Song of the Day #2,900: ‘Needed Me’ – Rihanna

rihanna_antiRihanna is featured on three of the top 12 tracks in this week’s Billboard Hot 100. Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the woman is a hitmaker.

Me, I’m a fan. I won’t get into her latest album, Anti, here because I’ll save that discussion for an upcoming theme week on this year’s album releases, but suffice it to say it’s her best work since 2009’s Rated R, and the most ambitious record of her career.

‘Needed Me’ is a good example of the more adult tone Rihanna strikes on this album. To use the parlance of our times, she has no fucks to give.

[Intro: YG]
Mustard on the beat ho!

[Verse 1]
I was good on my own
That’s the way it was
That’s the way it was
You was good on the low
For a faded fuck
On some faded love
Shit, what the fuck you complaining for?
Feeling jaded, huh?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin’ to you
Had some fun on the run though I’ll give it to you

[Pre-Chorus]
But baby, don’t get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage?
Fuck ya white horse and ya carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it

[Chorus]
You needed me
Oooh, you needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby ooo, you needed me

[Verse 2]
You been rollin’ around, shit I’m rollin’ up
Light and roll it up
Break it down, like a pound, shit was never us
Shit was never us
That’s the real, on the real, are you serious?
How you feel, how you feel?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin’ to ya
Had some fun on the run though, I give it to ya

[Pre-Chorus]
But baby, don’t get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage?
Fuck ya white horse and ya carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it

[Chorus]
You needed me
Oooh, you needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby ooo, you needed me

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,900: ‘Needed Me’ – Rihanna

  1. Dana says:

    I don’t K ow if Justin Bieber started it, but this style of production has become all the rage. It’s interesting, but the novelty is wearing off.

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