One Last Time
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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I was a liar
I gave in to the fire
I know I should've fought it
At least I'm bein' honest
Feel like a failure
'Cause I know that I failed you
I should've done you better
'Cause you don't want a liar

And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
But boy, I couldn't give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know that you got everything
But I got nothin' here without you

So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I'll let you go
Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

I don't deserve it
I know I don't deserve it
But stay with me a minute
I swear I'll make it worth it
Can't you forgive me?
At least just temporarily
I know that this is my fault
I should've been more careful

And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
But boy, I couldn't give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know that you got everything
But I got nothin' here without you, baby

So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I'll let you go
Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

(Yeah)
I know I should've fought it
At least I'm bein' honest, yeah
But stay with me a minute
I swear I'll make it worth it, yeah
'Cause I don't wanna be without you

So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home (babe)
One more time
I promise after that, I'll let you go
Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart (babe)
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home, yeah





One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

Overall Meaning

In Ariana Grande's song One Last Time, the lyrics depict a person who is remorseful for their past actions and is begging for forgiveness. The opening line, "I was a liar, I gave in to the fire" suggests that the singer of the song has betrayed someone they loved. However, despite having given in, they acknowledge that they should have fought off whatever temptation led them to deceive their loved one. They feel like a failure for having failed their partner and wish they had done better.


The chorus of the song is a plea to be able to see their lover one last time. The lyrics, "I need to be the one who takes you home, one more time. I promise after that, I'll let you go," highlights the desperation of the singer. Despite having given up on the relationship, they can't help but cling onto the hope that they'll have another chance to make things right. They ask for forgiveness and promise that they'll make it worth their lover's while, begging them to forgive them just temporarily.


As a whole, One Last Time is a poignant song about the regrets and desperation that people often feel when they lose someone they loved. The lyrics are expressive, and the melody is emotive, lending a raw and vulnerable quality to the song.


Line by Line Meaning

I was a liar
I wasn't honest with you.


I gave in to the fire
I let my emotions take control.


I know I should've fought it
I regret not trying harder to resist.


At least I'm bein' honest
I'm admitting my mistakes.


Feel like a failure
I'm disappointed in myself.


'Cause I know that I failed you
I know I let you down.


I should've done you better
I should have treated you better.


'Cause you don't want a liar
You deserve someone who is honest and trustworthy.


And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
I know she has everything you need.


But boy, I couldn't give it to you
I know I couldn't give you what you need.


But I got nothin' here without you
I'm lost without you.


So one last time
This is my last chance.


I need to be the one who takes you home
I want to be the one to be close to you.


One more time
Once more, I want to be with you.


I promise after that, I'll let you go
I won't hold you back anymore.


Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart
I don't mind if you still have feelings for her.


All I really care is you wake up in my arms
I just want to hold you once more.


I don't deserve it
I know I don't deserve another chance.


But stay with me a minute
Please give me one more chance.


I swear I'll make it worth it
I'll make it up to you.


Can't you forgive me?
I'm asking for your forgiveness.


At least just temporarily
Even if it's just for a little while.


I know that this is my fault
I take full responsibility.


I should've been more careful
I should have been more considerate of your feelings.


Yeah
Expressing agreement


I don't wanna be without you
I can't imagine my life without you.


One last time
This is the end.


I need to be the one who takes you home (babe)
I want to be close to you one more time.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Anthem Entertainment, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: David Guetta, Carl Anthony Falk, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub

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@ariananicki5018

I was a liar, I gave in to the fire
I know I should've fought it, at least I'm being honest
Feel like a failure, 'cause I know that I failed you
I should've done you better, 'cause you don't want a liar

[Pre-Chorus]
And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
But boy, I couldn't give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know that you got everything
But I got nothing here without you

[Chorus]
So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I'll let you go
Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

[Verse 2]
I don't deserve it, I know I don't deserve it
But stay with me a minute, I swear I'll make it worth it
Can't you forgive me? At least just temporarily
I know that this is my fault, I should have been more careful

[Pre-Chorus]
And I know, and I know, and I know she gives you everything
But boy, I couldn't give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know that you got everything
But I got nothing here without you, baby

[Chorus]
So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I'll let you go
Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

[Bridge]
Yeah, I know I should've fought it
At least I'm being honest, yeah
But stay with me a minute
I swear I'll make it worth it, yeah
'Cause I don't wanna be without you

[Chorus]
So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home (Takes you home, babe)
One more time
I promise after that, I'll let you go
Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart, babe
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home, yeah

[Outro]
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home



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RIP🖤
Megan Hurly-15 years old
Courtney Boyle-18 years old
Philip Torn-32 years old
Wendy Fawell-50 years old
Elaine Mclver-no age given
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Chloe Rutherford-17 years old
Liam Curry-19 years old
Sorrell Leczkowski-14 years old
Nell Jones-14 years old
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John Atkinson-26 years old
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To all the amazing souls lost🖤 forever in our hearts may you all rest in peace...



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