"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" as written by Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Thaddis Harrell and Beyonce Knowles....
All the single ladies
(All the single ladies)
All the single ladies
(All the single ladies)
All the single ladies
(All the single ladies)
All the single ladies
Now put your hands up

Up in the club--we just broke up
I'm doing my own little thing
You decided to dip and now you wanna trip
'Cause another brother noticed me
I'm up on him, he up on me
Don't pay him any attention
'Cause I cried my tears for three good years
You can't be mad at me

'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it

I got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Got me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I can care less what you think
I need no permission, did I mention?
Don't pay him any attention
'Cause you had your turn, but now you gon' learn
What it really feels like to miss me

'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Don't treat me to these things of the world
I'm not that kind of girl
Your love is what I prefer, what I deserve
Here's a man that makes me then takes me
And delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond
Pull me into your arms
Say I'm the one you want
If you don't, you'll be alone
And like a ghost I'll be gone

All the single ladies
All the single ladies
All the single ladies
All the single ladies
All the single ladies
All the single ladies
All the single ladies
Now put your hands up

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it


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"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" as written by Thaddis Laphonia Harrell Christopher A. Stewart

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +8
    General CommentYou're all wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. Listen again, and you will clearly hear her sing, "All the single LETTUCE."

    It's about lonely salad.
    cloudy eyeon March 27, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt is obvious what this song means. It is about how she is now with another man, engaged/married and her ex boyfriend is jealous. She is saying that he can't be mad because not only could he not give her what she needed (real love) but he didn't propose any commitment (didn't put a ring on it). Someone else did. Too bad, so sad.
    quitejadedon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaningthis song is definitly about halo 3. it was not beyonce, but the forerunners who originally thought of a super ring which could destroy planets. do not be deceived by her lies. she may also tell you that you get recon armour for a con-splatter (another example of her witchcraft and spellcasting). also people, the rings have been destroyed. i made sure of that yesterday while playing the campaign on ledgendary (the grunt birthday party skull was on...HARDCORE!!!!)
    CTS REP
    CTSJewWieldon February 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationMe and my friend think that this song has a hidden dedication to Mario and Princess Peach.

    You can clearly hear throughout the song that there is a similar sound to when Mario Jumps in the game.
    We think that Beyonce is trying to suggest that after all these years Mario and Peach should finally get married. This would also mean that Mario wouldn't have to be so worried about Bowser any more because We're sure that he wouldn't try and kidnap and romance a married woman.

    [We're deadly serious]

    =]
    KylyPieon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI object to the idea that if he wanted to keep her he should have proposed. He should have (both of them, actually) worked to fix the problems in the relationship. If it was simply that it wasn't real love, then why would she even have said yes?
    ~Halycon~on February 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDon't you people ever think that some songs are just written for fun. You know, sheer enjoyment? I do love songs that deep, and make you really think. Everybody just loves a song that tears at the heart strings and makes them feel emotions that they rarely feel. But, on the other hand, why be so serious? Just because, Beyonce isn't out there singing about some type of love she has for someone/something or singing about politics, doesn't make this a bad song. The point is, if that man really wanted her, he would have stayed. Regaurdless of giving her a ring or not. It is what the ring is representing.


    Not to mention, if you don't like this song, you most likely do not like Beyonce. Why you even bothered to search lyrics and post nonsense is beyond me. Now, that is truly pathetic.
    xrockfistxon July 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti don't like this song, but he video's even worse.what' with the bionic hand shit?al she does is say the same three hings ver and over.she an do better, and i don't get how this one hs gotten a vide when others haven't.she's obviously talented, but this song is just horrendous
    sataygreon January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentK I like this song its catchy. The meaning is what everyone is saying. But the way I percieve it is single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) You can also take it as in if your single who cares if you dont got a man. Put a ring to show your single. put a ring on it.
    Enzeon January 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the worst song ever.
    I was on my bus and they played it
    like 20 times in a row and I wasnted to shoot myself
    in the head. Everything aboout it suckss, god
    beyonce is sooooo annoying!
    Lmonge93on January 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is worthless. Why is putting a ring on it such a big deal anyway? Like it's a big prize. Any woman who only wants that rock probably isn't worth having. Jay-Z is probably kicking himself. Okay, she is incredibly sexy, so maybe not yet. But he will be. Anyway, the point is, the guy in the song probably didn't put a ring on it because he knew she was a gold digger, and wanted him to spend his money on the sweat of diamond miners.
    artsluton January 19, 2009   Link

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