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Beyonce - 4 Album Lyrics



Beyonce - 4 Lyrics






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If I ain't got nothing, I got you
If I ain't got something, I don't give a damn
'Cause I got it with you
I don't know much about algebra
But I know one plus one equals two
And it's me and you
That's all we'll have when the world is through

'Cause baby, we ain't got nothing without love
Darling, you got enough for the both of us
So come on, baby

Make love to me when my days look low
Pull me in close and don't let me go
Make love to me, so when the world's at war
Let our love heal us all, right now, baby
Make love to me, me, me, me, me, oh, oh
Make love to me

Hey, I don't know much about guns
But I, I've been shot by you, hey
And I don't know when I'm gon' die
But I hope that I'm gon' die by you, hey
And I don't know much about fightin'
But I, I know I will fight for you, hey
And just when I ball up my fist, I realize
That I'm layin' right next to you

Baby, we ain't got nothing but love
And darling, you got enough for the both of us
Ooh

Make love to me when my days look low
Pull me in close and don't let me go
Make love to me, so when the world's at war
Let our love heal us all, help me let down my guard
Make love to me, me, me, me, me, oh, oh
Make love to me, me, me, me, me
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




I Care

I told you how you hurt me, baby
But you don't care
Now I'm crying and deserted, baby
But you don't care
Ain't nobody tell me this is love
When you're immune to all my pain
I need you to tell me this is love
You don't care?
Well, that's okay

Well, I care
I know you don't care too much
But I still care, baby
Oh, I care
I know you don't care too much
But I still care, baby

Ever since you knew your power, you made me cry
And now every time our love goes sour
You can't sympathize
You see these tears falling down to my ears
I swear, you like when I'm in pain
I try to tell you all my fears
You still don't care?
That's okay
Listen

Well, I care
I know you don't care too much
But I still care, baby
Oh, I care
I know you don't care too much
But I still care, baby

Boy, maybe if you cared enough
I wouldn't have to care so much
What happened to our trust?
Now you're just given up
You used to be so in love
Now you don't care no more

Well, I care
I know you don't care too much
But I still care, baby
Oh, I care
I still care, baby
I still care
I still care
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Writer: Jeff Bhasker, Beyonce Knowles, Chad Hugo
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




I Miss You

I thought that things like this get better with time
But I still need you, why is that?
You're the only image in my mind
So I still see you around

I miss you, like everyday
Wanna be with you, but you're away
Said I miss you, missing you insane
But if I got with you, could it feel the same

Words don't ever seem to come out right
But I still mean them, why is that?
It hurts my pride to tell you how I feel
But I still need to, why is that?

I miss you, like everyday
Wanna be with you, but you're away
I said I miss you, missing you insane
But if I got with you, could it feel the same

It don't matter who you are
It's so simple, I feel it
But it's everything no matter who you love
It is so simple, I feel it
But it's everything

I miss you, like everyday
Wanna be with you, but you're away (but you're away)
I said I miss you, missing you insane
But if I got with you, could it feel the same?

It don't matter who you are
It's so simple, I feel it
But it's everything no matter who you love
It is so simple, I feel it
But it's everything
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Writer: Beyonce Knowles, Christopher Breaux, Shea Taylor
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Best Thing I Never Had

What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)

There was a time
I thought, that you did everything right
No lies, no wrong
Boy I, must've been outta my mind
So when I think of the time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
Thank God I dodged the bullet
I'm so over you
So baby good lookin' out

[Chorus:]
I wanted you bad
I'm so through with it
Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
You turned out to be the best thing I never had
And I'm gon' always be the best thing you never had
I bet it sucks to be you right now

So sad, you're hurt
Boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care?
You don't deserve my tears
I guess that's why they ain't there
When I think that there was a time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
Thank God I dodged the bullet
I'm so over you
So baby good lookin' out

[Chorus:]
I wanted you bad
I'm so through with it
Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
I said, you turned out to be the best thing I never had
And I'll never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby I bet sucks to be you right now

I know you want me back
It's time to face the facts
That I'm the one that's got away
Lord knows that it would take another place, another time, another world, another life
Thank God I found the good in goodbye

[Chorus:]
I used to want you so bad
I'm so through it that
Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
You turned out to be the best thing I never had
And I will always be the, best thing you never had.
Best thing you never had!

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through it that
Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
Oh you turned out to be the best thing I never had
Oh I will never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby, I bet it sucks to be you right now

Goes around, comes back around
Goes around, comes back around
Bet it sucks to be you right now
Goes around, comes back around
Bet it sucks to be you right now
Goes around, comes back around
Bet it sucks to be you right now
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Writer: ROBERT SHEA TAYLOR, CALEB SEAN MCCAMBELL, BEYONCE KNOWLES, ANTONIO DIXON, PATRICK SMITH, KENNETH EDMONDS, LARRY DARNELL GRIFFIN, ROBERT TAYLOR
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management




Party

You a bad girl and your friends bad too, ooh
We got the swag sauce, she dripping swagu, ooh
You a bad girl and your friends bad too, ooh
You got the swag sauce, she dripping swagu, ooh

I may be young, but I'm ready
To give you all my love
I told my girls you can get it
Don't slow it down, just let it go

So in love
I'll give it all away
Just don't tell nobody tomorrow
So tonight
I'll do it every way
Speakers knockin' 'til the morning light

'Cause we like to party
(I don't know what y'all do)
Hey, hey, hey (but we like to party, we like to party)
Hey, hey, hey (I don't know what y'all do, but we like to party)
(Party, party, party, hey)
'Cause we like to party
(I don't know what y'all do)
Hey, hey, hey (but we like to party, we like to party)
Hey, hey, hey (I don't know what y'all do, but we like to party)
(Party, party)
'Cause we like to party

Your touch is driving me crazy
I can't explain the way I feel
Top down with the radio on
And the night belongs to us
Just hold me close, don't let me go

So in love
I don't care what they say
I don't care if they talking tomorrow
'Cause tonight's the night, oh-oh-oh-oh
That I give you everything
Music knockin' 'til the morning light (hey)
'Cause we like to party (hey, uh)

We out in Abu Dhabi, we like to party
We don't cause trouble, we just ride Bugatti
Bad chick, shawty, sorta resemble Sade
Imported her in from Raleigh
And pulled up into the valet
The boy dropped the keys tryna sneak-a-peek at that body
See this that time of the week, she like to freak-a-leak and get naughty
Therefore I like to thank God and Ice Cube for Friday
'Cause la-di-da-di ('cause we like to party)

So in love (hey)
I'll give it all away
Just don't tell nobody tomorrow
'Cause tonight's the night, oh-oh-oh-oh
That I give you everything
Music knockin' 'til the morning light

'Cause we like to party
(I don't know what y'all do)
Hey, hey, hey (but we like to party, we like to party)
Hey, hey, hey, hey (I don't know what y'all do, but we like to party)
(Party, party, party, hey)
'Cause we like to party
(I don't know what y'all do)
Hey, hey, hey (but we like to party, we like to party)
Hey, hey, hey (I don't know what y'all do, but we like to party)
(Party, party, party, hey)
'Cause we like to party

You a bad girl and your friends bad too, ooh
We got the swag sauce, she dripping swagu, ooh
You a bad girl and your friends bad too, ooh
You got the swag sauce, she dripping swagu, ooh
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Writer: Andre Benjamin, Beyonce Knowles, Dexter Mills, Douglas Davis, Jeffrey Bhasker, Kanye West, Ricky Walters
Copyright: Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Rather Die Young

Boy you'll be the death of me
You're my James Dean
You make me feel like I'm seventeen
You drive too fast, you smoke too much
But that don't mean a thing
'Cause I'm addicted to the rush

'Cause I'd rather die young
Than live my life without you
I rather not live at all
Than live my life without you

'Cause I'd rather die young
Than live my life without you
I rather not live at all
Than live my life without you

You know I've been in love before
You're the first one I ever seen
That burns like gasoline
So light a match, turn off the lights
I'm holding on to you
'Cause this might be a last night, oh

'Cause I'd rather die young
Than live my life without you
I rather not live at all
Than live my life without you

'Cause I'd rather die young
Than live my life without you
I rather not live at all
Than live my life without you

What I'm telling you
I'm giving you my life, it's in your hands
And what I'm gonna do
Is be a woman and you can be a man
And I wanna say
Nobody understands what we've been through
I rather give up everything
Than to live my, live my life without you

Oh!
Oh!

'Cause I'd rather die young
Than live my life without you
I rather not live at all
Than live my life without you

'Cause I'd rather die young
Than live my life without you
I rather not live at all
Than live my life without you
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Writer: Beyonce Knowles, Jeff Bhasker, Luke Steele
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Start Over

I feel weak
We've been here before
'Cause I feel we keep going back and forth
Maybe it's over
Maybe we're through
But I honestly can't say I still love you

Maybe we reached the mountain peak
And there's no more left to climb
And maybe we lost the magic piece
And we're both too blind to find

Let's start over
Let's give love their wings
Let's start over
Stop fighting 'bout the same old things
Let's start over
We can't let our good love die
Maybe we can start all over
Give love another life

I can see that we're not happy here
So why would we keep pretending when there's nothing there
Maybe you like it, well I don't
And maybe you settle
Well I won't

Maybe we reached the mountain peak
And there's no more left to climb
And maybe we lost the magic piece
And we're both too blind to find

Let's start over
Let's give love their wings
Let's start over
Stop fighting 'bout the same old things
Let's start over
We can't let our good love die
Maybe we can start all over
And give love another life

I know that this will hurt you
I know you'll cry
I know I called you selfish
But that's a lie
I feel I know what's best for us
Let's

Start over
And let's give love their wings
Let's start over
I'm tired of fighting 'bout the same old thing
Let's start over
We both know that this love won't die
Maybe we can start all over
And give love another life
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Writer: Esther Dean, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Robert Shea Taylor
Copyright: Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing




Love On Top

Bring the beat in

Honey, honey
I can see the stars all the way from here
Can't you see the glow on the windowpane?
I can feel the sun whenever you're near
Every time you touch me I just melt away

Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear
(They say love hurts)
But I know (it's gonna take the real work) oh-oh
Nothing's perfect but it's worth it
After fighting through my tears and finally you put me first

Baby, it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only one I see
Come on, baby, it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one I can always call
When I need to make everything stop
Finally, you put my love on top

Ooh, come on, baby
You put my love on top, top, top, top, top
You put my love on top
Ooh, ooh
Come on, baby
You put my love on top, top, top, top, top
My love on top, my love on top

Baby, baby, I can hear the wind whipping past my face
As we dance the night away
And boy your lips taste like a night of champagne
As I kiss you again and again and again and again

Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear
(They say love hurts)
But I know (it's gonna take the real work) oh-oh
Nothing's perfect but it's worth it
After fighting through my tears and finally you put me first

Baby, it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only one I see
Come on, baby, it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one I can always call
When I need to make everything stop
Finally, you put my love on top

Ooh, baby
You put my love on top, top, top, top, top
You put my love on top
Ooh ooh
Come on, baby
You put my love on top, top, top, top, top
My love on top, my love on top

Baby, it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only thing I see
Come on, baby, it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you, baby, everything stops
Finally, you put my love on top

Baby, you're the one that I love
Baby, you're all I need
You're the only one I see
Come on, baby, it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you everything stops
Finally, you put my love on top

Baby, 'cause you're the one that I love
Baby, you're the one that I need
You're the only man I see
Baby, baby, it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you everything stops
Finally, you put my love on top

Baby, 'cause you're the one that I love
Baby, you're the one that I need
You're the only one I see
Baby, baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one that always calls
When I need you everything stops
Finally, you put my love
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Writer: Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Robert Shea Taylor, Terius Youngdell Nash
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing




Countdown

Boy, oh, killing softly and I'm still falling
Still the one I need, I'll always be with you
Oh, you got me open, don't ever let me go
Say you're real out of your block
If you leave me you're out of your mind

My baby is a (ten)
We dressing through the (nine)
He pick me up with (eight)
Make me feel so lucky (seven)
He kiss me in his (six)
We be making love in (five)
Still the one I do this (four)
I'm trying to make a (three)
From that (two)
He still the (one)

There's ups and downs in this love
Got a lot to learn and it's love
Through the good and the bad, still got love
Dedicated to the one I love, hey

Still love the way he talk, still love the way I sing
Still love the way he rock them black diamonds in that chain
Still all up on each other, ain't a damn thing change
My girls can't tell me nothing, I'm gone in the brain

I'm all up under him like it's cold, winter time
All up in the kitchen in my heels, dinner time
Do whatever that it takes, he got a winner's mind
Give it all to him, meet him at the finish line

Me and my boo and my boo boo riding
All up in that black with his chick right beside him
Ladies, if you love your man show you the fliest
Grind up on it, girl, show him how you ride it

Me and my boo and my boo boo riding
All up in that black with his chick right beside him
Ladies, if you love your man show you the fliest
Grind up on it, girl, show him how you ride it

Oh, killing me softly and I'm still falling
Still the one I need, I'll always be with you
Oh, you got me open, don't ever let me go
Say you're real out of your block
If you leave me you're out of your mind

My baby is a (ten)
We dressing through the (nine)
He pick me up with (eight)
Make me feel so lucky (seven)
He kiss me in his (six)
We be making love in (five)
Still the one I do this (four)
I'm trying to make a (three)
From that (two)
He still the (one)

Yup, I put it on him, it ain't nothing that I can't do
Yup, I buy my own, if he deserve it, buy his shit too
All up in the store, shorty, tricking if I want to
All up in the store, shorty, fly as we want to

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Damn I think I love that boy
Do anything for that boy
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Now I'll never be the same
You and me until the end

Me and my boo and my boo boo riding
All up in that black with his chick right beside him
Ladies, if you love your man show you the fliest
Grind up on it, girl, show him how you ride it

Me and my boo and my boo lip locking
All up in the back because the chicks keep blocking
All that gossip in ten years stop it
London speed it up, Houston rock it

Oh, killing me softly and I'm still falling
Still the one I need, I just wanna be with you
Oh, you got me open, don't ever let me go
Say you're real out of your block
If you leave me you're out of your mind

My baby is a (ten)
We dressing through the (nine)
He pick me up with (eight)
Make me feel so lucky (seven)
He kiss me in his (six)
We be making love in (five)
Still the one I do this (four)
I'm trying to make a (three)
From that (two)
He still the (one)
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Writer: Robert Shea Taylor, Terius Youngdell Nash, Wanya Jermaine Morris, Nathan B. Morris, Cainon Renard Lamb, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Julie Frost, Michael Bivins, Esther Dean
Copyright: Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management




Till The End Of Time

Come take my hand

I won't let you go

I'll be your friend

I will love you so, deeply

I will be the one to kiss you at night

I will love you until the end of time



I'll be your baby

Now promise not to let you go

Love you like crazy

Now say you'll never let me go

Say you'll never let me go (say)

Say you'll never let me go

Say you'll never let me go (say)

Say you'll never let me go



Take, you away, from here

It's nothing between us but space, and time

I'll be your own little star, let me shine you up

Or your own little universe, make me your girl



Come take my hand

I won't let you go (let you go)

I'll be your friend

I will love you so, deeply

I will be the one to kiss you at night

(Kiss you at night)

I will love you until the end of time



I'll be your baby

Now promise not to let you go

Love you like crazy

Now say you'll never let me go

Say you'll never let me go (say)

Say you'll never let me go

Say you'll never let me go (say)

Say you'll never let me go



Baby, come on get up on it

Show me that you really want it

I wanna be the one to love you, baby, let's go (whoa)

Let's go (whoa)



I wanna provide this lovin' that your giving

I ain't frontin' in this love

Can you let me love you from your head to toe (whoa)

Let's go (whoa)



Boy, come to me (come to me)

Let me turn your rain into sun (come to me, babe)

You don't have to worry, baby (oh no)

I promise I'll set your heart free

Let my love into your soul

You go, I go, we go, that's all she wrote



Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never

Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never

Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never

Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never



Can't you see, babe?

(Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never)

(Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never)

I just wanna love you

(Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never)

(Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never)



Can't you feel me, babe?

(Say you'll, say say, say you'll, nev-never)

I just wanna be with you

I just wanna live for you

I'll never let you go

Bring your love to me



Come take my hand (take my hand)

I won't let you go (let you go)

I'll be your friend

I will love you so, deeply

I will be the one to kiss you at night

(Kiss you at night)

I will love you until the end of time



I'll be your baby

Now promise not to let you go

Love you like crazy

Now say you'll never let me go



Say you'll never let me go (say)

Say you'll never let me go

Say you'll never let me go (say)

Say you'll never let me go
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Writer: Beyonce Knowles, David Taylor, Robert Shea Taylor, Terius Nash, Thomas Pentz
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




I Was Here

I wanna leave my footprints on the sand of time
Know there was something that, and something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won't forget

I was here, I lived, I loved, I was here
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark, so everyone will know, I was here

I wanna say I lived each day, until I died
You know that I, meant something in, somebody's life
The hearts I have touched
Will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference
And this world will see

I was here, I lived, I loved, I was here
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here, I lived, I loved, I was here
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know, I was here

I just want them to know
That I gave my all, did my best
Brought someone some happiness
Left this world a little better just because, I was here

I was here, I lived, I loved, I was here
I did, I've done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I wanna leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here, I lived (I lived), I loved, I was here
I did (I did), I've done
I was here, I lived (I lived), I loved (I loved), was here
I did, I've done, I was here
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Writer: Diane Eve Warren
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Realsongs




Run The World (Girls)

Girls, we run this mutha (yeah)
Girls, we run this mutha (yeah)
Girls, we run this mutha (yeah)
Girls, we run this mutha, girls

Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)

Some of them men think they freak this
Like we do, but no they don't
Make your check, come at they neck
Disrespect us, no they won't
Boy, don't even try to touch this (touch this)
Boy, this beat is crazy (crazy)
This is how they made me (made me)
Houston, Texas, baby
This goes out to all my girls
That's in the club rocking the latest
Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later
I think I need a barber (barber)
None of these niggas can fade me (fade me)
I'm so good with this, I remind you, I'm so hood with this
Boy, I'm just playing
Come here, baby
Hope you still like me, F you, pay me

My persuasion
Can build a nation
Endless power
With our love we can devour
You'll do anything for me

Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)

It's hot up in here, DJ, don't be scared to run this, run this back
I'm repping for the girls who taking over the world
Help me raise a glass for the college grads
41' Rollie to let you know what time it is, check
You can't hold me (you can't hold me)
I work my nine to five, better cut my check
This goes out to all the women getting it in, you on your grind
To all the men that respect what I do, please accept my shine
Boy, you know you love it
How we smart enough to make these millions
Strong enough to bear the children (children)
Then get back to business
See, you better not play me (me)
Oh, come here, baby
Hope you still like me
F you, pay me

My persuasion
Can build a nation
Endless power
With our love we can devour
You'll do anything for me

Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run this mutha? Girls
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
Who run the world? Girls (girls)

Who are we?
What we run?
The world
Who run this mutha? Yeah
Who are we?
What we run?
The world
Who run this mutha? Yeah
Who are we?
What do we run?
We run the world
Who run this mutha? Yeah
Who are we?
What we run?
We run the world
Who run the world? Girls (girls)
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Writer: Adidja Palmer, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, David James Andrew Taylor, Nick Van De Wall, Terius Nash, Thomas Wesley Pentz
Copyright: Lyrics © NW ROYALTY CONSULTING, LLC., BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




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4 is the fourth studio album by Beyoncé. Following a career hiatus which reignited her creativity, Beyoncé was inspired to create a record with a basis in traditional rhythm and blues that stood apart from contemporary pop.

Her collaborations with songwriters and record producers The-Dream, Tricky Stewart and Shea Taylor produced a mellower tone, developing diverse vocal styles and influences from funk, hip hop, and soul music.

Severing professional ties with father and manager Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé eschewed the music of her previous releases in favor of an intimate, personal album. Lyrical themes of 4 emphasize monogamy, female empowerment and self-reflection, a result of Beyoncé considering a maturer message to contend artistic credibility. In May 2011, Beyoncé submitted 72 songs to Columbia Records for consideration, 12 of which would appear on the standard edition.

It was her fourth consecutive album to debut atop the US Billboard 200, and it also reached number one in Brazil, Ireland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The album spawned seven singles-"Run the World (Girls)", "Best Thing I Never Had", "Party", "Love On Top", "Countdown", "I Care" and "End of Time".

At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards (2013), "Love On Top" won Best Traditional R&B Performance. As of November 2016, 4 had sold 5 million copies worldwide.
Genre(s): R&B, soul
Producer(s): Beyoncé Knowles, Antonio Dixon, Babyface, Brent Kutzle, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Kuk Harrell, Kanye West, Kaskade, Luke Steele, Los Da Mystro, Ryan Tedder, Shea Taylor, Skyz Muzik, Switch, Symbolyc One, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart
Length: 46:28
Released: June 24th, 2011
Year: 2011

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