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Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I'm sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go

(Chorus)
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I'm terrified but I'm not leaving
Know that I must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he's here means he's never lost

(Chorus)
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I'm terrified but I'm not leaving
Know that I must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

As my life flashes before my eyes
I'm wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won't get the chance to say goodbye
But it's too late too pick up the value of my life

(Chorus)
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I'm terrified but I'm not leaving
Know that I must pass this test
So just pull the trigger



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    maragiggles15Nov 14, 2009 at 7:34 am
    russian roulettle is a game where you have a revoloer which is a gun and you put a bullet in the spining part of the gun then spin it and then hold the gun up to ur head and pull the trigger and then see what happens if u live or die
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    doryevansNov 24, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    I truly think the deep meaning of this song is the game Russian Roulette with a gun , is directly compared to a relationship with an abusive boyfriend/spouse. With the gun you take a chance if the bullet is in the chamber and its your turn to pull the "trigger" .. same as an abusive relationship... Such as he says he's sorry it won't happen again, but it has before and do you take that chance "again".. that "russian roulette" chance? Cuz next time you might not live through it. I've been there myself long ago age 19 with a baby, stayed 6 months and ran away to a battered women's shelter. Thank GOD Rihanna got out when she did...
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    PaglezNov 8, 2009 at 8:19 am
    banner1212 ur a tool! wat the hell r u trying to prove ur ment to write wat u think of the song not crap like that!
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    nad-roxNov 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    i love this song:)
    and i love rihanna:)
    so far my favorite!! i love all rihannas songs!
    i remember when she bearly started omg!! lol
    :)
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    chicawitattitude13Dec 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    i love this song. for some reason i know what it means i just cant explain it. this is my fav song ever by her right after take a bow. i

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