Knew Better / Forever Boy
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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Say you could turn me on
Boy, but that's about it
You can say what you wanna
But I wouldn't believe it
You could write all them songs
That's the game that you play
Tryna write all them bars
But you can't make me stay

'Cause I, see right through you, boy
And I, I ain't feeling you no more
I ain't feelin' you no more

If you knew better
Boy, you would do better
Can't nobody love you there like I do
Baby, I could do better
Boy, if you knew better
You would do better
Baby, if you love me like I love you
Maybe we could be together
'Cause ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me, baby

Never been with a boy more than six months
I couldn't do it, got too used to it
Ain't nobody ever kept my attention
They couldn't do it, yeah, boy, they blew it

But you showed me what it means to be happy ever after
In love forever
And you gave me the key to all your love and all your pleasure
Boy, I'm a treasure

Oh, be forever mine, you and I
Oh, be forever mine, boy, all the time
You're my forever, boy
You're my forever, boy
You're my forever, boy
You're my forever, boy

Been friends for a minute
So you know just what I like
You know my mind
You done seen boys come and go
So you know what makes me cry
So you just wanna treat me right

But you showed me what it means to be happy ever after
In love forever
And you gave me the key to all your love and all your pleasure
Boy I'm a treasure

Oh, be forever mine, you and I
Oh, be forever mine, boy, all the time
Mine, time
Mine, time
You're my forever, boy
You're my forever, boy




You're my forever, boy
You're my forever, boy

Overall Meaning

In "Knew Better / Forever Boy", Ariana Grande sings about a past relationship that didn't work out. She addresses her former partner, saying that though he may have been able to turn her on, she no longer feels anything for him. She tells him that he can't make her stay with his smooth talk and songs. Ariana sees through his facade and knows that he's not sincere. She tells him that he would do better if he knew better and that he can't find anyone who loves him like she does, as she could do much better for herself.
Ariana then switches to the second half of the song and notes that her current relationship is different. She sings that she's never stayed with someone for more than six months, but now she has found someone who has kept her attention and made her realize what it means to be in a happy relationship. The person is identified as her "forever boy", someone who has become a treasure to her. She hopes that they can be together forever.


The lyrics reveal Ariana’s personal experiences and growth in love. She shows that she can differentiate between genuine love and fake feelings. The song is a confident assertion of her value and worth as she tells her ex that he can't find anyone like her. The song also highlights the idea of a happily ever after, an ideal in love and relationships, and Ariana finds hope in her current relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Say you could turn me on
You may have physical attraction for me, but that's not enough.


Boy, but that's about it
Your attraction towards me is limited to physical appearance only.


You can say what you wanna
You may try to say nice things to impress me.


But I wouldn't believe it
I know that your words do not reflect your true intentions.


You could write all them songs
You might write and sing songs about love and relationships.


That's the game that you play
Your way of approaching a relationship is to play games.


Tryna write all them bars
You try to write lyrics that can convince someone to stay with you.


But you can't make me stay
However, you cannot manipulate me into staying with you.


'Cause I, see right through you, boy
I can easily see your true intentions, so your attempts to deceive me won't work.


And I, I ain't feeling you no more
I am not interested in being with you anymore.


If you knew better
If you were aware of my worth and what it takes to be with me.


Boy, you would do better
You would have behaved differently and treated me better.


Can't nobody love you there like I do
No one would ever love and care for you the way I did.


Baby, I could do better
I deserve someone better, and there are people who can love me better.


Maybe we could be together
We could have been great if only you knew how to treat me better.


'Cause ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
I am unique and one of a kind, and no one can replace me.


Never been with a boy more than six months
I have not been in a long-lasting relationship before.


I couldn't do it, got too used to it
I am used to relationships that don't last long, and I fear commitment.


Ain't nobody ever kept my attention
No one has been able to capture my attention for a long time.


They couldn't do it, yeah, boy, they blew it
All the boys I have been with have failed to impress me and keep me interested.


But you showed me what it means to be happy ever after
You have shown me the possibility of being truly happy and satisfied in a long-lasting relationship.


In love forever
A relationship that will last forever and built on true love and affection.


And you gave me the key to all your love and all your pleasure
You have allowed me to have access to all your feelings and emotions, including love and pleasure.


Boy, I'm a treasure
I am a valuable and precious gem that needs to be cherished and appreciated.


Been friends for a minute
We have been friends for a while and know each other well.


So you know just what I like
You understand my preferences and what makes me happy.


You know my mind
You are aware of my thoughts and feelings.


You done seen boys come and go
You have seen me with other boys who couldn't keep me interested or satisfied.


So you just wanna treat me right
You want to treat me with kindness, respect, and love.


Oh, be forever mine, you and I
I want to be with you forever, and I hope you feel the same way too.


Mine, time
I want you to be my partner for life.


You're my forever, boy
You are the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Ariana Grande, Dernst Emile, Mike Foster, Ryan Tedder, Steven Franks, Thomas Brown, Victoria McCants, Michael Foster

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Got to love me harder
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And if you really need me
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Got to love me harder
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