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"You're My Only Shawty" (also known as "You're My Only Shorty") is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande featuring Iyaz that was intended for her debut album Yours Truly. It was later pitched to Demi Lovato for their third studio album, Unbroken.

Background[]

It was written by Iyaz and co-written by Grande. The song was intended to be released as a single by Grande, but it was sold to Demi Lovato and was released on their third studio album, Unbroken.[3] Their version also features Iyaz. However, Lovato's version of the song is titled "You're My Only Shorty".

A different longer version of the song leaked on March 18, 2012. In this version, Iyaz has his voice pitched up, with less extra vocals from him throughout the song while Ariana Grande has slightly more added vocals throughout the song, most notably at the end. It sounds closer to Lovato's final version of the song.

When Grande was asked about the leaked demo in an interview with Coup De Main Magazine, she said "Well, I helped them create it actually, which was really fun. Working with Rock Mafia was great, I was there when Iyaz recorded his part, and I love him very much, we made a beautiful friendship out of it and I'm happy that the song found a new home and it sounds great. I love her rendition of it, I think it's great.".[4]

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Trivia[]

  • The word "shawty" is slang for a good looking/attractive girl, but in the earlier days it simply meant a short girl or child.
  • Iyaz offered and performed the song with Grande for her 18th birthday. Although, it was performed one day before her actual birthday on June 25, 2011.[5]
    • Grande also sang the song live again at the Fresno Fair on October 13, 2012.[6]

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Iyaz]
Ariana, Iyaz

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande & Iyaz]
Last night was crazy and today it's setting in
Did you really mean it, and could you say it again?
Oh-oh, even if you just say it over the phone
(Come on, and ring, ring, ring, yeah)
Love makes me crazy, restless, dumb and paranoid (yeah)
But I'll take a chance on us
And hope you don't destroy my heart
Just give me one guarantee
I'm the only girl you see
Whatcha you say, boy?

[Chorus: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
You're my only shawty
You're my only shawty
I'm telling you the truth
Girl, it's only you
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only, one and only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Every day and night you've got an open invitation, (whoa)
As long as I'm your one and only destination
Fly with me
I'll be your fantasy, (woo)
You're in demand, but baby, baby, so am I
But if you're weak and try to sneak
I'll have to tell you "bye, bye"
I'm a put you on the spot
Am I your only girl or not?
What you say, boy?
(Woo)

[Chorus: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only?)
You're my only shawty
I'm telling you the truth
Girl, it's only you
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only, one and only
(Am I your only?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)

[Verse 3: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
See, yeah, back in the day, I was trapped in a daze
Trying to run game, but I've actually changed (same old)
When I see you passing, the passionate flames
Simple interaction is all that I crave (oh)
I don't need to bring in all the attention (hey, yeah)
Girl, I need you, your love and affection
Oh yeah, baby girl, did I mention?

[Chorus: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Baby, come clean)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only, one and only
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)

[Outro: Ariana Grande & Iyaz]
Am I your only?
Am I your only?
(Yeah)
Tell me, am I your only shawty?
(Yes, you are)
Wanna hear you say "yeah"
(Yes, you are)
Am I your only shawty?

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Last night was crazy and today it's setting in
Did you really mean it, and could you say it again?
Oh-oh, even if you just say it over the phone
(Come on, and ring, ring, ring)
Love makes me crazy, restless, dumb and paranoid
But I'll take a chance on us
And hope you don't destroy my heart
Just give me one guarantee
I'm the only girl you see
Whatcha you say, boy?

[Chorus: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
You're my only shawty
You're my only shawty
I'm telling you the truth
Girl, it's only you
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only, one and only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Every day and night you've got an open invitation, (whoa)
As long as I'm your one and only destination
Fly with me
I'll be your fantasy, (woo)
You're in demand, but baby, baby, so am I
But if you're weak and try to sneak
I'll have to tell you "bye, bye"
I'm a put you on the spot
Am I your only girl or not?
What you say, boy?

[Chorus: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only?)
You're my only shawty
I'm telling you the truth (whoa)
Girl, it's only you
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only, one and only
(Am I your only?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only
You're my only shawty
(Am I your only shawty?)

[Verse 3: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
See, yeah, back in the day, I was trapped in a daze
Trying to run game, but I've actually changed (same old)
When I see you passing, the passionate flames
Simple interaction is all that I crave (oh)
I don't need to bring in all the attention (hey, yeah)
Girl, I need you, your love and affection
Oh yeah, baby girl, did I mention?

[Chorus: Iyaz & Ariana Grande]
You're my only shawty
(I better be)
You're my only shawty
(Baby, come clean)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only, one and only
(Am I your only shawty?)
You're my only shawty
(Look me in the eye)
You're my only shawty
(Taking your time)
I'm telling you the truth, (oh)
Girl, it's only you, (whoa)
You're my only, you're my only, you're my only
You're my only shawty
(Hey)

[Outro: Ariana Grande & Iyaz]
Am I your only?
Am I your only?
Tell me, am I your only shawty?
Wanna hear you say "yeah"
Am I your only shawty?
I better be ah-ah, oh-oh
I better be (Be, ah-ah, oh-oh-oh)
(Oh, yeah)

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