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Needy
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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If you take too long to hit me back
I can't promise you how I'll react
But all I can say
Is at least I'll wait for you
Lately I've been on a roller coaster
Tryna get a hold of my emotions
But all that I know
Is I need you close

And I'ma scream and shout for what I love
Passionate but I don't give no fucks
I admit that I'm a lil' messed up
But I can hide it when I'm all dressed up
I'm obsessive and I love too hard
Good at overthinking with my heart
How you even think it got this far?
This far

And I can be needy
Way too damn needy
I can be needy
Tell me how good it feels to be needed
I can be needy
So hard to please me
I know it feels so good to be needed

Sorry if I'm up and down a lot (yeah)
Sorry that I think I'm not enough
And sorry if I say sorry way too much
You can go ahead and call me selfish (selfish)
But after all this damage I can't help it (help it)
But what you can trust, is I need your touch

I'ma scream and shout for what I love
Passionate but I don't give no fucks
I admit that I'm a lil' messed up
But I can hide it when I'm all dressed up
I'm obsessive and I love too hard
Good at overthinking with my heart
How you even think it got this far?
This far

And I can be needy
Way too damn needy
I can be needy
Tell me how good it feels to be needed
I can be needy
So hard to please me
I know it feels so good to be needed

Overall Meaning

In "Needy," Ariana Grande explores her vulnerability and neediness in a relationship. The song begins with her confessing how she might react if her partner takes too long to reply. Despite this, she acknowledges that she will wait for them. The second verse shows her struggle to control her emotions while trying to remain close to her partner. Ariana uses her signature vocal high notes to express her emotional turmoil. She sings about her obsessiveness and overthinking with her heart, which has led her to need someone deeply.


Throughout the song, Ariana affirms that she can be needy, apologizing for how much she struggles with it. She cites being "up and down a lot," feeling like she's not enough, saying sorry too much, and being selfish as some of her flaws. Still, she desperately craves her partner's touch, which gives her a sense of security in a relationship. The chorus repeats that she can be needy and hard to please, but it feels good to be needed.


In summary, "Needy" is an honest portrayal of a person's struggle with their emotions, the need for companionship and validation. It's an open and vulnerable song that showcases Ariana's personal battles and how she needs people in her life.


Line by Line Meaning

If you take too long to hit me back
If you don't respond to me promptly


I can't promise you how I'll react
I can't guarantee how I will respond to your delayed response


But all I can say Is at least I'll wait for you
But I can tell you that I will wait for your response


Lately I've been on a roller coaster Tryna get a hold of my emotions But all that I know Is I need you close
Recently, I've been feeling very unstable and trying to manage my emotions, but the only thing I'm certain of is how much I need you near me


And I'ma scream and shout for what I love Passionate but I don't give no fucks I admit that I'm a lil' messed up But I can hide it when I'm all dressed up I'm obsessive and I love too hard Good at overthinking with my heart How you even think it got this far? This far
I will passionately express my love for you without caring what others think. Although I recognize that I have some issues, I can mask them superficially. I become fixated with love and have a tendency to overanalyze with my heart. How did our relationship even come this far?


And I can be needy Way too damn needy I can be needy Tell me how good it feels to be needed I can be needy So hard to please me I know it feels so good to be needed
I can be very needy and demanding in a relationship. But tell me, how great it feels to be desired and valued by someone. I understand that I'm difficult to please, but it's energizing to feel needed by someone.


Sorry if I'm up and down a lot (yeah) Sorry that I think I'm not enough And sorry if I say sorry way too much You can go ahead and call me selfish (selfish) But after all this damage I can't help it (help it) But what you can trust, is I need your touch
I apologize if I am inconsistent with my moods, for feeling inadequate, and for excessively apologizing. You may consider me self-centered, but I can't help it after everything that has happened. Nevertheless, what you can rely on is that I crave your touch.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Taylor Monet Parks, Ariana Grande, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, THOMAS LEE BROWN, VICTORIA MONET MCCANTS

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@nusratjahanmim5681

Lyrics:
If you take too long to hit me back
I can't promise you how I'll react
But all I can say
Is at least I'll wait for you
Lately, I've been on a roller coaster
Tryna get a hold of my emotions
But all that I know is I need you close

And I'ma scream and shout for what I love
Passionate but I don't give no fucks
I admit that I'm a lil' messed up
But I can hide it when I'm all dressed up
I'm obsessive and I love too hard
Good at overthinking with my heart
How you even think it got this far?
This far

And I can be needy, way too damn needy
I can be needy, tell me how good it feels to be needed
I can be needy, so hard to please me
I know it feels so good to be needed

Sorry if I'm up and down a lot (Yuh)
Sorry that I think I'm not enough
And sorry if I say sorry way too much
You can go ahead and call me selfish (Selfish)
But after all this damage I can't help it (Help it)
Or what you can trust, 'cause I need your touch

I'ma scream and shout for what I love
Passionate but I don't give no fucks
I admit that I'm a lil' messed up
But I can hide it when I'm all dressed up
I'm obsessive and I love too hard
Good at overthinking with my heart
How you even think it got this far?
This far

And I can be needy, way too damn needy
I can be needy, tell me how good it feels to be needed
I can be needy, so hard to please me
I know it feels so good to be needed

Hmmm, hmmm, ahh-haa



@godlymusic7559

Let me say..

‘‘imagine’’ is about having an imagination about what life would be if someone was here with you.

‘‘needy’’ is about how you can be thinking how you can make it without a person but can manage to only be needed for the things you do.

‘‘NASA’’ is about when you need space from someone, but you can’t seem to live without em or be around their amount of space.

‘‘bloodline’’ is about you not wanting alot of someone, because you don’t even want to claim to be all yours, so you would not want them to be apart of you.

‘‘fake smile’’ is about you realizing how the world sees you , depending on your appearance, like if you’re happy or sad or etc, but you try to hide it with a smile, but only can do it so much.

‘‘bad idea’’ is about being self aware about a relationship not going right. but you try to come up with ideas to not make the relationship toxic..

‘‘make up’’ is all about you and your partner trying to make up for the things you have done to each other, good or bad.

‘‘ghostin’’ is about apologizing to people who you reject being with but was happy with and also wishing to do better.

‘‘in my head’’ is about painting pictures in your head about something but it’s all so far from reality, but you try to remain calm about it and move on.

‘‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’’ is all about you wanting someone back or want to break up someone from another person because you want that boy/girl all to yourself for fun.


Hello guys, this is just my theory of all the song meanings, so don’t judge me :)



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@kaitlynfeliciano7899

"you can go ahead and call me selfish but after all this damage I can't help it" I felt that.

@callmecharlottex

Me too! I can relate to it kinda x

@mouseagames481

I feel the same wayyy

@nedisupp

@Mousea Games me too

@elitrix8860

The moment I read it it played

@nedisupp

Same that happened to me and it was so cool

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@iammelonlord6921

I’m convinced that Needy and POV are distant cousins.

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@Rupy_2bad Opp-Plot twist🤭😂

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@Xenia W. Thx❤️
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