Monday, August 23, 2010

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn. That's alright, 'cause I love the way it hurts

I admit, most people would probably think I should hate this song. Even if Eminem is rapping on it. What person from an abusive (former) would like a song that chronicles the cycle of abuse right? Let's be honest, I'm not really a Rihanna fan either.

The truth here is, the song is true. It's how it works. There is a cycle of abuse that you could almost call a "high". That part after he hits you, where he starts lying and swearing he's sorry and it will never happen again. The part where he treats you like a queen. Even though, deep in the back of your mind, you know that the pain is coming again. Eventually, the pain is there more than the high.

That is why I like this song. It highlights that. It doesn't put a pretty face on it. It states the truth, in rhyming format. We have numerous songs that are about ending the cycle of abuse, but none that let you know that someone understands how you feel while still in it. I'm lucky to be free of it, but many are not. And that's who this song is for. Even if one person gets it, it may wind up saving there life. It wouldn't be the first time song lyrics saved a persons life. They've saved mine before.


day said...

I hate Rhianna, but I love this song. Get's stuck in your head.

Princess Peaches said...

I know, right? It's got a great hook.