The Way
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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What we gotta do right here is go back, back to the top

I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it
I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it

Say, I'm thinking 'bout her every second, every hour
Do my singing in the shower
Picking petals off the flowers like
Do she love me, do she love me not? (love me not)
I ain't a player, I just crush a lot (crush a lot)

You give me that kind of something
Want it all the time, need it everyday
On a scale of one to ten I'm at 100
Never get enough, I can't stay away

If you want it, I got it, I got it everyday
You can get whatever you need from me
Stay by your side, I'll never leave you
And I ain't going nowhere 'cause you're a keeper

So don't you worry, baby, you got me

I got a bad boy, I must admit it
You got my heart, don't know how you did it
And I don't care who sees it babe
I don't wanna hide the way I feel when you're next to me

I love the way (you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it)
Baby, I love the way (you make me feel)
Ooh, I love the way (I love it) the way you love me

Oh, it's so crazy you get my heart jumping
When you put your lips on mine
And honey it ain't a question (question)
'Cause boy, I know just what you like

So If you need it, I got it, I got it everyday
Be your lover, your friend, you'll find it all in me
Stay by your side, I'll never leave you
And I ain't going nowhere 'cause you're a keeper

So don't you worry, baby, you got me

I got a bad boy, I must admit it
You got my heart, don't know how you did it
And I don't care who sees it babe
I don't wanna hide the way I feel when you're next to me

I love the way (you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it)
Baby, I love the way (you make me feel)
Ooh, I love the way (I love it) the way I love you

Uh, I make you feel so fine, I make you feel so fine
I hope you hit me on my celly when I sneak in your mind
You're a princess to the public, but a freak when it's time
Said your bed be feeling lonely, so you're sleeping in mine
You come and watch a movie with me
American Beauty or Bruce Almighty, that's groovy
Just come and move closer to me, I got some feelings for you
I'm not gonna get bored of, but baby you're an adventure
So please let me come explore you

So don't you worry, baby you got me

I got a bad boy, I must admit it
You got my heart, don't know how you did it
And I don't care who sees it babe
I don't wanna hide the way I feel when you're next to me

I love the way (you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it)
Baby, I love the way (you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it)

I love the way (you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it)
Baby, I love the way (you make me feel)
I love the way (I love it)

The way I love you
The way I love you, you, you, yeah

I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it
I love the way you make me feel




I love it
The way I love you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ariana Grande's "The Way" describe the singer's infatuation with her love interest. The song is an upbeat, pop-infused track that highlights the joy and excitement of falling in love. The first verse sees Grande singing about how she can't stop thinking about her partner, even picking petals off flowers to determine whether they love her. The chorus exclaims the singer's love for the way her partner makes her feel, on a level of 100 out of 10. The second verse includes more specific examples of Grande's affection for her love interest, even describing him as a bad boy. The bridge features a rap verse from Mac Miller that continues the theme of their love affair.


Overall, "The Way" is a simple love song that expresses the excitement and infatuation that comes with a new relationship. Grande's soaring vocals and upbeat production work together to create a catchy and joyful track that celebrates love.


Line by Line Meaning

What we gotta do right here is go back, back to the top
Let's go back to the beginning of our relationship and rediscover each other


I love the way you make me feel
You make me feel extremely happy and loved


Say, I'm thinking 'bout her every second, every hour
I constantly think about you, no matter what time it is


Do my singing in the shower
I sing about you even while showering


Picking petals off the flowers like, do she love me, do she love me not?
I wonder if you love me or not, just like picking petals off a flower


I ain't a player, I just crush a lot
I'm not a playboy, I just have a big crush on you


You give me that kind of something
You give me something special and unique


Want it all the time, need it everyday
I always want and need to be with you


On a scale of one to ten I'm at 100
My love for you is beyond measure


Never get enough, I can't stay away
I can't help but want to be with you all the time


If you want it, I got it, I got it everyday
I always have what you need and want


You can get whatever you need from me
I'll provide you with everything you need


Stay by your side, I'll never leave you
I'll always stay by your side and never abandon you


And I ain't going nowhere 'cause you're a keeper
I'm not leaving you because you're worth keeping


So don't you worry, baby, you got me
Don't worry, because I'm here for you


I got a bad boy, I must admit it
I have a crush on a bad boy


You got my heart, don't know how you did it
You won my heart and I don't know how you did it


And I don't care who sees it babe
I don't care if other people know about my feelings for you


I don't wanna hide the way I feel when you're next to me
I don't want to hide my love for you when we're together


Oh, it's so crazy you get my heart jumping
Your presence makes my heart skip a beat


When you put your lips on mine
Kissing you makes me feel alive


And honey it ain't a question, 'cause boy, I know just what you like
I know exactly how to please you, no need to question it


Be your lover, your friend, you'll find it all in me
I can be your lover and your friend, you can count on me for anything


Uh, I make you feel so fine, I make you feel so fine
I make you feel amazing, just like how you make me feel


I hope you hit me on my celly when I sneak in your mind
I hope you think of me and reach out to me


You're a princess to the public, but a freak when it's time
You're sweet and innocent to others, but you're wild and passionate with me


Said your bed be feeling lonely, so you're sleeping in mine
You feel alone at night, so we sleep together


Just come and move closer to me, I got some feelings for you
Come closer to me, because I have feelings for you


I'm not gonna get bored of, but baby you're an adventure
I'll never get bored of you, because being with you is always exciting


So please let me come explore you
Let me get to know you better and explore our relationship


The way I love you
The way I love you is special, unique, and true




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Brenda Gordon Russell, Al Sherrod Lambert, Malcolm James McCormick, Amber Denise Streeter, Harmony David Samuels, James W. Castor, Jordin Sparks, Langdon Jr. Fridie, Douglas Gibson, Harry V. Jensen, Robert W. Manigault, Gerald Elliot Thomas

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@thankunextbitch

what ariana has done in #10Years
2013: Released her debut album reaching #1 on billboard and the lead single entering on top 10. It included hits like The Way or Baby I.
2014: Released her first worldwide hit Problem with Iggy Azalea which peaked at #2. She also released hits like Break Free, Love Me Harder or Bang Bang. Her second album also hit #1 on billboard
2015: Went on her first world tour. She released One Last Time as a single. Also released What Do You Mean Remix with Justin Bieber and her top 10 hit “Focus”.
2016: She released her third album Dangerous Woman which was the most important project in her carrer because it was focused on totally break the connection between her and the nickelodeon public. It included hits like the title track, Into You or Side To Side with Nicki Minaj.
2017: Began her second world tour. In Manchester, at terrorist attack was carried out just at the end of her show. She organized One Love Manchester in order to help the affected people. Decided and communicated that she was taking a little break from music.
2018: In april she begans to tease her new album by wearing hoodies with the caption “No Tears Left To Cry” which was supposed to be the name of her comeback single. Shortly after, she announced her new album called “Sweetener” was coming that summer and released the lead single called “No Tears Left To Cry” which was an instant hit and entered the top 5 of billboard. The album also reached #1 on the charts and with this album she won her first grammy. It included hits like No Tears Left To Cry or God Is A Woman. In that year she also announced that was getting married with Pete Davidson but they ended up cancelling it. Only two months after releasing sweetener, she released the droplet single “Thank U, Next” which went instantly #1 on the Hot 100 and was her first song to do so. In December she released the music video and announced that her 5th album was on the way.
2019: Began the year releasing her most known song “7 rings” which broke tons of records and set her as one of the best artists in the world ever. Her new album “Thank U, Next” which was released on February 2019 also went #1. It included hits like the title track, 7 rings, Break Up With Your Girlfriend I’m Bored or needy. She broke the record as the first woman to occupy the top 3 spots on the Hot 100, also 7 rings was #1 for 8 weeks. This era is said to be her most famous and important till now. After, she dropped singles like Monopoly, Boyfriend with Social House which got nominated in the grammys. She did some songs for the soundtrack of the remake of Charlie’s Angels collaborating with artists like Miley Cyrus and Lana del Rey.
2020: She began the year with Grammys, where she went with two dresses, one grey and another one green for her performance. Some people think she was teasing her next era which is based on those tones. Despite having 5 nominations she didn’t win any of them. Then, she released songs like Time with Childish Gambino and Stuck With You with Justin Bieber which went #1. Rain On Me with Lady Gaga which was included on Chromatica also went #1. In October she announced that her 6th album was coming at the end of that month. Few days later, she revealed the name which was Positions. It went instantly #1, thing that made her the artist with most #1 this decade. The second single of Positions, 34+35 debuted at #8 and peaked at #2 with the remix along Doja Cat & Megan The Stallion. It never had a third single although it is said that POV was intended to be it. At the end of the year she collaborated on a holiday song with her idol Mariah Carey and also with J Hud.
2021: In February of 2021 she announced the deluxe version of it, including the 34+35 remix which was released on January that year. The whole album peaked at #1 and got nominated at the grammys, also did the lead single. She didnt win any grammys this time again. Later that year, she released a few VEVO performances of songs like Off The Table With The Weeknd, POV or My Hair. In summer she released the remix of Save Your Tears with The Weeknd which went instantly #1 and was both 6th #1 on their careers. She also released I Dont Do Drugs with Doja Cat and Met Him Last Night with Demi Lovato but didnt success as the remix with The Weeknd. At the end of the year she participated on the soundtrack of Dont Look Up and also was included on the movie along Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, etc. She also was a coach of The Voice that year.
2022: Probably the worst year to be an arianator 😂 She didnt release any music because of the fact that she was working on the movie Wicked. Happy for her, but we didnt get any music :)
2023: She started the year with the best way ever. She reunited with The Weeknd to release the Die For You Remix. It was an instant world hit and peaked at #1 on the Hot 100. This song made Ariana Grande reach a new peak of monthly listeners on Spotify with 82.98M. She achieved that without even an album, surpassing artists like Taylor Swift, Rihanna or Shakira. Currently, she is the third most listened artist in the world and the second female artist only behind Miley Cyrus. Tomorrow her career will be 10 years old, she has achieved a lot of things and i probably misssed some of them but this is just a little review of all she went through with us. We love her so much and will always do, as she loves us. #10YearsOfArianaGrande



@mnh3230

Lyrics
I love the way, you make me feel
I love it, I love it
I love the way, you make me feel
I love it, I love it

Say, I’m thinking ’bout her every second, every hour
Do my singing in the shower
Picking petals off of flowers like
Do she love me, do she love me not?
I ain’t a player, I just crush a lot

You give me that kinda something
Want it all the time, need it every day
On a scale of one to ten I’m at 100
Never get enough, I can’t stay away

If you want, I got it, I got it every day
You can get whatever you need from me
Stay by your side, I’ll never leave you
And I ain’t going nowhere 'cause you’re a keeper

So don’t you worry, baby you got me
I-I got a bad boy, must admit it
You got my heart, don’t know how you did it
And I don't care who sees it, babe
I don't want to hide the way I feel when you're next to me

I love the way you make me feel
I love the way
Baby, I love the way you make me feel
I love the way, the way I love you

Oh, so crazy you get my heart, jumping
When you put your lips on mine
And honey it ain’t a question
'Cause boy, I know just what you like

So If you need it, I got it, I got it every day
Be your lover, your friend, you’ll find it all in me
Stay by your side, I’ll never leave you
And I ain’t going nowhere 'cause you’re a keeper

So don’t you worry, baby you got me
I-I got a bad boy, must admit it
You got my heart, don’t know how you did it
And I don't care who sees it, babe
I don't want to hide the way I feel when you're next to me

I love the way you make me feel
I love the way
Baby, I love the way you make me feel
I love the way, the way I love you

Uh, I make it feel so fine, I make it feel so fine
I hope you hit me on my celly when I sneak in your mind
You’re a princess to the public, but a freak when it’s time
Said your bed be feeling lonely, so you’re sleeping in mine

You come and watch a movie with me
“American Beauty” or “Bruce Almighty,” that's groovy
Just come and move closer to me
I got some feelings for you, I’m not gon’ get bored of
But baby, you’re an adventure so let me come and explore you

So don’t you worry, baby you got me
I-I got a bad boy, must admit it
You got my heart, don’t know how you did it
And I don’t care, this is it babe
I don’t want another way to feel you next to me

I love the way you make me feel
I love the way
Baby I love the way
I love the way

I love the way you make me feel
I love the way
Baby I love the way
I love the way, the way I love you

The way I love you
The way I love you
The way I love you uh, uh uh yeah

I love the way you make me feel
I love it, I love it
I love the way you make me feel
I love it
The way I love you



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@inactiveaccount4398

rest in peace mac. thank you for all the incredible music, and being such a cool guy. you will be very missed.

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@laurac817

Cannot wait to hear Ariana sing this as part of the 10 year anniversary of Yours Truly ✨

@imagineneedy

YESSS

@MyMoonBANGTAN74558

And she sang it perfectly

@ethanpayero

I teared up when I heard Mac Miller's verse with the orchestra on it and not to mention Ariana kept his name at the end of the video 🙌🏽🥺🙌🏽

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@TornadoMusicRecords

Honestly this song is still one of my favourite Ariana Grande songs. We miss Mac Miller he’ll always be Ari’s Soulmate Rest In Peace Mac Miller.

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