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Ariana Grande - bad idea (Audio)

Ariana Grande - bad idea (Audio)

"Bad Idea" (stylized in all lowercase) is the sixth track from Ariana Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next.[3] It was released on February 8, 2019 through Republic Records.

The song is about Grande's desire to numb her pain.[4]

Background Edit

The song was confirmed on Instagram on January 22, 2019.[3]

Chart performance Edit

On the week ending February 23, 2019, the song debuted at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Live performances Edit

The song is a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
I've been outta sight
I've been worried 'bout you lately
Runnin' outta time
Wishin' you would come and save me

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I'm the one who wrote it (Yeah, yeah)
Tryna get control of it (Yeah, yeah)
Why can't I let go of it? (Yeah, yeah)
Gotta find somebody quickly (Mmm, yeah)

[Chorus]
I got a bad idea
How 'bout we take a little bit of time away?
I got a bad idea
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me
I got a bad idea
Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain
I got a bad idea
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me

[Verse 2]
Even though we shouldn't, baby boy, we will (You know we will)
Need somebody, gimme something I can feel (Yeah)
But, boy, don't trip (Don't trip), you know this isn't real
You should know I'm temporary

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I'm the one who wrote it (Yeah, yeah)
Tryna get control of it (Yeah, yeah)
Why can't I let go of it? (Yeah, yeah)
Gotta find somebody quickly (Yeah)

[Chorus]
I got a bad idea
How 'bout we take a little bit of time away?
I got a bad idea
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me
I got a bad idea
Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain
I got a bad idea
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me

[Bridge]
Gotta get control of it
Why can't I let go of it? (Ooh)
Wishin' you would come and save me
Yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
How 'bout we take a little bit of time away? (Ari-Chan)
I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me (Are you done?)
I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain (Ari-Chan)
I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me (Are you done?)
Yeah (Uh-huh)
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me (Are you done?)
(Uh-huh)
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me

[Outro]
I got a bad idea
How 'bout we take a little bit of time away?
I got a bad idea
Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Forget about me

References Edit

Thank U, Next
February 8, 2019 • 41:04 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 7 RingsBad IdeaBloodlineBreak Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm BoredFake SmileGhostinImagineIn My HeadMake UpNASANeedyThank U, Next
Unreleased Remember
Artists
Ariana Grande
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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