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Work
Song

Work

Rihanna
Album:
Anti

Song Meaning and Background of Work by Rihanna


The song Work by Rihanna wasnew club hit. It features Drake and is part of her new album Anti. It has already received a lot of positive feedback and is being loved by millions.


A snippet of Alexander O'Neal's 1985 song "If You Were Here Tonight", the song's lyrics include topics of working for money and talking about shaky relationships. The song's most recognisable sampling comes from Richie Stephens and Mikey 2000's "Sail Away" riddim from 1998.


The lyrics of the song tell a story of falling for someone who gives her everything and then lets her down.


They also refer to her own past experiences with a man who took advantage of her and then left her behind. The word “work” is repeated 79 times in the song, which is an extremely high number. This is a technique that is commonly used in music to make the song catchy and easy to understand.


Lyrics of Work by Rihanna


Work, work, work, work, work, work

He said me haffi

Work, work, work, work, work, work!

He see me do mi

Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt!

So me put in

Work, work, work, work, work, work

When you ah guh

Learn, learn, learn, learn, learn

Meh nuh cyar if him

Hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting

 

Dry! ...Me a desert him

Nuh time to have you lurking

Him ah go act like he nuh like it

You know I dealt with you the nicest

Nuh body touch me you nuh righteous

Nuh badda, text me in a crisis

I believed all of your dreams, adoration

You took my heart and my keys and my patience

You took my heart on my sleeve for decoration

You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation

All that I wanted from you was to give me

Something that I never had

Something that you've never seen

Something that you've never been!

Mm!

But I wake up and act like nothing's wrong

Just get ready fi

 

Work, work, work, work, work, work

He said me haffi

Work, work, work, work, work, work!

He see me do mi

Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt!

So me put in

Work, work, work, work, work, work

Ner ner ner ner ner ner!

When yuh ago learn learn learn learn learn learn!

Before the tables turn turn turn turn turn turn!

 

Beg you something, please

Baby don't you leave

Don't leave me stuck here in the streets, uh huh

If I get another chance to

I will never, no never neglect you

I mean who am I to hold your past against you?

I just hope that it gets to you

I hope that you see this through

I hope that you see this true

What can I say?

Please recognize I'm trying, babe!!!

I have to

 

Work, work, work, work, work, work

He said me haffi

Work, work, work, work, work, work!

He see me do mi

Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt!

So me put in

Work, work, work, work, work, work

When you ah guh

Learn, learn, learn, learn, learn

Meh nuh cyar if him

Hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting

 

Yeah, okay

You need to get done, done, done, done at work, come over

We just need to slow the motion

Don't give that away to no one

Long distance, I need you

When I see potential I just gotta see it through

If you had a twin, I would still choose you

I don't wanna rush into it, if it's too soon

But I know you need to get done, done, done, done

If you come over

Sorry if I'm way less friendly

I got niggas tryna end me, oh

I spilled all my emotions tonight, I'm sorry

Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling

How many more shots until you're rolling?

We just need a face to face

You could pick the time and the place

You spent some time away

Now you need to forward and give me all the

 

Work, work, work, work, work, work

He said me haffi

Work, work, work, work, work, work

He se me do mi

Dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt!

So me put in

Work, work, work, work, work, work

When you ah guh

Learn, learn, learn, learn, learn

Meh nuh cyar if him

Hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt, hurting

 

Mm, mm

Mm, mm

Work, work, work, work, work, work

Mm, mm

Release Date

2016

Songwriter/s

Jahron Brathwaite, Matthew Samuels, Allen Ritter, Rupert Thomas Jr., Aubrey Graham, Robyn Fenty, Monte Moir

Producer/s

Boi-1da

Label/s

Roc Nation, Westbury Road

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