Over these past few months, Rihanna has been a serious source of fashion inspiration and awe. With the release of her new single, “Russian Roulette,” we are reminded of why we loved Riri before her shoulder pads: the girl can sing.
Written and produced by Ne-Yo, “Roulette” is a slow, dramatic ballad in which Rihanna demonstrates her vocal talent and reveals her…um…darker side.
The song is being criticized by listeners who say it’s too depressing. I mean, she does kill herself at the end, but so did Lady GaGa at the VMAs. Just accept that Twilight is making everyone morbid, because we think “Russian Roulette” is obsession-worthy.
You can only listen to the song on rihannanow.com. And because we know you need to memorize the lyrics immediately, here they are:
Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger
Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he’s here means he’s never lost
As my life flashes before my eyes
I’m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won’t get the chance to say goodbye
But it’s too late too pick up the value of my life
(Lyrics courtesy of justjared.com)