greedy
Tate McRae Lyrics


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(Woo)

He said, "Are you serious? I've tried, but I can't figure out
I've been next to you all night and still don't know what you're about
You keep ta- (ta-ta-) talkin', but not much comin' out your mouth
Can't you tell that I want you?" I say, yeah

I would want myself
Baby, please believe me
I'll put you through hell
Just to know me, yeah, yeah
So sure of yourself
Baby, don't get greedy
That shit won't end well
Ooh, end well

(Uh-uh, uh-uh-uh, uh-uh, woo)

I see you eyein' me down, but you'll never know much past my name
Or how I'm runnin' this room around and that I'm still half your age
Yeah, you're loo- (loo-loo-) lookin' at me like I'm some sweet escape
Obvious that you want me, but I said

I would want myself
Baby, please believe me
I'll put you through hell
Just to know me, yeah, yeah
So sure of yourself
Baby, don't get greedy
That shit won't end well
Ooh, end well

He said, "I'm just curious, is this for real or just an act?
Can't tell if you love or hate me, never met someone like that
Drive me so (so, so) crazy, did you know you got that effect?"
I said, "Lemme check", yeah

I would want myself
Baby, please believe me
I'll put you through hell
Just to know me, yeah, yeah
So sure of yourself
Baby, don't get greedy
That shit won't end well
Ooh, end well

(I would want myself)
(I would want myself)
I would want myself
(I would want myself)




(I would want myself)
(Uh-uh, uh-uh-uh, uh)

Overall Meaning

In "Greedy," Tate McRae explores the dynamics of a relationship where both parties are unsure about the other's intentions and desires. The song begins with the singer expressing frustration towards their partner, who they feel is not being transparent or open about their feelings. Despite this ambiguity, the singer still desires the attention and validation of their partner. They acknowledge that they are willing to put the other person through hardship just to be noticed and understood, indicating a sense of self-importance and a willingness to manipulate the situation.


The chorus emphasizes the singer's self-assuredness and warns the partner not to become too covetous or selfish. They suggest that if their partner becomes too consumed by their desire for them, the outcome will not be positive. This can be interpreted as a defense mechanism, stemming from past experiences where the singer may have been hurt or taken advantage of.


The second verse reveals the singer's awareness of being objectified, as they describe being scrutinized by their partner's gaze. They imply that their partner lacks an understanding of their true nature and complexity, reducing them to nothing more than a surface-level attraction. Despite this, the singer maintains their sense of self-worth and self-interest, refusing to be deceived by the partner's intentions.


In the final verse, the singer's partner expresses curiosity about whether the singer's actions and feelings are genuine or just a facade. The singer acknowledges the effect they have on the partner, which drives them to question their own emotions as well. This exchange highlights the uncertainty and complexity of the relationship, with both parties grappling with trust and authenticity.


Overall, "Greedy" delves into themes of power dynamics, self-interest, and the complexities of romantic relationships. It explores the struggle for control and understanding, as both individuals navigate their own desires while questioning the intentions of the other.


Line by Line Meaning

He said, "Are you serious? I've tried, but I can't figure out
He expressed confusion and frustration, unable to understand my true intentions


I've been next to you all night and still don't know what you're about
Even after spending so much time together, he still lacks insight into my true nature


You keep ta- (ta-ta-) talkin', but not much comin' out your mouth
Although he hears my words, they lack substance and don't provide him with meaningful understanding


Can't you tell that I want you?" I say, yeah
I acknowledge his desire for me, confirming his intuition


I would want myself
I have a deep sense of self-worth and recognize my own value


Baby, please believe me
I urge him to trust my words and intentions


I'll put you through hell
If he wants to truly know me, he must be prepared for challenges and difficulties


Just to know me, yeah, yeah
He has to go through obstacles and hardships in order to truly understand who I am


So sure of yourself
He appears overly confident in himself and his understanding of me


Baby, don't get greedy
I caution him against being too selfish or demanding in his desires


That shit won't end well
Such a mindset and approach will lead to negative consequences


I see you eyein' me down, but you'll never know much past my name
Although he may be captivated by my appearance, he will never truly know the depths of who I am


Or how I'm runnin' this room around and that I'm still half your age
He is unaware of the power and control I exert in this environment, despite being much younger than him


Yeah, you're loo- (loo-loo-) lookin' at me like I'm some sweet escape
He views me as a source of escape and relief from his own reality


Obvious that you want me, but I said
It's clear that he desires me, but I need to make a statement


He said, "I'm just curious, is this for real or just an act?
He expressed his uncertainty, questioning whether my behavior is genuine or simply a performance


Can't tell if you love or hate me, never met someone like that
He struggles to decipher my feelings towards him, as he has never encountered someone with such a complex emotional stance


Drive me so (so, so) crazy, did you know you got that effect?"
My actions and behavior have a profound impact on his mental state, leaving him feeling overwhelmed


I said, "Lemme check", yeah
In response to his inquiries, I indicate that I need to assess and evaluate my own emotions and intentions


(I would want myself)
I emphasize that I possess desirable qualities and characteristics


(I would want myself)
Once again, I highlight my self-worth and desirability


I would want myself
I reiterate that if I were in his position, I would want to be with someone like me


(I would want myself)
Once more, I assert that my own self is worthy of desire and attention


(I would want myself)
I continue to emphasize that I possess qualities that make me deserving of love and admiration




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Amy Rose Allen, Jasper Harris, Ryan B. Tedder, Tate McRae

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