SZA’s debut album Ctrl secured her spot as one of the best breakthrough artist of the year. Although she has been down with Kendrick Lamar’s TDE for years, she’s now getting love from the mainstream world.

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The album spawned singles like “Drew Barrymore”, “Love Galore”, and “The Weekend” that does a good job expressing a girls feelings following a heartbreak. But there are some other hidden gems within this project that will help her get over that heart ache. In honor of the singer’s birthday today, we will be exploring 7 SZA lyrics that will help you channel your inner Beyonce, and make you feel like the head b**ch in charge.



Let me tell you a secret/I been secretly banging your homeboy/While you were in Vegas/All up on Valentine’s Day

Imagine how much control you have over your ex-boyfriend’s emotions if you revealed to him that you been secretly banging his homeboy. This was an “unladylike” line for SZA to say but this is something that men do to women all the time. The guy will either call you a garden tool, or be really hurt about it. Either way, he’ll be all up in his feelings.

“Doves in the Wind”

Real n*ggas do not deserve pussy/Meaning it’s more, you see right through the walls/Ain’t talking bout pussy/Meaning you deserve the whole box of chocolates

This line is still kind of still confusing. But it’s definitely an ego stroker to guys and will have them at your will.

“Go Gina”

I mean really, it’s same me, it’s old me/You know? Same shit/I’ve been on the low key grinding (grinding grinding grinding)/Learning on the low key shining

This line hits home for every woman who was slacking, and got back on her A game. You go girl!

“Garden (Say It Like That)”

If you don’t like me, you don’t have to fool with me/You don’t have to talk about me or treat me mean/I don’t have to treat you mean/I just stay out of your way/That’s the way you work that one

The outro was the most empowering part of the entire song. Women have a tendency of being naturally catty towards each other, when that’s not necessary.

“Broken Clocks”

Why you still talking ’bout me like we together?/I moved on for the better/You moved on to whoever

Time doesn’t go backwards, and neither should you. Leave that clown in the dust and move to bigger and better things.

“Normal Girl”

This time next year I’ll be living so good/Won’t remember no pain, I swear/Before that you figured out, I was just a normal girl

Sometimes it takes a while to get over a certain person who is no good for you. But when you finally do, you feel like a normal girl again.

“Pretty Little Birds”

I wanna shave my legs for you/I wanna take all of my hair down and let you lay in it/Spread all of my limbs out and let you lay in it

Women don’t traditionally display this type of sexual confidence. Thank you SZA.