Riff: Rihanna – “No Love Allowed”

Nov 19, 2012

Fee fo fum, like the sky is falling down on me/Numb, numb, numb, he’s so cold he doesn’t feel a thing

from No Love Allowed lyrics by Rihanna

Harking back to her Bajan roots, this drumless reggaeton ditty appears cheerful enough but is in fact a deceptively dark tale, which with its several screams of ‘murderer,’ sounds like it was penned during the initial aftermath of that fateful night. Unlikely to be a favorite in the Brown household.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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