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"Resentment" is the tenth and final track from Beyoncé's second studio album, B'Day.

Background Edit

The song was originally recorded by Victoria Beckham. "Resentment" along with several other songs were meant to be on Beckham's third solo album, Come Together, which was later shelved. The song then went for sale. Eventually, Beyoncé was given the song and recorded it in 2006. She re-arranged the structure of the song and also changed order of the lyrics adding new ones. This resulted the song to clock 4:42 minutes in length, while the original version clocked 3:20 minutes. "Resentment" is a passionate ballad about a gritty, agitated goodbye which adds a "different kind of overwrought drama".

Reception Edit

Beyoncé's version of "Resentment" received positive reviews from critics, most of whom noted the soulful vocal stylings used in the song. The song peaked at number 11 on the US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "Resentment" is the only song on the standard version of B'Day to not receive a music video.

Lyrics Edit

I wish I could believe you, then I'll be all right
But now everything you told me really don't apply
To the way I feel inside
Loving you was easy once upon a time
But now my suspicions of you have multiplied
And it's all because you lied
I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I haven't tried to forget this
But I'm much too full of resentment
Just can't seem to get over the way you hurt me
Don't know how you gave another who didn't mean a thing, no
The very thing you gave to me
I thought I could forgive you, and I know you've changed
As much as I wanna trust you, I know it ain't the same
And it's all because you lied
I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I haven't tried to forget this
But I'm much too full of resentment
I may never understand why
I'm doing the best that I can, and I
I tried and I tried to forget this
I'm much too full of resentment
I'll always remember feeling like I was no good
Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could
And it's all because you lied
Loved you more than ever
More than my own life
The best part of me I gave you
It was sacrifice
And it's all because you lied
I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I tried and I tried to forget this
But I'm too damn full of resentment
I know she was attractive, but I was here first
Been ridin' with you for six years
Why did I deserve to be treated this way by you, you?
I know you're probably thinking "what's up with B?"
I been crying for too long what did you do to me?
I used to be so strong, but now you took my soul
I'm crying can't stop crying, can't stop crying
You could have told me that you wasn't happy
I know you didn't wanna hurt me
But look what you done to me now
I gotta look at her in her eyes
And see she's had half of me (you lie)
How could you lie? (you lie)