Beyoncé’s Confusing ‘Countdown’ Lyric Revealed

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By Rob Markman

Nobody paints a picture like Beyoncé, through her lyrics Bey tells stories of love and heartbreak all with a street-bred swagger. More than an R&B or pop artist, Queen B frequently drops hip-hop slang in her music and as the clock ticks towards the Diva’s “Countdown” video premier at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV I have to admit that one of the song’s lines has flown over my head. I’ve been racking my brain, asking my Twitter followers and searching online lyric sites trying to find the answer.

During the track’s bridge I hear Beyoncé singing “Me and my boo in my boof coupe ridin’,” but then that begs the question: What the heck is a “boof coupe?” At first I figured it was some type of expensive car way out of my tax bracket, so I deferred to my Twitter followers.

@jadagomez responded: “lol I always say booth coupe but I have no idea what that even is;” @trikkie1 thought, “Maybe it’s boo’s coupe” and @brooklynmartino wrote: “I thought she just said me and my boo and boo boo riding…”

Now the possessive “boo’s coupe” makes a lot of sense, but Brooklyn Martino sounds way off base. If Beyoncé was in fact riding with her “boo” and her “boo boo” that would place a third wheel in the two-door coupe. Sounds a little freaky if you ask me and I’ve always viewed Jay-Z’s wifey as the queen that she is, so I’m not buying that.

Still unsatisfied I consulted a few online lyric sites. Metro Lyrics, AZ Lyrics and E Lyrics all have the line as, “Me and my boo in my boo coupe ridin’,” while Direct Lyrics has the lyric as, “Me and my boo and my boo boo riding.”

I’ve been known to be stubborn and to me I still hear “boof coupe.” I asked some of my rich friends—okay I asked my one rich firend, but he has never heard of such a thing. Then I remembered, I do work in the music industry and have access to the wonderful people at Sony where Beyoncé is signed. So after sending out a few emails I finally get my response.

The lyric in question is not “boof coupe,” “boo’s coupe” nor is it “boo boo.” What Queen B actually sings according to the lyrics sent over by Sony is: “Me and my boo, and my boo, boo, ridin’.”

I guess the comma changes everything. Whatever, I still think it’s “boof coupe,” and what?!?

Read all of the song’s lyrics below and tune in to MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET to catch the video premiere of “Countdown” by Beyoncé

Countdown

Boy, oh, killing me softly and I’m still fallin, still the one I need, I will always be with you
Whoa you got me all gone, don’t ever let me go, say it real loud if you fly
If you leave me you outta your mind

My baby is a ten
We dressin to the nine
He pick me up we eight
He make me feel so lucky seven
He kiss me in his six
We be makin love in five
Still the one I do this four
I’m trying to make us three
From tha two
He’s still the one

There’s ups and downs in this love, got a lot to learn in this love, through the good and the bad still got love, dedicated to the one I love, hey

Still love the way he talks, still love the way I sang
Still love the way he rock them black diamonds in that chain
Still all up on each other, ain’t a damn thing changed
My girls can’t tell me nothing I’m a gone in the brain
I’m all up under him like it’s cold, winter time
All up in the kitchen in my heels, dinner time
Do whatever it takes, you gotta win his mind
Give it all to him, and meet him at the finish line

Me and my boo, and my boo, boo, ridin’
All up in the black with his chick right beside him
Ladies if you love your man show him you’re the flyest
Grind up on it girl, show him how you ride it
Me and my boo, and my boo, boo, ridin’
All up in the black with his chick right beside him
Ladies if you love your man show him you’re the flyest
Grind up on it girl, show him how you ride it

oh, killing me softly and I’m still fallin, still the one I need, I will always be with you
Whoa you got me all gone, don’t ever let me go, say it real loud if you fly
If you ever leave me you’re outta your mind

My baby is a ten
We dressin to the nine
He pick me up we eight
He make me feel so lucky seven
He kiss me in his six
We be makin love in five
Still the one I do this four
I’m trying to make us three
From tha two
He’s still the one

Yep I put it on ‘em, it ain’t nothing that I can’t do
Yep I buy my own, if he deserve it buy his shit too
All up in the store shawty trickin if I want to
All up in the store shawty fly as we want to
Oooo, damn I think I love that boy, do anything for that boy
Oooo, now I’ll never be the same, it’s you and me until the end

Me and my boo, and my boo, boo, ridin’
All up in the black with his chick right beside him
Ladies if you love your man show him you’re the flyest
Grind up on it girl, show him how you ride it
Me and my boo, and my boo lip lockin
All up in the back cause the chicks keep blockin
All that gossip been ten years stop it
London speed it up, Houston rock it

oh, killing me softly and I’m still fallin, still the one I need, I will always be with you
Whoa you got me all gone, don’t ever let me go, say it real loud if you fly
If you ever leave me you’re outta your mind

My baby is a ten
We dressin to the nine
He pick me up we eight
He make me feel so lucky seven
He kiss me in his six
We be makin love in five
Still the one I do this four
I’m trying to make us three
From tha two
He’s still the one