(Ladies on the floor)
(All my ladies on the floor) gettin' bodied
(If you ready, get it ready) gettin' bodied
(Let's get it and drop it) hey

Give it up for my sister!
All right now
Everybody put your hands together
Do we have any single ladies in the house tonight?

(Now put your hands up) sing
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 (club)
Just broke up (up)
I'm doing my own little thing
You decided to dip (dip)
But now you wanna trip (trip)
'Cause another brother noticed me
I'm up on him (him)
He up on me (me)
Don't pay him any attention
I cried my tears (tears)
For three good years (years)
You can't be mad at me

'Cause if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (whoa, oh, oh)
'Cause if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it

Now wait
I want y'all to get nice and stanky with me
Where I'm from
We do things nice and stanky
We do things nice and funky (alright y'all)
Can y'all repeat after me
You ready? Say

Hey-ay (hey-ay)
Hey ay-ay (hey ay-ay)
Hey-ay (hey-ay)
Hey ay-ay (hey ay-ay)
Hey-ay (hey-ay)
Hey ay-ay (hey ay-ay)
Hey-ay-yeah (hey-ay-yeah)
Hey-ay-ay (hey-ay-ay)

Now wait
You still ain't stankin' enough for me

Say whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(Sing) whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (put your hands up)
Say whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(Where my ring at?)
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Sing (whoa, oh, oh)

If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it (I see you)
If you like it, then you shoulda put a (ring on it)
(Whoa, oh, oh, oh) if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
(Whoa, oh, oh, oh) hey

I love y'all


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"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) [Homecoming Live]" 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 28, 2009   Link
  • +5
    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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