Irreplaceable
Beyoncé Lyrics


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To the left, to the left
To the left, to the left
To the left, to the left

Everything you own in the box to the left
In the closet that's my stuff, yes
If I bought it, nigga, please don't touch (don't touch)
And keep talking that mess, that's fine
But could you walk and talk at the same time?
And it's my mine name that is on that tag
So remove your bags let me call you a cab

Standing in the front yard telling me
How I'm such a fool, talking 'bout
How I'll never ever find a man like you
You got me twisted

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute, baby

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get
To thinking you're irreplaceable

So go ahead and get gone
Call up that chick and see if she's home
Oops, I bet ya thought that I didn't know
What did you think I was putting you out for?

Because you was untrue
Rolling her around in the car that I bought you
Baby, drop them keys
Hurry up before your taxi leaves

Standing in the front yard telling me
How I'm such a fool, talking 'bout
How I'll never ever find a man like you
Got me twisted

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I can have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute, baby

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I'll have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second
Get to thinking you're irreplaceable (irreplaceable)

So since I'm not your everything (irreplaceable)
How about I'll be nothing, nothing at all to you (nothing)
Baby I won't shed a tear for you (I won't shed a tear)
I won't lose a wink of sleep
'Cause the truth of the matter
Is replacing you is so easy, hey

To the left, to the left
To the left, to the left, mm
To the left, to the left
Everything you own in the box to the left
To the left, to the left
Don't you ever for a second get
To thinking you're irreplaceable

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I can have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute, baby

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second
Get to thinking, baby

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I can have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute

You could pack all your things, we're finished
(You must not know 'bout me)
'Cause you made your bed, now lay in it
(You must not know 'bout me)
I can have another you by tomorrow




Don't you ever for a second
Get to thinking you're irreplaceable

Overall Meaning

In Beyoncé's song Irreplaceable, the lyrics boast about the woman's independence and self-worth in a relationship. The entire song is a strong message to her unfaithful partner that she has come to the end of her patience with his treachery. The song's main refrain "to the left, to the left" signifies that she is done with him and wants him out of her life. She commands him to leave, and after packing his things, she leaves them in a box to the left. She reminds him that everything in the box is hers, including the clothes he is wearing.


Beyoncé takes charge of the break-up by reminding him that it is her name on the tag of everything he has, and that she can have any man she wants. She doesn't shed a tear or lose a wink of sleep over him, as the truth of the matter is that it is so easy to replace him. Beyoncé's lyrics emphasize that her worth is not tied to her relationship and she doesn't need a man to validate her.


Overall, the song is a strong feminist anthem about self-worth, independence, and the power to leave a toxic relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

To the left, to the left
I want all of your belongings to the left, out of my sight


Everything you own in the box to the left
I want you to take everything that belongs to you and put it in a box to the left


In the closet that's my stuff, yes
Anything you see in the closet is mine, not yours


If I bought it, nigga, please don't touch (don't touch)
If I paid for it, don't even think about touching it


And keep talking that mess, that's fine
Don't stop talking nonsense, I don't care


But could you walk and talk at the same time?
Can you multitask and actually do something useful while you talk?


And it's my mine name that is on that tag
My name is on the tag, I own it


So remove your bags let me call you a cab
Get your stuff and leave, I'll call you a taxi


Standing in the front yard telling me
You're standing outside telling me


How I'm such a fool, talking 'bout
You're calling me a fool, saying


How I'll never ever find a man like you
I won't find another man like you, according to you


You got me twisted
You're confused, that's not true


You must not know 'bout me
You clearly don't understand who I am


I could have another you in a minute
I could easily find someone else like you


Matter fact he'll be here in a minute, baby
Actually, he's already on his way


So go ahead and get gone
Just leave already


Call up that chick and see if she's home
Call that other girl you've been talking to


Oops, I bet ya thought that I didn't know
You thought I didn't know about her, but I do


What did you think I was putting you out for?
Why do you think I want you to leave?


Because you was untrue
You were unfaithful to me


Rolling her around in the car that I bought you
You're driving her around in the car I paid for


Baby, drop them keys
Give me the keys to the car


Hurry up before your taxi leaves
Quickly, before your ride goes away


So since I'm not your everything (irreplaceable)
I'm not everything to you, as much as you thought I was


How about I'll be nothing, nothing at all to you (nothing)
In fact, I won't be anything to you


Baby I won't shed a tear for you (I won't shed a tear)
I won't even cry over you


I won't lose a wink of sleep
I won't lose any sleep over you either


Is replacing you is so easy, hey
Finding someone else to replace you is so easy


Don't you ever for a second get to thinking you're irreplaceable
Don't think for a second that you're irreplaceable


You could pack all your things, we're finished
You can pack up and leave, we're done


('Cause you made your bed, now lay in it)
This is your fault, deal with the consequences


I can have another you by tomorrow
I can easily replace you by tomorrow


Don't you ever for a second Get to thinking you're irreplaceable
Again, don't think you're irreplaceable




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Amund Bjorklund, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Beyonce Knowles, Espen Lind, Shaffer Smith

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@cannymarie2124

He probably knew that him singing it, no matter how well he did, it would hit different with the audience of that time.

A guy telling his girl "you cheated, leave, I could have another chick in a DAY."
VS
A successful woman telling her man "You cheated, leave, I could have whatever man I wanted, whenever I want, I don't need to rely on you"

Again, not saying he would have done a bad job or that a woman singing it makes it objectively better. It's a vibe thing.






((That's not even getting into the fact that he probably gets songwriter royalties and Beyonce's star power and voice helped catapult this song to where the money keeps coming))



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