11 Empowering Rihanna Lyrics That Will Make You Feel Like A Powerful Goddess

In the pantheon of current pop music goddesses, Beyoncé is the reigning queen, Taylor Swift is the benevolent overlord, and Rihanna stands out as the destroyer of rules, haters, and unnecessary opinions. Grass is green, the sky is blue, nothing is certain except death and taxes, and Rihanna is a badass: it's simply a fact of life. It's my personal belief that Rihanna has been placed on Earth for the sole purpose of serving as a light and inspiration to us lesser beings, destroying all f*ckboys that may cross her path, and seeking vengeance on those who've wronged her, and therefore rising to her rightful place and Supreme Badass and bringing about a new world order. In fact, it's impossible to listen to certain powerful Rihanna lyrics without feeling like you can take on the world.

Non-believers may try to stop her, but Rihanna will have her revenge, and it will be swift, complicated, and overwhelmingly terrifying. Rihanna may also kidnap her fans, so it's best to be prepared. As is the wont of a true goddess, Rihanna's otherworldly beauty can't help but radiate down to we common people, because she loves us, and she wants to share her powers. Here are the Rihanna lyrics perfect for when you feel like a goddess, or want to radiate your most Rih-esque vibes.

"Let it rain, I hydroplane in the bank / Coming down with the Dow Jones" — "Umbrella"

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Technically, Jay Z raps this lyric, but I imagine Rihanna humming it to herself whenever she cashes a check.

"I'm a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine / With a sunroof top and a gangster lean" — "Shut Up And Drive"

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Your hair looks great today, you super sonic speed machine, you.

"He finds a letter on the stairs, saying this is the end / I packed my bag and left with your best friend" — "Good Girl Gone Bad"

For that moment when Rihanna inspires you to stop settling for less than you deserve, and start living your truth by calling your ex's best friend.

"Cause I may be bad / But I'm perfectly good at it" — "S&M"

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Words to live by.

"All you need to know that I’m a 2 times 5 / Load it, cock it, aim it, baby, boom bye bye" — "Raining Men"

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Because you're sexy, and you know it.

"I know you wanna bite this / It's so enticin' / Nothin' else like this/ I'mma make you my b*tch" — "Birthday Cake"

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BOW DOWN.

"Who cares how you haters feel... My fragrance on and they love my smell / I still got my money" — "Pour It Up"

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Not only does your hair look great today, but you smell delicious too, by the way.

"Better have my money / Pay me what you owe me... Don't act like you forgot" — "B*tch Better Have My Money"

END PAY INEQUALITY. It's like, the rules of feminism.

"Ultra-sexual, the night has got me love sprung / I won't stop until the sun is up" — "Who's That Chick?"

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May you always feel as ultra-sexual as you look today.

"Tougher than a lion / Ain't no need in tryin' / I live where the sky ends / Yup, you know this" — "Hard"

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Do not mess.

"Rocking this skirt / Rocking this club / Got my middle finger up" — "Rockstar 101"

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For when you can't be bothered by things like "deadlines" or "dress codes" or "other people." Now do you understand why Rih-Rih is the queen?