"Like a Boy" as written by Patrick Michael Smith, Ezekiel Lewis, Calvin Kenon, Ciara Harris, Balewa M Muhammad and Candice Nelson....
Pull up your pants (just like 'em)
Take out the trash (just like 'em)
Gettin' your cash like 'em
Fast like 'em
Girl, you wanna act like he did (I'm talkin' 'bout)
Security codes on everything
On vibrate so your phone don't ever ring
Joint account and another one he don't know about (hey)

Wish we could switch up the roles and I could be that
Tell you I love you, but when you call, I never get back
Would you ask them questions like me, like where you be at?
'Cause I'm out, four in the morning on the corner, rolling, doing my own thing

What if I, had a thing on the side
Made you cry?
Would the rules change up or would they still apply?
If I played you like a toy
Sometimes I wish I could act like a boy

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Girl, go ahead and be (just like 'em)
Go run the streets (just like 'em)
Go home, missin' sleep like 'em, creep like 'em
Front wit' your friends
Act hard when you wit' 'em, like 'em
Keep a straight face when you tell a lie
Always keep an airtight alibi
Keep it hid in the dark
What he don't know won't break his heart (hey)

Wish we could switch up the roles and I could be that
Tell you I love you, but when you call, I never get back
Would you ask them questions like me, like where you be at?
'Cause I'm out, four in the morning on the corner, rolling, doing my own thing

What if I, had a thing on the side
Made you cry?
Would the rules change up or would they still apply?
If I played you like a toy
Sometimes I wish I could act like a boy

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

If I was always gone
Let the sun beat me home (Would you like that?)
I told you I was with my crew when I knew it wasn't true if I act like you
Walked a mile off in your shoes (Would you like that?)
Messing with your head again
Dose of your own medicine

What if I, had a thing on the side
Made you cry?
Would the rules change up or would they still apply?
If I played you like a toy
Sometimes I wish I could act like a boy

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

Can't be getting mad what, you mad?
Can't handle that

R-A, go, here's the clutch

If I paged you (Would you like that?)
Had friends (Would you like that?)
Never call (Would you like that?)
No, no, you wouldn't like that, no!

What if I, made you cry? Would they still apply?
What if I, if I played you like a toy
Sometimes I wish I could act like a boy


Lyrics submitted by Princess_1098, edited by beautiful24l

"Like a Boy" as written by Candice Clotiel Nelson Ciara Princess Harris

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree with corsaiir, I've never dated a thug ether. Personally I hate guys who act like thugs, it's kind of obnoxious. However I do think that this poem doesnt represet all guys, cause some are generally nice.

    So relax guys who take this song offensively, every girl knows in her heart that there is a good guy out there. And if you take this song so offensively maybe it's because you've been guilty of one or two of these things to begin with.

    Also I do agree that girls do cause problems to and can act like this as well. However the reason there are more songs about it from a girls perspective than a guys is because girls can express themselves that way. When guys get this from girls theyre more likely to just get mad and break it off. A girl is more emotional and can put more into a song like this.

    Just my opinion
    glockgal13on October 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the best of the year.
    I absolutely agree with Ciara. I wish that I could be the boyfriend and not call and have my own thing.
    I wish that I wasn't the only one gettin my heart stomped on. Maybe if we could switch roles, guys would realize what they do to us & maybe they would think twice before acting like a douche.
    heartinaheadlockon March 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song!
    It shows what a girl goes through in a relationship, how it's "okay" for a guy to treat a girl like shit, but now she's giving him his own medicine.

    This song reminds me of "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera. You know? Explaining the double standard.

    -linds "why you getting mad?"
    ohitstragikXon June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a good song and I like it, but it kind of makes it seem like guys are the only ones who do this stuff. News flash guys, we girls are just as bad, if not worse and you don't hear any songs playing on the radio where a guy is singing about how badly his girlfriend treats him. They don't make their problems public and whine about them, they deal with them. And while I understand the whole double standards thing, that's not entirely what this song is about. Ciara is complaining about her situation with her guy, not about how women are treated by society. If you want to have a feminist fest, go listen to Christina Aguilera.
    WinterGon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn...Ciara looks like a boy for real in her video. lol. Scary.
    loop-to-loopon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hott.
    Brandanwithanaon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentironic that the song is called like a boy after all the rumors of her being a hermaphrodite hahahaa

    anyway song's about girls switching roles with guys on how they treat their significant other.
    fishoutofwater00000on March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentciara is siiiiccckk!!

    the music video is wicked.. this girl can dance, and i give her huuuge respect for that..

    anyways yeah i agree its funny that shed come out with something liek that after those rumors..... oh well ciara doesn't give a fuck, nor should she.. she's killin it these days!
    chasing_carson April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...esp. when she comes in the background with What you mad? Can't Handle that.
    gatsbycab4cutieon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beat and lyrics are sick. I don't much care for Ciara.
    AnisGon April 06, 2007   Link

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