Song Lyric Sunday – Love The Way You Lie

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams has prompted us with Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer. I have chosen ‘Love The way You Lie’ by Eminem, featuring Rhianna. It’s full of pain and hurt. The collaboration of Eminem and Rihanna is heavily influenced by their past experiences in difficult relationships with their respective ex-lovers Kimberly Scott and Chris Brown.

I hope you enjoy it! Have a great Sunday!





“Love The Way You Lie”
(feat. Rihanna)

[Rihanna:]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
Well, that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
Well, that’s alright 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, it’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 her hate
It’s like I’m huffing paint and I love her the more I suffer, I suffocate
And right before I’m about to drown, she resuscitates me
She fucking hates me and I love it
“Wait! Where you going?”
“I’m leaving you!”
“No you ain’t. Come back”
We’re running right back
Here we go again
It’s so insane ’cause when it’s going good, it’s going 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
Well, that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
Well, that’s alright 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’re 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 fucking sick of looking at ’em
You swore you’d never hit ’em; never do nothing to hurt ’em
Now you’re in each other’s face spewing venom in your words when you spit them
You push, pull each other’s hair, scratch, claw, bit ’em
Throw ’em down, pin ’em
So lost in the moments when you’re in them
It’s the rage that took over
It controls you both
So they say it’s best to go your separate ways
Guess that they don’t know you ’cause today that was yesterday
Yesterday is over, it’s a different day
Sound like broken records playing over but you promised her
Next time you’d 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
Well, that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
Well, that’s alright 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 routines
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 your 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 drywall
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 fucking leave again
I’mma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire
I’m just gonna

[Rihanna:]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
Well, that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
Well, that’s alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Writer(s): Marshall B. Iii Mathers, Alexander Junior Grant
Copyright: Songs Of Universal Inc., Shroom Shady Music 

  12 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Love The Way You Lie

  1. May 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I used to play this song on a loop when it first came out. And it’s still on my walking playlist. Makes me walk faster.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

      It is full of passion to get you going! Maybe I should put it on mine too! 🙂

  2. May 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

    WOW! I don’t follow either of these artists but this is great! Those self-destructive relationships that are as full of pain as they are passion are mind-boggling. And yes, Eminem and Rihanna’s past relationships make this even more real. Excellent choice! 👍👍

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2019 at 11:45 am

      Thanks Felicia. I find them both very talented artists 🙂

  3. aisasami
    May 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I remember when this came out. Two really popular artists that got real about their past pain and relationships. I felt sorry for Rihanna for what Chris Brown did to her. I only hope that those wounds have healed somewhat.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      Yes, so easy to fall into that controlling trap when you are young, as Rihanna was then. I hope she learned from it too and her wounds healed. 💕

  4. May 5, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    First time seeing this video, which really enhances the lyrics. It’s a complicated, destructive, vicious loop that consumes both. Using fire here is perfect. Great choice, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Yes Lisa, definitely a lot of pain and hurt 😢

  5. May 6, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I am embarrassed to say that I never heard this before, but I do like it.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      That’s OK Jim. Thanks for listening anyway! 🙂💕

  6. May 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Interesting combo of artists, but I can understand the song from their past relationships. I like both singers very much. Good choice. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you! I liked it too 🙂

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