Monday, 23 August 2010

"Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that's alright because I like the way it hurts"

Those are the first two lines of Eminem's new song featuring Rihanna called "Love the way you lie". I just can’t stop listening to it. Not just because of the music (I love rap), but also because of the lyrics. Many of Eminem's lyrics are really meaningful, but none as much as this one. Google it, or take a look at the lyrics for yourself here.

My favourite line apart from the one above is this:

Now you get to watch her leave
Out the window
Guess that's why they call it window pane

Pure genius methinks. 

It's such a relatable song, both on an emotional as well as on a physical level. Anyone who has been in a serious relationship will know what this song is all about - the first feelings of love, of not having enough of each other, that rush from just spending time with each other, to feelings of suffocation, of pressure, of tension, and of anger. The beginning where it's new, it’s intoxicating, it’s exciting. And the end where it’s intolerable to the point of rage, pain and hatred. Not just that, but it also touches on being in an abusive relationship. This song is sexy.

And if the right message isn't delivered in the lyrics, it definitely is in the music video for this song. Eminem and Rihanna just belt out the words and aren't all that important in the video, but what makes it click is the show put on by Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan. You can watch the video here.

The pair plays volatile lovers in the video, and spends most of the time alternating between passionately kissing or fighting, screaming and shouting throughout. They share an amazingly powerful chemistry, and are one of the reasons why this video is such a success. This, combined with the use of fire makes it oh so sexy.

I’m addicted!

Note: This is purely my opinion and has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my personal life. Please do not read too much into this and start feeling sorry for me. Cheers!


  1. i love this song too! and i think its so sexy as well, i was discussing it with my friends the other day, they're all into megan fox so they loved it. i really think she makes the video look sexy.
    the lyrics are great as well, thats eminem for you. his songs are based on his life so that makes them extra emotional i guess.

  2. great song, i agree. megan fox is hott!

  3. I guess thats why its in the top 10 songs even though its been out for several weeks now. I'm not a fan of rap, prefer the heavy metal type of music, but I must say this song is pretty cool. I just got over a breakup, so I know exactly how it feels.

  4. Neil - Yea my guy friends think so too! And in fact, so do I :) Yes Eminem is truly great, its a shame he's been through so much sh*t in his life, but its helped him come up with some great tracks emotionally.

    Ashlie - Hell yea!

    David - I'm sorry, hope you feel better soon. But yea, the song's amazing!

  5. its my favourite song too. And LOL at the little note at the end of the post - why'd you do that???

  6. Haha, because people immediately tend to jump to the conclusion that I can only relate to this song since I'm feeling all those things. Just didnt want sympathy :)

  7. love the song as well, I am from detroit so I am going this thursday to watch him, jay-z, and jcole preform at comerica park. It is going to be insane

  8. JEALOUS! lemme know how it goes!

  9. If she like the way it hurts, she should have still be with chris brown....


    On an unrelated note: I present you *drum rolls*

  10. Well.. I'm gonna ignore that bit.

    I KNOW! I would be super excited if I was in Malaysia in October - UNFAIR!


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