Listen
Beyoncé Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start, but can't complete
Listen to the sound from deep within
It's only beginning to find release

Oh, the time has come for my dreams to be heard
They will not be pushed aside and turned
Into your own, all 'cause you won't listen

Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I'm not at home in my own home
And I've tried and tried
To say what's on my mind
You should have known, oh
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what
You've made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own
You should have listened

There is someone here inside
Someone I thought had died
So long ago

Oh, I'm screaming out
And my dreams will be heard
They will not be pushed aside or worse
Into your own
All 'cause you won't listen

Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I'm not at home in my own home
And I've tried and tried
To say what's on my mind
You should have known, oh
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what
You've made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own

I don't know where I belong
But I'll be moving on
If you don't, if you won't

Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start, but I will complete, oh
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what you've made of me




I followed the voice you think you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own, my own

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to this song are about finding one's own voice and standing up for oneself. The singer is pleading with someone to listen to her dreams and to the voice that is calling to her from within. She feels like she's been held back and pushed aside, and now she's ready to break free and find her own way in life. The singer is frustrated that she hasn't been heard and that her dreams have been ignored. She's not happy in her current situation and is searching for a way to move forward.


The song has a powerful message of empowerment, encouraging the listener to stand up for their own dreams and not let anyone hold them back. The lyrics are delivered with passion and emotion, making it clear that the singer means every word she is saying. In a world that can be tough and unforgiving, this song acts as a rallying cry for anyone who is struggling to find their own path in life.


Overall, "Listen" is an inspiring anthem about finding one's own voice and standing up for oneself. It's a song that encourages listeners to believe in themselves and to keep pushing forward, even in the face of adversity.


Line by Line Meaning

Listen to the song here in my heart
Pay attention to what I'm saying and feeling on a deeper level


A melody I start, but can't complete
I have ideas and aspirations but I feel like I can't fully achieve them


Listen to the sound from deep within
Take notice of my innermost thoughts and emotions


It's only beginning to find release
I am just starting to express myself fully


Oh, the time has come for my dreams to be heard
I am ready for my ambitions and desires to be acknowledged and respected


They will not be pushed aside and turned
My goals and aspirations will not be ignored or dismissed


Into your own, all 'cause you won't listen
You have been ignoring my wishes and dreams, causing me to feel unimportant


Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I am at a critical moment in my life where I need to make important decisions


I'm not at home in my own home
I don't feel like I belong in my own surroundings


And I've tried and tried
I have attempted multiple times


To say what's on my mind
To vocalize my thoughts and feelings


You should have known, oh
I feel like you should have been aware of how I feel


Now I'm done believing you
I am no longer trusting your words or actions


You don't know what I'm feeling
You haven't taken the time to understand my emotions


I'm more than what you've made of me
I am not defined solely by your actions towards me


I followed the voice, you gave to me
I listened to your advice and guidance


But now I've gotta find my own
It's time for me to trust and follow my own instincts


There is someone here inside
There is a part of me that has always existed


Someone I thought had died
A part of me that I thought was gone forever


So long ago
A long time has passed since I last felt this way


Oh, I'm screaming out
I am reaching my breaking point and need to vocalize my emotions


And my dreams will be heard
My goals and aspirations will finally be acknowledged


They will not be pushed aside or worse
My ambitions will no longer be ignored or disrespected


I don't know where I belong
I am uncertain of my place in the world


But I'll be moving on
I will continue to grow and develop, even if it means leaving certain things behind


If you don't, if you won't
If you are not willing to listen and respect me


Now I'm done believing you
I am no longer trusting your words or actions


You don't know what I'm feeling
You haven't taken the time to understand my emotions


I'm more than what you've made of me
I am not defined solely by your actions towards me


I followed the voice you think you gave to me
I thought I was following your guidance, but I now realize it's time to take control of my own life


But now I've gotta find my own, my own
It's time for me to trust and follow my own instincts




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Anne Preven, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Henry Krieger, Scott Michael Cutler

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@potoman6916

Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start, but can't complete
Listen to the sound from deep within
It's only beginning to find release
Oh, the time has come for my dreams to be heard
They will not be pushed aside and turned
Into your own, all 'cause you won't listen
Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I'm not at home in my own home
And I've tried and tried
To say what's on my mind
You should have known, oh
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what
You've made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own
You should have listened
There was someone here inside
Someone I thought had died
So long ago
Oh, I'm screaming out
And my dreams will be heard
They will not be pushed aside or worse
Into your own
All 'cause you won't listen
Listen, I am alone at a crossroads
I'm not at home in my own home
And I've tried and tried
To say what's on my mind
You should have known, oh
Now I'm done believing you
You don't know what I'm feeling
I'm more than what
You've made of me
I followed the voice, you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own
I don't know where I belong
But I'll be moving on
If you don't, if you won't
Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start, but I will complete, oh
Now I am done believing you
You don't know not what I am feeling
I'm more than what you've made of me
I followed the voice you think you gave to me
But now I've gotta find my own, my own



All comments from YouTube:

@adriansanders9111

Bebe, sometimes God takes people out our lives although we may not recognize or understand! Don't give in, your life has just begun! Wishing you all the joy, happiness, love and laughter my friend! Peace! Adrian NC, USA

@shenellmorris7144

Thanks

@aliciamtshali4841

Thank yu

@consuellamcdonald8079

Amen

@kimoychristian3290

Q

@NeStAsTnA223

@@shenellmorris7144 aq4

97 More Replies...

@user-wm3ch8py9y

2024 anyone?🎉🎉

@charisetros5590

👍

@sourcederelaxation7788

me❤️

@queenbintizol7883

Me

More Comments

More Versions