Start Over

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About Start Over

"Start Over" is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé taken from her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was written by Shea Taylor, Beyoncé Knowles and Ester Dean and produced by Taylor and Knowles. The song's development was motivated by the fact that Knowles traveled around the world and experienced different cultures which inspired love and purity inside her. A mid-tempo pop, pop rock and soul-influenced R&B ballad, "Start Over" finds the female protagonist affirming her individuality and expressing her love for a man with whom she attempts to start a relationship all over again. Knowles' vocals are accompanied by electric and enticing beats; the song's instrumentation includes drums and synthesizers. "Start Over" received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who noted that the song was quite similar to Knowles' older material. The placement of the song on the track-listing was criticized by critics, who thought that it made "Start Over" barely distinguishable. However, the beats arrangement and the vulnerability of Knowles' vocals were highlighted by many critics. Following the release of 4, "Start Over" charted at number 43 on the South Korea Gaon International Chart based on downloads alone. 


Year:
2011
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I feel weak
We've been here before
'Cause I feel we keep going back and forth
Maybe it's over
Maybe we're through
But I honestly can't say I still love you

Maybe we reached the mountain peak
And there's no more left to climb
And maybe we lost the magic piece
And we're both too blind to find

Let's start over
Let's give love their wings
Let's start over
Stop fighting 'bout the same old things
Let's start over
We can't let our good love die
Maybe we can start all over
Give love another life

I can see that we're not happy here
So why would we keep pretending when there's nothing there
Maybe you like it, well I don't
And maybe you settle
Well I won't

Maybe we reached the mountain peak
And there's no more left to climb
And maybe we lost the magic piece
And we're both too blind to find

Let's start over
Let's give love their wings
Let's start over
Stop fighting 'bout the same old things
Let's start over
We can't let our good love die
Maybe we can start all over
And give love another life

I know that this will hurt you
I know you'll cry
I know I called you selfish
But that's a lie
I feel I know what's best for us
Let's

Start over
And let's give love their wings
Let's start over
I'm tired of fighting 'bout the same old thing
Let's start over
We both know that this love won't die
Maybe we can start all over
And give love another life

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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: ESTHER DEAN, BEYONCE GISSELLE KNOWLES, ROBERT SHEA TAYLOR

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Album Debut
"Start Over" is from Beyoncé Knowles' fourth studio album, "4." The record is known for its experimental and creative departure from Knowles' earlier work.
Songwriters
This beautiful song was penned by Ester Dean, Shea Taylor, and Beyoncé herself. Ester Dean is a renowned songwriter who has written several hit songs for other famous artists like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.
Producer's Role
The song was produced by Shea Taylor. Taylor has worked closely with the major players in the R&B industry, including Ne-Yo and Jay-Z.
Song Release
"Start Over" was released in the United States on June 24, 2011, as part of the full album. "4" swiftly climbed the charts, solidifying Knowles' legendary status in the music industry.
Genre
The song, just like many others on the album, seamlessly blends R&B with pop, creating a unique sound that became characteristic of the entire project.
Song Duration
"Start Over" is about 3 minutes and 26 seconds long.
Lyrical Content
The lyrics of "Start Over" carry an emotional message about forgiveness and giving love another chance, it encourages sticking through the bad times and starting again from scratch if needed.
Non-Single Status
Despite the album's success, "Start Over" was not released as a single. However, it still enjoys great popularity among Beyoncé fans worldwide.
Critical Reception
Critics praised "Start Over," lauding Beyoncé's emotional delivery and performance, as well as its standout production and compelling lyrics that resonated with many listeners.
Live Performance
Beyoncé has not performed "Start Over" on her concert tours or live shows. It is one of her lesser-known songs that are yet incredibly moving and powerful.

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