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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 I'm given
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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)
But the question that lingers whether win or lose is:

Who am I living for?
Is this my limit?
Can I endure some more?
Chances I'm given
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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...

Who am I living for?
Is this my limit ?
Can I endure some more?
Chances I'm given
Question existing
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Lyrics © BMG RUBY SONGS OBO 1996 MUSIC LANE PUBLISHING , BMG RUBY SONGS OBO N. 22ND PUBLISHING , Universal Music Publishing Group
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This is a beautilfu song which I think is about hooker who doesn't want her job to define her, and wants to be free.

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Ilovekelly...

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.

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actually 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.

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I 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?

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if 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.

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This 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.

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hey does anyone know who robyn is? is that like her nickname?

@xXx10290 rihannas name is robyn fenty

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Robyn 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.

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I 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.

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I'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).

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