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Rihanna - Take A Bow Lyrics

Song details
TitleTake A Bow
ArtistRihanna
Album3 CD Collector's Set [2010], Track 14 Disc 3
Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 27 [2008]
album from the compilation series Now That's What I Call Music (New Zealand) [1997], Track 2
Good Girl Gone Bad - Reloaded [2008], Track 15
GenrePop, R&B
Duration03:50
Rank1,467 (+113) history »
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Song lyrics
Oh-Oh, how 'bout a round of applause?
Yeah, standing ovation
Ooh-Ooo-Whoa-Oh-Yeah, Yeah, Yeah-Yeah-Yeah

You look so dumb right now
Standing outside my house
Trying 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
And Baby when I know you're only sorry you got caught

But you put on quite a show (Ooh Whoa)
Really had me going
But now it's time to go (Ooh Whoa)
Curtain's finally closing

That was quite a show (Ooh Whoa)
Very entertaining
But it's over now (But it's over now)
Go on and take a bow, Oh, Oh-Oh-Oh

Grab your clothes and get gone (Get gone)
Ya 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 rerun, please, what else is on?

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

But you put on quite a show (Ooh Whoa)
Really had me going
But now it's time to go (Ooh Whoa)
Curtain's finally closing

That was quite a show (Ooh Whoa)
Very entertaining
But it's over now (But it's over now)
Go on and take a bow

Oh-Oh-Oh, and the award for
The best lie goes to you (Goes to you)
For making me, believe, that you, could be
Faithful, to me let's, hear your speech now

How 'bout a round of applause?
A standing ovation

But you put on quite a show (Ooh Whoa)
Really had me going
Now it's time to go (Ooh Whoa)
Curtain's finally closing

That was quite a show (Ooh Whoa)
Very entertaining, Hey Yeah
But it's over now (But it's over now)
Go on and take a bow, Oh-Oh, but it's over now
submitted by Edward Louk on March 19th, 2008
corrected by Edward Louk on July 9th, 2013

40 comments, showing 1 to 25page 1 of 2

 Song comments
22-06-2011 20:35 taif47 
taif47
 
86 posts
nice
28-04-2011 19:59 bkeskin 
bkeskin
 
935 posts
25-01-2011 23:27 jessemccartney7 
jessemccartney7
 
83 posts
i seriously WUV thiz freakin songz
10-12-2010 13:54 vinayk 
vinayk
 
30 posts
rihana's one of the average song
03-12-2010 19:05 good_girl95 
good_girl95
 
988 posts
what can i say? magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-08-2010 17:20 foucharrou 
foucharrou
 
3,167 posts
You're so ugly when you cry
20-05-2010 03:44 maoo 
maoo
 
55 posts
10-05-2010 09:18 garyshark 
garyshark
 
108 posts
i like it
24-03-2010 00:36 jmrocks 
jmrocks
 
195 posts
why do u guys think this song sucks soooooooo much its soooo beautiful sure the lyrics could be better but its better than any of you guys could write put together
18-10-2009 16:02 rememberme24 
rememberme24
 
29 posts
Its Not So Good
Rihanna can Do Better !!
I Like The Rhythm The Melody The Instruments And The Vocal
But The Lyrics
And i Agree On The Worst Part
" You Look So Ugly When You Cry "
13-10-2009 21:23 Olivia_Ka 
Olivia_Ka
 
39,484 posts
Good song. Except the intro, I'd have liked a bit more of applause when she says the beginning, instead of hearing the piano.
29-07-2009 08:33 Billionaire 
Billionaire
 
44 posts
Sexy sexy voice out there...
24-06-2009 18:09 risamarisa 
risamarisa
 
331 posts
ugh i hate this song soooooooooooooo much!she sounds like she just sang it out of the blue. ew.
18-06-2009 08:29 Daddyski 
Daddyski
 
1 posts
You guys wouldn't know good lyrics if they came gift wraped in clear plastic with a label. The whole song is sung from a broken heart of a woman whose man has betrayed her. ( I dunno if this is autobiographical or not, i don't care). Her man, who was once strong and handsome has reduced himself to a snivlling wimp by his action. The things that she was attracted to in him are now repulsive to her because of his infidelity. No I'm not a fan, my dorta wanted the words otherwise i wouldn't even be looking at this part of the site.
08-05-2009 05:50 junfa 
junfa
 
12 posts
wow,everybody's clowing the lyrics,but i like them.comparing someone's half-baked apology to a second-rate acting performance works for me.

And this has to be the best her vocals have ever sounded.
22-01-2009 10:47 Jurperly 
Jurperly
 
73 posts
I agree the lyrics are kind of sucky especially the "Award for best lie" part. This song still rocks though
04-11-2008 20:45 Kristp 
Kristp
 
77 posts
good song, a little boring...
24-09-2008 19:34 dark_angel_3 
dark_angel_3
 
66 posts
:S
04-08-2008 05:50 Xwati 
Xwati
 
7 posts
This song needs better lyrics!

I could probably write a song like this in a couple of minutes, and too bad though, this would have been a good song if it had well written lyrics with complex, meaningful words.
01-08-2008 04:33 creoloko 
creoloko
 
125 posts
i love the song, i agree the lyrics has some stupid moments but i think the song is nicely produced. Excellent rhythm, catchy sounds, perfectly mixed.

In the pop/r&b context this is a remarkable song. Rihanna's voice may sound a little nasal, but is the way she sounds in all her songs, is just the way her voice is. I mean, just as britney may sound like she is havin an orgasm everytime she sings a note. lol

i cant stand the bad reviews, complaining about that the song is playing a lot in the radio? i mean, thats just a sign of a successful hit, so deal with it.
20-07-2008 04:18 kitty2008 
kitty2008
 
4 posts
She was better with her calypso-type music
Her voice isn't really that pleasant, and the song's below mediocre
Why does this happen to so many of these stars?
14-07-2008 21:19 EgyPtikA 
EgyPtikA
 
10 posts
I jus dun get it???? how cum all of rihannas songs get so famous????????????????????????????????
11-07-2008 09:58 kevina 
kevina
 
183 posts
looove the funkyness of the song.. kinda catchy
30-06-2008 15:22 ilistentoradio 
ilistentoradio
 
55 posts
i actually cant stand rihanna but of all the songs she has ever done, this is the best one that i have heard her sing. it beats umbrella any day of the week.

having said that the manic street preachers do an awesome version of umbrella, apart from the ella ella ella eh eh eh bit.
27-06-2008 19:59 ReecesPieces 
ReecesPieces
 
99 posts
i really do like rihanna but this song sucks the butthole of life!! seriously its so annyoing and its ALWAYS on the radio... ugh

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