If I Were a Boy cover
If I Were a Boy cover

If I Were a Boy
byBeyoncé
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If I Were a Boy Lyrics

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go

Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it
'Cause they'd stick up for me

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 would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it's broken
So they'd think that I was sleeping alone

I'd put myself first
And make the rules as I go
'Cause I know that she'd be faithful
Waiting for me to come home (to come home)

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

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

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

Writer(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
Copyright: Brittany Jean Carlson, Tobias Gad
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There's nothing like wanting someone to get in your shoes because you want them to feel the pain and disappointment, for once. Here, Beyoncé does a pretty smart move by singing the song from his point of view to show how she's feeling. She's abandoned and taken for granted by her lover and she just wants him to know that if she were him, she'd try more. She would do everything in her power to make the relationship work and make her feel loved... but as the song ends, we find the sad truth that places can't really be shifted and at the end of the day, she's still a girl, he's still a boy, and he isn't making the effort.

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