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"Bloodline" (stylized in all lowercase) is the fourth track from Ariana Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next.[2] It was released on February 8, 2019 through Republic Records.

Background[]

The song was confirmed on Instagram on January 22, 2019, through the @sweetener Instagram account.[2] On January 23, 2019, Grande said that this song is about "wanting somebody but not enough to have them in your bloodline" on Twitter.[3]

The record features a sound bite from Marjorie Grande, Ariana's grandma, where she talks about a hearing aid. However, Ariana cut it down so it sounds like she is talking about sex. Ariana also stated that she used this sound bite because Nonna is the "matriach of the bloodline".[4]

The first demo snippet of the track leaked on August 24, 2023, through Discord. The second demo snippet was leaked on August 26, 2023.

Audios[]

Commercial performance[]

On the week ending February 23, 2019, the song debuted at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5]

On March 21st, 2024, the song was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[6]

Live performances[]

The song was initially a part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019. However, it was later removed since the Washington show on June 21, 2019, and was one of the three tracks from thank u, next not featured on k bye for now.

Trivia[]

  • The intro recording of Marjorie Grande was originally a discussion between her and her daughter, Joan Grande, about hearing aids, because Marjorie couldn't find something loud enough.
  • This song is about a sexual relationship Grande has with a friend, commonly referred to as a "friend with benefits." She simply wants to 'have a good time,' without having to fully commit to the relationship and having them 'in her bloodline.'
  • The song was rumored to feature a "well-known" rapper. However, nothing else has since been leaked or otherwise confirmed.

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Marjorie Grande]
Because I'm trying to do the best I can
And they can't find something to satisfy me, ugh

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Mmm, yeah, yuh
Even though you're bad for me, I know
You're the one that I'm thinking
Got me feeling so incredible
Would you mind maybe linking?

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Love me, love me, baby
Are you down? Can you let me know?
Love me, thank you, leave me
Put it down, then it's time to go
Get it like you love me
But you don't, boy, it's just for show
Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it, like uh

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh
Just wanna have a good time, yuh
Ain't no need to apologise, no
But you gon' have to let this shit go
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh
Not tryna make you all mine, yuh
Ain't no need to apologize, no
But you gon' have to let this shit go, yeah

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Eh-eh-eh-eh
Yeah-eah, yeah-eah, yeah, yuh

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
No, we won't be talking the next day
I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't looking for my one true love
Yeah, that ship sailed away

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Love me, love me, baby (Are you down? Can… know?)
Are you down? Can you let me know?
Love me, thank you, leave me (Put it down, then… go)
Put it down, then it's time to go
Get it like you love me (But you don't)
But you don't, boy, it's just for show
Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it, like uh (take it or leave it, like uh)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh
Just wanna have a good time, yuh
Ain't no need to apologise, no
But you gon' have to let this shit go
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh (Don't want you in my)
Not tryna make you all mine, yuh (Not tryna make you)
Ain't no need to apologize, no (Ain't no need to, yeah)
But you gon' have to let this shit go, yeah (this shit go, yeah)

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Oh, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Eh-eh-eh-eh
Yeah-eah, yeah-eah, yeah

[Bridge: Ariana Grande]
Say I know what you want, what you want from me
I know what you think, what you think you see (So what you think)
I know what you looking for, but I'm complete (yee)
I know what you need, but it won't be me
I know what you want, what you want from me
I know what you think, what you think you see
I know what you looking for, but I'm complete
I know what you need, but it won't be me (But it won't be me)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh (Don't want you in my bloodline)
Just wanna have a good time, yuh (Just tryna have a good time)
Ain't no need to apologize, no (No)
But you gon' have to let this shit go (Yeah, yeah)
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh (ooooh)
Not tryna make you all mine, yuh
Ain't no need to apologize, no (ooooooooh)
But you gon' have to let this shit go, yeah (yeah)

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Woo
Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

[Intro: Marjorie Grande]
Because I'm trying to do the best I can
And they can't find something to satisfy me, ugh

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Mmm, yeah, yuh
Even though you're bad for me, I know
You're the one that I'm thinking
Got me feeling so incredible
Would you mind maybe linking?

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Love me, love me, baby
Are you down? Can you let me know?
Love me, thank you, leave me
Put it down, then it's time to go
Get it like you love me
But you don't, boy, it's just for show
Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it, like uh

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh
Just wanna have a good time, yuh
Ain't no need to apologise, no
But you gon' have to let this-this go
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh
Not tryna make you all mine, yuh
Ain't no need to apologize, no
But you gon' have to let this-this go, yeah

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Eh-eh-eh-eh
Yeah-eah, yeah-eah, yeah, yuh

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
No, we won't be talking the next day
I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't looking for my one true love
Yeah, that ship sailed away

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Love me, love me, baby (Are you down? Can… know?)
Are you down? Can you let me know?
Love me, thank you, leave me (Put it down, then… go)
Put it down, then it's time to go
Get it like you love me (But you don't)
But you don't, boy, it's just for show
Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it, like uh (take it or leave it, like uh)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh
Just wanna have a good time, yuh
Ain't no need to apologise, no
But you gon' have to let this-this go
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh (Don't want you in my)
Not tryna make you all mine, yuh (Not tryna make you)
Ain't no need to apologize, no (Ain't no need to, yeah)
But you gon' have to let this-this go, yeah (this shit go, yeah)

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Oh, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Eh-eh-eh-eh
Yeah-eah, yeah-eah, yeah

[Bridge: Ariana Grande]
Say I know what you want, what you want from me
I know what you think, what you think you see (So what you think)
I know what you looking for, but I'm complete (yee)
I know what you need, but it won't be me
I know what you want, what you want from me
I know what you think, what you think you see
I know what you looking for, but I'm complete
I know what you need, but it won't be me (But it won't be me)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh (Don't want you in my bloodline)
Just wanna have a good time, yuh (Just tryna have a good time)
Ain't no need to apologize, no (No)
But you gon' have to let this-this go (Yeah, yeah)
Don't want you in my bloodline, yuh (ooooh)
Not tryna make you all mine, yuh
Ain't no need to apologize, no (ooooooooh)
But you gon' have to let this-this go, yeah (yeah)

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Woo
Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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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