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== Live performances ==
 
== Live performances ==
 
Grande debuted live "Borderline" on August 20, 2018 at [[The Sweetener Sessions]].
 
Grande debuted live "Borderline" on August 20, 2018 at [[The Sweetener Sessions]].
 
== Trivia ==
 
* This is the first collaboration between Grande and Elliott.
 
   
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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''Let's go!''
 
''Let's go!''
 
Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Baby, I just want you to be mine
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
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Won't you give me a bit of your time? Oh, whoa
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop trying
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Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
Just meet me at the borderline
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Just meet me at the borderline ''(Exclusive!)''
''Exclusive!''
 
   
 
'''[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]'''
 
'''[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]'''
You play hard to get
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You play hard-to-get
 
But I know you want me, too
 
But I know you want me, too
 
Ain't out here looking for other dudes
 
Ain't out here looking for other dudes
So I'm keep it tight for you
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So I'ma keep it tight for you
   
'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]'''
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'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
 
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
 
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
You know I be one of a kind, oh
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You know I be one of a kind, oh whoa
Once you taste my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave
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Once you tastin’ my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave
 
I know it's hard to believe
 
I know it's hard to believe
 
Boy, you got me all on my knees
 
Boy, you got me all on my knees
Bada-da-dum, bada-da-dum
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(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
 
It ain't too hard for me
 
It ain't too hard for me
Bada-da-dum, bada-da-dum
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(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
 
Stop playing, too hard for me
 
Stop playing, too hard for me
   
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Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
 
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop trying
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Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
 
Just meet me at the borderline
 
Just meet me at the borderline
   
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Seems like I'm coming on strong
 
Seems like I'm coming on strong
 
But I don't want this time to pass
 
But I don't want this time to pass
I know you got a lot of chicks down at you
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I know you got a lot of chicks hollerin' at you
 
But I bet they cannot last
 
But I bet they cannot last
   
'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]'''
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'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
 
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
 
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
You know I be one of a kind, oh (let's go)
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You know I be one of a kind, oh whoa (let's go)
Once you taste my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave
+
Once you tastin’ my ice cream, I bet you won't ever leave
 
I know it's hard to believe
 
I know it's hard to believe
 
Boy, you got me all on my knees
 
Boy, you got me all on my knees
Bada-da-dum, bada-da-dum
+
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
 
It ain't too hard for me
 
It ain't too hard for me
Bada-da-dum, bada-da-dum
+
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Stop playing, too hard for me (let's go)
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Stop playing, too hard for me
   
 
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
 
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
 
Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
 
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop trying
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Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
 
Just meet me at the borderline
 
Just meet me at the borderline
   
 
'''[Verse 3: Missy Elliott]'''
 
'''[Verse 3: Missy Elliott]'''
I'm like, you got me so on a chase
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Uh, I'm like, you got me so on a chase
 
Got me feeling so out of place
 
Got me feeling so out of place
 
Think 'bout you all of my days
 
Think 'bout you all of my days
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Not tryna cuff you or crowd your space
 
Not tryna cuff you or crowd your space
 
I'm tryna find you words just to say
 
I'm tryna find you words just to say
Dang you fine, and look at that face
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"Dang, you fine, and look at that face"
 
At the borderline, beside me, you lay
 
At the borderline, beside me, you lay
   
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Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Baby, I just want you to be mine
 
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
 
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop trying
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Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
 
Just meet me at the borderline
 
Just meet me at the borderline
 
</poem>}}
 
</poem>}}

Revision as of 20:28, August 24, 2018

"Borderline" (stylized in all lowercase) is the eleventh track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. The song features American rapper Missy Elliott.[1] It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018.

Background

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.[2] Grande confirmed the song in an interview with The Fader magazine, earlier on in the year.[1] On August 14, Grande teased more lyrics from the song.

Live performances

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

Lyrics

[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

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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