"Yes" as written by Shawn Carter, Beyonce Knowles and Bernard Jr Edwards....
Ah ha, ah ha, ah ha, ah, ah ha, ah, ah ha, ah ha, ah
I said yes to your number and yes to you datin' me
Yes we can be together but you gotta wait for me
The first time I say no, it's like I never said yes (it's like I never said yes)
I said, "yes, we can be together, yes, you can stay with me"
But when I say, "no, not tonight," you actin' so ungratefully
The first time I say no, it's like I never said yes (it's like I never said yes)

You was on the wall
I was with my crew
You was watchin' me baby
I was watchin' you
Slowly you walked over
I maintained my cool
You said hello to me, I
Said hello to you
You asked me where I'm from
I ask you what you do
You somehow intrigued me
I thought you were so cool
Somewhere between hi and goodbye
I felt so comfortable
I felt like we could talk all night
So I gave my number to you

I said yes to your number and yes to you dating me
Yes we can be together but you gotta wait for me
The first time I say no, it's like I never said yes (it's like I never said yes)
I said yes we can be together, yes you can stay with me
But when I say no not tonight, you actin' so ungratefully
The first time I say no, it's like I never said yes (it's like I never

Certainly you can call me baby
I love to hear from you
Yes of course you can come and see me boy
I wanna get to know you more, sure I'm feelin' you
No baby, not yet, we can't take that next step
Why you gettin' so upset? Boy you
Act as though I never told you yes before
You are so ungrateful, mmm, mmm, mmm

You was at my house
I was sittin on my couch
You was really buggin' so I
Told you to get out
I had been misjudging you
You had a lotta nerve, you
Too damn old to be so immature, I hope you learn
You said I move too slow
I showed you to the door
You said you'd call me later
I said, "don't call no more"
It is cool if you can't wait for me
I'm glad you let me know
'Cause you show me your true face baby
The first time I said no

I said yes to your number and yes to you dating me (hey)
Yes we can be together but you gotta wait for me (oh, mmm mmm)
The first time I say no, it's like I never said yes, it's like I never said yes,
(Ooh, I said yes) yes we can be together, (yes) yes you can stay with me
But when I say no not tonight, you actin' so ungratefully (oh)
The first time I say no (the very first time I say no)
It's like I never said yes (I never said yes) (I never, never said yes before)

I said yes to your number and yes to you datin' me
Yes we can be together but you gotta wait for me
The first time I say no, it's like I never said yes (it's like I never


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"Yes" as written by Beyonce Knowles Bernard Edwards

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    General CommentThis song is about meeting a guy... A guy that laid it on thick in sweetness and charm, being a gentleman, the works.. like a dream. Then after a while, his true colours begin to show.

    In the beginning of the song she was enthralled by him and thought he was unique.. The female in the relationship isn't morally challenged and wanted to take it slow rather than rush things..

    ..By the end of the song, she realizes the gravity of her mistake, and kicked him out of her house (and life) when he started pushing too hard - as she said - acting ungrateful.

    "You had a lotta nerve
    You too damn old to be so immature
    I hope you learn
    You said I move too slow
    I showed you to the door
    You said you'd call me later
    I said don't call no more
    It's cool if you can't wait for me
    I'm glad you let me know
    Cuz you show me your true face baby
    The first time I said no"

    I love these lines... this is one of my favourites from Beyonce.. i can totally empathize with this song...
    bluemoondaisyon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood analysis bluemoondaisy. It's a really good song..one of my favorites from Beyonce.

    And yeah..it's about a guy who seems nice and then when he gets comfortable tries to speed things up, even against her will.
    Dannysheavenon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentabout a guy who wants sex!!
    not giving a toss that the girl actually respects herself enough to wait and not jump in the sack on the first date.
    typical.
    --xprincesson January 03, 2008   Link

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