I have a bit of a confession to make. Before watching Lemonade last night, I didn't really understand the Beyoncé frenzy. I liked her songs, sure, and I'd been a fan since her Destiny's Child days, but she was never one of the artists who I listed as a favorite. However, I watched Lemonade on HBO last night, and I am wholeheartedly converted because it was so good — and there were plenty of amazing lines from Beyoncé's Lemonade that are perfect for any situation, since that album was basically a book of quotable lyrics.
Lemonade was an artful piece of storytelling, and the full album tells an intricate, emotional story of betrayal, redemption, and power. However, each song is its microcosm of emotions, and plenty of lyrics can stand alone as poetic pieces. (Don't even get me started on Beyoncé's spoken word throughout the visual album, because that should stand alone as an entire work of art on its own.)
Beyoncé's always been the queen of fight songs. "Single Ladies" can probably be found on all break-up playlist ever created, and "Girls/Who Run The World" is up there as one of the best pump-up songs for the gym or that nerve-inducing job interview. Here's a few more lines to match your mood when you need them.
I can already see a thousand new picture captions taking hold across Instagram. So thanks for the new phrases, Bey, which we'll all be able to repeat whenever going through the next ordeal — be it heartbreak or an extra long day. Is it too early to start counting down the days until the next Beyoncé surprise?