"Ring the Alarm" as written by Kasseem Dean, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles and Sean Garrett....
Ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!
Don't you ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go)
Benz and the house off the coast (if I let you go)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

She gon' rock the VVS stones (if I let you go)
Coupes in the 'Bach Carter rolls (if I let you go)
She go profit everything I taught (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

Tell me how should I feel, when I know what I know
And my female intuition, telling me you a dog?
People told me 'bout the flames, I couldn't see through the smoke
When I need answers, accusations, what you mean you gon' choke? (oh)

You can't stay, you gotta go (oh)
Ain't no other chick spendin' yo' dough
This is taking a toll, the way the story unfolds
Not the picture-perfect movie everyone would have saw

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go)
Benz and the house off the coast (if I let you go)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

She gon' rock the VVS stones (if I let you go)
Coupes in the 'Bach Carter rolls (if I let you go)
She go profit everything I taught (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

Ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!
Don't you ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Tell me how should I feel
When you made me belong
And the thought of you just touching her is what I hate most
I don't want you but I want it and I can't let it go
To know you give it to her like you gave it to me, come on (oh)

He's so arrogant and bold (oh)
But she gone love that shit, I know
I done put in a call, time to ring the alarm
'Cause you ain't never seen a fire like the one I'm gon' cause

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go)
Benz and the house off the coast (if I let you go)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

She gon' rock the VVS stones (if I let you go)
Coupes in the 'Bach Carter rolls (if I let you go)
She go profit everything I taught (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

How can you look at me
And not see all the things that I kept only just for you (ooh)
Why would you risk it baby is that the price I that pay? (Ooh)
But this is my show and I won't let you go
All it's been paid for, and it's mine
How could you look at me
And not see all the things (see all the things, see all the things)

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go)
Benz and the house off the coast (if I let you go)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go

She gon' rock the VVS stones (if I let you go)
Coupes in the 'Bach Carter rolls (if I let you go)
She go profit everything I taught (if I let you go)
I can't let you go, damned if I let you go


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"Ring the Alarm" as written by Sean Garrett Kasseem Daoud Dean

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    General CommentI may be reading into this too much, but I think this is from the point of view of a married woman whos husband is cheating on her. Furious, and not loving him anymore, she wants to divorce him, but they have a prenuptial agreement, so instead, she decides to kill him, daring him to "ring the alarm" in that mocking way that black women have sometimes (believe me, I know). The bridge is her moment of plea, before she remembers what she was going to do.

    Angry black woman meets Fatal Attraction. Excellent, in my opinion.
    Ian-samaon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeyonce commented on the song, "It's energetic, aggressive and filled with hard beats". She explained that the album was completed in three weeks, which is the reason most of the record, including "Ring the Alarm" sounds aggressive. She further clarified that she didn't intend to write an angry song, "Swizz's ['Ring the Alarm'] had that tough vibe, like the guy had cheated, and I wanted to write something honest. If you're in a relationship, even if the man's cheating and you end up not wanting him, the thought of another woman benefiting from the lessons you taught him.
    "Ring the Alarm" features Beyonce as the female protagonist impersonating a threatened woman involved in a love triangle. She is unwilling to allow another woman to profit from all the efforts she put on to make her lover a better man. Beyonce's anger is due to her man's wandering eye, her desire to leave, and the thought of having to give him up to some unworthy woman.
    tangirlsarebeston May 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFallen From the sky does a pretty good cover for this
    check it out
    myspace.com/…
    cuppycakeson January 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst of all, beyonce and rihanna have no rivalry..

    OKay, now to the comment....
    Beyonce used to be one of my favorite singers when she had her first solo album. To me, this is the only original song on Beyonce's new cd, along with Irreplaceable. I thought the new album had no real thought and she's losing all of her creativity and relying too much on her status. Deja Vu, even though I like it, it a recycled version of Crazy in Love. Upgrade U just shows how conceited she's really getting. Green Light, Suga Mama, Kitty Kat are mediocre at best. Get Me Bodied was kinda good for a little while, now it's just annoying. And Freakum Dress was just stupid.

    And then she has the nerve to release the deluxe edition. Even though Beautiful Liar is a cool song, nobody cared about it or the new song. Yet she still gets so many props because she's Beyonce. She's become so well established just because of her connections and beauty. Her talent is slipping. And other, younger R&B/Pop singers, such as Rihanna and Ciara, are improving.

    She has a wonderful voice, but wasting on stupid lyrics and making a rushed, lackluster cd and depending simply on your rep is dumb and sad. Because if you don't work hard, good things don't last forever...
    snowy_dawnon August 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed.
    notaliveyeton September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is about Jay- Z affair with rihanna

    and how she may hate him

    but she doesn't want that Ho to have the perks of being with Jay-Z
    ode2jeremyon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho would pick Rihanna over Beyonce BTW?
    ode2jeremyon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and I just have to add that the "When I need answered accusations, what you mean you gon' choke?" part is indicative of that while she's questioning him, her hand is apparently gripping his neck.

    ...

    VERY, VERY GOOD LINE.
    Ian-samaon September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with Ian-sama. She has compeltely lost it and wants to kill him. Hence the "ring the alarm" and the police.

    The red lipstick at the end was cool to, although I didn't get it?
    valeinion September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm slightly ashamed to admit that i kind of like this song.
    mrguy753on September 09, 2006   Link

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