Rihanna: Love On The Brain Meaning
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Song Released: 2016
Love On The Brain Lyrics
What you want from me
and I try to buy your pretty heart
But the price to high
baby, you got me like I.......
wont you stop loving me
Just quit loving me
Don't stop loving me
And babe I'm fist...
anonymous Sep 13th, 2016 9:03pm report
Its about pinning and being desperately in love with someone. YOU'RE completely overtaken by love and unable to fight the feeling and craving it.
anonymous Nov 21st, 11:50pm report
I interpret the song much differently than anyone else and believe which is always best depicted artist's music video. Rhianna is trying to find love for herself (hence the little child).
anonymous Sep 6th, 9:36pm report
I believe this song is about abuse in every sense. "You got me like ah. What you want from me?" ... "Baby you got me let go.. You love when I fall apart so you can put me together and throw me against the wall" This shows misogyny. The abuser plays the role of the villain and the hero, by pulling her apart emotionally and then comforting her so she is sent back into his arms, which is the cycle of abuse, by practising control over the victim.
"Baby you got me like ah, woo, ah... don't you stop loving me, don't quit loving me, just start loving me" This again is the cycle, he grabs her rough and hurts her and when she tries to ask for him to let her go, he proceeds with the abuse. This cycle makes her delusional and perceives this as "Love". She tries to rationalise why she stays and concludes that if it was love in her heart, surely her brain would dispute this but her brain keeps trying to rationalise and conclude it's love, so she concludes that it's definitely love on the brain.
The second verse reveals a much darker side. The feelings of worthlessness and feeling unloved seep through when she says "No matter what I do, I'm no good without you". She begs her abuser to keep loving her, even as he continues to beat her, she begs to be loved and asks what she has to do to get into his heart so she can be loved by him. She says "I'm tired of being played like a violin... What do I gotta do to get into your motherfuckin' heart" This shows that she does not want to be loved by anybody else anymore because they've played her in the past, so she begs him to tell her what to do so he can just love her, she begs for this while he proceeds beating her , we observe this when she says again "Baby let go!like ah..."
anonymous Sep 6th, 9:41am report
It's like in fifty shade of grey, he beat her black and blue but she can't get enough.
anonymous Sep 5th, 9:05pm report
Ok so if it's referring to Chris brown why do children come out on the video ? In the beginning it's creepy and at the end she lays down with two kids ? Like why?!
anonymous Jun 25th, 6:25pm report
"Love on the Brain" has dark lyrics that depict a destructive, yet addictive relationship, with themes of "swinging back and forth between the highs and lows of love". Some critics believed the song was an "ode to a violent lover", possibly referring to Chris Brown after the pair's highly published domestic violence case. Lyrical examples include "It beats me black and blue but it fucks me so good / That I can't get enough / Must be love on the brain." Adam R. Holz of the conservative organization Focus on the Family's website PluggedIn.com noted the song "mingles nihilism, lust and at least the metaphorical presence of physical abuse".Jessica Eggert of Mic agreed, noting that "Rihanna wears her heart right on her sleeve and takes no prisoners in expressing the pain of a metaphorically and physically damaging-yet-undying love." - wikipedia
anonymous Jun 25th, 6:22pm report
In my opinion this song is about on-sided love, that hurts the narrator because the other person only uses their feelings and plays with them ("I'm tired of being played like a violin".)
The narrator is head-over-heels for the other one. They put so much effort into this relationship ("And I tried to buy your pretty heart/ but the price too high") and are left with nothing else to give ("What do you want from me?") as the other has treated them in such a bad way ("So you can put me together/ And throw me against the wall") and has exhausted them emotionally.
However, the narrator's love towards the other mentally abusive lover is so strong that they are "fisting with fire/ just to get close to you". This love is so strong yet so tiring, probably both mentally and physically, ("And I run for miles just to get a taste"). The narrator is desperate for the other's love, attention and appreciation and even though it hurts them, I believe it's more of a mental pain that this song is about, ("It beats me black and blur/ but it fucks me so good") they are so intoxicates by it that they "can't get enough" and it keeps reminding of itself all the time, probably by dreams, memories, ect., ("And it keeps cursing my name") that all effort the narrator puts into forgetting the other one is basically pointless, because the need and the wanting are stronger that their will to get over it.
All the narrator asks for is for the other to love them and to stop this mentally abusive relationship ("All you need to do is love me yeah").
This love that has savoured the narrator is in their brain and this is the only reason why they cannot get over it, becaue biologically all feelings are commanded by it. Hence the "Must be love on the brain" lines which state the narrator's helplessness in the situation and their lack of control over their feelings which get us to one of the most emotional parts ("What do I gotta do to get in your motherfuckin’ heart?"). The narrator's lack of control means that they have to somehow cope with the situation and since this feeling is so strong this line states that they are willing to do everything to win the other's heart, regardless of how hard and emotionally draining it may be. The narrator is already broken and the last thing left for them to do is try, and try harder.
Although this song might be dedicated to Rihanna's abusive relationship with Chris Brown, I believe that it is more emotionally related, since it has affected the brain (where all emotions are conveyed).- songmeanings
anonymous Jun 25th, 6:10pm report
No way to fight nor control this feeling that's overtaken of my heart and brain for that someone.... you just love beyound measures......
anonymous Jun 10th, 2017 6:19am report
Addiction. Drugs. Love. Pining for that someone. - Marsha -
anonymous May 30th, 2017 5:08am report
I'll said that this song is more spiritual, love on the brain, it is about a love story that live in her head, and she fights against fire cuz she can't get her lover it is not a reciprocal love the second meaning that i see is that the brains controls her heart the relationship is toxic but her brain can't get enough of it
anonymous Apr 7th, 2017 4:33pm report
Addiction. 'Burn something'
anonymous Apr 7th, 2017 4:36pm report
I feel like it's about her loving herself.
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2017 4:37pm report
This song is about a woman in a abusive relationship but she is so in love with her spouse
anonymous Apr 1st, 2017 4:29pm report
It's about drugs
anonymous Mar 25th, 2017 3:50am report
The song is about the emotion of love being given and not given in return.
anonymous Mar 14th, 2017 3:15pm report
Some one with walls up all the time . Both sides have their walls up an won't let their guard down
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