Upgrade U
Beyoncé Lyrics


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Yeah B
Talk yo' shit
(Partner let me upgrade you)
How you gon' upgrade me what's higher than number one?
You know I used to beat that block
Now I be's the block (partner let me upgrade you)

I hear you be the block, but I'm the lights that keep the streets on
Notice you the type, that like to keep them on a leash though
I'm known to walk alone, but I'm alone for a reason
Sending me a drink ain't appeasing, believe me
Come harder, this won't be easy
Don't doubt yourself trust me, you need me
This ain't no shoulder with a chip, or an ego
But what you think they all mad at me for?

You need a real woman in your life (that's a good look)
Taking care, home and still fly (that's a good look)
And I'ma help you build up your account (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look)
When you're in them big meetings, for the mills (that's a good look)
You take me just to complement the deals (that's a good look)
And anything you cop, I'll split the bill (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look)

Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars-Piguet you
Switch your neck ties to purple labels
Upgrade you, I can (up), can I? (Up), lett me (up) grade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Partner, let me upgrade you
Flip a new page
Introduce you to some new things, and upgrade you
I can (up), can I? (Up), let me, upgrade you?
Partner, let me upgrade you

I can do for you, what Martin did for the people
Ran by the men, but the women keep the tempo
It's very seldom, that you're blessed to find your equal
Still played my part and let you take the lead role, believe me

I'll follow, this could be easy
I'll be the help, whenever you need me (you need me)
I see your hustle with my hustle, I can keep you
Focused on your focus, I can feed you

You need a real woman in your life (that's a good look)
Taking care, home and still fly (that's a good look)
I can help you build up your account (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look)
When you're in the big meetings, for the mills (that's a good look)
You take me just to complement the deals (that's a good look)
Anything you cop, I'll split the bill (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me I can upgrade you (ladies that's a good look)

Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars-Piguet you
Switch your neckties to purple labels (have you rocking purple labels)
Upgrade you, I can (up), can I? (Up), let me (up) grade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Partner, let me upgrade you
Flip a new page
Introduce you to some new things, and (uh) Upgrade (HOV) You
I can (up), (uh), can I? (Up), let me, (HOV), upgrade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Uh huh, I be's the d-boy, who infiltrated all the corporate dudes
They call shots, I call audibles
Jacob the Jeweler, baubles, Lauraine Schwartz, oughta do
It's big balling baby, when I'm courting you
I'm talking spy bags, and fly pads, and
Rooms at the Bloomberg, and rumors you on the verge
Of a new merge, 'cause that rock on ya finger'ss like a tumor
You can't fit ya hand in ya new purse
It's humorous, to me they watching and we just yachting
Island hopping off the Amalfi coast
Mafios, oh baby, you ever seen Saturn?
No, not the car, but everywhere we are
You're sure to see stars, this is high level not eye level
My bezel, courtesy of Audemars
I order yours tomorrow, now look at the time I saved you
Mama, let me upgrade you

Just when you think we had it all
Big ends, condos, collecting cars
Picture your life elevating with me
Make you my project celebrity I keep your name hot in them streets
And it's that little glimpse of light that makes that diamond really shine
And you already is a star, but
Unless you're flawless
Then ya dynasty ain't complete without a chief, like me

Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars Piguet you
Switch your neckties to purple labels
Upgrade you, I can (up), can I? (Up) let me upgrade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Partner, let me upgrade you
Flip a new page
Introduce you to some new things, and upgrade you
I can (up), can I? (Up), let me, upgrade you
Partner, let me upgrade you, upgrade you

Audemars Piguet watch, dimples in ya necktie
Hermès briefcase, Cartier tie clips
Silk-lined blazers, diamond creamed facials
Vvs cuff-links, six-star pent suites
Partner, let me, upgrade ya, 'grade ya
Partner, partner, let me, upgrade you, 'grade you




Let me, let me, let me, upgrade you, 'grade you
Partner, partner, partner, let me upgrade you

Overall Meaning

In "Upgrade U," Beyoncé is speaking directly to her partner, offering to help him elevate his status in life. She starts by acknowledging his achievements, stating that he used to be "the block," but now she is "the lights that keep the streets on," implying that she can help him achieve even greater success. Beyoncé then tells him she can provide the support and care that a "real woman" can offer, including taking care of the home and helping him build his account. She also notes that she can be a valuable asset when he's in big meetings, complementing his deals and making a good impression on those he's working with.


The song goes on to highlight Beyoncé's own accomplishments, showcasing the fact that she is more than capable of keeping up with her partner in both his personal and professional pursuits. She tells him that she can match his hustle with her own, and that she can help him focus on his goals and become even more successful.


Overall, the song emphasizes the importance of having a strong, supportive partner who can help you achieve your goals and elevate your life in ways you may not have dreamed possible.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah B Talk yo' shit (Partner let me upgrade you)
I'm going to talk about how I can upgrade you, so listen up.


How you gon' upgrade me what's higher than number one? You know I used to beat that block Now I be's the block (partner let me upgrade you)
You might think you can't upgrade me because I'm already on top, but I used to be where you are now and I can help you get to where I am.


I hear you be the block, but I'm the lights that keep the streets on Notice you the type, that like to keep them on a leash though I'm known to walk alone, but I'm alone for a reason Sending me a drink ain't appeasing, believe me Come harder, this won't be easy Don't doubt yourself trust me, you need me This ain't no shoulder with a chip, or an ego But what you think they all mad at me for?
You might think you're in charge, but I'm the one who makes things happen. Don't try to control me or buy me off, I'm not impressed. If you want to be with me, you need to step up your game and trust that I can help you succeed. And don't hate on me just because I'm confident.


You need a real woman in your life (that's a good look) Taking care, home and still fly (that's a good look) And I'ma help you build up your account (that's a good look) Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look) When you're in them big meetings, for the mills (that's a good look) You take me just to complement the deals (that's a good look) And anything you cop, I'll split the bill (that's a good look) Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look)
Being with me will make you look good and help you succeed. I'll take care of you and your finances, and I'll make sure you look good in front of other important people. And don't worry, I won't let you bear the financial burden alone.


Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars-Piguet you Switch your neck ties to purple labels Upgrade you, I can (up), can I? (Up), lett me (up) grade you Partner, let me upgrade you
Let me help you upgrade your style and your accessories. I can make you look like a million bucks.


Partner, let me upgrade you Flip a new page Introduce you to some new things, and upgrade you I can (up), can I? (Up), let me, upgrade you? Partner, let me upgrade you
Let me show you new experiences and things that you might not have seen before. I can help you grow and improve yourself.


I can do for you, what Martin did for the people Ran by the men, but the women keep the tempo It's very seldom, that you're blessed to find your equal Still played my part and let you take the lead role, believe me
I can be your support system and help you achieve greatness. Women might not always be in charge, but we keep things moving. I'm not trying to take over, I just want to help you shine.


I'll follow, this could be easy I'll be the help, whenever you need me (you need me) I see your hustle with my hustle, I can keep you Focused on your focus, I can feed you
I'm here to support you and make things easier for you. I'll work just as hard as you do, and I'll help you stay focused so that you can achieve your goals.


Audemars-Piguet watch, dimples in ya necktie Hermès briefcase, Cartier tie clips Silk-lined blazers, diamond creamed facials Vvs cuff-links, six-star pent suites Partner, let me, upgrade ya, 'grade ya Partner, partner, let me, upgrade you, 'grade you Let me, let me, let me, upgrade you, 'grade you Partner, partner, partner, let me upgrade you
Let me help you upgrade your style and your lifestyle. I can provide you with expensive watches, briefcases, and other luxury items. I want to make you feel like a king and treat you like royalty.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Solange Knowles, Willie James Clarke, Beyonce Knowles, Makeba Riddick, Clarence Henry Reid, Shawn Carter, Angela Beyince, Sean Garrett

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@byronpendleton8272

This is probably my favorite Beyonce song. From the beginning she let him know she can take him higher than #1.

“I am the light to keep the street on…” Fellas listen closely this is a “BAD” sista right here.

“Picture your life elevating with me
Make you my project celebrity
I keep your name hot in them streets”

She has done all of this for Jay.



All comments from YouTube:

@sovannpanhasak9609

2024 someone ?

@analiviafernandesnhabangue1188

In the midst of their divorce rumors... and me thinking "i can't believe I even forgot this song... together they are perfection."

@ThomasLamia

I just love her music still brought me through some tough times

@brandonmoore7497

I’m listening to Beyoncé Upgrade U early May 2024

2:28

@seanlee0225

I forgot about this song Because isn't there a remix, that's the one that I remember I don't remember this song or deja vu

@porsheajames4014

2025 too 🤭😜

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@justine2392

Producer: So Jay is running a little late
Bey: No problem, I got it covered

@erintoney7137

Lol it’s funny because he actually filmed his scenes first and she watched to get his mannerisms down 😁

@seanbullex1

😂😂

@bluenotbloo8848

Doesn’t every woman upgrade their man ....

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