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Rihanna - Disturbia - Lyrics Meaning

Disturbia was recorded by Rihanna, an R&B singer from Barbados in 2008.

"Distubia" itself is a made-up word. Disturb comes from the Latin - `dis' and `turbare', which means, "to throw into disorder". Therefore, disturbia would be the state of being in disorder.

According to a 2008 interview with Rihanna on the British show, "This Morning", the song is about mental anguish, anxiety, and confusion. She wanted to record this song because the topic is something that affects many people at one time or another. The song is not necessarily about a personal experience

In the beginning of the song, the singer is apparently feeling anxious. She questions whether she is going crazy. It seems that the whole world is too much for her to even think about. Whatever is disturbing her has begun to take over all of her thoughts and is having a negative effect on all other parts of her life. The lyrics warn that, "It can creep up inside you and consume you". The "it" is referring to that one dark thought that is taking over everything else on her mind. Hallucinations are scaring her. The singer is trying to fight all of these abnormal feelings. She struggles to maintain her sanity but can feel herself slipping away.

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