Run The World (Girls)

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"Run the World (Girls)" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé, from her fourth studio album 4 (2011), released as the lead single from the album on April 21, 2011. It was written by Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Beyoncé, while heavily sampling "Pon de Floor" by Major Lazer written by Nick "Afrojack" van de Wall, Wesley "Diplo" Pentz, David "Switch" Taylor and Adidja Palmer. Production was handled by Switch, The-Dream, Beyoncé, and Shea Taylor. The song's development was motivated by Beyoncé wanting to do something different: a mixture of different cultures and eras, a new sound, and a message which would give women strength. An unedited demo of the song, then thought to be titled "Girls (Who Run the World)", was leaked on the internet on April 18, 2011. "Run the World" premiered on US radio on April 21, 2011, and was digitally released the same day. "Run the World" is an electropop and R&B song that heavily samples "Pon de Floor" by Major Lazer. The song's title and lyrics comprise an unapologetically aggressive message promoting female empowerment. "Run the World" initially divided critics; some complimented the song's sample, its musical direction, and Beyoncé's aggressiveness, while others criticized the continuation of past themes and stated that they wanted to see Beyoncé covering new topics. Several critics compared "Run the World" to Beyoncé's other singles with similar themes such as "Independent Women" (2000) – with Destiny's Child, and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008) among others, stating that "Run the World" takes a more direct and assertive approach towards female empowerment. 


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2011
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Girls, we run this mutha (yeah!)
Girls, we run this mutha (yeah!)
Girls, we run this mutha (yeah!)
Girls, we run this mutha girls

Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (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 (touch this)
Boy, this beat is crazy (crazy)
This is how they made me (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 (barber)
None of these niggas can fade me (fade 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-U, pay me

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

Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (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
Help me raise a glass for the college grads
41' Rollie to let you know what time it is, check
You can't hold me (you can't hold me)
I work my nine to five and I cut my check
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, I know you love it
How we're smart enough to make these millions
Strong enough to bear the children (children)
Then get back to business
See, you better not play me (me)
Don't come here, baby
Hope you still like me
F-U, pay me

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

Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run this mutha? Girls!
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls! (Girls)
Who run the world? Girls!

Who are we? 
What we run?
The world
Who run this mutha? Yeah!
Who are we? 
What we run? 
The world
Who run this mutha? Yeah!
Who are we? 
What do we run? 
We run the world
Who run this mutha? Yeah!
Who are we? 
What we run?
We run the world
Who run the world? Girls! Girls!

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". more »

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Written by: Adidja Palmer, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, David James Andrew Taylor, Nick Van De Wall, Terius Nash, Thomas Wesley Pentz

Lyrics © NW ROYALTY CONSULTING, LLC., BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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