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If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go

Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it
Cause they stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed


If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it's broken
So they'd think that I was sleeping alone

I'd put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she'd be faithful,
Waiting for me to come home, to come home.

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake,
Think I'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong

But you're just a boy
You don't understand
And you don't understand, ohhhh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man
You don't listen to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you're taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you're just a boy



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  • h
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    hotmama008Feb 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    I like this song I never notice while I'm listening to it my tears flow unto my face. Every words of the lyrics brought me back the same situation with my guy. Its same way I wanted to expierince, be the man that I want him to be. The one who understand me, listen to me, and never neglects me and the most of all love me. Its really hard to find that guy, but if only I have that kind I will never let him go.
  • dogzrule
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    dogzruleFeb 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    This song is explaining what the typical boy would do these days. They say that they love you and then cheat, leave you home alone, and have fun without you. She is saying that she wishes that she could be the boy and drink beer chase girls make their owns rules and still have the girl they supposedly love. She is now telling them that you can't treat women any kind of way and if you love them then you should treat them fairly. No one wants to be treated that way!
  • b
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    beautifierMar 14, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Alright. I do love this song, but to be honest I don't agree entirely with the meaning. And this is coming from a girl.
    First of all, I expected all of this. All of these comments of how boys are cheaters and that girls are always the ones that are hurting. Okay, number one, that isn't even true. Not all boys are cheaters, and girls aren't the only people who get hurt. It's really just as simple as that.
    I've been heartbroken a hell lot of times but even then I don't blame everything on males and always say it's their fault. To be honest, it's immature, and we need to accept the fact that both genders have their flaws and imperfections. It's an unavoidable fact.
    You know, girls, sometimes there'd be times where boys would feel exactly what you are now.
  • i_sTill_LoVe_U_Munch
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    i_sTill_LoVe_U_MunchFeb 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    I really like this song. If I were a boy I wish I could understand what the hell put on their minds to hurt the feelings of the girl who truly love them. They do all he can to make you fall then suddenly if you really inlove with them they broke your heart. How stupid to all the guys who did this kind of stuff.
    To all the guys out there. Listen! Stop pretending that you love that girl. Stop saying that you love her. I hate all guys who always make paasa to all the girls. Love is not a game!
  • g
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    gardianJul 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    What destroys most relationships is not the act of cheating but instead the act of lying about cheating and that goes for either partner. Most people who say they have a problem with cheating actually have a problem with communication and trust.
    Either partner can be "caught up in the moment" and do something that would be considered cheating by the other partner, but it becomes a "big deal" when a "mistake" is used to devalue an entire relationship and the person who did the mistake.
    People are human, mistakes happen, and every religion teaches forgivens and acceptence.

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