"Question Existing" as written by Shawn Carter, Shawn Smith and S / Taylor....
Take off my shirt
Loosen the buttons and undo my skirt,
Stare at myself in the mirror
Pick me apart piece by piece,
Sorrow decrease
Pressure release, I put in work
Did more than called upon, more than deserved
When it was over, did I wind up hurt (Yes)
But it taught me before a decision ask this question first

Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances are given, question existing
Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances are given, question existing

Take off my coat,
Show them that under here,
I'm just like you, do the mistakes,
I may make me a fool or a human with flaws,
Admit that I'm lost
Round of applause,
Take the abuse
Sometimes it feels like they want me to lose
It's entertainment is that an excuse? (No)
But the question that lingers whether "win or lose"

Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances are given, question existing
Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances are given, question existing

Dear Diary,
It's Robyn
Entertain is something I do for a living
It's not who I am, I'd like to think that I'm pretty normal,
I laugh, I get mad, I hurt,
I think guys suck sometimes,
But when you're in the spotlight,
Everything seems good,
Sometimes I feel like I have it worse 'cause I have to always keep my guard up,
I don't know who to trust, I don't know who wants to date me for who I am,
Or who wants to be my friend for who I really am,

Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances are given, question existing
Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances are given, question existing


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"Question Existing" as written by Shawn Carter Robert Shea Taylor

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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    General CommentThis is a beautilfu song which I think is about hooker who doesn't want her job to define her, and wants to be free.
    ilovekelly75on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIlovekelly...

    This song is not about a hooker, lol.

    Its about Rihanna and her views on the music industry & being in the spotlight and the high's and low's that comes with it.
    KillMeFasteron June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentactually i agree with both ilovekelly75 && killmefaster. it could be not nessecarily a hooker but more like a stripper or just a person in the music industry.
    shes just saying she wants people to like her for her not for what she does.
    GMV17on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with killmefaster, and to ilovekelly75, you have got to be kidding me, she sings about entertainment and the business and being in the spotlight, so how is she singing about being a hooker? women have feelings you know and the media is very hard on them, like their only purpose is to please men, or be an idle for this world. thats what I think she is singing about, cause when you are in the media's spotlight, it is like you lose yourself and get hurt. so thats the question existing, that who is she living for, herself? or the media?
    dream_4evr_angelon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif you can't see the analogy between being in the music business and being a hooker, dream_4ever_angel, you're not thinking very hard. both interpretations work, and together.
    smallwonderroboton September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the music industry, or even just life it's self. Where did you get hookers from :S
    She talks about how she doesn't want to live anymore; she questions the point of living.
    nickoftimeon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey does anyone know who robyn is? is that like her nickname?
    xXx10290on October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRobyn is her real first name, Rihanna's her middle name (I think) and I guess it's her stage name as well.

    I don't see this as anything about hookers, just about fame and the music industry how it's not all it's cracked up to be.
    Schlechter Penguinon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI alllllllways thought it was about a hooker- I'm glad I'm not the only one. But I guess it does make sense for this song to be about an entertainer or some sort.
    thommmmmason February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'll be honest, at first as i was listening and reading the music, i thought that one part where she's doing that reading type thing that it was a stripper. But after i saw some of your comments i can also see and like to think its about society telling you how to live, how to look, and what to do with your life and rihanna is saying who are we living for? ourselfs or what other people and the media tell us to live.

    "Take off my shirt
    Loosen the buttons and undo my skirt
    Stare at myself in the mirror
    Pick me apart piece by piece
    Sorrow decrease
    Pressure release
    I put in work
    Did more than called upon
    More than deserved
    When it was over did I wind up hurt? (Yes)"
    that sounds alot like to me how the media is telling girls to look a certian way and thus we look at ourself and instead of telling ourself we are beautiful, we are tearing ourself down ["pick me apart piece by piece"].

    "Take off my cool
    Show them that under here I'm just like you
    Do the mistakes I made make me a fool?
    Or a human with flaws?
    Admit that I'm lost
    Round of applause
    Take the abuse
    Sometimes it feels like they want me to lose
    "It's entertainment,"
    Is that an excuse? (No)"
    I think this part is trying to say were all human, we all make mistakes, just cause we do doesnt make us not "normal". And of course this section is for sure talking about how the media only shows famous peoples bad side and want to make them look bad for our entertianment.

    "Dear diary
    It's Robyn
    Entertaining is something I do for a living
    It's not who I am
    I like to think that I'm pretty normal
    I laugh, I get mad, I hurt
    I think I suck sometimes
    When you're in the spotlight everything seems good
    Sometimes I feel like I have it worse because I have to always keep my guard up
    I don't know who to trust I don't know who wants to date me for who I am
    or who wants to be my friend for who I really am..."
    Thats the part i honestly thought was a stripper at first but yea i can see how it makes more sense for it to be a famous person (not just a singer).
    mish.imaqton March 29, 2008   Link

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