Be Mine
Grits Lyrics


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Hey baby hey baby hey baby
Slow down hold up (I want you to be mine)
Hey baby hey baby hey baby
Slow down hold up (I want you to be mine)
We can hook up
We can hook up
We can get married
This is my gift to you
My love is true
We can get married

Who’d have thought my babe was on an island of her own
Had me smiling on the phone same page different time zones
God’s a real character painting caricatures of christ
And his love for the church enduring the pain 'cause it hurts
When I saw you I went bezerk insane goin looney and cartooney
So sue me you was a vision of beauty truly
Thinking of all the charm to inflect upon my behalf
Forgive me don’t mean to stare but your hair is down to your calf
Tell me about yourself your culture is polynesian
I love when the breeds be mixin our blueprint is in ephesians
Instantaneously cultures collided decided we’d ride it
Spent time in prayer separately so we wouldn’t have to hide it
Fictitious image brought to life reflection of love
Carefully inspected with gloves so fragile my darling was
And I ain't need miss cleo to re-assure me that I got her
Scored big like the opening week of harry potter

In the beginning I hesitated debated within my soul
Wrestling with my feelings of knowing if you was sent
Enduring the distance alone being content
Longing your presence believing that we was meant
Submitted my intent I was truly convinced
You're the women in my life I couldn’t breathe without
And I wrote this so you wouldn’t have any doubt
Or misunderstanding of what my love is really about
Cause from here on out baby its all about us
And from here on out I want to build on trust
Cause the union we got ain't no comparing any other
I'm askin you to be more than a baby's mother
My help mate soul tie my right hand




Beginning and end and better half of life
To be my lady my lover my best friend and wife hey

Overall Meaning

Grits's song Be Mine starts off with the repetition of "hey baby hey baby hey baby" followed by "slow down hold up (I want you to be mine)." The singer is expressing their desire for the person they are addressing to slow down and take the time to be with them. The lyrics suggest that the two can "hook up" and "get married," with the latter being a gift from the singer to the person they are addressing. The singer assures them that their love is true, and they can have a lasting relationship.


Later in the song, the singer reflects on meeting the person they are addressing and feeling "crazy" in love with them. They mention the distance between them and how they prayed separately but ultimately decided to "ride it" and be together. The singer talks about their cultural differences but sees it as an opportunity to mix and create something beautiful. They mention the fragility of their love and how they worked to protect it. The singer is convinced that they have found the perfect person for them and wants them to be more than just a partner but a lifelong companion.


The song is a declaration of love and a plea for commitment. The singer is eager to make the person they are addressing theirs and believes that their love is worth the effort.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey baby hey baby hey baby
Repeating to catch attention, express affection and a desire for the listener's attention


Slow down hold up (I want you to be mine)
Asking the listener to take things slowly and consider being in a committed relationship


We can hook up
Suggesting a casual romantic relationship


We can get married
Suggesting a serious and committed romantic relationship


This is my gift to you
Offering the idea of a long-term committed relationship as a gift


My love is true
Reaffirming the genuineness of the singer's feelings


Who’d have thought my babe was on an island of her own
Expressing disbelief that the singer would find someone so compatible with him on an island that seems far removed from his own life


Had me smiling on the phone same page different time zones
Expressing joy at being able to connect with and mutually understand someone who is far away in a different time zone


God’s a real character painting caricatures of christ
Musing on God's sense of humor in painting a comical but true portrayal of a divine figure


And his love for the church enduring the pain 'cause it hurts
Reflecting on the idea that God's love for his followers endures even in difficult spiritual circumstances


When I saw you I went bezerk insane goin looney and cartooney
Describing the overwhelming infatuation the singer felt upon seeing the listener


So sue me you was a vision of beauty truly
Admitting to being spellbound by the listener's physical appearance


Thinking of all the charm to inflect upon my behalf
Contemplating how to impress and woo the listener


Forgive me don’t mean to stare but your hair is down to your calf
Apologizing for staring and complimenting the listener's appearance


Tell me about yourself your culture is polynesian
Requesting information about the listener's background and culture


I love when the breeds be mixin our blueprint is in ephesians
Celebrating the idea of interracial relationships and expressing religious faith


Instantaneously cultures collided decided we’d ride it
Describing how the artist and listener connected immediately despite cultural differences


Spent time in prayer separately so we wouldn’t have to hide it
Sharing how the couple prayed individually to avoid hiding their relationship from others


Fictitious image brought to life reflection of love
Musing on how the listener was a real and perfect embodiment of the singer's romantic ideal


Carefully inspected with gloves so fragile my darling was
Describing how the artist was cautious with the listener's feelings and felt they needed to be handled with care


And I ain't need miss cleo to re-assure me that I got her
Asserting that the artist is confident in their mutual romantic feelings without needing psychic validation


Scored big like the opening week of harry potter
Comparing the success of the relationship to that of a highly anticipated and successful book release


In the beginning I hesitated debated within my soul
Reflecting on initial doubts and insecurities about the relationship


Wrestling with my feelings of knowing if you was sent
Questioning if the listener was meant to be in the artist's life


Enduring the distance alone being content
Enduring the physical distance between the couple with patience and acceptance


Longing your presence believing that we was meant
Expressing desire for the listener's physical presence and trusting in fate that they were meant to be together


Submitted my intent I was truly convinced
Communicated the singer's desire for a committed relationship and being confident in their decision


You're the women in my life I couldn’t breathe without
Expressing how important the listener is to the artist and how they rely on them emotionally


And I wrote this so you wouldn’t have any doubt
Creating a declaration of love so the listener has no doubts about the artist's feelings


Or misunderstanding of what my love is really about
Clarifying that the singer's love is genuine and clear


Cause from here on out baby its all about us
Asserting that the singer is committed to the couple's relationship and future together


And from here on out I want to build on trust
Recognizing the importance of trust in a healthy relationship and committing to building that trust


Cause the union we got ain't no comparing any other
Celebrating the uniqueness of the couple's relationship and its strength compared to others


I'm askin you to be more than a baby's mother
Asking the listener to be a committed partner and spouse beyond being the mother of the artist's child


My help mate soul tie my right hand
Describing the listener as the singer's soulmate and partner in all aspects of life


Beginning and end and better half of life
Expressing how the listener is everything to the artist and completes them in every way


To be my lady my lover my best friend and wife hey
Asking the listener to be everything to the singer: a romantic partner, companion, and spouse




Lyrics © DistroKid, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Matthew C. Beckler, Teron David Carter, Stacy Bernard Jones, Kenneth James Bell

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The LoneStar

One of my personal favorites from Grits. 2019 anyone?

Good Luck

2021

Sam Beresford

This just in, 2021

Clifton Woods

2020

Itts nunya

2020 bruh

Alana K.

oldie but a GOODIE!! i remember i got this cd on campus at my university freshman and i wore it out!!! LOL

Samantha Dames

Love this song, this is what my first played for me when we were dating and speaking about marriage......memories......

Arpit Pappu

Right?

MrAkafful

If only this song from GRITS was on as many TV shows and movies, as their song "My Life Be Like (Ooh Ahh)". I could see this song being in a movie when there's a romance scene.

This song has such a timeless vibe to it. Also, Lord knows we need songs like these on mainstream TV.

A. M. Adeyemi

Another classic! Remember playing this song nonstop in 2004/5. Fond memories.

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