If I were a boy    (video)    (midi)

 

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1. If I were a boy            even just for a day,

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    I’d roll out of bed in the morning

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    and throw on what I wanted and go.

 

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2. Drink beer with the guys             and chase after girls,

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   I’d kick it with who I wanted

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    and I’d never get confronted for it,

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    because they’d stick up for me,

 

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If I were a boy,              I think I could understand

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how it feels to love a girl, I swear I’d be a better man.

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I’d listen to her             cause I know how it hurts,

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when you lose the one you wanted ‘cause he’s taken you for granted

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and everything you had got destroyed !

 

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2. If I was a boy,            I would turn off my phone,

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    tell everyone it’s broken,

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    so they think that I was sleeping alone.

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    I’d put myself first              and make the rules as I go.

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    cause I know that she’ll be faithful,

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    waiting for me to come home,      to come home.

 

+  CHORUS

 

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+     It’s a little too late for you to come back,

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    say it’s just a mistake, think I forgive you like that.

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    If you thought I would wait for you,       you thought wrong.        - - -

 

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But you’re just a boy,

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you don’t understand, and you don’t understand, oh,

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how it feels to love a girl,

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someday you’ll wish you were a       better ma...........n.

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You don’t listen to her,              you don’t care how it hurts.

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until you lose the one you wanted,

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cause you’ve taken her for granted,

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and everything you had got destroyed - - -

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but your just a boy.

 

(orig. = capo 6th)    (Beyoncé)