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This article is about the unreleased second part of Knew Better. For its released version, see Knew Better / Forever Boy.

"Knew Better Part Two" (also known as "Nobody Like Me" or "Ain't Nobody Like Me")[2] is the extended and reprised version of "Knew Better" by Ariana Grande, that was available exclusively on SoundCloud. It was posted on September 15, 2016.

Background[]

On July 31, 2016, Ariana confirmed that she wanted to extend "Knew Better" and that Tommy Brown was working on it with her.[3] In August of 2016, Grande said that she wanted to preform the extended version of Knew Better on her Dangerous Woman Tour. On September 14, 2016, Grande posted on her Snapchat that she was in the studio. She later posted again at 2:08 AM.[4] Soon hours later on September 15, 2016, Grande tweeted that she had finished the song the night before and posted the track on her SoundCloud account.[5]

This song replaces the "Forever Boy" portion of the original song with a new verse of Ariana rapping.[6] Lyrically, the added portion is about Ariana moving on from her ex (Ricky Alvarez, whom she had broken up with only a few months prior) and into a new relationship (Mac Miller). Billboard labeled this song as a "three steps away to be a diss track" for Big Sean with the help of then-boyfriend, Mac Miller.[7] However, it is likely that the writer was unaware of Ariana's relationship with Ricky that occurred between Sean and Mac.

The full sessions leaked on January 3, 2024, along with several other unreleased songs and sessions.

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Trivia[]

  • Instead of the original version, Grande sang this version on the Dangerous Woman Tour.
  • Tommy Brown almost had a featured verse on the song, but was instead replaced by Ariana herself.
  • The cover of this song is black and white, a recurring theme used on Ariana's first three albums.
  • This is one of Grande's three songs that are SoundCloud exclusive, the other two being "Voodoo Love" and the original version of "Honeymoon Avenue."

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Say you could turn me on
Boy, but that's about it
You can say what you wanna
But I wouldn't believe it
You could write all them songs
That's the game that you play
Tryna right all them wrongs
But you can't make me stay

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I, see right through you, boy
And I, I (Feelin' you no more)
I ain't feelin' you no more, I ain't feelin' you no more

[Chorus]
If you knew better
Boy, you would do better
Can't nobody love you like I do
Baby, I could do better
Boy, if you knew better
You would do better
Baby, if you love me like I love you
Maybe we could be together

[Post-Chorus]
'Cause ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me (Ayy)
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me, baby

[Verse 2]
Make a mistake, you better learn from it
Play with tea, you get burned from it
My daddy always told me, "If he makes you cry
He ain't the one, you better run from him"
He used to get to me mentally
I don't fuck with your energy
If you knew better, you would do better
But you don't know shit, so I'll do better
Got a new 'do, and some new shoes
Just to go with my new boo
Lovin' me like he used to
And I ain't even worried 'bout it this time (Shit)
I know he gon' be the one to treat me just right (Just right)
Never had a motherfucker this tight (Sheesh)
So baby, this is what your soulmate look like
I look good, right?

[Chorus]
If you knew better
Boy, you would do better (Hey)
Can't nobody love you like I do
Baby, I could do better
Boy, if you knew better (Boy, if you knew)
You would do better
Baby, if you love me like I love you
Maybe we could be together

[Post-Chorus]
'Cause ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me, ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me (Oh)
Ain't nobody like me (Nobody like me)
Ain't nobody like me (Sheesh)
Ain't nobody like me (Nobody like me)
Ain't nobody like me
Ain't nobody like me, baby (Nuh-uh)

[Outro]
Nobody like me, hmm, ain't nobody like me (Me)
Ain't nobody like me, ayy

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