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Rihanna: Love On The Brain Meaning


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Song Released: 2016

Love On The Brain Lyrics

And You got me like ahh
What you want from me
and I try to buy your pretty heart
But the price to high
baby, you got me like I.......
ohm I........
wont you stop loving me
Just quit loving me
Don't stop loving me

And babe I'm fist...


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    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.


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    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


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    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


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    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......


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    Jun 10th, 6:19am report

    Addiction. Drugs. Love. Pining for that someone. - Marsha -


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    May 30th, 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


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    Apr 7th, 4:33pm report

    Addiction. 'Burn something'


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    Apr 7th, 4:36pm report

    I feel like it's about her loving herself.


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    Apr 3rd, 4:37pm report

    This song is about a woman in a abusive relationship but she is so in love with her spouse


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    Apr 1st, 4:29pm report

    It's about drugs


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    Mar 25th, 3:50am report

    The song is about the emotion of love being given and not given in return.


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    Mar 14th, 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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    Mar 7th, 3:56pm report

    Drug addiction of crack etc.


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    Dec 29th, 2016 12:39pm report

    Not over chris brown

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