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Beyoncé – Countdown lyrics
Boy!

Oh, killing me softly and I'm still falling
Still the one I need, I will always be with you

Oh, you got me all gone, don't ever let me go
Say it real loud if you fly
If you leave me you're out of your mind

My baby is a 10
We dressing to the 9
He pick me up we 8,
Make me feel so lucky 7
He kiss me in his 6
We be making love at 5
Still the one I do this 4
I'm tryna make us 3
From that 2
He's still the 1

There's ups and downs in this love
Got a lot to learn in this love
Through the good and the bad, still got love
Dedicated to the one I love, hey

Still love the way he talk, still love the way I sing
Still love the way he rock them black diamonds in that chain
Still all up on each other, ain't a damn thing changed
My girls can't tell me nothing, I'm gone in the brain
I'm all up under him like it's cold, winter time
All up in the kitchen in my heels, dinner time
Do whatever that it takes, he got a winner's mind
Give it all to him, meet him at the finish line

Me and my boo and my boo boo riding
All up in that black with his chick right beside him
Ladies, if you love your man show him you the flyest
Grind up on it, girl, show him how you ride it
Me and my boo and my boo boo riding
All up in that black with his chick right beside him
Ladies, if you love your man show him you the fliest
Grind up on it, girl, show him how you ride it

Oh, killing me softly and I'm still fallin'
Still the one I need, I will always be with you
Oh, you got me all gone, don't ever let me go
Say it real loud if you fly
If you leave me you out of your mind

My baby is a 10
We dressing to the 9
He pick me up we 8,
Make me feel so lucky 7
He kiss me in his 6
We be making love at 5
Still the one I do this 4
I'm tryna make us 3
From that 2
He still the 1

Yup, I put it on him, it ain't nothing that I can't do
Yup, I buy my own, if he deserve it, buy his shit too
All up in the store, shorty, tricking if I want to
All up in the store, shorty, fly as we want to

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Damn I think I love that boy
Do anything for that boy
Boy!
Now I'll never be the same
You and me until the end

Me and my boo and my boo boo riding
All up in that black with his chick right beside him
Ladies, if you love your man show you the flyest
Grind up on it, girl, show him how you ride it
Me and my boo and my boo lip locking
All up in the back because the chicks keep flocking
All that gossip in 10 years stop it
London speed it up, Houston rock it

Oh, killing softly and I'm still falling
Still the one I need, I will always be with you
Oh, you got me all gone, don't ever let me go
Say it real loud if you fly,
If you leave me you're out of your mind

My baby is a 10
We dressing to the 9
He pick me up we 8,
Make me feel so lucky 7
He kiss me in his 6
We be making love at 5
Still the one I do this 4
I'm tryna make us 3
From that 2
He still the 1
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    I love beyonce. She is the world's most beautiful woman. She is my biggest idol. She is my roll model. She is so cute in her own way, and there's so special. She can put a bag on her body and I still think she's beautiful. I love the song countdown. But it's just a shame that you can not see she is pregnant in the video. :-/ but any ways. Greatings from denmark:-d
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    Why are most of these comments so negative? Beyonce is happy and in love ans she sings about it, if she was miserable and sang about that you people would be happy. So what she signs about diamonds and cars! Get off your butt work hard, go to school, learn a trade or do something so that you can get diamonds and cars. I so sick of hearing about this illuminati nonsense where is the real proof? The illuminatti is supposed to be a secret society if this were true do you think the average person would know they in this "secret society" be real! Jay-z and beyonce are great artist and if you don't like them don't buy their albums. They are filthy rich so people hate on them and make up rumors about them because they lack the ambition, brains, and will power or talent to become wealthy.
    Just because you are pregnant does not mean you can't dance. I'm sure her doctor has made her aware of what she can and can't do.
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    All people don't see how wrong beyonce and jay are. They are soo rich and care for nobody else. Beyonce even sells now her unborn baby just like christina aguilera and watch on YouTube "the arrivals" you can see they are devil worshipers. I know it sounds soo strange but its totally true even the us state is doing rituals from the mayas on the capital building. And we all see how they say they are soo good but usa is really doing people want to hide. But the truth always comes out.
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    The words are not for her age, she should try growing up I mean. Her so called mr 10 already got her pregnent so W. T. F does she want now. The video is just exploitation of her pregnancy I mean hasnt anyone ever told her not to wear heels when pregnant, or make rough movementshe has a great voice but she should stick to showing her body to her mr 10, we don't wanna know about her s*t, and again she is exploiting her pregnancy for fame.
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    I'm not satan I'm not god at tha same time I am leaving earth and leaving you demons and angels alone to hurt each other why because ya'll is playing with my mind trying to get to my heart as in life because all ya'll wona do is play shout dance sing talk kill fight sin love hate and it's confusing me. My last word I am off this earth leaving ya'll together without me because I'm not human. So talk back*if not then bye.
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    I think that she means that she is going to be down with him no matter what, and she is very happy that she is carrying his little diva inside her and now things are changing and no matter what happens it is down hill from having a family of two to three. I also think it mean that no matter what she will always make her self desirable to him come hell or hot water regardless of how she feel. She will do the best that she can do not to change regardless of her having a baby she will always keep her s*** and keep the fire burning. She appreciate the change in becoming a mother and again a family of three I believe they will put the true meaning in sickness and in health till death do them part. (the things that we should do in our own marriages).
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    I love this song. It gives me a good feeling too!
    Just wanted to comment on the lyrics, since I see so many different explanations of "boo coupe".
    "me and my boo on my boo coupe riding". Obviously, the "boo coupe" would be the car (also called a coupe) of her "boo", the one in which they are riding together.
    The word "boo coupe" is probably formed from the french word beaucoup as in "merci beaucoup" meaning "many thanks". Looks like a cross-language play on words to me. I wonder, has beyonce ever studied french?
    Also, in the countdown, when she says "trying to make us three" she's refering to her pregnancy. She's trying to make a third person, from the two (b and jay-z). Jay-z of course, is still the one.
    Notice how several of the lines are the catchphrases of popular love songs "killing me softly", "still the one" etc.
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    All of yall are wrong she is saying with all the drama that's going on yall need to stop it (them girls be blocking, all this gossip in 10 years yall gone stop it) and yes she is making her family bigger out of the 2 of them and he is her number 1 she will and did do anything for jay z soo everybody need to get the hell out they business and stop c*** blockin a real- aryel kimble love you b and jay z
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    Countdown is a metaphorical commentary on the cyclical dance macabre that is today's postmodern, american lifestyle. The ticking of the clock (that is portrayed by a pregnant beyoncé) is representative of the imperative, time-driven nature of the oppressive, pop-culture society in which beyoncé is trapped. This banal existence is only remedied temporarily through desperate orgies of the flesh, as beyoncé so eloquently demonstrates through her command to "grind upon it girl, show em how you ride it. " ladies, bound by the need to "show [your man] you the fliest," subject themselves to a life in which they are subservient to their "man," even though he may be unfaithful, riding in her "boo coupe" with "his chick right beside him. " she suggests that this dependent relationship lasts until the inky blackness of death, represented by the "meet[ing] at the finish line. " beyoncé's destructive lifestyle includes frantic consumerism as she spends money in a financially irresponsible way, "all up in the store" and buying things to make her "fly as we want to. "
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    Countdown to me is talking about how she feels about her boyfriend, even though he ight adgitate her she'll always be his boo and as she says nothing changes, they still together loving each other to the end. Theres ups and downs in every relationship you just jave to know exactly how to handle it, you can tell by the song she loves him like crazy. Well that's my meaning.
    - jahnell phillip.
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    I buy almost everything except food and clothing from online auctions. Most people aren't aware of the almost unbelievable deals that they can get from online auction sites.
    The site that has the best deals is saveonbuycøm
    And I checked with the better business bureau and was told that it is all legit. How they can sell gift cards, laptops, cameras, and all kinds of goodies that we all want for 50-90% off, I don't know. I do know that I bought my son an iPad there for less than $100 and my husband a $250 loews gift cards for $48. Why would I even think about shopping anyplace else?
    She love jay-z no matter what.
    She don't care if he came home with lipstick on him she will cook for him in her heels and be bundle up with him winter time and she dnt care what nobody say damn.
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    Beyonce. What can I say, you've been my all-time fav female artist since the day you arrived on scene with the other destiney's child girls atcha side! You got it all girl! The music you write is lyrically genious! Can't go wrong writing from the heart with a voice as beautiful and powerful as yours! My boyfriend and I idolize your relationship with jay-z. He is his number one fan since the beginning, and I have always been yours.! Much love and respect -
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    What you wanna say that my comments are not from you. Dammit don't lie my and I m not hating cuz its really a ritual you all can see watch the arrivales on YouTube they can show you the old maya ritual in detail and shes no proud on her preagnancy if she would be proud and with selfrespect why does she sell herself and her baby. She even wears high heels and makes fast moves and we all know that's not healthy for a baby and I m not hating I m only sayin the truth.
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    If you people really want to know what she means with her song countdown then better go and watch "the arraviles" on YouTube maybe it sounds for all people here kinda weird but what she shows is a ritual and even the maya said 2012 will come a change not that the world will be destroyed. It sounds soo unbelieveable and weird but its the truth and they can totally explain every ritual soo better read quran and watch this video all of you people when understand then inshaallah.
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    Just kiding man, I love this song and the pregnancy is just to show how proud and happy she is still got A great voice amazing singer, respect to mr 10, the first comment was just to show how people can hate on you and make up lies and gossips about you just cuz they can't be you, if anyone got offended with my last comment don't be it was just to show how people can realy hate on you, I meant nothing there again great beat fun lyrics and amazing video. Some artists when they get pregnant they look like armagadon, she looks great and amazing. You rock beyonce love. And for all those who liked my last comment. Get A life and leave her alone. She flaunts what shes got.
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    Its means that beyonce needs to find a better looking guy. Like my brother, so she can be my sister-in-law. But jayz is better looking than my brother, so I'm stuffed. Stfu jayz. Is that even jayz's real name? Very nice. I wanna name my child after letters too. Politics are awesome, and nobodys going to read this because no one can't be bothered wasting their time to people who blabs. Like this song, it blabs, so there you go! The meaning of countdown is blab. -_- and my brother is 5 years old: d and hes better looking than jayz hehe, because 5 year olds beat something year olds anyday.
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    I think the song is a reflection of the strong bong beyonce and jay-z have together as a couple. I feel that despite the possible destructive nature of the relationship "oh, killing me softly and i'm still falling, still the one i need, i will always be with you". I believe the countdown part of the chorus, eludes to them trying for a baby (which of course they have now) "i'm tryna make us three, from that two". I think its lyrically more intelligent than people give it credit for. Its pretty much b's way of giving her fans insight in her relationship!
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    I will have to disagree with the person said that this song is not a crunk song because it is unclear of what she is saying. Most rap songs are that way. I am not a huge beyonce fan but I will say this would be on of my favoriate albums to date. The lyrics in this song is the way I feel about I guy I am talking to. Everytime we are listening to music and I put on album 4 he always puts it on countdown.
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    Dsdfgdfgdgdf. Df gdf.
    Ust kiding man, I love this song and the pregnancy is just to show how proud and happy she is still got a great voice amazing singer, respect to mr 10, the first comment was just to show how people can hate on you and make up lies and gossips about you just cuz they can't be you, if anyone got offended with my last comment don't be it was just to show how people can rea.
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    And people also plzz wake up only cuz she will get a new life you people don't have to. Learn a bit more to improve urselves and to grow finally up. Look at her she only sells her baby for money its only that she gets more fame. Same with christian aguilera or however her name is. All are the same and deep in their hear they are only hating and bad people and mad for fame and money.
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