That's Why You're Beautiful
Beyoncé Lyrics


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Diamonds used to be coal
Look young 'cause they got soul
That's why they're beautiful
And my heart used to be cold
'Til your hands laid on my soul
Baby, and that's why you're beautiful

I'm not wondering why
The sky's blue, that's not my business
All I know is I
Look up and tell myself
Be patient, love, that could be us

The lovers used to make love
And died just to give us
Their piece of the beautiful
Remember when we made love?
Love
Wasn't it beautiful?

Don't ask me why
The sky's blue, that's not my business
All I know is I
Look up and tell myself
Be patient, love (be patient, love)
That could be us (that could be us)

Diamonds used to be coal (be coal)
Look young 'cause they got soul (got soul)
And my heart used to be cold (be cold)
'Til your hands laid on my soul (my soul)
Somebody's got to stay deep in love
That could be us
That's why we're beautiful
That's why you're beautiful, ooh ohh

Oh why, oh why, ohh
Why, oh why, why
That's why you're beautiful




That's why you're beautiful
That's why you're beautiful

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "That's Why You're Beautiful" by Beyoncé tell the story of a person's transformation from a cold-hearted soul to someone who has learned to appreciate love. The use of the metaphor of diamonds being transformed from coal as a symbol of how love has softened and beautified the singer’s harsh and unyielding heart. She sings how her heart used to be cold and how it was only after she met her partner that she learned to appreciate the value of love. The singer acknowledges the beauty in being patient and waiting for love, comparing this spiritual patience to the patience involved in waiting for the sky to change color.


The second verse refers to "lovers" who died just to give us "their piece of the beautiful." These two lines allude to the idea of love being timeless and how previous generations have made sacrifices for the love that is still possible today. Beyoncé portrays love in this way to show that it isn’t just about oneself, but something that can be built upon through generations.


Overall the lyrics of "That’s Why You’re Beautiful" are a celebration of love and how it transforms life. The song is about the emotional journey from coldness to warmth, and how love has helped to lighten up the darkness. Beyoncé sings about how true love can change hearts, and how it is worth waiting for.


Line by Line Meaning

Diamonds used to be coal
Just like diamonds used to be coal, people can transform and become beautiful.


Look young 'cause they got soul
Young looking people have soul, beauty and positive energy.


That's why they're beautiful
People with soul and positivity are beautiful.


And my heart used to be cold
The artist's heart used to be closed off and unfeeling.


'Til your hands laid on my soul
But the artist was touched and warmed by the love of another person.


Baby, and that's why you're beautiful
That person's warmth and love made them beautiful to the singer.


I'm not wondering why
The singer is not concerned with why things are the way they are.


The sky's blue, that's not my business
They don't need to understand the reasons behind the world's beauty.


All I know is I
The artist only knows what they themselves feel.


Look up and tell myself
The artist is reminding themselves to be patient and hopeful.


Be patient, love, that could be us
They are thinking positively and envisioning themselves in a happy relationship.


The lovers used to make love
The artist is reflecting on the love between past generations.


And died just to give us
Those lovers gave future generations the gift of beauty and love.


Their piece of the beautiful
Their love is a part of the greater beauty in the world.


Remember when we made love?
The singer is addressing a past lover or partner.


Love
The artist is emphasizing the importance of love in their life.


Wasn't it beautiful?
They are reminiscing and appreciating the past beauty of their love.


Somebody's got to stay deep in love
The singer believes that someone has to stay committed to love and positivity.


That could be us
The singer is hopeful that they could be the ones to stay in love and create beauty.


That's why we're beautiful
People who stay committed to love and positivity are beautiful.


That's why you're beautiful, ooh ohh
The person addressed in the song is beautiful because they have shown the artist love and positivity.


Oh why, oh why, ohh
The artist is expressing their wonder and appreciation.


Why, oh why, why
They do not know why things are the way they are.


That's why you're beautiful
But they know that the person they love is beautiful because of their soul and positivity.


That's why you're beautiful
The singer repeats their statement of appreciation and admiration.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, James Edward Ii Fauntleroy, Andrew Robert Hey

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on CUFF IT

I feel like fallin' in love (fallin' love)
I'm in the mood to fuck somethin' up (tonight, I'm fuckin' somethin' up, baby)
I need some drink in my cup (I need a drink)
Hey (pour me a drink)
I'm in the mood to fuck somethin' up (I'm in the mood to fuck somethin' up)

I wanna go missin'
I need a prescription
I wanna go higher, can I sit on top of you? (Ooh-la-la-la, la-la-la)
I wanna go where nobody's been (wanna go where nobody's been)
Have you ever had fun like this? (Have you ever had fun? Yeah)

We gon' fuck up the night, black lights
Spaceships fly (spaceships fly)
Yeah, unapologetic when we fuck up the night
Fuck up the night
We gettin' fucked up tonight
We gon' fuck up the night

Bet you you'll see far
Bet you you'll see stars
Bet you you'll elevate
Bet you you'll meet God
'Cause I feel like fallin' in love
I'm in the mood to fuck somethin' up
'Cause we gon' fuck up the night

What's in these four walls?
You sexy, my love (turn it up)
Don't miss this roll-call
Is you here or what? (Roll it up)
Yeah, show up, show up (show up, show up)
Po' up, po' up (po' up, po' up)
Uh, you Mr. Nasty, I'll clean it up

Go where nobody's been (wanna go where nobody's been)
Have you ever had fun like this? (Have you ever had fun? Yeah)
I wanna go missin'
I need a prescription
I wanna go higher, can I sit on top of you?

We gon' fuck up the night (funk it up, funk it up)
Black lights
Spaceships fly (spaceships fly)
Yeah, unapologetic when we fuck up the night (funk it up, funk it up)
Fuck up tonight
We gettin' fucked up tonight
We gon' fuck up the night

Bet you you'll see far
Bet you you'll see stars
Bet you you'll elevate
Bet you you'll meet God
'Cause I feel like fallin' in love
I'm in the mood to fuck somethin' up
We gon' fuck up the night

Hypersonic, sex erotic
On my body, boy, you got it
Hit them 'draulics, while I ride it
Got me actin' hella thotty
So excited, so exotic
I'm a seasoned professional
Squeeze it, don't let it go
Tease it, no self control
I got time today (I got time today, I got time)
Oh, I (I got time today, I got time)
I can't wait 'to come out and play
Ooh, yeah you
Come and cuff it, cuff it, cuff it, cuff it, baby
While I buss it, buss it, buss it, for you baby, ayy
Oh, baby
Anywhere, any time
I don't mind, I don't mind

Yeah (I don't mind)
For you (all for you)
I'm backin' the truck up, huh (back that truck up)
For you (all for you, for you)
A bitch'll get fucked up, huh (I fucked her up)
For you (all for you)
I'm puttin' my cup up, huh (put my cup up, yeah)
For you (all for you, you)

'Cause we gon' fuck up the night
Take flight (woo), blindin' lights (yeah)
Fuck it up, fuck it up, fuck it up
(Unapologetic when we fuck up the night)
Bet you you'll see stars (night)
Bet you you'll go far (night)
Bet you you'll levitate (night)
Bet you you'll meet God (party people, roll up)
Ooh (yeah)
We gon' fuck up the night (huh, yeah)
Spaceships fly
Fuck it up, fuck it up

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