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Four Five Seconds Lyrics Meaning – Rihanna

Four Five Seconds lyrics meaning from 2015 music album by Rihanna. Four Five Seconds song lyrics is written by many people – Kanye West, Dallas Austin, Elon Rutberg, Noah Goldstein, Kirby Lauryen, Paul McCartney, Mike Dean, Tyrone Griffin and Dave Longstreth. We have published Four Five Seconds song meaning Rihanna in this post. The song name is written and named as FourFiveSeconds, without space between four, five and seconds words. The trio – Rihanna, McCartney and West performed “FourFiveSeconds” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on 8th February 2015 in Staples Center, Los Angeles. Read on to know the Four Five Seconds lyrics meaning Rihanna.

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Four Five Seconds Lyrics Meaning Rihanna

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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
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Rihanna says she is sick and tired of routine life. She says that people like her are been targeted by taking advantage of her kind heart.

Now I’m Four Five Seconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday, morning
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that’s all I want
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She says her temper will be out of control and she will go wild in few seconds as it has reached its limit. There are still three days for weekend and she cant wait for it. She also wants to make sure that she is in home by Monday morning after a three days of partying. She wants somebody to tell her that this is all she need.

Woke up an optimist, sun was shining I’m positive
Then I heard you was talking trash
Hold me back I’m about to spaz
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He says that he woke up in a good mood, but he lost control on his mind after she made some unwanted discussions with him.

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

And I know that you’re up tonight
Thinking’ how could I be so selfish
But you called bout a thousand times wondering where I been
Now I know that your up tonight
Thinking’ how could I be so reckless
But I just can’t apologize, I hope you can understand
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She says that she did what every girl does to her man and there is no point in not being selfish because every girl in this world want to be with her man and they don’t want to let in another girl comes close to her man. SO, she cannot say sorry for this reason to him and she hopes that he will understand the situation.

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
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He says that if he goes to jail today then he tells her girl to make promise to bring him out on bail the same day. Many people are always trying something or other tricks to bring down his reputation but he says his reputation is not for sale and he will not give up so easily. He also agrees the fact that kind people are always targeted.

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

Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wilding
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday, morning
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh that’s all I want

“End of Four Five Seconds lyrics meaning Rihanna”

  • ale

    I liked this kind of meanings but i think that they dont say anything related abour their man or girl… this song for me is to all their haters and fame

  • gibbs costa

    This is left to be interpreted by the listener. Open to different interpretations but agree it sounds like it could be as about haters.

  • Jessie Knutson

    I think they are tired of the haters and they want to be themselves on the weekend and just let loose and party.

  • Stephanie Brock

    My interpretation of this song is related to drug abuse. If you ever met a drug addict they would tell you how nobody ever appreciates them because nobody can trust them which relates to the lyric “all of my kindness is taken for weakness”. Addicts often feel out of control (“wildn) and go on binges (entire weekends). Of course after a weekend of partying they still want to “make it to Monday morning” or not overdose.

    When Kayne is singing he is also expressing the temperament of an addict. There is a constant internal struggle between the drug and being a productive member of society. Family and friends want them to be in control but it angers them because they are feeling attacked. Addicts think people harass them about their decisions and that being a drug addict means people think less of them. The verse ending in ” But I just can’t apologize, I hope that you understand” is relating to a relapse. Like I said this is just my opinion, the song seems to have a deeper meaning then what has been protrayed here.

    • Janelle

      Why the fuckk would Rihanna and Kanye West write and sing a song about binge partying on weekends and not overdosing on drugs?? Trying to make it to Monday??? Are you fucking kidding??? why would these famous singers cater to writing a song to please alcoholics and low life drug addicts,??? SO STUPID!!

      • Marina Lohova

        Rihanna and Kanye have a huge team working for them while they are busy with public appearances, travel and other things. Their songs don’t reflect who they really are at all rather a certain public image their marketing team created for them. “Four five seconds” is not like Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the bridge” being Anthony Kiedis’ autobiographical song. Not even like Sia’ “Chandelier” being autobiographical as well.
        Given all that the real person(s) who wrote the song could very well talk about drug problems. And I really like Stephanie’s interpretation. It’s very creative.

        • lily smith

          Yeah it was creative and very incredible which is why I completely disagree with you all there’s no way that they would have written a song like that…it’s not their style

  • PyrosNine .

    I think it’s from the perspective of a binge-party goer who attempts to deal with unhappiness by partying through the weekend. This partying doesn’t fix anything, and just leaves them hungover and empty for the next week. At the very least, it’s someone who doesn’t “live”, only works.

    This unhappiness has reached to a peak that they have a chip on their shoulder, and are constantly “four five seconds” from exploding on someone, and they do. This someone means both their loved ones, their coworkers, and family, and random strangers. They don’t realize how quickly they flash into rage, going from ” optimistic this morning” to “hold me back I’m bout to spaz” in about two lines.

    Pride seems to be the big issue here as well, with them denying that they have a problem, or that they might be in the wrong with their feelings. The line “all of my kindness, is taken for weakness” line is more often used with prideful people, in that whereas an average person might let a perceived slight or problem slide, or learn how to fix/avoid, a prideful person is more likely to become directly angry or confrontational at the problem and it’s source.

    Both the female voice and male voice mention doing time, and males “pay my bail, they want to buy my pride but it’s not for sale” imply that the speaker might be in a situation that could be resolved civilly and legally, but would have to swallow their pride to do so, and thus will likely choose something dangerous and face jail time. They feel no guilt or blame for their own actions, as it is the other party’s fault, and expect their loved ones to dig them out of their own mess.

    The the line “and i know you’re up tonight” part is admitting that they’re aware that their loved one and family are up worried about them, and wondering how they could be so selfish staying up all night god knows where, or how they could end up doing something recklessly dangerous to get arrested or hurt, but they are too prideful to apologize for their actions, and they sincerely hope that their loved ones will understand.

    The chorus is about in spite of the events of the week, they will just go on to do them again the next week, making this song kind of about an angry and confused self imposed hell. This is not a love song, but an apology song, and an excuse song- I”m sorry I’m angry and I’m violent , but it’s because everyone’s mean to me, so do you think you could pay my bail?

    • Samuel Wallace

      Fair analysis, especially the sum-up at the end.

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  • Cody Schneider

    Subject/Verb agreement?

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  • missmidori

    From the way I see it. It’s about their struggles and the instabilities of being a celebrity.

    Partying here isn’t literal, but more like their hectic schedules running for shows and interviews.

    The chorus put it across so:
    “I’m 4 5 seconds from wildin”
    – think dance rountines, performances. They all have a count down to start performing.
    “And we got 3 more days to Friday”
    – generally to resonate with the general population, they are waiting for their “weekends” or, rest days.
    “”I’m tryna make it home by Monday, morning”
    – showing how hectic and irregular their lifestyle is
    “I swear, i wish somebody would tell me, ooh thats’s all i want”
    – basically meaning they want stability. “Telling” them that they could really go home

    The verses if you look at it, they were all trying to be themselves, but gets punished by being judged by the media, the public and their fans.

    And i like how apt it is, that Paul McCartney played the guitar, like someone who understands their experiences.

    To top it off, it’s a monochromic video just them singing and playing the guitar. Taking the colours away and just showing them as they are – they are no different from us.

  • Rita Vin

    To me it’s a great song. I think it may mean more than it seems at first…