PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA
Beyoncé Lyrics


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Boy, I know you can't help but to be yourself 'round me
Yourself 'round me, now
And I know nobody's perfect, so I'll let you be, I'll let you be

It's the way you wear your emotions on both of your sleeves, ah-ah-ah
To the face you make when I tell you that I have to leave, ooh-ooh
But I like it, baby, ooh, I like it, baby
But I like it, baby, baby, but I like it, baby
Ah, we don't need the world's acceptance
They're too hard on me, they're too hard on you, boy
I'll always be your secret weapon in your arsenal, your arsenal
And I know you had it rough growing up, but that's okay (that's okay)
I like it rough (that's okay, baby)
Even when you let your feelings get in the way (let your feelings get in the way)

I still like it, baby, ooh, I like it, baby (like it, baby)
But I like it, baby (like it, baby)
Baby, baby (like it, baby)
I still like it, baby, baby, baby, baby

Say, say you won't change
I love the little things that make you, you
Ooh, the rest of the world is strange
Stay in our lane, just you and me, and our family
I think you're so cool (even though I'm cooler than you)

Boy, I love that you can't help but be yourself around me
Yourself around me
Sugar, well you're trippin', I know we'll make up and make love
So I'll let you be, I'll let you be
It's the way you listen when I'm cryin'
You let me lean in
It's the way you want one more kiss after you said you were leavin'

But I like it, baby (yes, I like it, baby, yes, I like it baby)
Yes, I like it, baby (like it, baby)
Like it, I like it, I love it, baby
I like it, baby
I like it, I love it, baby
I like it, baby (I like it, ooh, like it, I like it, yeah)
I like, like it, baby
I like it, baby

Oh, I like it, baby
Baby, come on over (ooh, I like it, baby)




And I need you, baby
Baby (na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na, na-na)

Overall Meaning

The song "Plastic Off the Sofa" by Beyoncé is a love song that expresses the appreciation the singer has for her partner's unique qualities, flaws, and emotional nature. Beyoncé admits that nobody's perfect, including her, but despite their imperfections, she loves her partner for who they genuinely are. She encourages her partner not to worry about the world's acceptance because they don't need it as long as they have each other. The lyrics show a deep level of understanding and support between the couple. The singer acknowledges that her partner had a tough upbringing, but even that doesn't matter because she still loves him for who he is. Beyoncé also mentions the little things her partner does that make her love him more, like the way he listens and the way he wants one more kiss before he leaves.


The song's title, "Plastic Off the Sofa," is figurative language that references the practice of keeping plastic covers on furniture to protect them from damage. In this sense, the "plastic" represents the fake or superficial, while the "sofa" represents the real and authentic. Therefore, "plastic off the sofa" means to remove anything that is not genuine or authentic and embrace the realness and authenticity of the relationship.


Overall, the song is about loving someone for who they are entirely, even with their flaws and imperfections, and not trying to change them to fit into any specific mold.


Line by Line Meaning

Boy, I know you can't help but to be yourself 'round me
I understand that you are natural with me around


And I know nobody's perfect, so I'll let you be, I'll let you be
I know that perfection is not a requirement; I accept you as you are


To the face you make when I tell you that I have to leave, ooh-ooh
I notice the expressions you have when you are told that I have to go


But I like it, baby, ooh, I like it, baby
Despite that, I still enjoy being with you


Ah, we don't need the world's acceptance
We do not have to conform to societal norms


I'll always be your secret weapon in your arsenal, your arsenal
I am your ally and support system in whatever you face


And I know you had it rough growing up, but that's okay (that's okay)
I understand that you have had a challenging background


Boy, I love that you can't help but be yourself around me
I appreciate your authenticity when you are with me


Sugar, well you're trippin', I know we'll make up and make love
I know we will reconcile and make love no matter what happens


It's the way you listen when I'm cryin'
I cherish the way you lend me an ear when I cry


You let me lean in
You provide physical comfort when I'm upset


It's the way you want one more kiss after you said you were leavin'
Your desire for one last kiss before leaving shows your appreciation for me


I think you're so cool (even though I'm cooler than you)
I think highly of you (even though I believe I am better than you)


Baby, come on over (ooh, I like it, baby)
I want you to come closer to me


And I need you, baby
I want you by my side




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Royalty Network, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Beyonce Knowles

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@quantumhealthandnutrition

The maturity in her vocals. Doctorate vocalist!!!!

@KeMiHaLo

Summa cum laude!

@mannieballard762

Giving Very much Seasoned & clear vocals👑🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

@fernandodiniz6029

Beyoncé 90\2000 vocals, you know she sings in many ways, listen, Naughty Girl [Acapella], Yes, Missy Elliott - Crazy Feelings (feat. Beyoncé) ,Missy Elliott - Nothing Out There For Me (feat. Beyonce).

@7y7rgt6yu

OMG SHE WHISTLED AT 4:20 omg!!!!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯 listen to the background!!!!

@bmurraybmurray8505

Lmao

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@theo-ul7hb

the intimacy she displays with her voice only in this song is everything 😭😭😭😭😭 reminds me of her vocal delivery in Emotions by Destinys Child

@musiclover-cn7tb

Yes Theo but better I hear the growth since that time I thought I was the only one who caught that.

@-khrisosaurus-

This!!

@musiclover-cn7tb

@@-khrisosaurus- did you get a solange vibe ?.

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