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Beyonce: Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Meaning

Song Released: 2008


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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

[Verse 1]
Up in the club, we just broke up
I'm doing my...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th, 2017 7:33pm report


    It's actually a parody of feminism. The singer claims that because she and her boyfriend have dated for "three long years" without marriage that she is justified to sleep around with other men. She "decided to dip" and now he is unhappy that she's flirting with other men. The line "I'm up on him, he's up on me, don't pay him any attention" shows that she believes that since they aren't married, she is free to physically engage other men, and that its not something her boyfriend needs to know about.basically, he caught her cheating and she is trying to blame him for her own infidelity.



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    singerstargirl
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    Aug 27th, 2016 8:13am report


    The man was not willing to marry Beyoncé even though he liked her, and now she is moving on to someone else who is ready. She is basically saying that she will not be with someone who cannot commit to her. "If you like it, then you should've put a ring on it"



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2015 12:01pm report


    True! It's the guys to put the ring on it. The guy is the one who makes the move. He is the one who proposes. Most women all over the world wants to have a ring on their finger because it symbolizes the undying love and eternal love of the man. It means his love for the woman will be forever. What is the reason why girls enter into a relationship? Not really for the emotional and physical aspect. The main reason is because of love. Girls or guys will be a hypocrite if they only enter a relationship for fun, physical. emotional, etc. They enter a relationship because they see the person in their future and they want them to be their better half. I believe majority of the women wants their boyfriend to propose and ask their hand for marriage. Girls believe in what they want and knows what they want when it comes to love.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2015 12:57pm report


    I appreciate the confidence Beyonce portrays in saying it’s the guys job to ‘put a ring on it’ when they see something they want, it brings her above someone that is not confident in themselves and let’s someone walk on them or drag them along for the emotional and/or physical ride; I like to see someone who believes in what they want, and knows what they want for that matter. She is comfortable in her own body and dances well in heels. What a star!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 15th, 2014 3:41pm report


    oh lucifer, oh lucifer, hail lucifer, the world will not have fun, the world will bow to me, peoples tears fall. (in reverse)



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    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd, 2013 3:07pm report


    About a girl being single.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2012 6:05pm report


    If you want my youth..my time ect.. You have to marry me..put a ring on it.




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