"Rude" as written by Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Mark Pellizzer, Alexander Tanasijczuk and Ben Spivak....
Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit
Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
To ask you a question
'Cause I know that you're an old fashioned man yeah yeah

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? (Say yes, say yes)
'Cause I need to know
You say I'll never get your blessing till the day I die
Tough luck my friend but the answer is no!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I'm gonna marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Yeah no matter what you say
(Marry that girl) And we'll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude

I hate to do this, you leave no choice
I can't live without her
Love me or hate me we will be boys
Standing at that alter
Or we will run away
To another galaxy you know
You know she's in love with me
She will go anywhere I go

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? (Say yes, say yes)
'Cause I need to know
You say I'll never get your blessing till the day I die
Tough luck my friend cause the answer's still no!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I'm gonna marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Yeah no matter what you say
(Marry that girl) And we'll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude?

Rude

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? (Say yes, say yes)
'Cause I need to know
You say I'll never get your blessing till the day I die
Tough luck my friend but no still means no!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I'm gonna marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Yeah no matter what you say
(Marry that girl) And we'll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude? (Yeah, oh)
Why you gotta be so rude? (Yeah)
Why you gotta be so rude?


Lyrics submitted by iheartthiswebsite, edited by Mellow_Harsher, phant0m

"Rude" as written by Mark Richard Pellizzer, Nasri Tony Atweh, Adam David Messinger, Ben Spivak, Alexander Tanasijczuk

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +2
    Song MeaningI think our so called protagonist in this song is not so innocent as he claims. It is a ruse. He is trying to play somewhat of a victim card. His insistence that he is going to marry the guys daughter anyway is a somewhat subtle threat of the girls father. He is trying to be diplomatic as he can . If all else fails and the dad still behave in a " Rude" manner to this not so innocent young man, the young man is going to behave very violent to his GF's dad. It could get very ugly.
    HotTampaon July 30, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm kinda in love with this song. Its sooo awe-a-some but cool as well. The guy is asking the dad of the love of his life (the way i think about it) if he could have her dad, nd i think the is saying no? I think. <3 luuvvv this song. Best song forevs!!! :D
    MizzSiosi13on December 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationRaggae is usually associated with 'black culture', so when I first heard this on the radio I thought it could be about the difficulty that some caucasion people face with trying to accept interracial marriage, and that might be the particular problem that the young male speaker is facing.
    For a band who labels themselves as pop rock, the raggae sound is sure an interesting choice! Awesome music and lyrics though!
    Anyone who got offended, I just want to let you know that using the word 'black' is not racist, and nor is using the word 'white', or speaking of racial differences in appearance and culture.
    iheartthiswebsiteon December 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn interesting, light-hearted song with a playful melody. I love the way it is delivered. The guy seems to be whining because the woman of his dream's father couldn't give them his blessing.

    Maybe it would help if he could show her dad that he is dependable. Haha..
    LYNN_Kon May 16, 2014   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI agree with iheartthiswebsite's interpretation; it is a black man who absolutely adores and cherishes his white girlfriend, who feels the same. She loves him and will do anything for him, and the man shows the same devotion. However, the girl's father is biased to not approve of a black man marrying a white woman.
    By "old-fashioned man", I'm assuming that the girl's father is more inclined to think that colored people are less than white people, a common belief in America's past and even here today in the present.
    The part which triggers the interracial couple idea the most for me is when he sings, "Don't you know I'm human, too?"
    Well... I don't see any other reason why the lyrics would mention it. The father thinks of him as lesser being due to his skin color (maybe alluding to the Three-Fifths Compromise, stating that one black person makes up 3/5 of a person to determine the number of representatives in Congress).

    I'm not saying that this man IS ONLY AND CAN ONLY BE black, and the girl white. Thats
    theneighbourhoodlumon July 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell this songs pretty self explanatory! He is asking his girlfriends father for a blessing to marry his daughter. The father says no but he will still marry her anyway.
    It's nice to hear some reggae-ish music on the radio now ;)
    ElectraHeart2000on December 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about a man (in this case, its Nasri Atweh) who wants to marry his girlfriend. He asks her father for his blessing, and he tells him no. The man even asks again, hoping the father would say yes. But, he says no once again. The man says, "I'm gonna marry that girl, marry her anyway" meaning that he doesn't care what they father says, he is still going to marry her because his love for his girlfriend is so strong.
    meanings4songson June 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about a man (in this case, its Nasri Atweh) who wants to marry his girlfriend. He asks her father for his blessing, and he tells him no. The man even asks again, hoping the father would say yes. But, he says no once again. The man says, "I'm gonna marry that girl, marry her anyway" meaning that he doesn't care what they father says, he is still going to marry her because his love for his girlfriend is so strong.
    meanings4songson June 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe wants to marry a girl but her dad disapproves ha. My girls dad dont wanna me to have her but i will definitely marry my girl anyway!
    BrokenHearted1on September 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI really think the singer of this song is himself rude and not an innocent party. He is very immature. He rerfers to himself as a boy and that is very much true. And the song refers to the woman he wants to marry as a girl...

    There is absolutely no mention of the woman he wants to marry's feelings, only her fathers. Yet the entire song is like "I don't care what you think! We love each other and will marry anyway!" But there is nothing there that says she even really wants to marry him back. Why would you be so hung up on her stick up his butt father if you didn't care what he thought?

    This song isn't very romantic... Clearly that woman's father has a reason to think this guy is fishy considering he shows no regard for her feelings.
    brittanyeion October 07, 2014   Link

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