''It's about all of the little things that mean so much in a relationship. In the beginning of the video, my husband makes me breakfast and he's excited about it, and I kind of don't have time to eat. As a police officer, I have a male partner and the video goes through our days. My husband's at work and has attractive girls flirting with him but he declines their advances. I have a guy flirting with me, and I flirt back. At the end of the clip, you realize that I was acting out his life, and it all starts over again. He was a cop and everything that happened was really him doing the same thing to me." - Beyoncé
"Having someone like Beyoncé record your song about an ex-boyfriend, kinda makes it the best break-up ever. It started off as a simple therapeutic writing session and it turned into the best thing that ever happened to me." - BC Jean (songwriter)
''If I Were A Boy'' it's not a traditional R&B song. It's broad. But I had to try it, because I remember Aretha Franklin said a great singer can sing anything and make it her own. It's difficult to grow and to break out and do new things because people have strong expectations. I feel like at this point, I wanted people to hear songs with stronger lyrics and songs that made you feel. I really wanted people to hear my voice and hear what I had to say." - Beyoncé
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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