Rihanna's smash "We Found Love," which was written and produced by Scottish deejay Calvin Harris, has become the biggest hit of her career, and the key line "We found love in a hopeless place" is probably being sung by some yak herder in Outer Mongolia right now. But according to Harris, that lyric, which he wrote and which so many people latched onto, doesn't really mean anything.
Asked by the British magazine Q to identify the "hopeless place" in the song, Harris admits, "The thing is, I don't know exactly what I was thinking about. I was just playing the song and doing nonsense singing, to see if the syllables fitted to the song....I was singing nonsense, and that's how the lyrics happened."
When the magazine writer expresses dismay at this answer, Harris snaps, "Some things make sense, most things don't. Are you [upset] it doesn't really mean anything? Most things don't really mean anything, do they?"
As for his relationship with Rihanna, Harris claims he's "not very close at all" to the singer, despite their musical collaboration. However, he admits that it's his own fault.
"I'm really awkward around her," he says. "It's bad. She's tried. She's like, 'Yeah, come hang out in my dressing room.' And I'm like 'Arghh.' I mean, what do I say to Rihanna?"
He adds, "She's great, she's [really] friendly, she's nice, I see that. But...I can't! It's not there."
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