TEXAS HOLD 'EM
Beyoncé Lyrics


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This ain't Texas (woo), ain't no hold 'em (hey)
So lay your cards down, down, down, down
So park your Lexus (woo) and throw your keys up (hey)
Stick around, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round (stick around)
And I'll be damned if I can't slow dance with you
Come pour some sugar on me, honey too
It's a real life boogie and a real life hoedown
Don't be a bitch, come take it to the floor now, woo, huh (woo)

There's a tornado (there's a tornado) in my city (in my city)
Hit the basement (hit the basement), that shit ain't pretty (shit ain't pretty)
Rugged whiskey (rugged whiskey) 'cause we survivin' ('cause we survivin')
Off red cup kisses, sweet redemption, passin' time, yeah

Ooh, one step to the right
We headin' to the dive bar we always thought was nice
Ooh, run me to the left
Then spin me in the middle, boy, I can't read your mind

This ain't Texas (woo), ain't no hold 'em (hey)
So lay your cards down, down, down, down
So park your Lexus (woo) and throw your keys up (hey)
Stick around, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round (stick around)
And I'll be damned if I can't slow dance with you
Come pour some sugar on me, honey too
It's a real life boogie and a real life hoedown
Don't be a bitch, come take it to the floor now (woo)

And I'll be damned if I cannot dance with you
Come pour some liquor on me, honey too
It's a real life boogie and a real life hoedown
Don't be a bitch, come take it to the floor now (woo)

Woo-hoo
Woo-hoo
Woo-hoo

There's a heatwave (there's a heatwave) coming at us (coming at us)
Too hot to think straight (too hot to think straight)
Too cold to panic (cold to panic)
All of the problems just feel dramatic (just feel dramatic)
And now we're runnin' to the first spot that we find, yeah

Ooh, one step to the right
We headin' to the dive bar we always thought was nice
Ooh, you run to the left
Just work me in the middle, boy, I can't read your mind

This ain't Texas (woo), ain't no hold 'em (hey)
So lay your cards down, down, down, down, oh
So park your Lexus (hey), throw your keys up (hey)
Stick around, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round (stick around)
And I'll be damned if I cannot dance with you
Come pour some sugar on me, honey, too
It's a real life boogie and a real life hoedown
Don't be a bitch, come take it to the floor now (woo)

And I'll be damned if I cannot dance with you
Come pour some liquor on me honey, too
It's a real life boogie and a real life hoedown
Don't be a-, come take it to the floor now, ooh

Take it to the floor now, ooh
Hoops, spurs, boots
To the floor now, ooh
Tuck, back, oops (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Shoot
Come take it to the floor now, ooh
And I'll be damned if I cannot dance with you
Baby, pour that sugar and liquor on me too




Furs, spurs, boots
Solargenic, photogenic, shoot

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Beyoncé's song "Texas Hold 'Em" paint a vivid picture of a vibrant and lively scene set in a place that is not Texas, emphasizing the absence of the traditional card game "Texas Hold 'Em." The lines suggest a carefree and festive atmosphere where the singer invites her companion to let loose and enjoy themselves. The imagery of parking a Lexus and throwing keys up signifies letting go of inhibitions and being fully present in the moment. The mention of slow dancing, pouring sugar, and referencing a real-life boogie and hoedown all evoke a sense of celebration and camaraderie, encouraging the listener to join in the fun.


The lyrics then take a darker turn with mentions of a tornado in the city, portraying a chaotic and turbulent situation. The use of rugged whiskey and red cup kisses as coping mechanisms conveys a message of survival and resilience in the face of adversity. Despite the challenges, there is a sense of camaraderie and passing time together, emphasizing the importance of companionship and solidarity in difficult times.


The chorus of the song repeats the idea that this is not Texas and there is no game of hold 'em, underlining the unique and unrestrained nature of the gathering. The invitation to slow dance and pour liquor signifies a sense of intimacy and connection, urging the listener to let go of reservations and immerse themselves in the moment. References to a dive bar and running to find solace in tough times evoke a sense of escapism and seeking refuge in familiar places.


As the song progresses, the theme of embracing the moment and seizing the opportunity to dance and enjoy life is reinforced. The repeated call to take it to the floor emphasizes a sense of abandon and freedom, urging the listener to let go and fully embrace the experience. The mention of heatwaves, panic, and dramatic problems further underscores the idea of seeking solace and release in the energy of the music and the company of others. The song culminates in a playful and energetic outro, featuring playful wordplay and a sense of spontaneity that encapsulates the spirit of the song.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Beyonce Knowles, Brian Bates, Elizabeth Lowell Boland, Megan Buelow, Nathan Ferraro, Raphael Saadiq

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@bricefsvens5031

Beyoncé: I only have 10 seconds to do this video.

Producer: No problem.

@squirrellvr79

Yes very disappointing video....

@23productionssa2

As a Musical Video creator, I need 10 contracts like this video 😅

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More like- Beyounce" All I'm going to do is 10 seconds on this video because I don't have to put in the work. I can give my fans anything and they'll like it. Director- Cool, it's a quick paycheck for me.

@ronc1772

Thank you. I was trying to come up with the right words...

@jaydenjones4709

It’s a visualizer btw

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@MrJamieScottMusic

we asked for the visuals, she said THIS IS ALL YA’LL GETTING 🤣

@goodonmyend2

This is it ?! At this rate she can sing the ABC's wearing a tutu , and people would love it . 😂

@shaunjohnson885

When you've got it you got it.

@yolandaponkers1581

I love this song! She has a natural country voice, way better than many of the country artists I’ve heard.

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