"Behold, a Lady" as written by and Andre Benjamin....
Sophistophone, aristocrats
Distinguished stars, clean up your acts
Pull up your pants, ladies and gents
Please, act like you got some sense
You know what I really want to know?
Where do all the good girls go
What clubs they hang at?

Behold a lady
I see you standin' on the wall
Clap, clap, you deserve it all
Behold a lady (Candy-coated unicorns are quite hard to find)
I see you standin' on the wall (The classic lady, a rare breed indeed)
Clap, clap, you deserve it all (Is that make and model discontinued?)

Today I might snow, tomorrow I'll rain
3000's always changing but you stay the same
And I need that, hey I need that (In my life)
When I feel washed up and inadequate
And throw all my songs away, no matter how mad I get
You make me smile, you make me smile
You make me smile, you make me
You're the anchor that holds me down
When my ship is sinking
You won't let me drown and I'm grateful

Behold a lady
I see you standin' on the wall
Clap, clap, you deserve it all
Behold a lady
I see you standin' on the wall
Clap, clap, you deserve it all

Yo' mama's old fashioned, yo' daddy don't play
You'll always be this lovely
'Cause they raised you that way
Hallelujah! Thank ya Jesus! Thank ya Lord!
Thank ya Jesus! Thank ya Lord!
Thank ya Jesus! Thank ya Lord!
You're not extra extra, you're so plain Jane
The yin to my yang, darlin'
You've got that thang and you know it
But yet you don't and that's what's so cool
You don't say too much, but when you do it's profound
In the street you hold your head high
At home you get low down for me
(Can't get no lower, can't get no lower, can't get no lower, yeah!)
Hoo! You're the anchor that holds me down
When my ship is sinking, you won't let me drown

Sad, but one day our kids will have to visit museums
To see what a lady looks like
So if you find one, I beg of you, hold her tight
If you spot one, good sir, treat her right
Benjamin Andre signing off
Thanks a million
Good luck and goodnight.

Behold a lady
I see you standin' on the wall
Clap, clap, you deserve it all
Behold a lady
I see you standin' on the wall
Clap, clap, you deserve it all


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"Behold a Lady" as written by Andre Benjamin

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    General Comment"Where do all the good girls go?"

    very true.....
    SCOTTBALLon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so sweet :)
    sire_of_black_eyesson December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. andre is a genius.
    suckswhenon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have never felt so conflicted about a song... I love the spoken "Clap. Clap." and simple rhythms (it's really catchy) but I hate the message and innuedos. Especially the lines:
    "In the street you hold your head high
    At home you get low down for me"
    Also, the double entendres such as "Candy Coated Unicorns are hard to find" and "When my ship is sinking...(Aaaaaaahh!)" are not very gentlemen-like for a song about Andre's appreciation of a lady. It seems to attack the general female population for not being this type of "lady" (Sad, but one day our kids will have to visit museums/To see what a lady looks like). So, Andre likes a women who is very careful of her words she and doesn't express an opinion (standing on the wall) but she can't look like she is oppressed in her relationship (In the street you hold your head high).
    Plus, this song is all about what she does for him. It was pretty risky displaying such sexist attitudes in defining what a lady is.
    artbeaton September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think you need to find sexual innuendo in all the imagery. 'When my ship is sinking' isn't necessarily a sexual euphemism. I prefer to think of it as him confessing that sometimes things get shit and she helps him out. He was with Erykah badu for quite a whil there and I'm sure she doesn't dick about.

    He also pays tribute to good parenting and a christian upbringing in creating 'a lady'. It's not exactly some 2D fantasy.
    danheskethon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI respect your opinion about that Danhesketh. I know there are many who want that from their girlfriends/wives. For me, true love and reverence comes from a relationship that has reciprocity and both parties are changing and growing. This lady sounds like more of a crutch for the writer, especially when he says, "When my ship is sinking, you won't let me drown". If it was for the sexual innuendoes, I'd think he was talking about his mom taking care of him. Again, Minus the lyrics, Excellent song!
    artbeaton July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe is talking about a LADY, not his girlfriend. A lady is a girl who is beautiful, sweet, and sexy, but not "advertising" or sleeping around town.

    "You've got that thang and you know it...But yet you don't, and that's what's so cool"

    Girls who think they are hot aren't as hot as a hot girl who doesnt think she's hot :)

    Think back to "Roses" and Caroliiiiiiiine. Gotta love those Down to Mars girls!
    cdec518on August 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love it.
    mafia1551on July 27, 2009   Link

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