Ring the Alarm
Beyoncé Lyrics


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Ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm
Don't you ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go, no)
Get in the house off the coast (if I let you go, no)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

She gon' rock them VVS stones (if I let you go, no)
Couped in the 'Bach or the Rolls (if I let you go, no)
She gon' profit everything I taught (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

Tell me how should I feel, when I know what I know
And my female intuition, telling me you a dog?
People told me 'bout the flames, I couldn't see through the smoke
When I need answers, accusations, what you mean you gon' choke? (Oh)

You can't stay, you gotta go (oh)
Ain't no other chick spendin' yo' dough
This is taking a toll, the way the story unfolds
Not the picture-perfect movie everyone would have saw

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go, no)
Get in the house off the coast (if I let you go, no)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

She gon' rock them VVS stones (if I let you go, no)
Couped in the 'Bach or the Rolls (if I let you go, no)
She gon' profit everything I taught (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

Ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm
Don't you ring the alarm
I been through this too long
But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm

Tell me how should I feel
When you made me belong
And the thought of you just touching her is what I hate most
I don't want you but I want it and I can't let it go
To know you give it to her like you gave it to me, come on (oh)

He's so arrogant and bold (oh)
But she gone love that shit, I know
I done put in a call, time to ring the alarm
'Cause you ain't never seen a fire like the one I'ma cause

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go, no)
Get in the house off the coast (if I let you go, no)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

She gon' rock them VVS stones (if I let you go, no)
Couped in the 'Bach or the Rolls (if I let you go, no)
She gon' profit everything I taught (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no, ooh)

How can you look at me
And not see all the things that I kept only just for you? (Ooh)
Why would you risk it baby is that the price I that pay? (Ooh)
But this is my show and I won't let you go
All has been paid for, and it's mine
How could you look at me
And not see all the things?
(See all the things, see all the things)

She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go, no)
Get in the house off the coast (if I let you go, no)
She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

She gon' rock them VVS stones (if I let you go, no)
Couped in the 'Bach or the Rolls (if I let you go, no)




She gon' profit everything I taught (if I let you go, no)
I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Ring The Alarm" by Beyoncé are about a woman who has been in a relationship for too long with a man who has been unfaithful. She says that she will not let him leave her for another woman who may take advantage of him financially. She exclaims that she cannot bear to see another woman wear chinchilla coats, have expensive jewelry, and ride in a luxury car that she worked hard to provide for him. She questions how she should feel when her instincts tell her that he is unfaithful but he denies it. Beyoncé emphasises that she can no longer stand being disrespected and needs to end the relationship before it does more harm to her emotional state.


The song is a reflection of a woman's emotional and mental struggle with a toxic relationship. Beyoncé conveys this through powerful lyrics with an intense tone that shows how angry and frustrated she is. The song's chorus of "Don't You Ring the Alarm" emphasises her determination to fight for herself and not let others take advantage of her. This song empowers women to recognise their worth and take control of their lives, making it a popular and relatable track.


Line by Line Meaning

Ring the alarm
I'm warning you to pay attention to what's happening


I been through this too long
I've dealt with this situation for too many years


But I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm
I won't tolerate you being with another woman


Don't you ring the alarm
Don't make me have to warn you again


She gon' be rockin' chinchilla coats (if I let you go, no)
If I break up with you, the next woman you're with will be flaunting expensive clothes


Get in the house off the coast (if I let you go, no)
If I let you go, the next woman you're with will live in a luxurious beach house


She gon' take everything I own (if I let you go, no)
If I break up with you, the next woman you're with will take my possessions


I can't let you go (oh), damned if I let you go (no)
I can't end this relationship, I refuse to lose you to another woman


Tell me how should I feel, when I know what I know
I know the truth, so how am I supposed to feel?


And my female intuition, telling me you a dog?
My instincts are telling me that you're unfaithful and have cheated on me


People told me 'bout the flames, I couldn't see through the smoke
People warned me about your unfaithfulness, but I didn't believe them until now


When I need answers, accusations, what you mean you gon' choke? (Oh)
When I questioned you and accused you of cheating, you couldn't even speak


You can't stay, you gotta go (oh)
I can't let you continue to be unfaithful and stay in this relationship


Ain't no other chick spendin' yo' dough
No other woman is going to benefit from your money except me


This is taking a toll, the way the story unfolds
This situation is causing me emotional pain and distress


Not the picture-perfect movie everyone would have saw
This relationship isn't as perfect as people thought it was


Tell me how should I feel
I'm struggling with my emotions and need to know what to feel


When you made me belong
You made me feel like I belonged with you, but now I know the truth


And the thought of you just touching her is what I hate most
The idea of you being intimate with someone else is what upsets me the most


I don't want you but I want it and I can't let it go
I don't want to be with you anymore, but I don't want anyone else to have you either


To know you give it to her like you gave it to me, come on (oh)
I know you're cheating on me with her, and it's frustrating that she's getting the same treatment I did


He's so arrogant and bold (oh)
You're arrogant and bold in your actions


But she gone love that shit, I know
The other woman will fall for your charm, just like I did


I done put in a call, time to ring the alarm
I'm taking action to warn you of the consequences of your actions


'Cause you ain't never seen a fire like the one I'ma cause
I'm going to create a scene so intense, you'll never forget it


How can you look at me
I'm hurt by the way you're treating me


And not see all the things that I kept only just for you? (Ooh)
You don't appreciate all the effort I've put into this relationship


Why would you risk it baby is that the price I that pay? (Ooh)
What's the point of risking our relationship for someone else?


But this is my show and I won't let you go
I'm in control of this relationship and won't let you leave easily


All has been paid for, and it's mine
I put in too much effort and time into this relationship to let it go


See all the things, see all the things
I want you to see the hard work I've put into this relationship




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Kasseem Daoud Dean, Sean Garrett, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles

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Comments from YouTube:

@sharissenavidad

B'day - "she gone profit everything I own if I let you go, I can't let you go"

Lemonade - "keep your money, I got my own, got a bigger smile on my face being alone"

I LOVE HER GROWTH

@tophana

She expresses her jealousy and possessiveness, not love for the money

@ligayamawhirt743

Growth?? what growth?? she's still with a guy who's been cheating on her since 2006 and you call that growth? I call it STUPIDITY.

@quentyncole9530

@@ligayamawhirt743 it's obvious she's forgiven him & they worked through it. Imagine coming to a Beyoncé video for the sole purpose of being a dick.

@plushywoah6271

Ligaya Mawhirt it’s called love, it makes you do dumb shit sometimes, doesn’t sound like you’ve ever been loved

@user-rf6uv2ct9q

@@ligayamawhirt743 nope in opposite she's very smart at it.It's a business ,jay z is behind her whole solo career.Beyonce is very talented but without him she would fade in obscurity like any other artist from 00's. She knew she would be big with his support

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@rashaejackson5989

Beyoncé had me mad at a husband i didn’t have at 7 years old🤧

A year later, can’t believe this comment still gets likes😭.

2 years later i got 14k😭.

@Angie_bae

Rashae Jackson LMAOOOOOO

@lesliewavy4071

Same LMFAO

@dashararandles5818

Lol😂😂🤣🤣

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