Sunday, February 1, 2009

Of Beyonce, R Kelly, Le Carr and the song "If I Were A Boy"

Have you heard of the song If I Were A Boy by Beyonce? I'm sure you would if you always tune into Hitz.fm. If you have not, here's the MV i got from Youtube. You better see it first if you have not because if you don't, you'll end up pretty confused when you keep reading my blog.



LYRICS (If I Were A Boy):

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 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 taking 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

Id put myself first
and make the rules as I go
Cause I know that shell 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 taking 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

Man: you know when you act like that i dont think you realize how it makes me look or feel
Beyonce: act like what yo why you so jealous aint like im sleepin with tha guy
Beyonce: what
(Role Changes)
Man:what... (laughs)
i said why you so jealous aint like im sleeping with the girl

But you're just a boy
You don't understand
and you don't understand, ohhhh
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're taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you're just a boy

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Jia Yee loves to tease me using this song because as you can see, this song pretty degrades the guys.
Besides that, on my personal opinion, i also think that this song kinda encourages girls to become guys.

Just to put it simple, the message of the whole song is that GUYS ARE BAD. DO NOT START A RELATIONSHIP WITH GUYS.

I have admit that we as guys are not perfect, but hey, we're not that bad either so i thought it was pretty unfair for Beyonce to sing like this and secretly hope that someone as a guy could redeem our dignity. I could do it myself but the downside is that i'm not a singer.

Well, until one day, when i was in the car with Jia Yee and the song comes out again and she starts singing it again to tease me. But suddenly there's a male voice in the song and we both were like What The Heck?

Here comes R. Kelly and Le Carr to our guys rescue! Watch and listen (don't forget to compare!) to both of their MV and lyrics to see what is our guy's response to Beyonce's song.


R. Kelly's Version:




LYRICS (If I Were A Boy Remix ft R. Kelly):

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 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 taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

(R. Kelly)
If you were a boy
then girl you'd understand
you need to stop listening to your friends
love, respect and trust your man
So I go to clubs with the guys
and sometimes flirt with the girls
I should be able to roll out
as long as Im coming home to you
and give you the world
But you are not a boy,
so you dont have a clue (ey)
How I work and pay the bills
girl and everything I do is for you (eh eh)

(Beyonce)
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a Boy (Beyonce)
If I were a Girl (Kelly)

I would turn off my phone (Beyonce)
I wouldn't play games (Kelly)

Tell everyone it's broken
so they'd think that I was sleeping alone (Beyonce)
Girl you know thats wrong (Kelly)

Id put myself first
and make the rules as I go
Cause I know that shell be faithful,
waiting for me to come home, to come home.

(R Kelly)
But you are not a boy,
so you can't understand
You are not a perfect woman
and I am not a perfect man (with me, with me)
I'd listen to her (eh eh)

Cause I know how it hurts (Kelly: and I know how you feel)
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
Kelly: Said Im sorry

It's a little too late for you to come back

(Kelly)
but I cant let you go
cause Im too attached

If you thought I would wait for you
you thought wrong
But you're just a boy


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Le Carr's Version:



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 taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a girl
even just for a day
I'd get out of bed in the morning
and take forever to get ready
Complain to my friends
as if they got a man
They talk about you cause they're jealous
and I just stay and listen to it (I should get rid of them)

If I were a girl
I dont think I'd understand
how it feels to love a boy
I swear I'd be a better woman
I'd listen to him
cause I don't know everything
I would always try to tell him that he needs to treat me better
Like I don't gotta change at all

If I were a girl
It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake, think I'd forgive you like that? (I don't)
If you thought I would wait for you,
you thought wrong (I did wrong)

But you're just a boy
and you're just a girl

You don't understand
No 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
and you don't listen to him
You don't care how it hurts (you don't care how I feel)
Until you lose the one you wanted
cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you're just a boy
and you're just a girl

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Well, with R Kelly and Le Carr, i guess the score is even between the guys and girls now.

The moral of the songs?

No one is perfect!

p/s: i could not find the official Le Carr's mv for the song, so i would appreciate it if you guys could give me the link if you have it. Thanks!


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