Song of the Day #2,328: ‘7/11’ – Beyoncé

beyonce_711A year after the release of her surprise self-titled album, Beyoncé has dropped a Platinum follow-up edition that adds a few extra tracks and videos.

It feels more like a holiday season cash-grab than an extension of the very personal and artistic statement she made with the first record.

But when the brazen commercial ploy results in the release of this video, for new track ‘7/11,’ who am I to complain?

This song, a club stomper that was probably written and recorded in all of 45 minutes, is instantly forgettable. But the video is a blast.

Seemingly recorded on an iPhone during an all-day party at Beyoncé’s house, it’s a perfect encapsulation of the modern “everybody has a video camera in their pocket” era.

It even prompted a lengthy essay on Slate asking if this video signals the future of digital cinema.

I don’t know about that. But I know I’ve watched it many, many times.

[Pre-Hook]
Shoulders sideways, smack it, smack it in the air
Legs movin’ side to side, smack it in the air
Legs movin’ side to side, smack you in the air
Shoulders sideways, smack it, smack it in the air
Smack it, smack it in the air
Legs movin’ side to side, smack it, smack it in the air
Smack it, smack it in the air

[Hook]
Wave your hands side to side, put it in the air
Wave your hands side to side, put it in the air
Clap, clap, clap like you don’t care
Smack that, clap, clap, clap, like you don’t care
(I know you care)

[Verse 1]
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap it
Foot up, my foot up
Hold up now my foot up
I’m spinnin’ my foot up
Foot up yeah my foot up
I’m spinnin’ my foot up
Put my foot down yeah my hands up
My hands up, my hands up
(Flexin’)
Flexin’ while my hands up
My hands up, my hands up
I stand up with my hands up
Then I put up, my hands up
I put up, my hands up
I put up, my hands up
Then I’m spinnin’ all my hands up
(Spinnin’)
Spinnin’ while my hands up
(Spinnin’)
Spinnin’ while my hands up
(Spinnin’)
Spinnin’ while my hands up
Then I’m tippin’ all my hands up
Spinnin’, I’m spinnin’, I’m spinnin’ while my hands up
I’m Spinnin’, I’m spinnin’, I’m spinnin’ while my hands up
(Drank)

[Bridge]
Hold that cup like alcohol, oh let go like alcohol
Hold that cup like alcohol
Don’t you drop that alcohol
Never drop that alcohol, never drop that alcohol
I know you thinkin’ about alcohol
I know I’m thinkin’ bout that alcohol

[Verse 2]
Man this here like rollin’ dice, man this here like rollin’ dice
Seven eleven, seven eleven, seven twice, man seven twice
Man it feel like rollin’ dice, man this feel like rollin’ dice
Man it feel like rollin’ dice
Seven twice, seven twice
Girl I’m tryna kick it with ya
Girl I’m tryna kick it with ya
Man I’m tryna kick it with ya
My feet up, I kick it with ya
Man I swear I kick it with ya
Girl I wanna kick it with ya
Man I know I kick it with ya
Yeah I spin around and I kick it with ya

[Pre-Hook] + [Hook]

[Outro]
Wave ya hands side to side
Wave ya hands side to side
Wave ya hands, to side, to side
Wave ya hands side to side
Ooh wee be-be freaky deaky
Think me see she pink bikini
Rock that groovy dye dashiki
Nefertiti, edges kinky
Sweatin’ out my blow out
Sweatin’ out my press
This trick about to go off
Mad cause I’m so fresh
Fresher than you
I’m fresher than you
Fresher than you, oh

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,328: ‘7/11’ – Beyoncé

  1. Dana says:

    So your repeated viewing is because of your admiration of the digital cinema art form?😄 I would watch again just to get a better glimpse into that condo.😜

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