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Updated: September 6, 2013 9:45 AM | By Cat Collins, contributor, MSN Music
Famous songs about famous people

Madonna: 'Take A Bow' (1994)

Madonna and Sean Penn (© Getty)
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Madonna: 'Take A Bow' (1994)

Who's it about?
Sean Penn

What makes you think that?
There are actually a number of Madonna's actor exes who could have inspired this song - Warren Beatty, and Antonio Banderas among them.

But the song is probably about Sean Penn, who the singer admitted was the love of her life in 1991 documentary Truth or Dare.

Lyrical evidence:
'All the world is a stage / And everyone has their part / But how was I to know which way the story'd go / How was I to know you'd break / You'd break my heart.'


Well that's BRILLIANT! Hook-up with a flamboyant "DORK!"  [guessing] Pimp notoriety, gangster squeeze stupidity, serial F-UP! Then pen songs about the experience's. Songs about RIGHT!

Sounds like Black mentalities, of "VICTIM ally-teased!

Sep 17, 2013 2:03PM
It was also a version for Ryan White I believe, but surprisingly it isn't mentioned here!!

"Swift was open about her inspiration for the song"

Why I love/respect that girl!

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