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"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. A live version of the song is featured on K Bye For Now (SWT Live), which was released on December 23, 2019.

Background[]

The song was confirmed on Instagram on January 22, 2019.[3] This song is about Grande's desire to numb her pain, as she is looking for somebody.[4]

Chart performance[]

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

Live performances[]

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

Lyrics[]

[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 don't wanna roll with it (Yeah, yeah)
Tryna get control of it (Yeah, yeah)
Why can't I let go of it? (Yeah, yeah, mmm)
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, mmm, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I don't wanna roll with it (Yeah, yeah)
Tryna get control of it (Yeah, yeah)
Why can't I let go of it? (Yeah, yeah, mmm)
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
Mmm, yeah
Yee
Yeah
Yeah

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

References[]

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 UpMonopolyNASANeedyThank U, Next
Unreleased BrittleClose FriendsConfusedCould Be UsDon't Waste My TimeDr NickHell YeaIndicaIn The MomentItallianoJuiceLa La LieLike ThatMy HairNot OkRememberSomething DifferentStill On Ur MindTommy PWhat Would You
Artists
Ariana GrandeVictoria Monét2 Chainz
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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