Love The Way You Lie Song Analysis

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Song: Title: Love the way you lie
Singer: Eminem ft Rihanna

What is the song about?
“Love the Way you Lie” is about a couple who has an abusive relationship and some of the situations they experience. The lyrics, “Love the Way you Lie” suggests that the woman wants to leave but for some reason cannot so she just “deals” with it. This is evident within the song’s chorus. “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn. That’s alright because I like the way it hurts.” The woman in the relationship does not actually like being abused. It is a sarcastic statement because it would seem logical that the only reason she would still be in an abusive relationship is because she likes it. “Love the Way you Lie” is violent, sexual, either completely dark or very bright, and has small moments of “peace.” The couple has rare instances when their arguing ceases and some type of reconciliation occurs. The couple has an abusive relationship whilst the song is placed on the perspective of the male (Eminem).

Describe the nature of the communication between the two people. Is there respect and an atmosphere of give-and-take, or is their communication one-sided?
The nature of the communication is set in a negative aspect as the communication is one sided. This is shown through the lyric ‘If she ever tries to leave imma tie her to the bed and set the house on fire’ demonstrating how the male is the individual whom is in control of the abusive relationship which lead him to making drastic
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