Rihanna - Take A Bow Video and Lyrics




Take A Bow by Rihanna, Music Video and Lyrics

Take A Bow” will serve as the lead single for the re-issue of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad.
“Take A Bow” is a contemporary R&B ballad.

The song can be listened here, this is a live performance video at Much Music Video Awards 2008 in Toronto.

Rihanna - Take A Bow Lyrics

[Intro]
Ohh, how about a round of applause,
Yeah, standin’ ovation,
Ooh ohh yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah.

[Verse 1]
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.

[Chorus]
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 (oh),
You really had me goin’,
But now it’s time to go (oh),
Curtain’s finally closin’,
That was quite a show (oh),
Very entertainin’,
But it’s over now (but it’s over now),
Go on and take a bow, ohh ohh.

[Verse 2]
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 the re-run,
Please, what else is on.

[Chorus]
And don’t tell me you’re sorry ’cause you’re not (mmm),
Baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught (mmm),
But you put on quite a show (oh),
You really had me goin’,
But now it’s time to go (oh),
Curtain’s finally closin’,
That was quite a show (oh),
Very entertainin’,
But it’s over now (but it’s over now),
Go on and take a bow, ohh.

[Bridge]
And the award for the best liar goes to you (goes to you),
For makin’ me believe that you could be paithful to me,
Let’s hear your speech out,
How about a round of applause,
A standin’ ovation.

[Chorus]
But you put on quite a show (oh),
You really had me goin’,
But now it’s time to go (oh),
Curtain’s finally closin’,
That was quite a show (oh),
Very entertainin’,
But it’s over now (but it’s over now),
Go on and take a bow.

But it’s over now.


93 Responses to “Rihanna - Take A Bow Video and Lyrics”

  1. Tiffany Hart Says:

    THIS IS A IRREPLACEBLE SPIN OFF BY A BEYONCE CLONE. BUT I THINK RIHANNA IS PRETTY THOUGH

  2. charlene Says:

    great track. the way to go gal. you are no Beyonce clone. you have proved you are a musician on your own right.
    all of you stop hating on a young gal and let her do her thing.

  3. Julietah Tyrell Says:

    maHn i should dump sione 4 u rihanna …

    love u

    im lezzy

    and i dnt even like sione !
    da playah

    i hav a crush on u rihanna

    mwahz

  4. celine Says:

    I love this song and I’d like to dedicate it 2 my x bf,his name is…j.s.ph.:)Actually I trying hard 2 push him away from my mind!!!fuck u dear!!!

  5. Jackye Says:

    This reminds me of a guy i know.

  6. keesh Says:

    i love dis song coz i can relate to it.it makes me feel good everytime i hear it..i dedicate this song to my X BOYFRIEND jan michael 4 being such a jerk,dork and dumb!gudluck with ur f**kin new girlfriends!

  7. Fábio Says:

    I love you Rihanna

  8. brittany Says:

    u rock that reminds me of my x boyfriend paul rhiana i love u so much and girl keep on singing

  9. rhin Says:

    i know guys i do rock thanks for all the wonderful coments well g2g but talk 2 ya guys later k?wait by the way i dedicated that song 2 my x bf (he was a reeal idiot

  10. luara Says:

    Rihanna can i please date your x boyfriend pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

  11. ashley Says:

    Omq diz sonq reminds mee of mee n joseph but its ovr now I mov3ed on to briann.. He is meenn cutte nicee n fun 2 hang out wit

  12. Yo mom (0324) Says:

    I am in luv wit dis song 2.. it reminds me of my ex 2… but i do miss him doe… will it is over now so watever… i hate his guts!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. nabraska Says:

    hey rihanna i reli love this song…….this song reminds me of my xbf too….he is such a idiot to think i woulden’t find out about his other gfs….bt this song helped me 2 move on THANX RIHANNA U THE BEAST!!!!!!!!

  14. emelina Says:

    1st of all its This just looks a re-fund not This just looks like the re-run its refund and no the

    2nd
    And the award for the best liar goes to you (goes to you), its the best lie goes to you not liar

    3rd
    For makin’ me believe that you could be paithful to me its For making me believe that you could be FAITHFUL to me not paithful

    please make these corrections then it will be perfect

    AND
    nabraska u said ” U THE BEAST” i think you mean “BEST?”

  15. Ake Cellestine Says:

    Hahah umm.. ii Love diisH soNg teWw !! iiT reMiiNdz MeHh oV maH gUrlfweN !! nAh buT yeA huR naME iisH LorraNe and NOw ii StiDal Love Hur and YEaa buT we jsT goiNg ouAa diiFwnt Waes NOw !!

    But FanX RiHAnnA foR wriTin DiiSh SonG !! iiT maDe me RelIAse daHt deaA WiiL alWaeS BEe BAd PeopLe iiN daH wrlD !! loVe yAh !!

    BULLDOGS

  16. karolyne Says:

    omg this is song is so fricken retarded! sorry.
    im voicing my opipion.

  17. MZ _TWEETY Says:

    THE LYRICS ARE WRONG ITS FaithfuL NOT paithfulBUT I LOVE TIS SONG

  18. Monique Says:

    I love this song its the best lol xxx

  19. kieva Says:

    take a bow made meh cry the first time i heard it…
    this song is soooo emotional to meh
    i enjoy it loads lol :D

  20. davina Says:

    Emelina who the f**k cares…chill out, rihanna your the best. I love ur music. And karolyne…this song means that a rihanna caught her man cheating, and he wants her back but she aint taking him back. I guess you would have to go thru a situation like that to understand.

  21. Soonalote Says:

    i love ur video. u got a nice voice. u betta do it. i love u rihanna.

  22. carla Says:

    i love THIS SONG IT MADE ME CRY I SONG THIS SONG TO MY BF AND HE WAS LIKE WHO SING IT BUT ITS A GREAT SONG KEEP DOING UR THANG IMA HOLLA MUCH LOVE

  23. Ms. Birdy Says:

    I love this song i am humming or singing it all day at school and rihanna is great the sound is great the song is great and neyo is great. i love everthing about it and it really motivates me to not just go for any man or the one who thinks that he can just run over you and thank you rihanna for the voice and thank you neyo for the words!

    this song also reminds me of my ebf but i truly miss him even though we can’t stand each other… word up i’m gone and so are your other gfs.

  24. Yolanda Tualima Says:

    I really love this song rihanna i dedicate this song to my ex bf his name is graham 4 being such a jerk,dork and dumb!gudluck with ur f**kin new girlfriends! I am in luv wit dis song 2 it reminds me of my ex 2 but i do miss him doe… will it is over now so watever… i hate his guts!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. RiRi Says:

    OMG

    I love this song!
    the only reason you would not like
    this wonderful song is if
    you have not been thorugh this before!

  26. titty Says:

    I love this song. I think this was a good track for Rihanna. I’m sure there are plenty of girls out there that could relate to this song, which makes ut such a great track. Keep up the good work and love your haters don’t hate them!

  27. kay Says:

    first of all emelina it is re-run but n-e way i’m sure everyone gets the big pic of the story and eveyone know what it means what she’s tring to say. Just bc the words are spelled wrong doesn’t have any effect on the song maam. The song is PERFECT.

    Oh! and one more thing it is liar thank you very much NOT lie. He getting the award because he is the BEST LIAR!!! because he has told soooooo many lies not just one.

  28. christina Says:

    This video and this song are the best it re4plies to everyone in that position.WE LOVE YOU RIHANA YOU TRULY ARE THE BEST……….

  29. bailee Says:

    i love u rihana u are the best ever!!! this song makes me think of my old boyfriend bradley holmes butt noww im dating his best friend so well!!! keep on singing ilyy…..lotss!!! bie bie !!! see u l8ter

  30. nabeela Says:

    OMG I LUV THIS TRACK
    RIHANNA KILLED IT WIV THIS TRACK
    I DEDICATE DIS SNG TO MA EX BOYFRIEND LOL
    WATA FUKIN JERK LOL
    HAHAHA XXX

  31. CARLI3 BOO AKA CHEANEY Says:

    HEY RERE IM LOVE THIS SONG IT MADE ME THINK BUT GET DOING WAT U DO AND IMA HOLLA LOVE ALL YOUR SONGS LIKE WE RIDE I LOVE THAT SONG

  32. brooke Says:

    i love you rhianna your stunnin
    i wish i was and looked like you
    love you
    your the best

  33. crystal Says:

    i need some advice.(from a girl not a guy plz and thanx!)
    k….
    wut if i like this guy but then he doenst notice me then wat do i do?

    -crystal

  34. chantelle Says:

    crystal, wat u need to do is try to pop out more and stuff like that. if u really like this guy then maybe try talking to him like a simple “hi”,”wassup” and ect.

    write back<33

    ttyl<3

  35. rory♥er Says:

    in the bridge it is actually faithful!!! not paithful there is no such word who ever wrote these lyrics are wrong!!!!!!!!! p.s i ♥ rhianna she is awesome

    great song were with u rhianna all the way i ♥ rory not huever wrote that!!

  36. rhiana's fan Says:

    I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove rhianna’s new 1 take a bow it’s the best !XXXXXXXXXXX*****

  37. lexi Says:

    heyy omg i luv dis song it also reminds me of mi ex…. i rele do miss him but he cheated and now luvs mi bffle so its w/e now we r freinds but i do also hate hes guts and ur song rele got me through everythin it rox!!!

  38. bailee powers Says:

    i love this song it is the best ever!!! and itt remindes me of my x boyfriend he was a big ass!! haha =] but noww im daing his best friend and he is such a good boyfriend i love him soo muchh! lol =] i love your music!! u are my favorite ever!! =] i love you soo muchh bailee!!

  39. nabraska Says:

    girls all of use should listen too cry 4om rihanna……i know thats it’s old but it’s still the BEST song…
    oh and thank you EMELINA for correcting me…i was in a hurry

  40. cynthia Says:

    first ill like 2 say that this is all wrong and that it is suppous to fathful

  41. matilda Says:

    u know this song is for all all future x boyfriends who will cheat on me,who ever they are ,they are assholes,jerks and every disgusting word

  42. Jazmyn Says:

    yaw peepz on here is wack Rihanna dont want yaw sorry azzes
    alll yaw is wack why wud u even be on her bumper

    Rihanna #1 Fan
    JAZMYN!!!!! :]
    DONT HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Christelle Says:

    This song is soo great that it disorvez a a roud of applause and a bow!

  44. phat gurl Says:

    u go gurrrrrlllllllll.
    u can do it.
    my sister and my cousins love this video.
    it sounds cooooooooooolllllllllll.
    Betta do it

  45. samoan gurl Says:

    tell everybody stop hating if they dont like this video.
    omg this video is great yo
    u can sing this song to ur boyfriend if ya’ll broke up.
    anywayz, gurrrrrrrllllli am your biggest fan ever.

  46. Kelly Says:

    Rihanna this song and video is amazing. You REALLY had ME going. Your acting in the video was good and believable. I am sure that anyone who has been cheated on can appreciate this. And to those who cheat, “We gain NOTHING FROM YOU WHEN WE WERE WITH YOU, AND WE DON’T lose ANYTHING EITHER WHEN YOU CHEAT”! It’s my new favorite song from you. I give an award to the Rihanna haters.

    PROVERBS 27:19
    AS WATER REFLECTS A FACE, SO A MAN’S HEART REFLECTS THE MAN.

  47. Razgriz Says:

    i loooovvvvveeeee this song !!

  48. layla loves you Says:

    i love this song,, it remindes me SOO much of my ex

    but the fing is im still in love wid him :(

  49. wizyboo Says:

    hey riri this track is ht i love it nd i kno how u is feelin i been through da same thang u aint da only one feelin dis pain.

  50. Se Says:

    This song is my fav song of all time, its the perfect song 4 all 11 of my ex boyfriends… they all really idiots and try say sorry but all i do it email them this song and laugh =) thanx Rihanna 4 making a song i can relate to =) xxx

  51. amber Says:

    Hey I love your song Rihanna. Yeah but I hope u weren’t talking about Chris Brown because he is to cute to be getting dummed

  52. sxc biatch add me sxcsky@hotmail.com Says:

    Its faithful not paithful add me sxc hunzz i luv guys and girls sex is a proority add me xox

  53. kasey..x..x..x Says:

    rihanna lov ur new song bbe is gr8t ..x
    ly..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x..x

  54. mary Says:

    i really loooooooooooooooooooooove ur songi really want to meet u but im in nz so i hope u will continue on singing bye bye

  55. smily Says:

    this song is like the worst song eva

  56. KylieLurane Says:

    Love this song and this is a song to someone who really broke my heart in two and now is with someone else….well yea always loven him…

    *You Know You Love Me*
    xoxo-KylieLurane

  57. patricia Says:

    This song was dedicated to the real women out there who have been through the same or something similar and is strong headed enough to walk away despite the love they had 4 that man.RHIANNA continue to shine girl mainly 4 the haters good luck and may god continue to bless you.

  58. Jayceson Says:

    The part “And the award for the best liar goes to you”…

    Dooggg I can get award for that? Ahah. I should try for the gold.
    Only part of the song I like, by the way.
    Only for giving me the idea above.
    The rest blows.
    And Emos blow too.
    Huge bojangles (like mine).

    Adios!

  59. jae bee Says:

    great song i luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rihanna u d best i love everything bout it!!!even thou it never hapen 2 me b4.i lu v all rihanna’s tracks they r jus wicked awesome!!!! much love, one love a big fann,pink princess,j.betancouert

  60. lillouwho Says:

    omg i love this song like so much and it just makes me feel good about my self and it’s just so amzingly wonderful…good job rihanna…i love u so much keep te good songs coming!!!

  61. Brittany Says:

    I love Rihanna and take a bow! They both are awsome!!!!!!!

  62. krazy Says:

    i love this song so much. ne-yo is such a good songwriter! and rihanna has such a good voice. i love you guys!!!!

  63. kk Says:

    i love this song every time i hear it i sing it its so cool i no all the words to it rihana is funny i like her dah lol

  64. Farlan Says:

    Love the song Rihanna. Keep showing what the Caribbean has to offer.

  65. Sophia Says:

    Just want to say that song is hot I especially like when you say your so ugly when you cry its the way you say it.lol

  66. falala Says:

    - to fiona robbo

    oo yea bcuz listen to emo screamo shit iss soo much betta…
    ur fkn pathetic. get ova urself. how the f*k can u state that rhiana is eww wen ur a fkn emo hu wears blak 24/7 usually wears clothes which look lyk rags, wear fkn bulk eyeliner and think it looks kwl!
    do u even kno wat emo stands for it mean emotions outcast, and why the fuk wuld enybody wanna be that. ur a loser who seeks for a attention. if you have shit to ryt lyk that go buy a freakin diary !
    maybe ur a dike and thats why u dnt understand the concept of the song bcuz its about having a shit boyfrend and him cheating on you .

    besidess all that. :] i doo lyk rhianna and i doo lyk this song:]

  67. stacey southern Says:

    i had a boyfrnd n he cheated on but feeling shit eny way

    oh n the song is mint to listen to!!!!!!!!!

  68. amanda Says:

    omg this is the best song Rhianna has made i love it. you rock Rhianna,keep up the good work

  69. jade Says:

    i think u are cool i love ur voice i could lissen to ya for ages i love all of ur songs i wish i was like u and i love your new haire style i would love to meet ya

    you are the best i love your music i am in to music like chris brown and neyo when i get older i whant to be a singer but right now i am at school and i cand type for lond cus we have to go in a bit when u have another consert i am gonna come i think you should do other songs like this and some fast ones to i have saw a photo of u and ur b/f how long have ya been with him wat is hes name i dont know wye but this song reminds me of mariah carey bye bye

  70. cristabel Says:

    u are the bomb. keeping on rocking girlie. i hope this song is for X

  71. chresteen Says:

    i love u rihanna so much bcuz u understand me with your song i love this song unfithful lol …….bye :D:D

  72. L* 35tr3ll!t* Says:

    I LUV U GURL (RIHANNA) U SO KOOL U ROCK AND U UNDESTAND ME WITH THIS SONG ITS SO ROMANTIC AND A LITTLE SAD BUT ITS KOOL

    THIS IS 4 CRYSTAL LOOK IF HE DOESN’T NOTICE U MAKE HIM NOTICE BY TRYING TO FLIRT WITH HIM BUT FIRST FIND OUT IF HE HAS A GF U KNOW CAUSE U CAN GET IN A LOT OF TROUBLE IF HE STILL DON’T NOTICE U THEN TRY TO TALK TO HIM

  73. jaimie-le Says:

    rihanna is my fav singer and i love her i wont to be her and i now every song that she hase writen but i know she will never now me and she will think that i never egsist anyway i love rihanna

  74. jamie Says:

    i love this song! my boyfriend and i sing it all the time! even though we would never do that to eachother i have had it done in the past and so has he but we are so thankful to have eachother and not dedicating this to eachother!

  75. Alyssa Says:

    rihanna i luv this song you sing very good but whoever made this website they have a couple mistakes but dats a’ight and yea i spelled alright like dat on porpose yea and i probably spelled porpose wrong 2 but dats a’ight

  76. luchya Says:

    i love this song and i love your voice to and my sis love your x bf chris brown and this song is the best and i love u kk
    and i will love to meet u luchya xxxx GO GIRL

  77. DRDEPCAHCE Says:

    Yes I agree that there are a few spelling mistakes in the lyrics but all you haters you shouldnt judge Rhianna by someone else’s mistakes.and for Falala and Jazmyn and Fiona Robbo, all you guys need to get a life instead of sitting on your butts dissing people who are making a living and suggesting people become emo.
    GET A LIFE!!!!
    I didnt mean to sound mean but really!!!!!

  78. cc Says:

    To Emelina:
    it is re-run u no like she is whatching a show(her boyfriend)and he’s cheated before and now he did it again and it’s not re-fund u retard!!and because he’s done multiple times he is a liar!!!and ya faithful is spelled wrong but who the f*#k cares!!and her song is perfect.u probly don’t understand cause you’ve never been in a relationship before.and oh ya
    RHIANNA IS THE BEAST!!!!!! :) HAHA U B*%$#!!!!!!

  79. ABC Says:

    to cc and DRDEPCAEC
    U GUYS GOT TO CHILL OUT AND LET PEOPLE SAY WAT THEY GOT TO SAY. Rhianna u rocked that song and your lyrics really spaek out to other girls I think thats what got people to listen and they ended up liking it. I hope u have another coming out soon!!!!!!!

  80. rick Says:

    man you are a sexy thing rihanna

  81. skylar Says:

    girl u are so pretty!
    i love ur song take a bow and a cople others!
    ur the B-E-S-T……talk to ya laterrrrr!
    see yaa!

  82. Maria. M Says:

    Hi Girl this is Maria I am from the Virgin Islands all the way!!!!!St.Croix,St.Thomas,St.John all ah we ah 1, Anyways “Caribbean Massive”fo lyfe if ayo yankee modaskunt don’t understand wah i writing “SUCK SALT”believe it. Girl i am so proud of you home grown caribbean talent coming out, watch out yankee we taking ovah. I love you so much take care and keep yo head up high mama don’t leah none ah them slut like BEYONCE,TRINA,ect….tell you fuck jus give they rass ah caribbean beat down, anyway stay fly and remember praise up deh caribbean to deh fullest, you see another home grown talent from deh V.I doing it large “ROCK CITY” ok bigging up my boys to deh fullest even though they don’t know me, i don’t even have to worry about them reppin deh V.I u know y, cause that’s the first thing they do every time the play.I am a “CRUZAN” and tell yo man Chris Brown i seh hail up and geh T.I number for me Lol!!!!!Peace out mama love you stay shining and alway remember “MIDDLE FINGERS TO ALL OUR HATER” that’s one of the ROCK CITY boys tune, Caribbean and V.I 4 lyfe!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Rista Says:

    Rihanna, I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu………………….

  84. Althea C. Netro Says:

    I like Celine Dione when she’s goin’ to sing my favoite song but i like Rihana because lots of her songs i know how to sing.

  85. Nicki Says:

    I think you are a very strong inteligent women evident in your lyrics so very beautiful and confident take a bow is sort of advising for women in this situation think women could draw strength from your songs the album is really great love your many hairstyles thinking of getting mine done

  86. NAZY Says:

    YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST AND I KNOW EVEYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON BUT WHY MUST GUYS WAIST OUR TIME,I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST TELL A GIRL IF THEY FOUND SUM1ELSE OR IF THEY DONT LOVE US ANYMORE…..I LOVE MY MAM SO MUCH HOPE OUR RELATIONSHIP LASTS LONGER THEN EVER!!SO TAKE A BOW IS THE BEST YOU GO GIRL & DONT PAY ATTENTION TO ALL THE PPL THAT DONT LIKE YOU ITS JUST COZ THE JELOUSE YOU KEEP UP YOUR GOOG WORK LOTS OF LOVE…..

  87. JOE JONAS Says:

    hey rihanna u the best i am ur bigesst fan!!!!!!!! oxoxoxoxox

  88. killer Says:

    u are dedicating this song for jay-z right? answer me plz
    ma email is killershdw@yahoo.com

  89. laura Says:

    no matter wht pple say l still love the track bt why do pple compare u and beyoce l hate it anyway keep the good work gal

  90. Analy Says:

    I love this song…..8 )

  91. khadenna Says:

    rihanna is from the caribbean so her song for me is very nice i ever have it on my seel phone go rihanna make more geat songs

  92. Lauren Says:

    I really like this song…its the best its really describes my X boyfriend..rely i think that all guys are the same and they are all jerks that are players that dont deserve jack shit..especially us girls that fall for them….just a really big “WOO HOO” to Rihanna for singing this song an im personally DEDICATED this song to all the assholes out there that are players :) especially THOMAS HUNT…:)

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