Drunk in Love

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Submitted By Greeneyes821
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“I've been drinking, I've been drinking” (Beyoncé 1). This is the first verse of Beyoncé’s new song” Drunk In love” featuring her husband, Jay-Z. This first verse presents the beginning of the provocative lyrics which use street slang to speak about sexual acts, domestic abuse, and intoxication. Children, teenagers and adults alike listen to and look up to Beyoncé, the world wide sensation, but some may not even realize what she is actually stating in her lyrics and how they can impact youths to believe that it is proper to engage in these acts.

Throughout the song Beyoncé sings about how drunk she and Jay Z are after being out all night partying at a club: "How the hell did this shit happen? Oh baby, drunk in love we be all night.
Last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grinding up in the club” (17-19). In these lyrics she sings about being intoxicated and “grinding” which is provocatively dancing while pushing up on each other’s bodies. She goes on to sing: “Boy, I'm drinking, Park it in my lot 7-11
I'm rubbing on it, rub-rubbing, if you scared, call that reverend” (26-28). In these lyrics she continues to address how intoxicated she is and how she wants to have sex with Jay-Z referring to “7-11”, which is a convenience store open all night, meaning she wants to have sex all night.
She entices him by “rubbing on it” which is referring to his privates and is basically saying if he is scared to “call that reverend “and start praying.

Beyoncé continues to sing about their sexual acts, referring to Jay-Z as a “surfboard” in the following lyrics:”Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard, Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood. I'm swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that big body. Been serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good,
good”(33-37).…...

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