FourFive Seconds - Rihanna ft. Kanye ft. Paul McCartney



The Experience: Paul McCartney's acoustic guitar blends well with Rihanna's soulful voice - as she completely changes her style for something new. She and Kanye lament dragging on with life. FourFive Seconds sings about just barely holding back both boredom and lashing out.
Official Video: Rihanna and Kanye show both the tiredness and frustration the lyrics describe. Paul McCartney shakes his head and strums - his calmness and acoustic strumming a perfect counterpoint to Rihanna and Kanye's tension. The black and white video, no background plus simply jean jackets as teh wardrobe makes the video present the stars just as natural and casual as they really try to be.

The meaning of FourFive Seconds tells what Rihanna's going through inside as a star. Continually being interviewed, "(If) I say what's on my mind, I might do a little time (in jail.)" Critics pry on any heartfelt word she says, "All of my kindness is taken for weakness." It's driving her crazy - she's Four-Five Seconds from wildin'. ("Wilding" means to go crazy.) She counts the days till she can finish tours and head back home. "We got three more days 'til Friday. I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday.
Later on in the song she apologizes for sounding "selfish," but at least she's being sincere. Her point is she's sick of it all. Talent, money, fame and good looks haven't bought her happiness. She's still looking for how to find happiness again. "I wish somebody would tell me, Ooh thats all I want."

Ask yourself: Do I wish I was someone else? If  anyone can get tired of what they have, why do I keep thinking having money or fame will make me happy?


LYRICS:
I think I've had enough, I might get a little drunk
I say what's on my mind, I might do a little time
Cause all of my kindness, is taken for weakness

Now I'm FourFive Seconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh thats all I want

Woke up an optimist, sun was shining I'm positive
Then I heard you was talkin' trash
Hold me back I'm bout' to spaz

Now I'm FourFive Seconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that's all I want

And I know that you're up tonight
Thinkin' how could I be so selfish
But you called bout a thousand times wondering where I been
Now I know that your up tonight
Thinkin' how could I be so reckless
But I just can't apologize, I hope you can understand

If I go to jail tonight, promise you'll pay my bail
See they want to buy my pride, but that just ain't up for sale
See all of my kindness, is taken for weakness

Now I'm FourFive Seconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that's all I want

Now I'm FourFive Seconds from wildin'
And we got three more days 'til Friday
I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that's all I want

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