Boss
Diana Ross Lyrics


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Fancy me
Thought I had my degree
In life and how to love
What if you run?

I had a one step plan to prove it
Guide in my pocket for fools
Folly and fun
Love had to show me one thing

I was so right, so right
Thought I could turn emotion, on and off
I was so sure, so sure
But love taught me
Who was, who was, who was the boss

I'd defy
Anyone who claimed that I
Didn't control
Whatever moved in my soul

I could tempt, touch, delight
Just because you fell for me
Why should I feel uptight
Love had to show me one thing

I was so right, so right
Thought I could turn emotion, on and off
I was so sure, I was so, so sure
But love taught me
Taught me who was, who was, the boss

Love taught me, taught me
Taught me, taught me

I was so right, so right
Thought that I could turn emotion, on and off
I was so sure, so sure
But love taught me
Taught me who was, who was, the boss

Love taught me (stood right up in my face and)
Love taught me who was the boss
Love taught me who was the boss




Love taught me, love taught me
Love taught me

Overall Meaning

In Diana Ross's song "The Boss," the lyrics explore the theme of love and who is in control. At the beginning of the song, the singer believes that she knows everything about love and how to control it. She even has a plan in place to prove it, but love ends up teaching her a valuable lesson. The chorus repeats the idea that the singer thought she had control over her emotions and the ability to turn love on and off, but love showed her who was really in charge - the boss.


The singer expresses a sense of confidence and defiance towards anyone who questions her control over her soul. She even talks about how she can tempt, touch, and delight without feeling any sort of guilt, just because someone falls for her. However, love forces her to realize that she was never really in control, and there was always something or someone who was the boss over her emotions.


The song encourages listeners to recognize that love is not something that can be controlled or turned off at will. Instead, it is something that must be embraced and appreciated for its power and influence in our lives. The lyrics of "The Boss" show the journey of the singer's realization that love is the real boss, and that it is something that cannot be tamed or controlled.


Line by Line Meaning

Fancy me
I was prideful and confidant


Thought I had my degree
I believed I knew everything there was to know


In life and how to love
I believed I had mastered both life and love


What if you run?
But what if my lover were to leave me?


I had a one step plan to prove it
I had an ego-driven plan to prove my self-worth


Guide in my pocket for fools
I believed that those who didn't follow my plan were foolish


Folly and fun
I was reckless and carefree with my emotions


Love had to show me one thing
But love had a lesson to teach me.


I was so right, so right
I believed I was always right


Thought I could turn emotion, on and off
I thought I could control my emotions like a switch


I was so sure, so sure
I was extremely confident


But love taught me
However, love had other plans for me


Who was, who was, who was the boss
Love ultimately had control over me


I'd defy
I would challenge anyone who said otherwise


Anyone who claimed that I
I refused to accept anyone else's opinions


Didn't control
I thought I had complete control over my emotions


Whatever moved in my soul
And I believed I could manipulate anyone that I wanted


I could tempt, touch, delight
My seductive powers were ever-present


Just because you fell for me
I would take advantage of anyone who showed interest in me


Why should I feel uptight
I saw no problem with my behavior


Love had to show me one thing
But love would soon teach me a valuable lesson


Love taught me (stood right up in my face and)
Love boldly confronted me


Love taught me who was the boss
Love revealed that it held all the power in our relationship


Love taught me, love taught me
And through this experience, love taught me many things.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ONErpm, Songtrust Ave
Written by: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

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