Beyonce: Run the World (Girls) Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
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Run the World (Girls) Lyrics
Who run the world? Girls! x4
We run this motha? Girls! x4
Who run the world? Girls! x4
[Beyonce - Verse 1]
Some of them men think they freak this like we do
But no they don't
anonymous Jul 28th, 2011 7:29pm report
Your comments about the devil are so hilarious :)
It's just a song, stop exaggerating. Are you people really serious? I hope not.
This song is about how girls deserve respect, how we make our own money and can do what we want, and achieve anything.
Yoru Bob Ningcha Sep 25th, 2011 9:36am report
Okay, to the person who's spouting random nonsense about her worshipping the devil: shut up. You don't need to spam a million comments about it. We got it the first time.
She is singing about the power of women. Since much of the world is patriarchal and demeans women (which ranks them as closer to animals than human) and denotes them in a negative light, Beyonce is trying to convey in her music that girls have this immense power that men understates. Women have started to step up the ladder at a rapid rate, proving to men that women are far more intelligent and important than what the men make them. She also wants to point out that women deserve a lot of respect for all the things they go through and yet going "back to business". As for their attire, they are portraying their beauty, but at the same time they're saying "hands off" because a woman should have the right to appear beautiful as they choose -not because someone else dictates. It's a beautiful song about women empowerment. This song's lyrics makes me feel like I deserve respect for who I am as a woman.
By the way, she was NEVER implicating devil worship in her songs. You're just pulling a stupid veil over your eyes because someone fed you those words to say because they think their religion is perfect. Now I would love to point out that the concept of "devil" was actually derived from the Persian religion Zoroastrianism. Whatever religion you had didn't exist until after people mixed up all the concepts of different religions together throughout history in different empires and countries. Please run through some historical references thoroughly first (and especially don't just pick certain pieces of info that supports what YOU believe in-make sure to read ALL and actually THINK you ignorant person/people) before accusing people of being devil worshippers.
anonymous Jun 24th, 2011 6:00pm report
If u think about it she is trying to say she can persuade people to become devil worshipers and with that power she can build a nation of people that support devils and she has power that will never end !!! rate it if u agree with me.
singerstargirl Aug 27th, 2016 8:08am report
This is a great female empowerment track, which it never hurts to have enough of. It is true that women and girls are tough. They are "strong enough to bear the children then get back to business". Although women can make good moms, most of them have thriving careers and good friends to support them both financially and personally.
anonymous Jul 9th, 2016 7:26pm report
For heaven's sake, it should be a law that idiots can't post on the internet. You Illuminati crazies really need to get a life. First, you decided Beyonce was the anti-Christ...now, it's her daughter. You will blindly target a hugely successful public figure and twist reality to fit your needs because your conspiracy theories require that it be one.
Furthermore, a persuasion can be a group or variety. Tradition states that there are two groups of people (if you separate by gender)--males and females. Her "persuasion"-the female group-can build a nation. Simple as that.
anonymous Oct 11th, 2014 10:44am report
The song is up for interpretation as most songs are.
Women have power over men and the comment about:
my persuasion can build a nation
can be meant as the sexual power women have over a man and how she can pump out kid after kid because of her power. You can build a nation of people because guys can't turn down sex. Don't take it literally.
Plus everyone knows Beyonce changes a word on a hook and takes writing credit so its not her words.
anonymous May 14th, 2013 5:54am report
cum on guys beyonce was a church goer bt nt anymre,she is a devil worshiper n dtz a fact if eva u hv wtched her bday video she evn made dt sign of a pyramid wid an eye.evn her younger sista solange is an illuminati so dnt gt decievd by being dt she is clean bcz she is nt n her hairstyles indicates da baphomet n itz evilish.
anonymous Jan 27th, 2013 1:35pm report
anonymous Oct 22nd, 2012 10:54pm report
Ok people this is so silly, if you think these people are worshipping the devil...instead of spending all this time commenting and scratching your head...close your eyes and pray..
misspreston1989 Oct 6th, 2012 10:37pm report
Omg, are you people serious? You actually think that Beyonce is a devil worshipper? Its really funny how they point out the colors she had on in the video, the hand gestures she was doing, the things she was saying and what it really meant, don't you think that it doesn't make any sence to write a song, just to have it played backwards just to see what it really means? I'm sorry if some of you actually believe in that bs because its stupid. Beyonce doesn't worship the devil, her songs have nothing to do with the illuminati, I'll tell you what all this means......she has a lot of haters out there, trying to turn her good music into something its not.
anonymous Sep 14th, 2012 9:10pm report
I think that she is trying to say that without women or the female gender, the world would not be the world. Because think about it, yeah men get women pregnant but the fetus comes out of the women. So you cant really reproduce without women. Think about this y'all suckas who say she a devil worshipers. that's the stupidest stuff Ive heard.
anonymous Jun 17th, 2012 6:03pm report
Sometimes I think the song is about the devil. Because in the beginning of the song a woman is on the cross. But, sometimes throught the song it talks about a woman who has power ova the men and they want respect and control.So ppl yall dont knoe what thhe song is really about. If shes worshipping the devil then thats her and I hope she gets saved.But if shes not then ppl let her do her. God says never judge anyone.Yall dont want to be jugde by other ppl. So stop. We are now intering our last days. Ppl get it right to go to heaven. Remember never jugde a person by thier character, jugde a person by thier personality. Ppl put your mind on the Lord not on the world. I pray for Beyonce and the world to get saved, including me and my enemies.
anonymous May 15th, 2012 5:20pm report
I think that this song is the best song ever! i agree with everyone about her being a devil worshiper but i mean who are we to judge its her life because without her i mean who could you be talking about if she didn't become the great and inspiring person she is today!!! Besides everything she has done and all the bad choices she has done i still love her because she has inspired me big time and i love you Beyonce Giselle Knowles
anonymous Apr 30th, 2012 4:28am report
I always ask my self why does ppl of God sell their souls to the devil it's jst so stupid u are born a child of God then wen u a teen u freaken go out with devil worshipers nd tern u into one u agree how stupid could u be the only things that I do to protect my self from the devil is"PRAYING,GOING TO CHURCH,READING IN THE BIBLE" nd if u sell ur soul to the devil like Beyonce who sold her soul to the devil is one of the stupidest ppl I've ever heard of f*ck the devil devil worshipers!!
anonymous Apr 25th, 2012 4:19pm report
How does this song encourage female empowerment? It only reinforces all of the original female stereotypes of psychological slavery that have existed for centuries, such as:
- Work hard and respect the wealthy despite the current disastrous state of the world with them running the show constantly in favor of their own private interests.
- Use sexually promiscuous and provocative behavior to manipulate and attract what you want. Exploiting sexual weakness in men.
- The myth that we humans can be independent in an obviously interdependent world. Most people who brag about their so-called independence are actually announcing to the rest of the world that they are paranoid, egocentric, and have a problem with communication and trusting others. They have all been hurt, ignored, and taken advantage of, and it has affected them so profoundly that they try to compensate for their fear of weakness by trying to convince themselves that they are strong, independent, and need no one.
- Maintain work, sex and relationships as though it is the meaning of female life, and so all over again every day. This is exactly what women have always been forced to do. It is an extremely narrow and confined definition of what an intelligent woman is capable of. And women think that that is respectable? This is the very thing that women realized was slavery in the past and rallied against.
Female empowerment is ignorant, psychologically unhealthy and makes no logical sense. Male empowerment is often and rightly condemned as being nothing more than a philosophy of chauvinism and the glorification of the alpha male attitude. Why do women want to proudly become the same thing that they hated in men and worked so hard to vanquish? Male and female empowerment are both tragic, and kind of funny at the same time. Men and women will never treat each other as equals with mutual respect while we place such an emphasis on female or male empowerment in society. Change the word "Girl" in Girl Power to the word white or black and it is obvious how closely this attitude resembles the attitude of racial supremacy.
The song would be good if the lyrics were actually based on the reality of what women are truly capable of. Enough of the annoying girl power crap. Powerful and intelligent women don't have to go around trying to convince anyone that they are powerful. Beyonce apparently has to constantly announce to everyone that she is sexy and powerful because either:
A) It sells like crazy amongst young adults with low self-esteem.
B) She doesn't have anything more intelligent to say
C) Everyone will forget about her and stop giving her easy money if she can't keep them interested in her odd behavior. There are millions of girls with amazing voices and attractive figures in the world.
or D) All of the above and then some!
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