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"Don't Wanna Break Up Again" (stylized in all lowercase) is the third track on Ariana Grande’s seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine. It was released on March 8, 2024, through Republic Records.

Background[]

On February 17, 2024, Grande made a post on Instagram posting all of the alternative album covers and revealing more song title. These included "Don't Wanna Break Up Again", "True Story", and "I Wish I Hated You".

Grande explained in her interview with Zach Sang that this song is the hangover of Bye.[1] She mentions saying "At least we know we tried, didn't we? The two of us, we did good" in Bye, and saying "Well, you didn't even try till the end!" in this song.[2]

Trivia[]

  • This was the first song recorded for the album, followed by "The Boy Is Mine". [3]
  • There is an alternate version of this song with different lyrics made before the final released version.[4]
  • The lyrics "I fall asleep crying, you turn up the TV" were written a long time ago about her ex-boyfriend Jai Brooks, because he distanced himself after Ariana's grandfather's passing, even though Ariana needed him. Grande used the lyrics for the concept album as a story line.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
(I don't wanna fuck with your head)
(It's breakin' my heart)
(To keep breaking yours again)

[Verse 1]
I fall asleep crying, you turn up the TV
You don't wanna hear me
One more sleepless night
Big day in the morning
So, I take my time to self-soothe

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm too much for you
So I really gotta do
The thing I don't wanna do
No, I don't, don't, don't, don't

[Chorus]
I don't wanna fuck with your head
It's breakin' my heart
To keep breaking yours again (Your-yours again, yours again)
This situationship has to end
But I just can't refuse
I don't wanna break up again (up, up again, up again)
Baby

[Verse 2]
Baby, I made it so easy
Spent so much on therapy
Blamed my own co-dependency
But you didn't even try
When you finally did, it was at the wrong time
Won’t abandon me again for you and I

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm too much for you
So I really gotta do
The thing I don't wanna do
No, I don't, don't, don't, don't

[Chorus]
I don't wanna fuck with your head
It's breakin' my heart
To keep breaking yours again (Your-yours again, yours again)
This situationship has to end
But I just can't refuse
I don't wanna break up again (up, up again, up again)
Baby

[Bridge]
We both know it's time
So we say goodbye
Just one kiss goodbye with tears in our eyes
Hope you won't, won't regret me
Hope you'll still think fondly
Of our little life

[Chorus]
I don't wanna fuck with your head
It's breakin' my heart
To keep breaking yours again (Your-yours again, yours again)
This situationship has to end
But I just can't refuse
I don't wanna break up again (up, up again, up again)
Baby

[Outro]
(Ah-ah-ah)
(Ah-ah-ah)
Don't wanna break up again
(Breakin' my heart)
(Ooh, baby)
(Ah-ah-ah)
Situationship has to end
(Ah-ah-ah)
Know it has to end
I just can't refuse
Mm-mm-mm

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Eternal Sunshine
March 8, 2024 • 35:26 • Republic Records
Songs
Released ByeDon't Wanna Break Up AgainEternal SunshineI Wish I Hated YouImperfect For YouIntro (End of the World)Ordinary ThingsSaturn ReturnsSupernaturalThe Boy Is MineTrue StoryWe Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)Yes, And?
Unreleased EternallyOnly When It MattersRainbowShoot My HeartSoul Idea
Artists
Ariana GrandeBrandyDiana GarlandMariah CareyMarjorie GrandeMonicaTroye Sivan
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