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Eminem – Love The Way You Lie lyrics
(feat. Rihanna)

[Rihanna]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,
But that's all right, because I like the way it hurts.
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,
But that's all right, because I love the way you lie,
I love the way you lie.

[Eminem]
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 off her love, drunk from my hate, it's like I'm huffin' paint.
And I love it, the more I suffer, I suffocate.
And right before I'm about to drown, she resuscitates me,
She fuckin' hates me, and I love it.
"Wait, where you goin'?"
"I'm leavin' you!"
"No you ain't! Come back!"
We're runnin' right back, here we go again!
It's so insane, cause when it's goin' good, it's goin' great.
I'm Superman with the wind at his back, 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.

[Rihanna]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,
But that's all right, because I like the way it hurts.
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,
But that's all right, because I love the way you lie,
I love the way you lie.
I love the way you lie.

[Eminem]
You ever love somebody so much, you can barely breathe.
When you with 'em 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 fuckin' sick of lookin' at 'em.
You swore you'd never hit 'em, never do nothin' to hurt 'em.
Now you're in each other's face, spewin' venom in your words when you spit 'em.
You push pull each other's hair, scratch claw,
Hit 'em, throw 'em down, pin 'em, so lost in the moments when you're in 'em.
It's the rage that's the culprit, controls you both.
So they say it's best to go your separate ways.
Guess that they don't know ya, 'cause today, that was yesterday.
Yesterday is over, it's a different day.
Sound like broken records playin' over,
But you promised her, next time you'll show restraint
You don't get another chance.
Life is no Nintendo game, but you lied again.
Now you get to watch her leave out the window.
Guess that's why they call it window pane
.

[Rihanna]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,
But that's all right, because I like the way it hurts.
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,
But that's all right, because I love the way you lie,
I love the way you lie.
I love the way you lie.

[Eminem]
Now I know we said things, did things, that we didn't mean.
And we fall back into the same patterns, same routine.
But your temper's just as bad as mine is, you're the same as me.
When it comes to love you're just as blinded
.
Baby please come back! It wasn't you, baby, it was me!
Maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it seems.
Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
.
All I know is I love you too much, to walk away though.
Come inside, pick up the bags off the sidewalk!
Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk?
Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball!
Next time I'm pissed I'll aim my fist at the dry wall!
Next time? There won't be no next time!
I apologize, even though I know it's lies!
I'm tired of the games! I just want her back! I know I'm a liar!
If she ever tries to fuckin' leave again,
I'ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire!
Just gonna

[Rihanna]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,
But that's all right, because I like the way it hurts.
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,
But that's all right, because I love the way you lie,
I love the way you lie.
I love the way you lie.
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  • b
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    bellaswan24
    Wow. Eminem is the only rapper amidst a whole bunch of singers who actually talks about life and the important things. Others rap about money, s**, etc but.
    Eminem's songs are like a life lesson. He is so amazing. This is about loving someone very much but eventually you start ti get sick of them, and you e sworn that you'll never hurt them but when you're doing someone you dint regret it till later. The music video is amazing too, him and Rihanna on fire. But in the beginning,.
    Megan Fox is looking at her hand and tigers something written there, or a tattoo, and she gets all mad. Does anyone know what's actually written there? But never mind. This song is just so great.
    S-B
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  • s
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    Shining_Brighter
    The story of the video isn't that he cheated on her, its that there relationship has turned into voilence, and there are moments like when he's sitting on the sofa screaming and shes got that fire in her hands where they remember when they first met and the good times (where he steals the alcohol and there kisssing outside). And there relationship is so dysfunctional that it hurts, he hits her and abuses her and she doesn't leave him, but they also feel passion. She also has a short temper that sets him off. And at teh end you can see him hurting her nd punching her while the place is on fire, but then there kissing and burning together. It shows that no matter how there relationship is, they love each other and will 'burn' together.
    The music video starts wth her finding the girls number on his hand, so instead of asking him about it, she flips out and lunges at him which leads to him restraining her, the video finishes with the way it started, them laying there, so the music video is basically showing what happens when they have an argument.
    I love this song, and video. Its really something special and shows both sides to an abusive relationship.
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  • m
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    musicmeansmore
    Lush song. Love Eminem and Rihanna. Must be one of the best collaboration's in a long time, they're both so edgy!
    Basically shows how a couple are in a relationship that's pretty messed up; the more they are together, the more they get under each other's feet, but their love is so strong that all they can do about it is fight, and shout. Quite a realistic meaning behind the song when it's properly thought about, and I don't think this song will die for a long time. ♥.
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  • LikeaBoss
    + 6
    LikeaBoss
    When Michael Jackson died the world was at shock. People took their own lives, many millions mourned. Our elders hurt.
    When Eminem dies, the world will feel his last breath across their necks. We will shiver when we see his name, hear his words, cherish his lyrics. Millions will mourn, the king of rap will be dead.
    Eminem is young, people die everyday, and in that note I pay the greatest respects to this legend, before its too late.
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  • n
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    naomi98
    Eminem is amazing hes not afraid to stand up to others and just lose it cause when hes gone rap will be dead with him and all real fans will wakeup at three in the morning and remember him. Turn one ofhis songs and loose your self in the music.
    And too all you haters us fans just don't give A fawk. Its not my fault that you have no taste in music.
    So for all of you that say you don't like eminem I love the way you lie.
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    xxwinkyxx32
    This song reminds me of how me and an ex used to be he had hit once or twice but I knew he loved me we kept saying we were done and we were leaving each other but we had then both realized that wen we had hurt each other there was a thrill or and excitement and it was gettin outta hand we were falling apart we both didn't want to admit it but we werent gonna last much longer it is hard to keep a relationship that is hurting the both of you even if you think you love each other I think the true meaning of this song is abuse isn't right no matter what the situation is or no matter what ur feelings are like at that moment.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I absolutely love this song. It really describes a relationship I once had, and I miss. He was a physically violent person, but I didn't mind it, I am too. He hit me a lot but we always made up later and we were okay again. The arguements, fights and makeups really made the relationship almost exciting. I really feel Rihanna's part. "just gonna stand there and watch me butn but thats alright because i like the way it hurts, just gonna stand there and hear me cry but thats alright because i love the way you lie..." I loved the pain of the relationship to a certain extent, and I loved the way he lied. I miss him so much.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I really love this song. It reminds me of my relationship with my husband. My best friend and my husband was betraying me for almost a year and half already. And my husband keeps on lying to me even though I already know the truth and the worst things is when I confront them. I can't stay mad at him. Its like even though his betraying, fooling me, and hurting me really bad. My heart still want to forgive him. Want to give another chance. But then I know there's a lot of changes already. Cause even though I gave him another chance I don't know if I can still trust him. Or worst if I can be happy again just like before. Cause everytime were having fun together there's always a time where that past suddenly got to my mind. And it really hurts. Badly!. And when I'm hearing this song. I kind of like relate to the song.
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  • t
    + 2
    TwilightRules4ever
    Wow @bellaswan24 these are the second lyrics that I saw and this(and taylor swift:@ lyrics) is the second time that I totally agree with you: P: P plus it seems that we both love Twilight
    Oh and I think that Megan saw the boys hand and it's written Cindy and a number of a telephone (probably a girl) that's why she's mad. My opinion
    P. S Love the way you lie rocksss.
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  • SirGAWD
    + 2
    SirGAWD
    Daprincess1981 you better f*****g get out of that marriage then if you guys fight so bad that you have to hit each other and then you can't stand to see her go away. You need some serious help and don't even bother with marriage counseling get you a* to your lawyer and get them divorce papers. Or are you just talking about major highs and major lows. Then that's any realtionship.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Domestic violence - through and through. It describes the cycle of violence, explains the psychological, emotional, and physical violence. There is no love here there is confusion and violence. Relationship violence, relationship abuse, if you relate to this song, if you feel lost in the violence, lost in the mind games, are threatened, escape now. This is not a healthy relationship and the two of them joined together to release a message.
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  • 2
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    2Dnoodleman
    @Kendraamerie I would never cheat on my girlfriend. I love her way too much. And I love God. I know that with Him, I can be all she needs me to be. Jesus Christ is the foundation for my relationship with her, and me and her have never had a single arguement, and we've never even been annoyed with each other. Reading my Bible helps me with my relationship. It's amazing. Peace. God Bless.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Love is f****d up.
    Angst and love are shown in the video in such a way that it describes the beautiful symphony of two people whose love for each other becomes toxic but the both are so addicted and depending on that feeling that they are willing to suffer together but not ready to go their saperated ways.
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    Emilie Kaiser Hayes
    I believe that the song is about a relationship that is not going anywhere good! And she is tired of the lies. But she can't stop loving him. He will always have her heart and she just wants him to be real with her and tell her the truth about what ever is going on, and he loves her also but he's having all these other feeling's and it will not be easy for him to be with out her! And that's why he gets jealous over nothing that she's even doing. She's so in love with him that she doesn't want to be with anyone else. That's why he says that about the pane of a window. All the "pain" you have to go through with someone who doesn't know what they are looking for and what they want to do with there lives and they were opposites attracting to the person who you truly believe that you have nothing in common with but you have been working at this relationship and they just can't get enough of how time will soon hopefully be healing through the lies! She has already made up her mind that if he doesn't want to be together then she will have to stop her own heart to be able to get by without having him in her life! They both though try to keep up with the pain of it all and the fighting with one another but he doesn't want to lose her either! That is love, the saying love hurts is soooo true. Love makes you feel that you have your number one reason for living and that's what I believe they are saying is that you can have love for someone that it doesn't work with but you can't see yourself without having them by your side, on your team. Cause through the pain comes the strength to be able to take the punches"even if not literally" getting beat you'd feel better you believe than having your heart broken if, you have had it broken, than you know it is nothing to wish you were actually hurting that way from your lover then having the trust taken from you because they lied to you about what they think and feel for you! It maybe some type of love but if they did love you and would be able to show it, it would mean everything to you too just even hear it from their heart once! But you can't find the answers to your questions about what should happen with your love, is it to be with you or on they're own. He says that he loves you and your all that matters to him and he gets comfort from you! But than why is he going around behind your back and cheating on you taking advantage of the love you have for him and only him! It's going to be this way for even when you think things are going great things are about to explode and you don't know what to do, so you stay with your love and miss them so much that only reason why you would not be available to them is if you pretty much just lay there and take it or leave them with your heart broken, and you don't know how they can be different than one another cause of your pain from it and then right when you get the strength to leave them for your own life, with peace they don't want you to go and then and it seems only then that they can use the word's you've been waiting to hear but it doesn't last long, the fighting is going to be there and you know that its not healthy but you can't find the answers for what you should do. So you stay and you are happy but not like you deserve to be and you don't want you to make the mistake if it was the last time for games and see that you can do better than all this, but like I said the saying is true that love hurts! And you rather be able to make it Work more than ever since you can't see yourself with out them even though it isn't worth all the fighting you are dealing with your life is just not going to be the same with out them there fighting for you through this. Sorry so long but I've been dealing with this exact thing for 2 almost 3 yrs and I just want to believe that he loves me more than what he says or shows, and I don't want to be second to anyone but I'm still waiting for him to be brutally honest with me about his latest relationship before ours. I know that he still loves her, I feel more and I just don't know how to let go of what we I thought had! But I've heard so much about what they are doing and are happy, but if he's still in love or still happy with her why did he ever come on to me? I'm not suicidal lol but I do feel that my heart has been broken too many times and it doesn't matter what happens I just don't want to lose the love I at least have for him, we have been with each other every day for the past 3yrs and I will have to take the best from this and see how much more important he seems to think she is still! Like I'm a nothing. So I guess I should feel nothing! But why the hell is it so hard.
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    Unregistered
    This song reflects how reality is right now. That when you really love someone you tend to be violent and selfish. It's not because you are obsessed but it's because you are just afraid you might loose him or her.
    Sometimes we over think love. Most relationship fails not because of having a third party it's because of trust issues and the fear of being alone. Jealousy comes next and finding comfort to another person follows. So if you are experiencing this type of relationship right now take a break not literally split up with your partner but give yourself time to think.
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    Unregistered
    The love they share is like no other, soul mates. They both have made mistakes & wish they could take them back. Both of them hurt dep but love more. Yes both stubborn, makes there love even stronger. Nether of them stopped to truly for give. To there love or them self. You know they still love each other, & think of the other eatch day. They will never feel love the same way again. Life is not a game don't take for granted the one you never want to lose!
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    Unregistered
    The message I take from this song is women enjoy being abused so it's okay guys go ahead. Horrible message. The beautiful melody is kind of like the appeal of abuser. But when you get into the song all of the deadly violence that is eminem is revealed. I guess the attraction some women have for boys who beat up women is sort of like this melody. No matter how much you detest what lies behind the melody you can't help but listen.
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      bellaswan24
      Wow. Eminem is the only rapper amidst a whole bunch of singers who actually talks about life and... Read more →
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