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"Sometimes" is the tenth track from the deluxe edition of Ariana Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman. It was released through Republic Records on May 20, 2016, and features additional vocals from Daye Jack.

Background[]

The lyrical content of the song is centered around the theme of risking emotional vulnerability in the pursuit of love, despite the inherent fear of heartbreak. It delves into the uncertainties and internal struggles that often accompany the formation of new romantic relationships. The song acknowledges the potential fears and insecurities that may surface.

On February 1, 2016, Grande shared a 10-second-snippet on her Instagram.[2] The snippet showed an early mix of the song in a bad quality. Then on May 11, 2016, she shared a clearer version of the same snippet as a part of the countdown until the album's release alongside a few lyrics on Twitter.[3][4]

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Daye Jack]
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

[Verse: Ariana Grande]
I never been so caught up
Still so into us
I never thought I'd be here
Should've turned to dust

[Refrain]
Ooh, let's be honest, baby (This is so unusual)
Ooh, I'm not tempted, baby (Even if they're beautiful)

[Pre-Chorus 1: Ariana Grande]
I used to be cautious
A little too reckless
Now all my emotions
Are all 'cause of you

[Chorus 1: Ariana Grande]
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes
I ain't even think of letting go
I ain't ever thought of going nowhere
I don't even see it down the road
'Cause we're collectin' moments
Tattoos on my mind
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes
I ain't even think of letting go
Not even sometimes

[Interlude: Daye Jack & Ariana Grande]
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la (La, la, la, la, la, la, la)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

[Refrain: Ariana Grande]
Ooh, let's be honest, baby (This is so unusual)
Ooh, I'm not tempted, baby (Even if they're beautiful)

[Pre-Chorus 2: Ariana Grande]
It used to be easy
For someone to steal me
Now all my emotions
Are all 'cause of you, boy

[Chorus 2: Ariana Grande]
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes
I ain't even think of letting go
I ain't ever thought of going nowhere
I don't even see it down the road
'Cause we're collectin' moments
Tattoos on my mind (On my mind)
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes
I ain't even think of letting go
Not even sometimes, babe

[Bridge: Ariana Grande]
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
Why it never worked, but it's going to now
You don't know, you don't know, you don't know
What it does to me when I feel you around
Is it love? Is it lust? Is it fear?
But it's hard to breathe when you're touching me there
Hard to breathe when you're kissing me there
Hard to breathe when you're not here

[Chorus 3: Ariana Grande & Daye Jack]
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes (I ain't even think of leaving sometimes)
I ain't even think of letting go
I ain't ever thought of going nowhere (I ain't ever thought of going nowhere)
I don't even see it down the road (Ain't even see it down the road)
'Cause we're collectin' moments (We're collectin' moments)
Tattoos on my mind (On my mind)
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes (Oh, baby)
I ain't even think of letting go (Ooh, yeah, baby)
Not even sometimes (Not even sometimes)
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la) (Ooooh)
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la)
Not even sometimes (Not even sometimes, ooh, yeah)
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la)
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la)
'Cause we're collectin' moments (We're collectin' moments)
Tattoos on my mind (Tattoos on my mind, baby)
I ain't even think of leaving sometimes (Sometimes)
I ain't even think of letting go (No, bae)
Not even sometimes

[Outro: Daye Jack & Ariana Grande]
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
Not even sometimes
Not even sometimes
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la

References[]

Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bad DecisionsBe AlrightDangerous WomanEverydayFocusGreedyI Don't CareInto YouJason's Song (Gave It Away)Knew Better / Forever BoyLeave Me LonelyLet Me Love YouMoonlightSide To SideSometimesStep On UpThinking Bout YouTouch It
Unreleased All ThatAriana BeatBaby LovesForevermoreGot Her OwnHiHourglassHow You FeelKnew Better Part TwoLeave Me Lonely (Reprise)MonsterMoonlight FlourishOh, YeahOn & On
Artists
Ariana GrandeFutureJamie FoxxLil WayneMacy GrayNicki MinajQuavoTakeoffTayla ParxVictoria Monét
Tour
Dangerous Woman Tour
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