Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know
They go through the same circle of emotions — arguments, tears, breaking up and getting back together because, as mentioned previously, she wants him to stay and he gets her through life — she can’t be without him.
She’s saying this destructive circle of the relationship is not working & she’s tired of the uncertainties and heartbreak of it all. “Tell me now, you know” Classic. The exasperated girl just wants to know if the guy is real & if not tell her now so she can stop the cycle & end things to move on. But also, she does not completely want to go, and is conflicted.
Also notice that Rihanna’s verse and Mikky Ekko’s verse end with the same couplet. The round and around line could be a reference to those 2 lines coming back around in the song.
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