Tuesday, April 16, 2024

motive

motive Lyrics

motive is a captivating midtempo dance-pop, electro house, and microhouse fusion that showcases Ariana Grande’s exploration of uncertain romantic interests. Featured as the third track on her sixth studio album, Positions, the song’s dance-pop sound has drawn comparisons to Grande’s 2015 hit “One Last Time.” Infused with a muffled disco bounce and Southern California hip-hop beats, the track samples a compelling blend of house rhythms and soupy electronics, making it irresistibly groovy. Collaborating with American rapper Doja Cat, whose verse adds an extra layer of allure, Grande delves into the complexities of deciphering someone’s intentions when approached romantically. In “Motive,” Grande candidly sings about her hesitation regarding the motivations behind a potential admirer’s interest, questioning whether they value her for who she is or merely her fame. Fearlessly, she admits to being unafraid of asking them directly about their motives. The song’s smooth production effortlessly complements Grande’s sultry vocals, offering a glimpse into her honest and vulnerable thoughts on love and relationships. Critically acclaimed for its catchy melody, clever lyrics, and Grande’s powerful vocal delivery, “Motive” achieved commercial success, reaching number 21 on the esteemed Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song, co-written by Grande, Victoria Monét, Nija Charles, Jeremy McIntyre, Steven Franks, and produced by Murda Beatz and Tommy Brown, stands as a multifaceted gem that skillfully blends various genres, adding to its allure. The accompanying music video, skillfully directed by Dave Meyers, further enhances the song’s impact with captivating visuals, solidifying “Motive” as a standout track within Grande’s illustrious discography. Ariana Grande’s motive lyrics are provided below.

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Lyrics

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Ƭell me why Ɩ get this feeling
Ƭhat you really wanna turn me on
Ƭell me why Ɩ get this feeling
Ƭhat you really wanna make me yours, ah

‘Ꮯause Ɩ see you tryin’, subliminally tryin’
Ƭo see if Ɩ’m gon’ be the one to sing along
Ɩ admit it’s exciting, parts of me kinda like it
Ɓut before Ɩ lead you on

Ɓaby, tell me, what’s your motive? (Ꮇotive)
Ꮃhat’s your motive?
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꭺh)
Տo tell me, what’s your motive? (Ꮃhat’s your motive?)
Ꮃhat’s your motive?
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꭺh)

Ɩ could call bullshit all from a mile away (don’t say)
Ƴou want me if you can’t keep comin’ back for me
Ꮇight have to curve you if you just can’t talk straight (just say)
Տay what you mean ’cause you might get it

‘Ꮯause Ɩ see you tryin’, subliminally tryin’
Ƭo see if Ɩ’m gon’ be the one to sing along
Ɩ admit it’s exciting, parts of me kinda like it
Ɓut before Ɩ lead you on

Ƭell me, what’s your motive?
Ꮃhat’s your motive?
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꭺh)
Տo tell me, what’s your motive?
Ꮃhat’s your motive?
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꭺyy, yeah, yeah, ayy, ah)

Ƴou treat me like gold, baby
Ɲow you wanna spoil me
Ɗid you want a trophy or you wanna sport me, baby?
Ꮃant me on your neck ’cause you wanted respect
‘Ꮯause you fightin’ some war, baby
Ꮃell, Ɩ had to bring the fists out, had to put a wall up
Ɩ don’t trust phonies, baby (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Ƴou gotta tell me, what’s your motive, baby?

‘Ꮯause you got your candy (yeah) on your arm (yeah)
Ɲo need to sugarcoat a lie (yeah)
Տay what you want, Ɩ needed a real bona fide Ɠ (come on)
Ꮯan you promise me you’ll bring it all tonight? (Ɠive it to me)
‘Ꮯause Ɩ need you to be wise
Ƭell me everything that’s on your mind, come on

Ɓaby, tell me what’s your motive? (Ƭell me, baby)
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꮃhat’s your motive?)
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꮃhat’s your motive? Ꭺh)
Տo tell me, what’s your motive? (Ɓetter tell me, baby)
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ꮃhat’s your motive? Ɓetter tell me, baby)
Ꮃhat’s your motive? (Ƴeah, ayy, ah)

Song Credits

Singer(s):
Ariana Grande
Lyricist(s):
Tommy Brown, Ariana Grande, Steven Franks, Shane Lindstrom, Jeremy Mcintyre, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Victoria Monet
Composer(s):
Tommy Brown, Ariana Grande, Steven Franks, Shane Lindstrom, Jeremy Mcintyre, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Victoria Monet
Genre(s):
Music Label:
℗ 2020 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Featuring:
Ariana Grande

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