Love Me Harder
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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Tell me something I need to know
Then take my breath and never let it go
If you just let me invade your space
I'll take the pleasure, take it with the pain

And if in the moment, I bite my lip
Baby, in that moment, you'll know this is
Something bigger than us and beyond bliss
Give me a reason to believe it

'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Lo-love me harder)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder

I know your motives and you know mine
The ones that love me, I tend to leave behind
If you know about me and choose to stay
Then take this pleasure and take it with the pain

And if in the moment you bite your lip
When I get you moaning, you know it's real
Can you feel the pressure between your hips?
I'll make it feel like the first time

'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you harder)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder (love me, baby, love me)
(Lo-love me harder)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder (oh)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder (you gotta love me harder)

So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
You got to try, try, try again, yeah (whoa)
So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
I'm gonna leave, leave, leave again

'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you, love you, love)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Got to love me, baby)
'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Love me harder)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta (I'ma do it, do it, do it)
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you harder, hey)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me (love me)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder
(Boy, you gotta love me, love me, baby)
Love me, love me, love me




(Just a little bit harder, harder, baby)
Harder, harder, harder

Overall Meaning

In "Love Me Harder," Ariana Grande is asking her love interest to show her how he truly feels about her. The song speaks about the raw passion and intensity of a relationship that goes beyond the physical. She asks him to invade her space and take her breath away, promising to endure both the pleasure and pain that comes with it. The lines "I know your motives and you know mine, The ones that love me, I tend to leave behind" suggest that Grande is aware of the intentions behind her partner's love and that past relationships have fallen apart due to the depth of her love. The phrase "Something bigger than us and beyond bliss" suggests that what they share together is something powerful that goes beyond mere physical attraction.


The chorus repeatedly emphasizes the need for the love interest to love her harder, implying that the singer wants something more from him. She needs proof of his love and devotion, and she needs him to show it physically and emotionally. The song closes with the sentiment that if her lover can't show her the love she needs, she will leave and start over.


Overall, "Love Me Harder" is about the desire for a deep and meaningful connection. Grande acknowledges that it takes a lot of work and effort to maintain a relationship, but the rewards are worth it in the end.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me something I need to know
Inform me with something that I ought to understand


Then take my breath and never let it go
Follow up by captivating me, don't let me go


If you just let me invade your space
If you allot me to intrude your personal zone


I'll take the pleasure, take it with the pain
I'll apprehend the enjoyment along with the suffering


And if in the moment, I bite my lip
And if I clenched my teeth in that very moment


Baby, in that moment, you'll know this is
Glimpse that precise point; then you'll understand that


Something bigger than us and beyond bliss
It is something that is larger than just us, and much greater than happiness


Give me a reason to believe it
Provide me with a cause for me to deem it


'Cause if you want to keep me
Since you want to maintain me


You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
You must, must, must, must


Got to love me harder
Love me with more intensity


And if you really need me
And supposing you undeniably want me


You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
You must, must, must, must


Got to love me harder
Love me with more intensity


(Lo-love me harder)
(Love me with more intensity)


Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Sound of vocalization implying pleasure, love, or teasing


Love me, love me, love me
Love me, love me, love me


Harder, harder, harder
With more intensity, power, or force


I know your motives and you know mine
I am aware of your intentions, and you are familiar with mine


The ones that love me, I tend to leave behind
The people who adore me, I usually abandon


If you know about me and choose to stay
If you know about me and decide to stick around


Then take this pleasure and take it with the pain
Then relish both the joy and the agony


And if in the moment you bite your lip
And if you bite your lip in that precise instant


When I get you moaning, you know it's real
Once I get you to groan, you realize it's authentic


Can you feel the pressure between your hips?
Can you perceive the intensity between your pelvic bones?


I'll make it feel like the first time
I will make it feel as if it's the initial experience


So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
Then what should I do if I cannot comprehend it? (Understand)


You got to try, try, try again, yeah (whoa)
You have to attempt over and over again, yeah (an expression of surprise or admiration)


I'm gonna leave, leave, leave again
I am going to leave, leave, leave once more


'Cause if you want to keep me
Since you want to maintain me


You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
You must, must, must, must


Got to love me harder
Love me with more intensity


(I'ma love you, love you, love)
(I am going to love you, love you, love)


And if you really need me
And supposing you undeniably want me


You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
You must, must, must, must


Got to love me harder
Love me with more intensity


(Got to love me, baby)
(You got to love me, baby)


'Cause if you want to keep me
Since you want to maintain me


You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
You must, must, must, must


Got to love me harder
Love me with more intensity


(Love me harder)
(Love me with more intensity)


And if you really need me
And supposing you undeniably want me


You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta (I'ma do it, do it, do it)
You must, must, must, must (I am going to do it, do it, do it)


Got to love me harder
Love me with more intensity


(I'ma love you harder, hey)
(I am going to love you with more intensity, hey)


Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Sound of vocalization implying pleasure, love, or teasing


Love me, love me, love me (love me)
Love me, love me, love me (love me)


Harder, harder, harder
With more intensity, power or force


(Boy, you gotta love me, love me, baby)
(You have to love me, love me, baby)


Love me, love me, love me
Love me, love me, love me


(Just a little bit harder, harder, baby)
(Just slightly more intense, intense baby)


Harder, harder, harder
With more intensity, power, or force




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Peter Svensson, Martin Karl Sandberg, Ali Payami, Ahmad Balshe, Abel Tesfaye, Savan Harish Kotecha

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Tell me something I need to know
Then take my breath and never let it go
If you just let me invade your space
I'll take the pleasure, take it with the pain

And if in the moment, I bite my lip
Baby, in that moment, you'll know this is
Something bigger than us and beyond bliss
Give me a reason to believe it


'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Lo-love me harder)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder

I know your motives and you know mine
The ones that love me, I tend to leave behind
If you know about me and choose to stay
Then take this pleasure and take it with the pain

And if in the moment you bite your lip
When I get you moaning, you know it's real
Can you feel the pressure between your hips?
I'll make it feel like the first time

'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you harder)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder (love me, baby, love me)
(Lo-love me harder)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder (oh)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder (you gotta love me harder)

So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
You got to try, try, try again, yeah (whoa)
So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
I'm gonna leave, leave, leave again

'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you, love you, love)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Got to love me, baby)
'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Love me harder)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta (I'ma do it, do it, do it)
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you harder, hey)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me (love me)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder
(Boy, you gotta love me, love me, baby)
Love me, love me, love me
(Just a little bit harder, harder, baby)
Harder, harder, harder

Hoù Yém

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@adrianacariola4817

Tell me something I need to know
Then take my breath and never let it go
If you just let me invade your space
I'll take the pleasure, take it with the pain
And if in the moment, I bite my lip
Baby, in that moment, you'll know this is
Something bigger than us and beyond bliss
Give me a reason to believe it
'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Lo-love me harder)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder
I know your motives and you know mine
The ones that love me, I tend to leave behind
If you know about me and choose to stay
Then take this pleasure and take it with the pain
And if in the moment you bite your lip
When I get you moaning, you know it's real
Can you feel the pressure between your hips?
I'll make it feel like the first time
'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you harder)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder (love me, baby, love me)
(Lo-love me harder)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder (oh)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder (you gotta love me harder)
So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
You got to try, try, try again, yeah (whoa)
So what do I do if I can't figure it out? (Figure it out)
I'm gonna leave, leave, leave again
'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you, love you, love)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Got to love me, baby)
'Cause if you want to keep me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Got to love me harder
(Love me harder)
And if you really need me
You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta (I'ma do it, do it, do it)
Got to love me harder
(I'ma love you harder, hey)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Love me, love me, love me (love me)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Harder, harder, harder
(Boy, you gotta love me, love me, baby)
Love me, love me, love me
(Just a little bit harder, harder, baby)
Harder, harder, harder



All comments from YouTube:

@newzene7085

The Weeknd then:
“When I get you moaning you know it's real”

The Weeknd now:
“I'm a virgin”

@lincolnoliveira3041

Science

@ravenmadison2206

I loved this reference so much 😂😂

@tbxlxo5971

Omg I used to sing that part when I was like 5 lmao I had no idea what that meant but...

@Rensje1989_

Deadass tought it was “motives” instead of moaning💀

@onikaa.1592

Lol

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@Rezilienza

One of the best artist of the late 2010s and early 2024. Ariana made music history!

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