Soldier

Album: Destiny Fulfilled (2004)
Charted: 4 3
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  • Hey
    (I want a Soldier!)
    The way you got it, I'm the hottest around
    They'll know it when they see you rollin' impala's around
    (I got a Soldier!)
    With the top down feeling the sounds
    Quakin' and vibratin' your thighs ridin' harder than guys
    Wit the chrome wheels at the bottom, white leather inside
    When them lames be spittin' at you tell 'em don't even try it
    To shot it wit Chelle and kick it wit Kelly or holla at be
    Ya, gotta be g's you way outta your league

    We like dem boys that be in them lac's leanin' (leanin')
    Open their mouth their grill gleamin' (gleamin')
    Candy paint, keep that whip clean and (clean and)
    (They always be talkin that country slang, we like)
    They keep that beat that be in the back beatin' (beatin')
    Eyes be so low from there chiefin (chiefin)
    I love how he keep my body screamin' (screamin')
    A rude boy that's good to me, with street credibility

    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he lookin' at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Known to carry big things
    If you know what I mean
    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he looking at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Gotta know to get dough
    And he betta be street

    We like them boys up top from the BK (BK)
    Know how to flip that money three ways (three ways)
    Always ridin' big on the freeway (freeway)
    (With that east coast slang that us country girls we like)
    Low cut ceasers wit the deep waves (deep waves)
    So quick to snatch up your Beyonce (Beyonce)
    Always comin' down poppin' our way (our way)
    (Tellin' us that country girls the kinda girl they like)

    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he lookin' at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Known to carry big things
    If you know what I mean
    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he looking at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Gotta know to get dough
    And he betta be street

    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    They want to take care of me (where they at?)
    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    Don't mind takin one for me (where they at?)
    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    They want to spend that on me (where they at?)
    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    Wouldn't mind puttin' that on me (where they at?)

    Next to the speakers keep a toy in the trunk of the 'lac
    A reformed D boy use to run into traps
    Still a soldier do to war if you running your trap
    About my girls ain't no thing to put you under the map

    Walk the streets five deep with nothing less than a stack
    And 80 carats on my chest provides a special attraction
    50 G's in my jeans plus the dough from the waller
    It's the reason I'm the king girl, I know what you like

    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he lookin' at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Known to carry big things
    If you know what I mean
    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he looking at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Gotta know to get dough
    And he betta be street

    I like them boys over there they looking strong tonight (strong tonight)
    Just might give one the phone tonight (phone tonight)
    Homey in the dickies in my zone tonight (zone tonight)
    He don't know it might be on tonight (on tonight)
    Ooh he looking good and he talking right (talking right)
    He the type that might change my life (change my life)
    Every time he look at me my girls be like (girls be like)
    (That one may be the one tonight)

    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he lookin' at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Known to carry big things
    If you know what I mean
    If his status ain't hood
    I ain't checkin' for him
    Betta be street if he looking at me
    I need a soldier
    That ain't scared to stand up for me
    Gotta know to get dough
    And he betta be street

    Hey, see cash money is a army
    I'm walking with purple hearts on me
    You talking to the sergeant
    Body marked up like the subway in Harlem
    Call him, Weezy F. Baby, please say the baby
    If you don't see me on the block I ain't trying to hide
    I blend in wit the hood, I'm camouflage
    Bandanna tied, so mommy join my troop
    Now every time she hear my name she salute!

    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    They wanna take care of me (where they at?)
    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    Wouldn't mind puttin that on me (where they at?)

    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    They wanna take care of me (where they at?)
    I know some soldiers in here (where they at?, Where they at?)
    Wouldn't mind puttin that on me (where they at?) Writer/s: Beyonce Knowles, Clifford Harris, Kelendria Rowland, Michelle Williams, Rich Harrison, Sean Garrett
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Arthur from Pembroke Pines, FlSolange was pregnant during the video from the song.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, NjI like the song and the music video. It is waaaaaaayyy better than Survivor!
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlThey wrote this song, not only to reach one part of their audience, but Beyonce's description in her verse was all about Jay-Z.
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