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Rihanna – Take A Bow lyrics

[Verse 1]
Oh, how about a round of applause
Yeah, standin' ovation
Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah
You look so dumb right now
Standing' outside my house
Trying' to apologize
You're so ugly when you cry
Please, just cut it out
And don't tell me you're sorry 'cause
you're not

[Chorus]
Baby when I know
You're only sorry

You got caught

[Post-Chorus]
But you put on quite a show
Really had me going
But now
it's time to go
Curtain's finally closing
That was quite a show
Very entertainin'
But it's over now

Go on and take a bow
Oh...

[Verse 2]
Grab your clothes and get gone
You better hurry up before the sprinklers come on

Talkin' about, girl, I love you, you're the one
This just looks like a re-run
Please, what else is on
And
don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not

[Chorus]
Baby when I know
You're only sorry
You got caught

[Post-Chorus]
But you put on quite a show
Really had me going
But now it's time to go
Curtain's finally closing
That was quite a show
Very entertainin'
But it's over now
Go on and take a bow

[Outro]
Oh, and the award for the best liar goes to you
For making me believe that you could be faithful to me
Let's hear your speech out
How about a round of applause
A standin' ovation
But you put on quite a show
Really had me going
Now it's time to go
Curtain's finally closing
That was quite a show
Very entertainin'
But it's over now
Go on and take a bow
But it's over now...



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  • justmylife
    +11
    justmylife
    I think the meaning to the song is never cheat. Because even if you apologize, you still hurt someone who loved you. No amount of apologizing can fix a heart that's badly damaged. Even if that person who loves you still cares for you its still hard to forget what you did. In the end you shouldnt have broken that persons heart in the first place. You may love the person still but you don't take back whos hurt you.
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  • x
    +7
    Xydy
    Self-respect! It's basically all about it. Finding out that you have been made a fool is not the end of the world, but allowing yourself to be fooled over and over is! You should always remember that you are special and if that person you are with, cannot see nor appreciate your love, do not ever allow yourself to be humiliated by publicly being made a fool! It damn hurts, yes, but giving importance to yourself brings you to the path where you'll meet that one person, not to complete you, but complement your 'importance' thus creating another show, but this time, none from you both has to "Take a Bow".
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  • r
    +4
    rynhia
    Saduko don't hate on rihanna just cause the choices she made its her choices not urs so you should get a life and a hobby other than hating on rihanna you little 9 yr old don't hate aprecciate just cause she still got fellings for chris ur mad cause you aint hot famous or got chris for a boyfriend show some respect that's what ur momma should have touaght you that I hate you if I saw you I would have smack the hater off you.
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  • s
    +3
    stevejod
    Public diplomacy - the Queen is giving the kiss off to a person/people/country that she has found out are untrustworthy and are not deserving of her support or protection. In fact quite the opposite - and this is a warning that she's about to send the heavy mob in to sort them out - and its too late for them to persuade her that they should be given one last chance. Game over - and out.
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  • volleyballfreak123
    +3
    volleyballfreak123
    The meaning to this song is that Rihanna is saying that she is so sick and tired of the guy saying crap like he loves her and wants her, and than completly hurting her. Than he does it all over again, and she says stuff like don't tell me sorry cause your not, because he just wants to have her, but he doesn't actually care for her. So the meaning of this song is that shes just tired of getting hurt.
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