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|name = Borderline
 
|name = Borderline
 
|image = {{Sweetener Album Cover}}
 
|image = {{Sweetener Album Cover}}
|main artist 1 = Ariana Grande
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|artist = Ariana Grande
|featured artist 1 = Missy Elliott
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|featured = Missy Elliott
 
|released = {{Date|month= 8|day=17|year=2018}}
 
|released = {{Date|month= 8|day=17|year=2018}}
 
|recorded =
 
|recorded =
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|studio = Conway Recording Studios<br />{{Small|(Hollywood, California)}}<br />Chalice Recording Studios<br />{{Small|(Hollywood, California)}}
 
|genre =
 
|genre =
 
|length = 2:57
 
|length = 2:57
|writer = [[Pharrell Williams]], [[Missy Elliott|Melissa Elliott]]
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|writer = [[Pharrell Williams]], Melissa Elliott
|album 1 = Sweetener
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|album = Sweetener
|album 1 link = Sweetener (album)
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|album link = Sweetener (album)
 
|producer = Pharrell Williams<ref name="Fader Interview">[http://www.thefader.com/2018/05/30/ariana-grande-cover-story?utm_source=tftw ''The Fader'' - Ariana Grande]</ref>
 
|producer = Pharrell Williams<ref name="Fader Interview">[http://www.thefader.com/2018/05/30/ariana-grande-cover-story?utm_source=tftw ''The Fader'' - Ariana Grande]</ref>
 
|credits = borderline
 
|credits = borderline
 
|creditslink = Credits and personnel#Borderline
 
|creditslink = Credits and personnel#Borderline
|prevtrack = No Tears Left To Cry
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|previous track = No Tears Left To Cry
|nexttrack = Better Off
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|next track = Better Off
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|video = Ariana Grande - borderline (Audio) ft. Missy Elliott
 
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"'''Borderline'''" (stylized in all lowercase) is the eleventh track from [[Ariana Grande]]'s fourth studio album, ''[[Sweetener (album)|Sweetener]]''. The song features American rapper [[Missy Elliott]].<ref name="Fader Interview" /> It was released through [[Republic Records]] on August 17, 2018.
 
"'''Borderline'''" (stylized in all lowercase) is the eleventh track from [[Ariana Grande]]'s fourth studio album, ''[[Sweetener (album)|Sweetener]]''. The song features American rapper [[Missy Elliott]].<ref name="Fader Interview" /> It was released through [[Republic Records]] on August 17, 2018.
   
 
== Background ==
 
== 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.<ref>[https://www.teenvogue.com/story/ariana-grande-no-tears-tracklist Ariana Grande May Have Revealed Her New Album's Track List in the "No Tears" Video]</ref> Grande confirmed the song in an interview with ''The Fader ''magazine, earlier on in the year.<ref name="Fader Interview" /> On August 14, Grande teased more lyrics from the song.
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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.<ref>[https://www.teenvogue.com/story/ariana-grande-no-tears-tracklist Ariana Grande May Have Revealed Her New Album's Track List in the "No Tears" Video]</ref> Grande confirmed the song in an interview with ''The Fader ''magazine, earlier in the year.<ref name="Fader Interview" /> On August 14, Grande teased more lyrics from the song.
   
 
== Live performances ==
 
== Live performances ==
Grande debuted live "Borderline" on August 20, 2018 at [[The Sweetener Sessions]].
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Grande debuted "Borderline" live on August 20, 2018 at [[The Sweetener Sessions]].
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* This is the first collaboration between Grande and Elliott.
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* It is one of the only songs from ''Sweetener'' not performed at any point in the [[Sweetener World Tour]], along with "[[Blazed]]", "[[Better Off]]" and "[[Pete Davidson (song)|Pete Davidson]]".
   
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
 
{{Lyrics|lyrics = <poem>
 
{{Lyrics|lyrics = <poem>
 
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
 
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
''Let's go!''
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(''Let's go!'')
Baby, I just want you to be mine
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Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm (''Woo'')
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 (''It's loose'') (''Woo'')
''Exclusive!''
 
   
'''[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]'''
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'''[Verse 1: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
You play hard to get
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You play hard-to-get
But I know you want me, too
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But I know you want me, too (''Woo'')
Ain't out here looking for other dudes
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Ain't out here lookin' for other dudes
So I'm keep it tight for you
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So I'ma keep it tight for you, mmm
   
'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]'''
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'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
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You know I'm the wifey type, bae (''Arrrrgh'')
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 (Ice cream)
I know it's hard to believe
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I bet you won't ever leave (Ever leave)
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I know it's hard to believe (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
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Quit playin' 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
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Stop playin' too hard for me
   
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
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'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
Baby, I just want you to be mine
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(''Let's go!'')
Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh woah
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Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm (''Woo'')
Chasin' you, no, I won't stop trying
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Won't you give me a bit of your time, oh, woah
Just meet me at the borderline
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Chasin' you, no, I won't stop tryin'
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(Just meet me) at the borderline (''Wooooo'')
   
'''[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]'''
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'''[Verse 2: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
Seems like I'm coming on strong
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Seems like I'm comin' on strong
But I don't want this time to pass
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But I don't want this time to pass (''Woo'')
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
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But I bet they cannot last , mmm (''Arrgh'')
   
'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]'''
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'''[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
You know I'm the wifey type, babe
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You know I'm the wifey type, babe (''Woo'')
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
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Once you tastin' my ice cream (Ice cream)
I know it's hard to believe
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I bet you won't ever leave (Ever leave) (''Woo'')
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I know it's hard to believe (Believe) (''Woo'')
 
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
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Quit playin' 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 (let's go)
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Stop playin' too hard for me
   
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
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'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande & ''Missy Elliott'']'''
Baby, I just want you to be mine
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Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm (''Woo'')
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, woah (''Ah'')
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
   
'''[Verse 3: Missy Elliott]'''
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'''[Bridge: 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
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Think bout you all of my days
 
Wish you'd chew on me like fresh grapes
 
Wish you'd chew on me like fresh grapes
 
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
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At the borderline, beside me, you lay (''Woo'')
   
 
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
 
'''[Chorus: Ariana Grande]'''
Baby, I just want you to be mine
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Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm
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, 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
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(Just meet me) at the borderline
 
</poem>}}
 
</poem>}}
   
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Revision as of 02:08, March 22, 2020

"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 in the year.[1] On August 14, Grande teased more lyrics from the song.

Live performances

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

Trivia

Lyrics

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
(Let's go!)
Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm (Woo)
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 (It's loose) (Woo)

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
You play hard-to-get
But I know you want me, too (Woo)
Ain't out here lookin' for other dudes
So I'ma keep it tight for you, mmm

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
You know I'm the wifey type, bae (Arrrrgh)
You know I be one of a kind, oh, whoa
Once you tastin' my ice cream (Ice cream)
I bet you won't ever leave (Ever leave)
I know it's hard to believe (Believe)
Boy, you got me all on my knees
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Quit playin' too hard for me
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Stop playin' too hard for me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
(Let's go!)
Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm (Woo)
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 (Wooooo)

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
Seems like I'm comin' on strong
But I don't want this time to pass (Woo)
I know you got a lot of chicks hollerin' at you
But I bet they cannot last , mmm (Arrgh)

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande & Missy Elliott]
You know I'm the wifey type, babe (Woo)
You know I be one of a kind, oh, whoa (Let's go!)
Once you tastin' my ice cream (Ice cream)
I bet you won't ever leave (Ever leave) (Woo)
I know it's hard to believe (Believe) (Woo)
Boy, you got me all on my knees
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Quit playin' too hard for me
(Light it up, though, light it up, though)
Stop playin' too hard for me

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

[Bridge: 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 (Woo)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, I just want you to be mine, hmm
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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