"Run the World (Girls)" as written by Nick Van De Wall and Adidja Azim Palmer/ Thomas Wesley Pentz/ David James Andrew Taylor/ Terius Nash/ Beyonce Knowles....
Girls, we run this motha, yeah

Girls, we run this motha, yeah

Girls, we run this motha, yeah

Girls we run this motha, girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Some of them men think
They freak this like we do
But no they don't
Make your check come at they neck
Disrespect us no they won't

Boy don't even try to touch this
Boy this beat is crazy
This is how they made me
Houston Texas baby

This goes out to all my girls
That's in the club rocking the latest
Who will buy it for themselves
And get more money later

I think I need a barber
None of these niggas can fight me
I'm so good with this,
I remind you I'm so hood with this

Boy I'm just playing
Come here baby
Hope you still like me
"F" you pay me

My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power
Our love we can devour
You'll do anything for me

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

It's hot up in here
DJ don't be scared
To run this,
Run this back

I'm repping for the girls
Who taking over the world
Have me raise a glass
For the college grads

Anyone rolling
I'll let you know
What time it is, check
You can't hold me

I wrote my 9 to 5
Gotta cop my cheque
This goes out to all
The women getting it in

Get on your grind
To the other men
That respect what I do
Please accept my shine

Boy you know you love it
How we're smart enough
To make these millions
Strong enough to bare the children

Then get back to business
See, you better not play me
Don't come here baby
Hope you still like me
"F" you pay me

My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power
Our love we can devour
You'll do anything for me

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run this motha?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who run the world?
Girls

Who are we?
What we brought?
The world (who run this motha', yeah)

Who are we? What we brought?
The world (who run this motha', yeah)

Who are we?
What do we run?
We run the world (who run this motha', yeah)

Who are we?
What we brought?
We run the world
Who run the world? Girls


Lyrics submitted by RoboEric, edited by htylerz

"Run the World (Girls)" as written by Beyonce Gisselle Knowles Thomas Wesley Pentz

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, NW ROYALTY CONSULTING, LLC.

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  • +2
    General CommentThe video is full of interesting imagery that makes it fun to watch. I would love to point out all of that I can think of but, it's a lot of work to logically interpret all the frames of a video in an interesting manner. The initial seconds when Beyonce is riding the horse...

    As the horse rears itself, the scene makes a transition as the horse is in the air. This pose is an emphasis of power and dominance, in my opinion, made immortal in a portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte as he rests on a horse in a similar manner.

    The lingerie with capes also implies that women are super heroes but at the same time are sexual. Women are not whores but rather, humans that must perform superhuman tasks every day while remaining "dominant" sexually and utilize it to their advantage.


    Biologically, in most cases when one is not dealing with a rapist or misogynist, women control their relationships and have humanity's chances of survival in a vice. They are half the genes for a child and they birth the damn thing. If all women suddenly stopped having children, humanity would be extinct in a century. Men may have imposed the image of dominance but the idea of the "woman behind the man" is everpresent.


    Finally, although I missed a lot and forgot a lot of what I want to say... Women demonstrate their control in purposely acting submissive or giving into the demands of men. They constantly manipulate the male gender but carefully utilize all that they have to do so. This form of sacrifice is experienced by almost every strong woman and is exemplified in Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eye's Were Watching God" as Janie willingly accepts a beating from Teacake with no fuss to empower him rather than fighting back as most women would.

    This sacrifice is shown at the end in the video. Although the men are fearful of the power of women, the women have a sudden change of face. As Teddy said, speak softly but carry a large stick. Further emphasizing the idea of a superhero, women live lives as normal people until they must break out the capes and demonstrate their superhuman powers.


    I am a man and have a passion for all things beautiful and women are especially fierce and enthralling. I do not care much for the supposed Illuminati imagery since it's silly stuff, I am actually more curious about the people who continually proliferate those ideas on the internet.

    c:


    Shrug. I liked the song and video.
    DerpfaceMcgeeon September 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI kind of love this song. Sure there might be a measure of female chauvinism, but
    1.) Beyonce is shutting this down. Alpha Female.
    2.) The dance moves in the video are incredibly sick
    3.) Girl power never hurt anyone
    and
    4.) For all of the male chauvinism out there, in piles and piles and piles, I think women deserve an anthem, even if it is a little "we're better than you."

    And that is my opinion.
    lalihydeon May 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionmeh...not that this is the worst song ever...but I just don't like it, and HELL I'm a girl myself. And the meaning of this song is pretty clear: it's saying girls rule the world and whatever. AKA: Female chauvinism
    deadD00Mkittenon May 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. She performs it so well.
    MirandaMbon May 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't even see it as a "we're better than you" song so much as a "We're running the world too, now, so ya better watch it" song.
    governmentproj13on June 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrected lyrics:

    Boy I'm just playing, come here baby
    Hope you still like me,
    eff you[<- often censored in concert], baby

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    Boy you know you love it
    How we're smart enough to make these millions
    Strong enough to bear the children
    Then get back to business
    Please, you better not play me
    Oh, come here baby
    Hope you still like me
    eff you, baby!

    sedusaleeon December 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think girls don't run the world yet, and there are contradictions between the imagery and the lyrics.

    I suggest a visit to musicvideowatchers.com/
    lector2104on December 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is linked to the illuminati and their plan to take over the world
    shellcaton January 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor those who think that Beyoncé is being unrealistic here, the song could be her imagining girls running the world.
    seeingon March 18, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General Commentilluminati.
    XtraELITEon August 18, 2011   Link

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