"Take a Bow" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen and Shaffer Smith....
Oh, how 'bout a round of applause?
Yeah
Standin' ovation
Ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You look so dumb right now
Standin' outside my house
Tryin' to apologize
You're so ugly when you cry
Please
Just cut it out

Don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not
Baby when I know you're only sorry you got caught

But you put on quite a show
You really had me goin'
But now it's time to go
Curtain's finally closin'
That was quite a show
Very entertaining
But it's over now
(But it's over now)
Go on and take a bow, oh

Grab your clothes and get gone (get gone)
(You better hurry up)
Before the sprinklers come on (come on)
Talkin' 'bout "Girl, I love you, you're the one"
This just looks like a re-run
Please
What else is on? Oh, oh

And don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not
Baby when I know you're only sorry you got caught

But you put on quite a show
You really had me goin'
But now it's time to go
Curtain's finally closin'
That was quite a show
Very entertaining
But it's over now
(But it's over now)
Go on and take a bow

Oh, and the award for the best liar
Goes to you (goes to you)
For makin' me believe
That you could be
Faithful to me
Let's hear your speech out

How 'bout a round of applause?
A standin' ovation

But you put on quite a show
You really had me goin'
Now it's time to go
Curtain's finally closin'
That was quite a show
Very entertaining
But it's over now
(But it's over now)
Go on and take a bow
But it's over now


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"Take a Bow" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen Mikkel Eriksen

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  • +3
    General CommentApparently the song was written about George Bush and this is who Rihanna is singing about in the song. One of her more political songs.
    "How about a round of applause
    A standing ovation" sarcastic celebration for his presidency.
    "Don’t tell me you’re sorry cuz you’re not
    Baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught
    But you put on quite a show
    You really had me going"
    This mainly refers to the alleged inside job of 9/11 and how it was covered up and also the illegal war of Iraq.
    "But now it’s time to go
    Curtain’s finally closing
    That was quite a show
    Very entertaining
    But it’s over now
    Go on and take a bow"
    Basically means shows over. He's coming to the end of the road and the curtains closing so take a bow.
    gazzaa2on June 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningVery obvious meaning. Guy cheats on girl. He says hes sorry. She says well whatever bye.
    iDinosauron December 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd don’t tell me you’re sorry cuz you’re not
    Baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught

    I love those lines, theyre so catchy

    Yeah the song is obviously about someone who cheated on her and did wrong, then got caught and is now 'saying' he's sorry
    but shes like...urrn no.
    i like it.
    sushi4564on March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnaw i love this song.
    one of my favourites from her !
    nicole.xon April 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSelf-explanatory.

    "Baby, when I know you're only sorry you got caught"
    So catchy. I love it.
    black winged angelon April 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite song right now. I think very often guys take girls for granted and they don't realize what they have until they screw up and they are gone. "Don't tell me you are sorry because your not, baby cuz i know your only sorry you caught..." are my favorite lines of the whole song because that is so true!!!!!!!
    k_chickadee4on April 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat the?? The lyrics of the song is really good. "take a bow", the line really sums up the song, its just linking her love life with a drama. So, just like at the end of every drama performers bow down, she's asking her bf to bow down, cause its the end. Really good lyrics. BTW related to George Bush??? how come, so what does this line mean "Talking bout 'Girl I love you You're the one'" means?? I really think, its about her past relation. The lyrics is easy to understand. Yeah, the drum beat could have been changed, its distracting the emotional message rihanna is trying to put across. Could have used an acoustic drum or no drums at all :) but the melody of the song is really good!
    101rockson June 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like Rihanna but I'm not a big fan of this. The song is ok, but the whole theme seems lifted from the Best Deceptions by Dashboard Confessional, which is far more poetic.
    JontyLarron July 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome lyrics are missing ?

    i love how this ties entertainment with him cheating .
    paigeraquelon April 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment? What happened to the rest of the lyrics?
    LyokoSplurgeon May 04, 2008   Link

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