Song of the Day #2,697: ‘Freakum Dress’ – Beyoncé

beyonceJust two weeks ago, the Random iTunes Fairy served up a track from Beyoncé’s 2006 sophomore album, B’Day. Against substantial odds, the album is represented again today.

Apparently random selection stands no chance against the desire to see Beyoncé dancing in her freakum dress.

This track is an ode to hitting the town in a seductive dress to get revenge on a straying man. It’s not clear if the guy is actually cheating on her (in which case her tactic of making him jealous but still coming home to him seems weak) or just partying too much with friends (in which case this seems like a perfectly appropriate response). I’ll go with the latter.

Interestingly, Beyoncé alluded to this song on her self-titled 2013 album in the track ‘Jealous,’ a raw take on the same subject. Before going out to flirt with an ex (as payback for her husband’s indiscretions), she says “Freakum dress out my closet, Yoncé fillin’ out this skirt, I look damn good, I ain’t lost it.”

Funny that seven years after flaunting her freakum dress on B’Day she’s reassuring herself that she “ain’t lost it.” Time marches on, even for Beyoncé.

But yeah, she’s still got it.

[Intro]
To be or not to be… Not!
Hold up, bring the beat back
Stop! I ain’t ready yet
Wait! Let me fix my hair, yes, yes
Yes ma’am, yes ma’am
Now pass me my dress, yes

[Verse 1]
I think I’m ready
Been locked up in the house way too long
It’s time to get it
Cause once again he’s out doing wrong

[Verse 2]
And my girls are so real
Said it’s been a minute since I had some
He’s been acting up
But he won’t be the only one
Cause when he acts up, that’s when you put it on
Get him uptight, this is your song
Hold out your back, time to impress
Pull out your freakum dress

[Hook]
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on
Oh, put your freakum dress on

Oh, every woman got one
Oh, shut it down when the time comes
Oh, pull out the big guns
Oh, and put your freakum dress on

[Verse 3]
Soon as he saw me
Turned on by how the dress was fittin’ right
Short and backless
See my silhouette in the moonlight

[Verse 4]
Such an attraction
Keep tellin’ me how my outfit’s so nice
Little did he know
Ha, my man gon’ take it off tonight
Cause when he acts up, that’s when you put it on
Get him uptight, this is your song
Hold out your back, time to impress
Pull out your freakum dress

[Hook]

[Verse 5]
All the ladies, you ain’t these
All dressed up in your dresses
And your bestest with no reason
Get ready to freakum, freakum

[Verse 6]
When you put it on it’s an invitation
When they play your theme song, get on up and shake it
Work it out your back, you don’t have to waste it
Spin it all around then take it to the ground and
Cause when he acts up, that’s when you put it on
Get him uptight, this is your song
Hold out your back, time to impress
Pull out your freakum dress

[Hook]

[Verse 7]
Ladies look it here
When you been with your man for a long time, oh
Every now and then you gotta go in the back of that closet
And pull out that freakum dress, oh

[Outro]
I got my freakum dress on
I got my freakum dress on, oh
I got my freakum dress on
I got my freakum dress on, oh

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,697: ‘Freakum Dress’ – Beyoncé

  1. Dana says:

    Nnt much of a song, but a pleasant video to watch.😄

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