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"Nobody Does It Better" is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her debut album, Yours Truly.[1]

Background[]

On May 8, 2016, Grande confirmed through a direct message that the song was recorded nearly three years prior, and that it was originally intended for her debut album, Yours Truly.

The alternative mix soon leaked later that same month on May 17, 2016, and in this version the instrumental mix is slightly different at minute 3:38.

Audios[]

Trivia[]

  • Prior to Grande confirming that it was for Yours Truly, fans believed at one point that the song was part of Dangerous Woman, as it had leaked before the album's release.
  • In a screenshot where Ariana was messaging a fan about the song, Ariana has said that she’s embarrassed about the song, as it is old.
  • Due to the long instrumental bridge, it could be speculated that a rap verse, likely by a featured artist, or a vocal bridge was going to be featured before the song was scrapped.
  • This song samples "Cry Me A River" by Justin Timberlake.

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Ariana Grande & Harmony Samuels]
So what we gon' do?
And what you gon' do?
So what we gon' do?
So what you gon' do?
Ooo-oooh
Ooo-oooh
Ooo-oooh
Ooo-oooh

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
You said you'd never forget her
And she said she could change your life
It happened on the day you met her, oh
A love at first sight made you blind

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
But I warned you she wasn't who she claimed to be
And no one could love you like me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Cause nobody does it better)
I know you're sittin' at home cryin' cause you miss me
(Nobody does it better)
You must be out of your mind, boy, what was you thinkin'?
(Yeah, nobody does it)
No one, no
No one, no
(No-no-nobody does it)
No one, no
No one
(No-no-nobody does it better)

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Don't throw your heart out in a letter
Cause I already read your mind, oh
You know you messed out on forever, oh
And settled for a waste of time, mmm

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
But I warned you she wasn't who she claimed to be
And no one could love you like me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Cause nobody does it better)
I know you're sittin' at home cryin' cause you miss me
(Nobody does it better)
You must be out of your mind, boy, what was you thinkin'?
(Yeah, nobody does it)
No one, no
No one, no
(No-no-nobody does it)
No one, no
No one
(No-no-nobody does it better)

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
But I warned you she wasn't who she claimed to be
And no one could love you like me, ooooh, yeah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Cause nobody does it better)
I know you're sittin' at home (Sittin' at home) cryin' cause you miss me (Oooh, hey)
(Nobody does it better)
You must be out of your mind (Your mind), boy, what was you thinkin'? (Ooh)
(Yeah, nobody does it)
No one, no (I said no one, said no one)
No one, no
(No-no-nobody does it) (Oooh, baby)
No one, no (Ooooh)
No one (Oh)
(No-no-nobody does it better)

[Outro: Ariana Grande & Harmony Samuels]
So what we gon' do?
No-no-nobody does it
And what you gon' do?
So what we gon' do?
No-no-nobody does it better-better-better
So what you gon' do?
No-no-nobody does it better-better-better
No-no-nobody does it better

References[]

Yours Truly
August 30, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records
Songs
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Artists
Ariana GrandeBig SeanDemi LovatoGreyson ChanceJ BalvinJade NovahKing LosMac MillerMIKANathan SykesPebe SebertSean KingstonTaro HakaseThe Dap Kings • 3OH!3
Tour
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