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Beyoncé’s ‘Sweet Honey Buckiin’ Lyrics Address Her Grammy Snubs for Album of the Year

Beyoncé, Shaboozey, and Pharrell Williams’ “Sweet Honey Buckiin’” is a three-part song that offers some of Beyoncé’s most extensive comments on the music industry, fame, and staying true to her roots throughout her entire Cowboy Carter album.

The lyrics generating the most attention, though, are the ones where Beyoncé calls out the Recording Academy for never awarding her with Album of the Year.

Jay-Z spoke about it at this year’s Grammys while accepting the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, saying, “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady [Beyoncé], but she has more Grammys than everyone, and never won Album of the Year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work. Think about that: the most Grammys, never won Album of the Year. That doesn’t work.”

Beyoncé, of course, is the most-nominated female artist in Grammys history and the winningest artist with 32 trophies and 88 nominations. She has never won Album of the Year.

While she didn’t say anything during any Grammys ceremony, she did reflect on it in “Sweet Honey Buckiin’.” She sang, “A-O-T-Y, I ain’t win / I ain’t stuntin’ ’bout them / Take that shit on the chin / Come back and fuck up the pen.”

Beyoncé waving off her Grammys snub wasn’t the only revelation in her lyrics though. There’s a lot of insight in the track as well. Listen to “Sweet Honey Buckiin’” and read the extensive lyrics below, via Genius.

Part I: SWEET

Intro: Beyoncé

I fall to pieces
Each time I see you there
And I miss all our secrets
So tell me how you been

Verse 1: Shaboozey

Lucchese the boots, check
You can hear when I step, step
Bought a Chevy and painted it red
Money long, it can’t fit in the bed
It don’t matter what nobody says
Country boy ’til the day that I’m dead (Yee-hoo)
You want smoke, I’m the Marlboro man
Cut it out ’fore it get outta hand, ayy
This ain’t Calabasas, we don’t need highways
We can take back roads (Take back roads)
Never been ridin’, baby? Step in thar stirrup
Hop on my saddle (Hop on my saddle)
Snake on my feet, they rattle (Ooh)
And the bag, only thing gettin’ lasso’d, yeah (Gettin’ what?)
And I’m still goin’ up like a ladder (Uh)
And I’m still in the field like cattle

Verse 2: Beyoncé

The Cadillac back on the road, we takin’ route 44
Just say what you need from the store, oh, oh
Put some grits on the stove
Jiffy cornbread, booty cornfed
Body rolls at the rodeo
I’m coming home, ooh
Ridin’ through just to put my eyes on you
You are the superstar
Everybody’s drivin’ old new cars
Turn a bad night to a good time
On a trail ride to the zydeco
I’m coming home

Chorus: Beyoncé and Shaboozey

I’m coming home (I’m coming home, I’m coming home)
I’m coming home (I’m coming home, I’m coming home)
We’ve come a long way from the rough ride
From the railroads to the rodeos, sweet country home

Outro: Beyoncé

This for my, this for my
She gone
Ride for your cowboy
And throw that sweet honey on it

Part II: HONEY


Verse: Beyoncé

So come (So come) with me (With me)
To new life (Stick it, stick it, stick it)
You’re stuck (You’re stuck) to me (To me)
All night (Stick it, stick it, stick it)
Put a flower inside (Flower inside)
Stuck in me all night (Stuck in me all night)

Chorus: Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams

Honey (We’re), hey (Ridin’)
Hey (Through the), ooh (Night)
Honey (We’re), yeah (Ridin’)
Yeah (Through the), taste like (Night)
Honey (We’re), hey (Ridin’)
Oh (Through the), taste like (Night)
Honey (We’re), ayy (Ridin’)
Ayy, think of my

Part III: BUCKIIN'

Chorus: Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams

Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), woah (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ like a mechanical bull
Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), woah (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
A good night (Yeah) flow, money is full (Yeah)
Look at that horse, look at that horse
Look at that horse (Look at that horse)
Pretty as hell, au naturel
Dinin’ on farce (Dinin’ on farce)
Buckin’, buckin’
Woah, buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Buckin’), a good night
Woah, yeah

Verse 1: Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams

Your patience is thin (Uh-huh)
Your hormones is right at the rim (Ow)
You was just goin’ in (Uh-huh)
Fuck it, do it again (That’s cool)
A-O-T-Y, I ain’t win (That’s cool)
I ain’t stuntin’ ’bout them
Take that shit on the chin
Come back and fuck up the pen (Yeah)

Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams

Say the things that I know will offend (Huh, yeah)
Wear that shit that I know start a trend (Uh)
Take the Bugatti out for the spin (Ooh)
Ain’t no top, feel the wind on my skin
Ooh, ooh, ooh, snakes on the den (Uh)
They hissin’, don’t listen to them (That’s cool)
They bite every once and again (Uh-huh)
But it gets stomped on when we

Chorus: Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams

Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), woah (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ like a mechanical bull
Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), woah (Yeah)
Buckin’ (Yeah), buckin’ (Yeah)
A good night flow where the money is full
Look at that horse, look at that horse
Look at that horse (Look at that horse)
Pretty as hell, au naturel
Dinin’ on farce
Uh, buckin’
Woah, buckin’
Buckin’ (Mhm)

Verse 2: Beyoncé

They yankin’ your chain (Yankin’ your chain)
Promisin’ things that they can’t (Things that they can't)
You the man at the bank? (Bank)
Is you is or you ain’t? (Is you is or you ain’t?)
Hit the runway, I’m late (The runway, I’m late)
Pop-pops got pictures to take (Take, take)
It's in my DNA (Ayy)
Look at my mama, it’s a trait

Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé

Say the things that I know will offend (Woo)
Wear that shit that I know start a trend (Woo)
Take the Bugatti out for the spin
Ain’t no top, feel the wind on my skin

Chorus: Beyoncé

Ooh, ah
Buckin’, woah
Buckin’, buckin’
Buckin’ like a mechanical bull

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