn't right
    I cant even sleep at night
    Cant get it off my mind
    I need to get out of sight
    Before I end up behind bars

    What started out as a simple altercation
    Turned into a real sticky situation
    Me just thinking on the time that im facing
    Makes me wanna cry

    Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
    Coulda been somebodies son
    And I took his heart when
    I pulled up that gun

    Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
    Man Down
    Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
    Man Down

    Oh mama mama mama
    I just shot a man down
    In central station
    In front of a big ol crowd
    Oh Why Oh Why
    Oh mama mama mama
    I just shot a man down
    In central station

    It's a 22
    I Call her peggy sue
    When she fits right down in my shoes
    What do you expect me to do
    If you're playing me for a fool
    I will lose my cool
    And reach for my fire arm

    I didn't mean to lay him down
    But its too late to turn back now
    Don't know what I was thinking
    Now hes no longer living
    So imma bout to leave town

    Cause I didn't mean to hurt him
    Coulda been somebodies son
    And I took his heart when
    I pulled up that gun

    Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
    Man Down
    Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
    Man Down

    Oh mama mama mama
    I just shot a man down
    In central station
    In front of a big ol crowd
    Oh Why Oh Why
    Oh mama mama mama
    I just shot a man down
    In central station

    Look I never thought id do it
    Never thought id do it
    Never thought id do it
    Oh gosh
    What ever happened to me
    Ever happened to me
    Ever happened to me
    Why did I pull the trigger
    Pull the trigger pull the trigger BOOM
    And end a ni**a end a ni**as life so soon
    When I pull the trigger pull the trigger pull it on you
    Somebody tell me what imma what imma do

    Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bum
    They say one man down
    Rum bum bum bum rum bum bum bumm rum bum bum bum
    And I ran downtown

    Cause now imma criminal criminal criminal
    Oh lord oh mercy now I am a criminal
    Man Down
    Tell the judge please give me minimal
    Run out of town on the Grand seminal seminal

    Oh mama mama mama
    I just shot a man down
    In central station
    In front of a big ol crowd
    Oh Why Oh Why
    Oh mama mama mama
    I just shot a man down
    In central station


    These are the correcr Lyrics. Yours weren't even close, sorry hunny.

  • m
    +1
    MusicandLoveJun 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    I looove this song sooo much! Love the accent. I think it's about her saying that this guy did something, so she shot him, but she didn't mean to kill him. I'm not sure though. Rihanna looks to nice in the scenes where she's walking around the city. She's sooo pretty!!
  • l
    -0
    L0veMus1cJul 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    It's simple: 1. The dude raped her
    2. She shot it (good for her!!! )
    3. She regretted it
    I hope this didn't actually happen... But i looove this song!!
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    She generally referring to the crazy things we r not suppose to do n we end up doing it just bcuz d one we love really hurt us
  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    Y dd i pul da triga pul da triga >>buum .
    Dis z wat lady rihana cryng..
    Finaly:dont no wat i was thnkng..

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