true story
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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This is a true story about all the lies
You fantasized (fantasized) 'bout you and I
This is a true story about all the games
I know you play

No, this is not what I need (gimme love, love, gimme love)
Not what I want (gimme love, love, gimme love)
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love, lo-love
Gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, lo-love

I'll play the villain if you need me to
I know how this goes, yeah
I'll be the one you pay to see play the scene
Roll the cameras, please

Turnin' like a dime (dime), wastin' all their time
Sneakin' like a creep in the night
But I'll play whatever part you need me to
Mm

This is a true story about all the lies
You fantasized (fantasized) 'bout you and I
This is a true story about all the games
I know you play

No, this is not what I need (gimme love, love, gimme love)
Not what I want (gimme love, love, gimme love)
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love, lo-love
Gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, lo-love

I'll play the bad girl if you need me to
If it makes you feel better
I'll be the one you love to hate, can't relate
Too much on my plate

See it in your eyes (eyes), you got too much time
For fun, you like to pray for my demise, mm
But I'll play whatever part you need me to
And I'll be good in it, too

This is a true story about all the lies
You fantasized (fantasized) 'bout you and I
This is a true story about all the games
I know you play

No, this is not what I need (gimme love, love, gimme love)
Not what I want (gimme love, love, gimme love)
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love, lo-love (ooh)
Gimme love, gimme love, love (gimme love, gimme love)
Love, love, lo-love (not what I want)
Gimme love, love, gimme love (not what I need)
Gimme love, love, gimme love (ain't gonna happen to me)
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love, lo-love (gimme love, gimme love)




Gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, lo-love (mm)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ariana Grande's song "True Story" convey a message of confronting deception and manipulation in a relationship. The singer reflects on the falsehoods and games her partner has engaged in, highlighting the impact of these actions on their dynamic. The repeated plea for love amidst the lies and games emphasizes a desire for authenticity and sincerity in the relationship, contrasting with the deceitful behavior exhibited by the partner.


The singer expresses a willingness to adapt to her partner's narrative, even if it means portraying the villain or the bad girl in their story. This willingness to comply with the partner's expectations and roles suggests a sense of resignation or acceptance of the toxic dynamics present in the relationship. The references to playing a role and being paid to perform suggest a transactional nature to the relationship, where authenticity is sacrificed for the sake of maintaining appearances.


Despite the partner's manipulative behavior and the singer's awareness of the games being played, there is a sense of resignation and even a willingness to engage in the charade. The singer acknowledges the partner's excessive focus on negativity and their enjoyment of causing distress, yet still offers to play whatever part is needed. This duality of acknowledging the toxicity while still participating in it reflects the complexities and conflicts within the relationship.


Overall, the lyrics of "True Story" depict a narrative of deception, manipulation, and a longing for genuine love and connection. The singer's plea for love amidst the lies and games reflects a desire for authenticity and transparency, highlighting the destructive nature of deceit and manipulation in relationships. The willingness to play different roles and adapt to the partner's narrative speaks to the compromises made in the pursuit of love, even in situations where the truth may be scarce.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Martin Karl Sandberg, Ariana Grande

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@its_ayoub_

Hmm, I can't see the conflicting feelings tbh. She says ''This is not what I need/want'' to the true story, which is nothing but lies that are fantasized and games that are played.
So she says, she doesn't want nor need that. In reality, she wants who gives her love, true love.

But I feel what you talking about in "Don't wanna break up again" when she says,
"I don't wanna fuck with your head
It's breaking my heart
To keep breaking yours again
This situationship has to end
But I just can't refuse
I don't wanna break up again"



@user-dk5gm4kj1w

This is a true story about all the lies
You fantasized
'Bout you and I
This is a true story about all the games
I know you play
No, this is not what I need
Gimme love, love, gimme love
Not what I want
Gimme love, love, gimme love
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love
Love, gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, love
I'll play the villain if you need me to
I know how this goes, yeah
I'll be the one you pay to see, play the scene
Roll the cameras please
Turning like a dime
Wasting all their time
Sneaking like a creep in the night
But I'll play whatever part you need me to
This is a true story about all the lies
You fantasized
'Bout you and I
This is a true story about all the games
I know you play
No, this is not what I need
Gimme love, love, gimme love
Not what I want
Gimme love, love, gimme love
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love
Love, gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, love
I'll play the bad girl if you need me to
If it makes you feel better
I'll be the one you love to hate, can't relate
Too much on my plate
See it in your eyes
You got too much time
For fun, you like to pray for my demise
But I'll play whatever part you need me to
And I'll be good in it too
This is a true story about all the lies
You fantasized
'Bout you and I
This is a true story about all the games
I know you play
No, this is not what I need
Gimme love, love, gimme love
Not what I want
Gimme love, love, gimme love
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love
Love, gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, love
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love
Not what I need
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love
Ain't gonna happen to me
Gimme love, love, gimme love, love
Love, gimme love, gimme love, love
Love, love, love



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@eternalsunshine4

The fact she dropped this album on woman's day 🥹

@lilliam1078

I loved that too

@Khyati_Srivastava

I'm really sorry for this comment but I did a cover of yes, and and I really hope you will listen to it!

@naogomez3750

Yeah it's a sweet attention🌸🧡

@kotareterito4601

Yeah and she doesn’t care about woman otherwise she wouldn’t be a homewrecker

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Her vocals are insane

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