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Ariana Grande "Bloodline" Lyrics

Ariana's Grande's "Bloodline" Has Some Serious Insights Into Her Views On Love

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20:  (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) American Express and Ariana Grande present

Let's be real: Ariana Grande's post-breakup life has been amazing for her music. First came the confident breakup anthem "thank u, next," and now there's "Bloodline," her latest single that's rocking out about the single life and not being tied down to someone not worth it. In a way, it's a perfect follow-up to "thank u, next" — this is the "next" part!

At first, the lyrics make it pretty clear that the relationship in question is not a serious one; it's more about making her feel good in the short term. Let's look at the first chunk of lyrics after the intro:

"Love me, love me, baby / Are you down? Can you let me know? / Love me, thank you, leave me / Put it down, then it's time to go / Get it like you love me / But you don't, boy, it's just for show / Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it."

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Not only is the "thank you" a fun reference to Grande's most recent hit, but the whole verse is pretty clearly outlining a "friends with benefits" kind of arrangement. "Love me, thank you, leave me" depicts a casual kind of relationship that's based on hanging out, hooking up, and moving on without emotional strings attached. In case it wasn't clear, the chorus makes it crystal clear:

"Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah / Just wanna have a good time, yeah / And no need to apologise, no / But you gon' have to let this s*** go / Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah / Not tryna make you all mine, yeah / And no need to apologise, no / But you gon' have to let this s*** go, yeah"

The imagery of "bloodline" underlines a serious relationship, as in one where the couple would form a family and maybe even have kids (their own "bloodline"). It's easy to read the chorus as a direct reference to her recently-ended relationship with ex-fiancè Pete Davidson, who would have been "in her bloodline" if they had married and who has made several public appearances and referenced their break-up. "Bloodline" really is a perfect companion piece for "thank u, next." You can check out the full lyrics ahead:

Mmm, yeah, yuh
Even though you're bad for me, I know
You're the one that I'm thinkin'
Got me feelin' so incredible
Would you mind maybe linkin'?

Love me, love me, baby
Are you down? Can you let me know?
Love me, thank you, leave me
Put it down, then it's time to go
Get it like you love me
But you don't, boy, it's just for show
Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it like uh

Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah

Just wanna have a good time, yeah
And no need to apologise, no

But you gon' have to let this s*** go

Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah

Not tryna make you all mine, yeah

And no need to apologise, no

But you gon' have to let this s*** go, yeah

Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah-eh
Yeah, yeah, yuh

No, we won't be talking the next day
I ain't got nothin' to say (Yeah, nah)
I ain't lookin' for my one true love
Yeah, that ship sailed away

Love me, love me, baby
Are you down? Can you let me know?
Love me, thank you, leave me
Put it down, then it's time to go
Get it like you love me
But you don't, boy, it's just for show
Take it or leave it, you gotta take it or leave it like uh

Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah
Just wanna have a good time, yeah
And no need to apologise, no
But you gon' have to let this s*** go
Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah (Don't want you in my)
Not tryna make you all mine, yeah (Not tryna make you)
And no need to apologise, no (And no need to, yeah)
But you gon' have to let this s*** go, yeah

Oh, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah-eh
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Say I know what you want, what you want from me
I know what you think, what you think you see (So what you think)
I know what you looking for, but I'm complete (Yee)
I know what you need, but it won't be me
I know what you want, what you want from me
I know what you think, what you think you see
I know what you looking for, but I'm complete
I know what you need, but it won't be me (But it won't be me)

Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah (Don't want you in my bloodline)
Just wanna have a good time, yeah (Just tryna have a good time)
And no need to apologise, no (No)
But you gon' have to let this s*** go (Yeah, yeah)
Don't want you in my bloodline, yeah
Not tryna make you all mine, yeah
And no need to apologise, no
But you gon' have to let this s*** go, yeah

Woo
Yeah-eh-eh, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah-eh-eh
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah

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