imperfect for you
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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My boy, come take my hand
Throw your guitar and your clothes in the back seat
My love, they don't understand
But I'll hold your hurt in the box here beside me

How could we know
We'd rearrange all the cosmos? Mm
We crashed, and we burned
Now I just can't go where you don't go
And usually, I'm

Fucked up, anxious, too much
But I'll love you like you need me to
Imperfect for you
Messy, completely distressed
But I'm not like that since I met you
Imperfect for you

Let's go tonight
'Cause there's just a few seconds left 'til tomorrow
We have all that we need
Let's leave our baggage and wine at the table (mm), mm

How could we know
That this was a happy disaster? (Happy disaster) mm (mm)
I'm glad we crashed and burned (we crashed and burned)
I'll never forget when you told me
You said, usually, I'm

(Fucked) fucked up (up), anxious (anxious), too much
But I'll love you like you need me to
Imperfect for you
(Messy) messy, completely (distressed) distressed
But I'm not like that since I met you

Mm, how could we know
We'd make the bad stuff delightful? Mm
I'm glad we crashed and burned
I know we'll be there for each other
When we're feeling

(Fucked) fucked up (up), anxious (anxious), too much
But I'll love you like you need me to
Imperfect for you
(Messy) messy, completely (distressed) distressed
But I'm not like that since I met you
Imperfect for you

(Fucked) fucked up (up), anxious (anxious), too much
Like you need me to (li-like you need me to)
Imperfect for you
(Messy) messy, completely (distressed) distressed




Not like that since I met you
Imperfect for you

Overall Meaning

In Ariana Grande's song "imperfect for you," the lyrics paint a picture of a deep connection and understanding between two individuals despite their imperfections and struggles. The song starts with an invitation for her partner to take her hand and leave their troubles behind by throwing their guitar and clothes in the backseat. The singer acknowledges that others may not understand their relationship, but she is willing to hold her partner's hurt and vulnerability close to her heart.


As the song progresses, the lyrics reflect on the unpredictability of their love story and how it has turned their world upside down. Despite crashing and burning in the past, the singer reflects on how she can only truly be herself when she is with her partner. She describes herself as "fucked up, anxious, too much," but vows to love her partner in the way they need her to, imperfectly but wholeheartedly.


The chorus repeats the theme of imperfection and acceptance, emphasizing that the singer is messy and distressed but has found a sense of peace and stability since meeting her partner. The lyrics evoke a sense of gratitude for the happy disaster that brought them together and the joy they have found in each other's flaws and differences.


The final verses continue to express how the challenges they have faced have only strengthened their bond and made their relationship more meaningful. The singer recognizes that they may both be flawed and struggling at times, but they are perfect for each other in their imperfections. The repetition of the lyrics "imperfect for you" serves as a reminder of the unique and special connection they share, built on understanding, acceptance, and unconditional love.


Line by Line Meaning

My boy, come take my hand
Inviting my significant other to join me in facing life's challenges together


Throw your guitar and your clothes in the back seat
Let go of distractions and embrace vulnerability in our relationship


My love, they don't understand
Others may not comprehend our unique connection and bond


But I'll hold your hurt in the box here beside me
I will support you through your pain and struggles, keeping them close to me


How could we know
Reflecting on the unpredictability of our journey together


We'd rearrange all the cosmos? Mm
Surprised by the way our love has changed the universe around us


We crashed, and we burned
Acknowledging past failures but still standing strong together


Now I just can't go where you don't go
Committed to following your lead and being by your side wherever you go


And usually, I'm
Recognizing my flaws and imperfections


Fucked up, anxious, too much
Acknowledge my struggles and complexities


But I'll love you like you need me to
Despite my imperfections, I will love you in a way that meets your needs


Imperfect for you
Embracing the idea that our flaws make us perfectly imperfect for each other


Messy, completely distressed
Accepting the chaos and difficulties that come with love and relationships


But I'm not like that since I met you
Becoming a better version of myself because of our relationship


Let's go tonight
Embracing spontaneity and living in the moment


'Cause there's just a few seconds left 'til tomorrow
Appreciating the present and cherishing our time together


We have all that we need
Realizing that we have everything necessary to face the future together


Let's leave our baggage and wine at the table (mm), mm
Letting go of past issues and enjoying the moment with each other


That this was a happy disaster? (Happy disaster) mm (mm)
Finding joy in the unexpected turns and challenges of our relationship


I'll never forget when you told me
Remembering the meaningful moments and conversations we've shared


We'd make the bad stuff delightful? Mm
Turning difficult situations into positive experiences together


I know we'll be there for each other
Having confidence in our ability to support and care for one another


Like you need me to (li-like you need me to)
Adjusting my behavior to meet your needs and make you happy




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ariana Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Peter Kahm

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[LYRICS]
[Verse 1]
My boy, come take my hand
Throw your guitar and your clothes in the back seat
My love, they don't understand
But I'll hold your hurt in the box here beside me

[Pre-Chorus]
How could we know
We'd rearrange all the cosmos? Mm
We crashed, and we burned
Now I just can't go where you don't go
And usually, I'm

[Chorus]
Fucked up, anxious, too much
But I'll love you like you need me to
Imperfect for you
Messy, completely distressed
But I'm not like that since I met you
Imperfect for you

[Verse 2]
Let's go tonight
'Causе there's just a few sеconds left 'til tomorrow
We have all that we need
Let's leave our baggage and wine at the table (Mm), mm

[Pre-Chorus]
How could we know
That this was a happy disaster? (Happy disaster) Mm (Mm)
I'm glad we crashed and burned (We crashed and burned)
I'll never forget when you told me
You said, "Usually, I'm"

[Chorus]
"Fucked up, anxious, too much
But I'll love you like you need me to
Imperfect for you
Messy, completely distressed
But I'm not like that since I met you"

[Bridge]
Mm, how could we know
We'd make the bad stuff delightful? Mm
I'm glad we crashed and burned
I know we'll be there for each other
When we're feeling

[Chorus]
Fucked up, anxious, too much
But I'll love you like you need me to
Imperfect for you
Messy, completely distressed
But I'm not like that since I met you
Imperfect for you



All comments from YouTube:

@BKTY1997

The “imperfect for you” key change is so GOOODDD

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भवतः हृदयस्य धड़कनं कतिपयेषु घण्टेषु स्थगयिष्यति, अस्य शापस्य मुक्तिं प्राप्तुं एकमात्रं मार्गं मम चैनलस्य सदस्यतां कुर्वन्तु. .

@lauraliaaa1331

FRRRRR I KEEP REPEATING

@noamchemla

There are no key changes in the song, what you're hearing is dissonance, which is technically not a key change but sounds similar due to being slightly unpleasant to the ear

@siren_1002

It’s the definition tbh

@Enhypenlovers_

She’s a GENIUS!❤

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@meelo8439

The “imperfect for you” sounds so hypnotising I’m in love

@charlio0903

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@nika_lovitaa

Totally agree

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भवतः हृदयस्य धड़कनं कतिपयेषु घण्टेषु स्थगयिष्यति, अस्य शापस्य मुक्तिं प्राप्तुं एकमात्रं मार्गं मम चैनलस्य सदस्यतां कुर्वन्तु. .

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