Boys Will Be Boys
Dua Lipa Lyrics


It's second nature to walk home before the sun goes down
And put your keys between your knuckles when there's boys around
Isn't it funny how we laugh it off to hide our fear
When there's nothin' funny here
Sick intuition that they taught us so we won't freak out
We hide our figures, doin' anythin' to shut their mouths
We smile away to ease the tension so it don't go south
But there's nothin' funny now

When will we stop sayin' things
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

I'm sure if there's somethin' that I can't find the words to say
I know that there will be a man around to save the day
And that was sarcasm, in case you needed it mansplained
I should've stuck to ballet

When will we stop sayin' things
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

If you're offended by this song
You're clearly doin' somethin' wrong
If you're offended by this song
Then you're probably sayin'

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

When will we stop sayin' things
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Dua Lipa, Jason Evigan, Justin Drew Tranter, Kennedi Kathyrn Rae Lykken

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

darlingxx

And ofc lastly, no. No a “feminist” cannot actually hate men. They are a so called feminist but actually thats not what feminism stands for.
Feminism: Belief in and desire for equality between the sexes
You can’t believe for equality in all sexes if you think that one of the sexes is full of rapers/abusers and what not.
John Legend himself said that all men should be feminists cause thats the only way and how that the world even in the slightest will be equal to both genders.

I am a feminist. I love males. And i love females. I do not think all men are rapers/abusers and wth not. I do believe men also deserve to be accepted in society and not feared for. I do not hate men. I do not hate women. I am a feminist.

Now, if you still have a different opinion about things, well go ahead have them cause its up to you to decide your opinion and i have mine.
I don’t want this argument to last like forever LOL so ig i will stop here. It was nice debating/arguing/whatever this was with you. I hope you have a great day and a blessed life :)
ALSO, i will read your response after this if you have one.



AJ D

Why did I have to learn to stand out less?
Why did I have to learn to use my keys as a weapon for self defense?
Why do I have to be scared to go out alone?
Why do I doubt my fashion just in case someone thinks I'm 'asking for it'?

Why can't they be taught instead to respect?
Why can't they grasp the idea of consent?
If I can control myself why can't they?
Why am I blamed for someone else's lack of control?

Why?



NightWolfsFury

I get sickened hearing about how women are raised in fear because of men. I hate that this has to be a thing because you never know what is going to happen walking down the street alone... I hate being in the "crowd" that this song targets because I'm a genuinely nice guy who would never think about hurting a woman, using her success against her or getting jealous, or anything, yet I have to be associated with it because there are men out there like that, that don't understand consent, think women are trophies, don't deserve success, etc.

It's disgusting and shouldn't be shrugged off as "boys will be boys," even at a young age. Boys being boys is playing in the mud and maybe daring your friend to eat a bug, not "I'm a man, so I deserve everything and my woman better have dinner on the table and bear all my children" type shit.

We should be raising our children different to accept all people and to know boundaries outside of your own. You should be taught right from wrong and be punished if you're not treating someone else with respect. Not, "oh, he's just being a boy! He'll grow out of it." No. Make him understand that isn't right while he is young enough, not just shrugging it off and assuming he will grow out of it on his own. It has to be TAUGHT or they might grow up thinking it is fine. Your environment has just as much of a factor in who you grow up to be as your "innate" being.

This needs to stop. NOBODY should have to feel scared just going out in public or being ridiculed for being a women, or "asking for it" due to how you present yourself or what you're wearing. You're only asking for it *when you're asking for it*.

I shouldn't have to be ashamed to be a man because of the doings of other men. I want to clarify, I am NOT offended by this song or the power behind it. This song has a beautiful and strong message that I support. I'm offended by the other men who continue to make lyrics like these relevant. I want their tyranny to end so people don't have to speak up about this stuff anymore and we can all feel safe and secure.

Sorry for the long rant. We just have to end this so everybody can feel safe and happy one day.



kizzle wizzle

[Verse 1]
It's second nature to walk home before the sun goes down
And put your keys between your knuckles when there's boys around
Isn't it funny how we laugh it off to hide our fear
When there's nothing funny here? (Ah)
Sick intuition that they taught us, so we won't freak out
We hide our figures, doing anything to shut their mouths
We smile away to ease the tension so it don't go south
But there's nothing funny now (Ah)

[Pre-Chorus]
When will we stop saying things?
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

[Chorus]
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women


[Verse 2]
I'm sure if there's something that I can't find the words to say
I know that there will be a man around to save the day
And that was sarcasm, in case you needed it mansplained
I should've stuck to ballet (Ah)

[Pre-Chorus]
When will we stop saying things?
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

[Chorus]
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

[Bridge]
If you're offended by this song
You're clearly doing something wrong
If you're offended by this song
Then you're probably saying
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women


[Pre-Chorus]
When will we stop saying things?
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

[Chorus]
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women



Zaynah Idris

It's second nature to walk home before the sun goes down
And put your keys between your knuckles when there's boys around
Isn't it funny how we laugh it off to hide our fear
When there's nothin' funny here
Sick intuition that they taught us so we won't freak out
We hide our figures, doin' anythin' to shut their mouths
We smile away to ease the tension so it don't go south
But there's nothin' funny now

When will we stop sayin' things
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

I'm sure if there's somethin' that I can't find the words to say
I know that there will be a man around to save the day
And that was sarcasm, in case you needed it mansplained
I should've stuck to ballet

When will we stop sayin' things
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

If you're offended by this song
You're clearly doin' somethin' wrong
If you're offended by this song
Then you're probably sayin'

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women

When will we stop sayin' things
'Cause they're all listening
No, the kids ain't alright
Oh, and they do what they see
'Cause it's all on TV
Oh, the kids ain't alright

Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women
Boys will be, boys will be
Boys will be, boys will be boys
But girls will be women



Alanna Ashley

Tradução paras os/as amigos/as brasileiros/as <3
Garotos Serão Garotos
É natural voltar para a casa antes do Sol se pôr
E colocar suas chaves entre os dedos quando há garotos por perto
Não é engraçado como rimos para esconder o nosso medo
Quando não tem nada de engraçado aqui? (Ah)
A intuição doentia que nos ensinaram, para não surtarmos
Nós escondemos nossos valores, fazendo qualquer coisa para que eles calem a boca
Sorrimos para aliviar a tensão e não deixar as coisas saírem do controle
Mas não há nada de engraçado agora (ah)

Quando nós vamos parar de dizer coisas?
Porque todos eles estão escutando
Não, as crianças não estão bem
Oh, e eles fazem o que eles veem
Porque está tudo na televisão
Oh, as crianças não estão bem

Garotos serão, garotos serão
Garotos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres
Garotos serão, garotos serão
Meninos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres

Tenho certeza de que se houver algo que eu não consiga encontrar as palavras para dizer
Eu sei que terão homens por perto para salvar o dia
E aquilo foi sarcasmo, caso precise da explicação de um homem
Eu deveria ter suportado o balé (ah)

Quando nós vamos parar de dizer coisas?
Porque todos eles estão escutando
Não, as crianças não estão bem
Oh, e eles fazem o que eles veem
Porque está tudo na televisão
Oh, as crianças não estão bem

Garotos serão, garotos serão
Garotos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres
Garotos serão, garotos serão
Garotos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres

Se você está ofendido com essa música
Você claramente está fazendo algo errado
Se você está ofendido com essa música
Então você provavelmente está dizendo
Garotos serão, garotos serão
Garotos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres

Quando nós vamos parar de dizer coisas?
Porque todos eles estão escutando
Não, as crianças não estão bem
Oh, e eles fazem o que eles veem
Porque está tudo na televisão
Oh, as crianças não estão bem

Garotos serão, garotos serão
Garotos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres
Garotos serão, garotos serão
Garotos serão, garotos serão garotos
Mas as garotas serão mulheres



Rajshree Ranjan 53 IX C

@brock charz it is all about the gender differences made by the society bro..

Don't freak out.

And yeah so u say boys are victim of most of the crimes true..

So rape are also happening with boys. Molestation,gender differences...

It is a song about to grow apart from these society rules.



All comments from YouTube:

Jesús Brizón

"Boys will be boys. But girls will be women"

That's... Powerful... And sad... At the same time

This Child

@Habiba Mohammed no...I wish everyone was just treated the same. Boys don’t deserve this anymore than girls do.

Habiba Mohammed

It's the expectation I wish it was the other way around tho -_-

This Child

@nick arndt lmao no it doesn’t. Your fragile male ego is hurt by the fact that this song is calling out people like you. Only an idiot would listen to this song and think it promotes girls vs boys. It is literally calling out societal faults in the treatment of boys and girls.

nick arndt

@This Child yeah it's not. But that's what the song says. And I disagree with the song. You don't read my comment or you're not speaking clearly

This Child

nick arndt I did, and you’re wrong. It’s not girls vs boys.

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La Crowned

"And put your keys between your knuckles when there's boys around" this.

My mom taught me this young young around like 5 or 6, when we would walk up the street to the store.
I was always scared of using this method of protection because I didnt want to physically hurt someone.

My mom told me simply "your have a kind heart, but the people you would use this on are trying to hurt you, you are just getting to them first." I have had to use this method of protection twice, and a few of my lady friends have use it aswell...

Ratchet

It would literally do nothing unless you somehow manage to hit an eye. It's a stupid idea that comes from the fear mongers that all world is coming to get you. If you live in a first world country chances of you getting hurt or attacked as a woman are much lower than as a man. A knife wouldn't work either, you never stab, you only slash, learn some self defense kids, no matter you're woman or a man.

Camille

@Cringler Miller the fact is that we shouldn't have to fear for our lives in the street. I don't want to carry a knife with me, I want to stop fearing for my life because I am a woman.

Maia Bobos

i do this every time I walk up a staircase alone, or when I'm on the street at night... we aren't alright

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