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Beyonce - "If I Were A Boy" Lyrics

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Check out Beyonce‘s new hard-hitting ballad, “If I Were a Boy”, the first single from her upcoming as-yet-titled album.

In early September, Beyonce filmed the music video for this song in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. She was dressed up as a NYPD police officer.

Listen to “If I Were A Boy” at IHeartMusic.com or at the Z100 website. Be sure to check out the lyrics below!

BEYONCE – “IF I WERE A BOY” LYRICS

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wated
And I’d never get confronted for it.
Cause they’d stick up for me.

[Chorus]
If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man.
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I could turn off my phone
Tell evveryone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waitin’ for me to come home (to come home)

(Chorus)

It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say its just a mistake
Think I’d forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong

(Chorus)

But you’re just a boy
You don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you’ve taken her for granted
And everything you have got destroyed
But you’re just a boy

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  • http://cine-lastnews.over-blog.com/ Elenwee

    I love it !

  • enoughalready

    I actually like it..

  • zonz

    am a real beyonce fan, but i am not feeling this song. hope she comes out with better tracks.

  • Brian

    NAY!

  • http://youtube.com/happylifeproductions HappyLifeproductions

    i love it….i’m glad beyonce is finally back! song sounds so raw and full of emotion. i think us guys are going to get it together real soon thanks to beyonce:)

  • jim

    b o r i n g .. like all beyonces songs lately

  • http://www.xanga.com/ldglns anne

    didn’t ciara already do this? ho-hum….beyonce come on…

  • xxx

    YAY OFCOURSE! THE QUEEN IS BACK!
    #1 EUROPE FAN

  • yieww
  • Liana

    Let me guess she changed a word and a got a 3rd of the writing credits, right?

  • Ivory

    Ciara did this already

  • sassiegirl

    Ciara’s song is called LIKE A BOY…and they are nothing similar!

    i like it..it’s different sound for beyonce but it sounds great…

  • Kate

    I like…I am more a rock or rock/pop kind of girl but this I would definitely buy from itunes!

  • blaine edwards

    Hated It!

  • bibo

    i agree with sassiegirl the meaning of the title is the same but the songs are very different , and don’t forget rihana who picked “take a bow” from madonna!!!!! i luv u beeeee !!you’re my idol

  • FAITH

    its not great. but not bad either. it dont think its very special to be a nr 1 hit.

  • MSgirl

    THIS IS BS! This isn’t an original song by Beyonce this is a rip off from the Ciara song. Hello it came out like 1.5yrs ago, it’s about this EXACTLY.

  • wft

    WTH?

    @ yieww- If it sounds like that, then I say NAY! NAY! NAY! But I’m pretty sure Beyonce is gonna make it sound alot better then that. geez.

  • wtf

    WTH?

    @ yieww- If it sounds like that, then I say NAY! NAY! NAY! But I’m pretty sure Beyonce is gonna make it sound alot better then that. geez.

    That version sucks!

  • pitraco

    puta

  • Liana

    No wonder she recorded 90 songs for this album, most of them were probably just songs handed to her to record, all this crap about her being a writer and producer is just marketing.

  • Anastacia

    uhm yeah…. ciara wannabe???
    btw: ciara is much better than beyonce!

  • rien

    She must have met the wrong boys!

  • ..Klara..

    ..omg i like this song..its like shes singing bout my boyfriend…:((

  • Solostar1

    Boring song……

  • Ants

    All the haters are talking now but as soon as the song gets airplay. Watch them secretly start listening to the song. Hipocrits!!!

    The song is amazing!

  • boxbox

    oh wow! i love it.

  • abby

    this song sucks. I heard it on the radio and I had to turn on another song to drown it out.

    oy

  • laana

    she looks like a boy, as a matter of fact…

  • laana

    or take off her wig……

  • Erica

    BC Jean sings the song…her version is better in my opinion…i wish she was more well known and she was releasing it to the world

  • gigi

    she didnt write that song!!its wriiten by BC jean, and her version is prettier

  • Angel

    I WERE A BOY BELONGS TO” BC JEAN” BEYONCE IS JUST A COPYCAT,NOW SINGLE LADIES THATS EXACTLY BEYONCE PRODUCT AND YOU CAN HEAR ITS RUBBISH.DONT BUY HER ALBUM,SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR MORE IMPORTANT THINGS COZ SHE WONT PAY FOR YOUR PARENTS MORTGAGE OR FUEL FOR YOUR CAR.

  • gossipgirl

    well i’m sure you used to be a boy.

  • Xash123

    Haters everywhere u go

    Beyonce did her thing on both songs go support the girl buy her album Nov 18
    And haters continue to hate it is your job continue to blog and make posts in threads abt her, because without haters u are nothing, she is doing something write when she got ppl she don’t know hating on her so much, so thank you and she is laughing straight to the bank, while u raising ur blood pressure talking abt her. Laughs on you.

  • Rox

    Is it me or does this ballad has the same melody as “what if god was one of us?” I’ll give her kudos for penning lyrics on her past because that dude does want her back but this track is overall wack. If the melody was different, it would have been aight.

  • xian

    the demo is better than beyonce

  • Karena

    I like it. I think you need to hear it a few times, but it’s catchy. Sad song.

  • heidi

    great song

  • lady t

    THIS IS GREAT SONG FOR BEE AND IT GOES WITH HER WOMAN EMPOWERMENT SONGS THAT SHE INCORPORATES ON ALL HER ALBUMS. IT’S DIFFERENT BUT VERY TIMELY JUST LIKE IRREPLACEABLE…

  • tina

    Co`mon now, its a great track, beyonce might be too much. But this is definetly 1 great track. So all ya`ll who aint feeling its ok, dont buy it. Those who like it then buy it, I think thats what beyonce wants us to know about her this time, its not about number 1, the gliz, hollywood…… shes human, just a person, like each and everyone of us. So lets just enjoy.

    Im sure Ciara and Rihanna probably enjoyin the track as well

  • Angelina

    Haven’t heard it, but the lyrics really remind me of Ciara’s “Like A Boy”.

  • Marco

    I really like this song is amazing great ballad!!!

  • ndoi

    oh nooooo…please beyonce dont do this………….i know she tries 2 come out differently than others but she had 2 come with a hit song…not with something like this…..im kinda dissapointed and im like one of her biggest fans!..=[ fuckkk! itkinda sucks!

  • shay

    i hate everything but the words — and it doesn’t even sound like beyonce, wtf?!

  • RainbowBrite

    To bad the original version by B.C Jean is way better then Beyonce’s. Way to take credit for a song that isn’t yours. Hope the original credit will go to the person who actually wrote the song

  • Kyra

    THESE LYRICS ARE JACKED THE FUCK UP!!!! THEY BARELY ARE RITE, BEYONCE DONT EVEN SAY HALF OF THE STUFF ON THERE!!! THEY NEED TO LISTEN A LIL BETTA!

  • jarvis has really changed her

    i love the song……….. she has really changed her style and this is something that will have to grow on me but its wonderful and beyonce is the best chick in the game

  • LEeLee

    I love it cause i love her and she’s awsome!!!!

  • KeKe

    Okay she is seriously copying off of Ciara.

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