Run the World

Saturday, August 22, 2015



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I grew up being taught that the heaven lies in mother’s soles of the feet. I used to accept it as an understanding that we must respect our mothers. They bear us for nine months and deliver us into the world while risking their own life. They feed us and give up everything they have to raise and protect us. If there’s a real superhero in this world, it would be a mother. Well now, as I’ve grown up, I learn something new. Every mother is a woman before she is a mother. Therefore, ‘the heaven lies in mother’s soles of the feet’ is basically telling us to respect women in general. And in my case, to respect myself as a woman. I used to wonder; will it be great if I were born as a man? Silly thought, I know. But an interesting thing about being a woman is, in my opinion, no matter how may times I wonder how it is to be a man, I never wished to be one. On the other hand, I’m so grateful being born as a woman. Eve was sent onto this world because Adam needed her, right? See, girls? It’s men who basically need us. They need us to run the world, because we have the lock. So ladies, don’t think that we’re worthless or helpless, not even for a second. For running the world, we need to be growing strong.

This goes out to all the women getting it in, you’re on your grind. To other men that respect what I do, please accept my shine. Boy, I know you love it how we’re smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business.” –Beyonce, Run The World (Girls)

Today’s song for Growing Strong is an inspirational track that gives strength for women, titled “Run The World (Girls)”, performed by American singer Beyonce. The dubstep R n’ B track was released on April 21st 2011 as the lead single from her fourth studio album, “4”. The female empowerment hit was written by Beyonce Knowles herself, along with Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Nick “Afrojack” van de Wall, Wesley “Diplo” Pentz, David “Switch” Taylor, and Adidja Palmer.


"Run The World (Girls)" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Who said we, women, can’t be fierce and aggressive? The lyrics of “Run The World (Girls)”, according to Beyonce herself, is saying the things that women want to say but sometimes are not confident enough to say. Well yeah, I’m thinking about it and still can’t get quite sure why do men are being tolerated doing some things when women aren’t? For example, cursing. When people see a man curse, they go ‘well, okay, he curses,’ end of story. But when they see a woman curse, they go like ‘how can a woman has a rude tongue like that? Didn’t her parents teach her anything about being polite?’ Well that’s unfair, everyone, I tell you. We, women, we like to curse too, you know. It doesn’t make us the worst person ever. We can curse and then put the trash into the garbage. Damn it! “Some of them men think they freak this like we do, but no they don’t. Make your check come at they neck, disrespect us no they won’t. Boy don’t even try to touch this, boy this beat is crazy. This is how they made me Houston Texas baby. This goes out to all my girls that’s in the club rocking the latest, who will buy it for themselves and get more money later. I think I need a barber, none of these niggas can fade me. I’m so good with this, I remind you I’m so hood with this.”
Totally sad but true, there are still people living in this world who are still thinking that women belong only in kitchen and bed. Come on, seriously? We’re not living in that age anymore, baby, wake up! Nowadays women are studying higher and working even harder than men. And I must say, a real man can never be offended by that. Instead, a real man will be honoured to have a woman like that, not standing behind him, but staying beside him. For people who still think that women can’t have both career and family run well along side by side, then think again. I won’t go too far, take my mother for example, she’s a wonderful mom yet she’s a woman of career whose earnings can send her daughter off to college. “It’s hot up in here, DJ don’t be scared to run this back. I’m reppin’ for the girls who taking over the world, help me raise a glass for the college grads. Fourty-one rollin’ to let you know what time it is, check. You can’t hold me, I work my nine to five, better cut my check. This goes out to all the women getting it in, you’re on your grind. To other men that respect what I do, please accept my shine. Boy I know you love it how we’re smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business.”
In several times, women degrade themselves and they do that in purpose to get a man. Perhaps I did that too subconsciously at some point. But at some point too somehow, I realized that it’s not a right thing to do. Well, we might get a man by doing that, but definitely not a real man. A man will work hard and not letting his woman to do a harder, or even better, work than him. But a real man will work hard while supporting his woman to do her work too, since we never know what tomorrow may bring, it’s better to be prepared, right? Do you have any idea how many single mothers are in this world? Well, a lot. It could be the death, could be a divorce; one way or another, a real man need a strong woman beside him, and we need a real man beside us. “Boy I’m just playing, come here baby, hope you still like me, f- you pay me. See, you better not play me, oh, come here baby, hope you still like me, f- you hate me. My persuasion can build a nation, endless power. With our love we can devour, you’ll do anything for me.” If a man breaks you up using ‘I’m not good for you’ or ‘you’re too good for me’, it’s not on you, it’s just him who can’t keep up with your awesomeness. Don’t get weak, standing up, growing strong, because, “Who run the world? Girls!”

Beyonce in "Run The World (Girls)" music video

A music video for “Run The World (Girls)” was directed by Francis Lawrence. It premiered on “American Idol” on May 18th 2011, received general acclaim from critics, and won the Best Choreography at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The song itself was covered in the a cappella mash-up for musical comedy film “Pitch Perfect 2”, performed by the Barden Bellas during their World Championship final performance.

My persuasion can build a nation, endless power. With our love we can devour, you’ll do anything for me.” –Beyonce, Run The World (Girls)






“Girls, we run this motha, yeah! GIRLS!

Who run the world? Girls! Who run this motha? Girls! Who run the world? Girls!

Some of them men think they freak this like we do, but no they don’t
Make your check come at they neck, disrespect us no they won’t
Boy don’t even try to touch this, boy this beat is crazy
This is how they made me Houston Texas baby
This goes out to all my girls that’s in the club rocking the latest
Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later
I think I need a barber, none of these niggas can fade me
I’m so good with this, I remind you I’m so hood with this

Boy I’m just playing, come here baby, hope you still like me, f- you pay me
My persuasion can build a nation, endless power, with our love we can devour
You’ll do anything for me

It’s hot up in here, DJ don’t be scared to run this, run this back
I’m reppin’ for the girls who taking over the world, help me raise a glass for the college grads
41 rollin’ to let you know what time it is, check
You can’t hold me, I work my 9 to 5, better cut my check
This goes out to all the women getting it in, you’re on your grind
To other men that respect what I do, please accept my shine
Boy I know you love it how we’re smart enough to make these millions
Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business

See, you better not play me, oh, come here baby, hope you still like me, f- you hate me
My persuasion can build a nation, endless power, with our love we can devour
You’ll do anything for me

Who are we? What we run? The world (who run this motha, yeah)
Who are we? What do we run? We run the world! (who run this motha, yeah)
Who are we? What we run? We run the world
Who run the world? Girls!”

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