Read the Full Lyrics to ‘Plastic Off the Sofa’ by Beyoncé


Now that Beyoncé’s seventh album Renaissance is here, fans will be poring over every song, note, and lyric in the days to come; but some tracks are already sprouting up as buzzy favorites. For example, take “Plastic Off the Sofa,” a sensual track with riffs so intricate and perfectly executed they’re sure to send you straight to the heavens.

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The lyrics seem to revolve around a familiar kind of love (“Boy, I know you can’t help but to be yourself around me,” is the first line) but a passionate one too (“I like it rough,” Bey adds later on). Sung with Beyoncé’s airy yet powerful vocals over a funky bass line, the result is a fun and sexy number reminiscent of her 2013 song “Blow.”

The writing credits for “Plastic Off the Sofa” include the superstar herself, Nick Green, Syd and The Internet bassist Patrick Paige II, and Sabrina Claudio; but listening through, one can’t help but think it could be Beyoncé’s devoted love letter to her husband, Jay-Z. (We’ve come a long way from Lemonade, haven’t we?) One part even seems to reference to their private family life—and a joke about him. “The rest of the world is strange / Just stay in our lane / Just you and me / And our family / I think you’re so cool / Even though, I’m cooler than you.”

Our speculation aside, Beyoncé did share as short but sweet shoutout to Jay-Z and their three kids—Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir—ahead of the Renaissance release. “I want to give a special thanks to Rumi, Sir, and Blue for allowing me the space, creativity, and inspiration, and a special thanks to my beautiful husband and muse, who held me down during those late nights in the studio,” she wrote in a message on her website.

Read the full lyrics to “Plastic Off the Sofa” below, courtesy of Genius.

[Verse 1]
Boy, I know you can’t help but to be yourself ’round me
Yourself ’round me, no
And I know nobody’s perfect, so I’ll let you be
I’ll let you be
It’s the way you wear your emotions on both of your sleeves, oh
To the face you make when I tell you that I have to leave, ooh

[Chorus]
But I like it, baby
Ooh, I like it, baby
But I like it, baby, baby
And I like it, baby

[Verse 2]
Oh, we don’t need the world’s acceptance, they’re too hard on me
They’re too hard on you, boy
I’ll always be your secret weapon in your arsenal, your arsenal
And I know you had it rough growin’ up, but that’s okay (That’s okay, baby)
I like it rough (That’s okay, baby)
Even when you let your feelings get in the way (Let your feelings get in the way)

[Chorus]
I still like it, baby
Ooh, I like it, baby (Like it, baby)
But I like it, baby (Like it, baby)
Baby, baby (Like it, baby)
I still like it, baby
Baby, baby, baby

[Bridge]
Say, say you won’t change
I love the little things that make you you
Ooh, the rest of the world is strange, stayin’ out late
Just you and me and our family
I think you’re so cool
(Even though I’m cooler than you)

[Verse 3]
Boy, I love that you can’t help but be yourself around me
Yourself around me
Sugar, boy, you trippin’, I know I make up, then make love, so I’ll let you be
I’ll let you be
It’s the way you listen when I’m cryin’, you let me lean in
It’s the way you want one more kiss after you said you were leavin’

[Chorus]
But I like it, baby (Yes, I like it, baby)
Babe (Yes, I like it, baby)
Yes, I like it, baby (Like it, baby)
Like it (Like it), I like it
I love it, baby
I like it, baby
I like it, I love it, baby
I like it, baby, yeah, I like it, oh, like it
I like it, yeah
I like, I like it, baby
I like it, baby

[Outro]
I like it, baby
Baby, come on over
Ooh, I like it, baby
Who loves you, baby? Baby



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