Russian Roulette

Album: Rated R (2009)
Charted: 2 9
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  • Uh, uh

    Take a breath, take it deep
    Calm yourself, he says to me
    If you play, you play for keeps
    Take the gun and count to three
    I'm sweating now, moving slow
    No time to think, my turn to go

    And you can see my heart beating
    You can see it through my chest
    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving
    I know that I must pass this test
    So just pull the trigger (trigger, trigger, trigger)

    Say a prayer, to yourself
    He says, close your eyes
    Sometimes it helps
    And then I get, a scary thought
    That he's here, means he's never lost

    And you can see my heart beating
    Oh, you can see it through my chest
    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving
    Know that I must pass this test
    So just pull the trigger

    As my life flashes before my eyes
    I'm wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
    So many won't get the chance to say goodbye
    But it's too late to think of the value of my life

    And you can see my heart beating
    Ohh-oh, you can see it through my chest
    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving, no
    Know that I must pass this test

    And you can see my heart beating
    Oh, you can see it through my chest
    I'm terrified but I'm not leaving, no
    Know that I must pass this test
    So just pull the trigger (trigger, trigger, trigger) Writer/s: Charles Harmon, Shaffer Smith
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Emma from Adelaide, Australiai think the meaning of this song is real for a lot of people, especially if you have been in rihanna's situation
  • Denise from San Diego, Cai like the song! i just can stop listening to this song!
    the sound its great
  • Azalea from Hot Springs, ArI often feel this way myself, thats the main reason I like it so much.
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