Take A Bow

It appears to be the song/title/theme of choice among the female artists these days — singing of heartbreak and lies, and applauding the pretenses that their men seemed to do such a good job of keeping up.

There was the one by Rihanna:


But you put on quite a show
Really had me going
But now it’s time to go
Curtain’s finally closing
That was quite a show
Very entertaining
But it’s over now
Go on and take a bow

Then there was the one, more recently, by Leona Lewis:


So take a bow, ’cause you’ve taken everything else
You played the part, and like a star you played it so well
Take a bow, ’cause the scene is coming to an end
I gave you love; all you gave me was pretense

And then there was the one that may have started it all — a classic in my eyes, where the title phrase only appears in the very first line of the entire song, and my personal favorite — by Madonna:


Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Lights are low, the curtain’s down
There’s no one here
Say your lines, but do you feel them?
Do you mean what you say when there’s no one around
Watching you, watching me
One lonely star

I’ve always been in love with you
I guess you’ve always known it’s true
You took my love for granted
Why, oh, why?
The show is over; say goodbye

1 thought on “Take A Bow

  1. Erna

    Stumbled across your blog while looking for things INFJ career-related.

    I’m still getting over the debris of an emotional entanglement and navigating the transition to a new career path. So I feel a lot of what you’re saying; more than I’d like but that isn’t your fault.

    But the rain will stop eventually. I hope you find your own ray of sunshine through the clouds.


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