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Subtitled: “Everything I Own Is in a Box to the Left?”

He says: I don’t understand why she keeps mentioning “everything you own in a box to the left”. It doesn’t make any sense to me.

He says: What does the box’s orientation in relation to me have to do with anything?

She seems quite adamant that he understands that it is on the left.

She says: because she packed up all his s**t

He says: But why does it matter whether it’s on the left or right?

He says: She seems quite adamant that he understands that it is on the left.

She says: because she’s trying to tell him that all his stuff is on a box to the left … everything else (on the right side, for instance) is hers so don’t touch it.


He says: Well I think she needs to clearly define that HER stuff is on the right. There’s no mention of that in the song. Why would I assume that there’s any delineation between her stuff and his?

He says: She never even mentions her own stuff.

He says: I didn’t know that any of her stuff was even involved.

She says: she does! she say’s “Don’t touch the other stuff it’s mine.”

He says: I guess I didn’t catch that part.

She says: “You can take your stuff, that’s fine.”

She says: wow. … She really couldn’t have been clearer about that.

She says: she also wants him to leave the keys “…to the Jag that I bought yoooooou.”

She says: (but she got him a cab, so that’s cool)

He says: I will try to be more attentive next time.

Beyoncé: Irreplaceable

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  1. The “to the left” phrase is an allusion to the common african american concept of being put to the left. By saying “to the left”, one is saying that a person, place or thing is being abandoned with no proper recourse or cvhance at redemption. It is commonly used with the word “played”. As in “she played me to the left!”

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