Released on February 6th 2016 as an online single via the service Tidal. her first new song since her Beyoncé: Platinum Edition was released in November 2014....
Y'all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')
I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag

I see it, I want it
I stunt, yeah, yellow bone it
I dream it, I work hard
I grind 'til I own it
I twirl on them haters
Albino alligators
El Camino with the seat low
Sippin' Cuervo with no chaser
Sometimes I go off, I go off
I go hard, I go hard
Get what's mine, take what's mine
I'm a star, I'm a star
'Cause I slay, slay
I slay, hey, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, all day, okay
I slay, okay, I slay okay
We gon' slay, slay
Gon' slay, okay
We slay, okay
I slay, okay
I slay, okay
Okay, okay, I slay, okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
Okay, okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, 'cause I slay
Slay trick, or you get eliminated

When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, 'cause I slay
When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, 'cause I slay
If he hit it right, I might take him on a flight on my chopper, 'cause I slay
Drop him off at the mall, let him buy some J's, let him shop up, 'cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, 'cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, 'cause I slay
You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, 'cause I slay
I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making

I see it, I want it
I stunt, yeah, yellow bone it
I dream it, I work hard
I grind 'til I own it
I twirl on them haters
Albino alligators
El Camino with the seat low
Sippin' Cuervo with no chaser
Sometimes I go off, I go off
I go hard, I go hard
Take what's mine, take what's mine
I'm a star, I'm a star
'Cause I slay, slay
I slay, hey, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, I slay okay
I slay, okay
We gon' slay, slay
Gon' slay, okay
We slay, okay
I slay, okay
I slay, okay
Okay, okay, I slay, okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
Okay, okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, I slay
Slay trick, or you get eliminated, I slay

Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation
You know you that bitch when you 'cause all this conversation
Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper


Lyrics submitted by cooperw, edited by Soso19

"Formation" as written by Beyonce Knowles Asheton Hogan

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThe lyrics are really simple. Beyonce is showing how classy she is while demonstrating her mastery of the English language. High class poetry at its best!

    Oh, and she slays.
    PFG 9000on February 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)Outside of the intended meaning of the song, brand Red Lobster is claiming that the song helped push over 42,000 mentions on social media upon its release.

    "When he f*** me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay
    When he f*** me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay"

    money.cnn.com/2016/02/09/investing/red-lobster-beyonce-formation/…
    danon February 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI'm really rich, but I'm also black hence my "negro nose" and carrying of hot sauce in my bag.

    Oh and if Jay-Z wants me to take him to Red Lobster, he has to have sex with me first, poor guy ;)

    I also slay dragons. Plus I need women to buy this record, so I've tagged a chorus with "Hey Ladies" on the end, just because.
    theShaneon June 30, 2016   Link
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    My OpinionWhy is boasting such a big part of R&B and Hip-Hop culture? Is is because both were born in poverty and struggle, and so can't afford self-criticism (which is actually self-praise -- it shows off how much one can spare (Samuel Johnson))?
    Odeon August 26, 2016   Link

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