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Beyoncé is doing Country her way, and that means remixing a Dolly Parton classic, weaving in hip-hop influences, and even singing some opera. In the track “Daughter” on her new Cowboy Carter album, she includes the famous Italian aria “Caro Mio Ben.” She once again shows off her range as her voice floats above the track.

The touch of opera makes sense for the melodramatic and theatrical song. The lyrics in the verses tell a violent story, with lines like, “Now I ripped your dress and you’re all black and blue” and “How long can he hold his breath / Before his death?” Beyoncé even seems to include a “Daddy Lessons” reference with the lyric, “If you cross me, I’m just like my father.”

Ahead of dropping the album, Beyoncé wrote about her experience dabbling with the country genre in an Instagram post. “This album has been over five years in the making. It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed… And it was very clear that I wasn’t. But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of country music and studied our rich musical archive,” she wrote. “It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history.

“The criticisms I faced when I first entered this genre forced me to propel past the limitations that were put on me. act ii is a result of challenging myself, and taking my time to bend and blend genres together to create this body of work. I have a few surprises on the album, and have collaborated with some brilliant artists who I deeply respect. I hope that you can hear my heart and soul, and all the love and passion that I poured into every detail and every sound.”

Read the lyrics to “Daughter” below courtesy of Genius.

[Verse 1]

Your body laid out on these filthy floors

Your bloodstains on my custom coutures

Bathroom attendant let me right in

She was a big fan

I really tried to stay cool

But your arrogance disturbed my solitude

Now I ripped your dress and you’re all black and blue

Look what you made me do

[Refrain]

They keep sayin’ that I ain’t nothin’ like my father

But I’m the furthest thing from choir boys and altars

If you cross me, I’m just like my father

I am colder than Titanic water

[Chorus]

Help me, Lord, from these fantasies in my head

They ain’t ever been safe ones

I don’t fellowship with these fakе ones

So let’s travel to whitе chapels and sing hymns

Hold rosaries, and sing in stained glass symphonies

Cleanse me, Holy Trinity, from this marijuana smoke smell in my hair

[Verse 2]

I sashayed my dress

Did my best impression of a damsel in distress

This alcohol and smell of regret

Allured my catch

Outfit too small to hide my scars

Feelin’ bottled up like bottle service broads

How long can he hold his breath

Before his death?

[Bridge]

Caro mio ben

Credimi almen

Senza di te

Languisce il cor

Il tuo fedel

Sospira ognor

Cessa, crudel

Tanto rigor

Ooh, ooh

[Chorus]

Help me, Lord, from these fantasies in my head

They ain’t ever been safe ones

I don’t fellowship with these fake ones

So let’s travel to white chapels and sing hymns

Hold rosaries, sing in stained glass symphonies

Cleanse me, Holy Trinity, from this marijuana smoke smell in my hair

[Outro]

Say I’m nothin’ like my father

But I’m the furthest thing from choir boys and altars

Double cross me, I’m just like my father

I am colder than Titanic water

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