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"Borderline" (stylized in all lowercase) is the eleventh track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. The song features American rapper Missy Elliott.[2] It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018.

Background Edit

The track was first teased in a scene in the "No Tears Left To Cry" music video which displayed what appears to be the entire track list for Grande's upcoming album at that time, although not in order.[3] Grande confirmed the song in an interview with The Fader magazine, earlier in the year.[2] On August 14, Grande teased more lyrics from the song.

Live performances Edit

Grande debuted "Borderline" live on August 20, 2018 at The Sweetener Sessions.

Lyrics Edit

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
Let's go!
Baby, I just want you to be mine
Won't you give me a bit of your time? Oh, whoa
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
Just meet me at the borderline (Exclusive!)

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
You play hard-to-get
But I know you want me, too
Ain't out here looking for other dudes
So I'ma keep it tight for you

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
You know I be one of a kind, oh whoa
Once you tastin’ my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave
I know it's hard to believe
Boy, you got me all on my knees
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
It ain't too hard for me
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Stop playing, too hard for me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, I just want you to be mine
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
Just meet me at the borderline

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Seems like I'm coming on strong
But I don't want this time to pass
I know you got a lot of chicks hollerin' at you
But I bet they cannot last

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
You know I be one of a kind, oh whoa (let's go)
Once you tastin’ my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave
I know it's hard to believe
Boy, you got me all on my knees
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
It ain't too hard for me
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Stop playing, too hard for me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, I just want you to be mine
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
Just meet me at the borderline

[Verse 3: Missy Elliott]
Uh, I'm like, you got me so on a chase
Got me feeling so out of place
Think 'bout you all of my days
Wish you'd chew on me like fresh grapes
Not tryna cuff you or crowd your space
I'm tryna find you words just to say
"Dang, you fine, and look at that face"
At the borderline, beside me, you lay

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, I just want you to be mine
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
Just meet me at the borderline

References Edit

Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.MSuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased My WayGot Her OwnSoberYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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