1+1
Beyoncé Lyrics


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If I, I ain't got nothing, I got you
If I, I ain't got something I don't give a damn, 'cause I got it with you
I don't know much about algebra, but I know one plus one equals two
And it's me and you
That's all we'll have when the world is through

'Cause baby, we ain't got nothing without love
Darling you got enough for the both of us
So come on baby, make love to me

When my days look low, pull me in close and don't let me go
Make love to me, so when the worlds at war, let our love heal us all
Right now baby make love to me, me, me, me, me
Oh, oh, make love to me

Hey, I don't know much about guns but I
I've been shot by you
Hey, and I don't know when I'm gon die, but I hope
That I'm gon die by you
Hey, and I don't know much about fighting, but I, I know
I will fight for you
Hey, just when I ball up my fist I realize
That I'm laying right next to you

Baby, we ain't got nothing but love
And darling you got enough for the both of us, ooh
Make love to me when my days look low
Pull me in close and don't let me go

Make love to me so when the worlds at war
Let our love heal us all




Help me let down my guard, make love to me, me, me, me, me
Oh, oh, make love to me, me, me, me, me

Overall Meaning

In “1+1,” Beyoncé sings about the strength of love and that as long as she has her partner, they can conquer anything. She sings that even if she has nothing else, she still has her love, and that’s enough. Beyoncé, throughout the song, compares her love for her significant other with some basic concepts such as algebra, guns, and fighting. She doesn't need much knowledge of these things to understand that she needs him because he completes her, just like "one plus one equals two."


The opening line, "If I ain't got nothing, I got you," sets the tone of the song as empowering and romantic. The song's chorus, "Baby, we ain't got nothing without love. Darling, you got enough for the both of us," is a testament to how their relationship is strong enough to overcome anything. She stresses the need to physically express love, especially during tough times, to find solace and comfort in each other, even when the world can be cruel.


Overall, the song's message is powerful, affirming that love is the key to everything. It's about finding comfort despite our flaws, the tough situations that life throws, and finding healing in each other's arms, which is something we can all relate to and aspire to have in our relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

If I, I ain't got nothing, I got you
Even if I have nothing else in life, I am content because I have you as my companion


If I, I ain't got something I don't give a damn, 'cause I got it with you
If there is anything missing in my life, it does not bother me because I have you and that's all I need


I don't know much about algebra, but I know one plus one equals two
I may not know much about mathematics, but I understand that when two things come together, they make something greater than themselves


And it's me and you
The only two things that matter in life are us and our love for each other


That's all we'll have when the world is through
No matter what happens in this world, all we will have left is our love for each other


'Cause baby, we ain't got nothing without love
Love is the only thing that truly matters in life – without love, we have nothing


Darling you got enough for the both of us
You have enough love for the two of us – your love keeps us going


So come on baby, make love to me
Let us physically express our love for each other and deepen our connection even further


When my days look low, pull me in close and don't let me go
During times of sadness, I need you to comfort me and remind me that you will always be here for me


Make love to me, so when the worlds at war, let our love heal us all
In times of chaos and strife, our love has the power to bring healing and peace to the world


Right now baby make love to me, me, me, me, me
I want to feel our love and connection even more intensely right now


Hey, I don't know much about guns but I
I may not be knowledgeable about weapons, but


I've been shot by you
I have been wounded by your love – and I love it


Hey, and I don't know when I'm gon die, but I hope
I may not know when mortality will take me, but I desire


That I'm gon die by you
To spend my last moments in this life with you by my side


Hey, and I don't know much about fighting, but I, I know
I may not be skilled at fighting, but I understand


I will fight for you
That I will defend and protect you no matter what


Hey, just when I ball up my fist I realize
In the moment I prepare to fight, I suddenly remember


That I'm laying right next to you
That you are here with me and I am grateful for that


Help me let down my guard, make love to me, me, me, me, me
Encourage me to be vulnerable and open with you as we physically express our love for each other


Oh, oh, make love to me, me, me, me, me
Repeating the desire for intimacy and connection with each other




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Beyonce Knowles

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When she sang “I don’t know much about algebra” I felt that 😔

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So ain’t nobody gone talk about that Guitar solo😨 Im Shooketh😍

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Right i Straight loved it. I was like awwwww shit

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It gave me chills

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