S.O.S. (Rescue Me)

Album: A Girl Like Me (2006)
Charted: 2 1
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  • Lalala lalala la la lala la ohhh
    You know... I never felt like this before
    Lalala lalala la la lala la ohhh
    Feels like.. so real

    I'm obsessive when just one thought of you comes up
    I'm aggressive just one thought of closing up
    You got me stressing, incessantly pressing the issue
    'Cause every moment gone you know I miss you
    I'm the question and you're of course the answer
    Just hold me close boy 'cause I'm your tiny dancer
    You make me shaken up, never mistaken
    But I can't control myself, got me calling out for help

    [Chorus:]
    S.O.S. please someone help me.
    It's not healthy... for me to feel this way
    Y.O.U. are making this hard,
    I can't take it, see it don't feel right
    S.O.S. please someone help me
    It's not healthy... for me to feel this way
    Y.O.U. are making this hard
    You got me tossin' and turnin' and can't sleep at night

    [Bridge:]
    This time please someone come and rescue me
    'Cause you on my mind it's got me losing it
    I'm lost, you got me lookin' for the rest of me
    Love is testing me but still I'm losing it
    This time please someone come and rescue me
    'Cause you on my mind, it's got me losing it
    I'm lost, you got me looking for the rest of me,
    Got the best of me, so now I'm losing it

    Just your presence and I second guess my sanity
    Yes it's a lesson, it's unfair, you stole my vanity
    My tummy's up in knots so when I see you I get so hot
    My common sense is out the door, can't seem to find the lock
    Take on me (uh huh) you know inside you feel it right
    [CD version:] Take me on I'm put desire up in your arms tonight
    [Video version:] Take me on, I could just die up in your arms tonight.
    I'm out with you, you got me head over heels
    Boy you keep me hanging on the way you make me feel

    [Chorus:]
    S.O.S. please someone help me.
    It's not healthy... for me to feel this way
    Y.O.U. are making (Y.O.U.) this hard,
    You got me tossin' and turnin' and can't sleep at night

    [Bridge:]
    This time please someone come and rescue me
    'Cause you on my mind, it's got me losing it ('Cause you on my mind)
    I'm lost, you got me lookin' for the rest of me
    Love is testing me but still I'm losing it
    This time please someone come and rescue me (someone come and rescue me)
    'Cause you on my mind got me losing it
    I'm lost, you got me looking for the rest of me,
    Got the best of me, so now I'm losing it

    Boy, you know you got me feeling open
    And boy, your loves enough with words unspoken
    I said boy I'm telling you, you got me open
    I don't know what to do it's true
    I'm going crazy over you,
    I'm begging

    [Chorus:]
    S.O.S. please somebody help me.
    It's not healthy... for me to feel this way
    Y.O.U. are making this hard (are you making this hard for me, baby?),
    You got me tossin' and turnin' and can't sleep at night

    [Bridge:]
    This time please someone come and rescue me (someone rescue me)
    'Cause you on my mind, it's got me losing it
    I'm lost, you got me lookin' for the rest of me
    Love is testing me but still I'm losing it
    This time please someone come and rescue me
    'Cause you on my mind got me losing it ('cause any time)
    I'm lost you, got me looking for the rest of me,
    Got the best of me (best of me), I'm losing it

    [Outro]
    Lala lala lala lala ohhh
    Ohh ohh lala lala lala lala
    Oh oh
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Owen from AnonymousI love this song. It is quite applicable to studying, obviously lol. It is definitely one of the more underrated songs of Rihanna.
  • Adam from Los Angeles, Casos is a cry for help she didn't think chris would catch it.
  • Leah from Brooklyn, Ny"SOS" became one of hit music's only examples of a "sampling chain" when it sampled Soft Cell's 1981 "Tainted Love," which had itself sampled the 1960's hit by the Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go" at the end of the tune. Until I remembered this fact, I was also peeved.
  • Jane from Austin, Txi used to think the Pussycat Dolls did this song.
  • Jane from Austin, Txthere's also a reference to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" where she sings "hold me closer 'cause i'm you're tiny dancer"
  • Mike from Allentown, PaI despise Rihanna as an artist for sampling soft cell. I don't care if I get bashed for saying it too, because Soft Cell is a very underrated band for being a one hit wonder and actually came out with a great synth pop debut album which obviously featured Tainted Love, and thanks to people like Rihanna, the people who actually like the song have to hear that damn sample featured from the song a billion times on the radio.
  • John from Mansfield, TxHey!!SOS is a cool song!!Great beat as well as just a fun song to listen to!!
    I'm surprised that no NFL Fans haven't adopted it!!
    All you people out there who hate it,you need to get a life!!
  • Joshua from Little Rock, ArI too didn't recognize this as a Tainted Love sample for a while... lol But I love both songs!
  • Joe from Grove City, OhThis is certainly not Rihanna's first song; it came from her second album. She had the #2 hit Pon de Replay from her first album, as well as another top 40 hit.
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandDave, that's pretty normal I'd imagagine: There is one song that I can't stand, but I love (Yes LOVE!) a cover of it, maybe it can also happen with samples...
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesHow can you say you hate the original but love the sample - they're exactly the same song, just different lyrics!
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandThis is the ONLY song she's ever done. And she refused to make anything else.
    I've heard of "One Hit Wonders" before, but never "One SONG Wonders"!!
  • Marissa from Is This Optional?, OhI actually never noticed that there was anything from "Tainted Love" in the song -- probably because I was too busy being annoyed at our school dance team for practicing to it in the commons in the afternoon and getting the stupid thing stuck in my head. I can't stand it when they take good songs like "Tainted Love" and put them into dumb songs like this. Like some rap song (don't know what it's called) stole the intro from Ozzy's "Crazy Train". Sorry this was so long!
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandThis songs ok, but kind of silly how it is a First/Last song. Beacuse is the first song Riana had done, and she's done NOTHING else!!!
  • John from Millersville, MdSuch talent! If only more artists would take music and lyrics from other groups with actual musical aptitude...oh wait. They do. That's why we have most hip-hop and rap. This song is terrible. Tainted Love is a great song, and it hurts me to hear it mangled like this.
  • Shannon Mulvany from Spokane, WaI absolutely LOVE this! It sounds great! Love the lyrics!
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, Njlove the song! makes me wana dance everytime i hear it!
  • Sam from Newcastle, AustraliaLove this song. I cant stand Soft Cell's Tainted Love but i love Rhianna's sample. This song is great.
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