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Ariana Grande: Love Me Harder Meaning


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Song Released: 2014

Featuring: Weeknd, The

Love Me Harder Lyrics

[Ariana Grande:]
Tell me something I need to know
Then take my breath and never let it go
If you just let me invade your space
I'll take the pleasure, take it with the pain

And if in the moment I bite my lip
Baby, in the moment, you'll...


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    Jul 4th, 2015 7:24am report

    This song is not just about to have sexual intercourse harder. It is about her telling him to be more passionate and not treat her like his old one night stands, she want him to put more love in their late nights. She wants him to be raw and pure to her, like in the lyrics he says, "What do I do if I can't figure it out?" She replies with he must try again. She wants him to put more soul and heart into her, and make her feel special. The song is not just about sex, if it was it would have been called, "Tell your boyfriend to have sex harder with you."


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    Dec 6th, 2014 12:08pm report

    It is about sex obviously.(duh)


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    Jan 12th, 2015 1:55pm report

    From my perspective, this song is quite graphic. Here's my interpretation verse by verse BTW. So the first line sees Ariana willing to be swayed into this interaction, and so she may want to hear anything from a good compliment to what the guy wants from her. Then she is asking to have her breath 'taken away' by this man, which points out that she needs a moment where she is dazzled and amazed to the point where you're feeling so much pleasure you can barely say a word. Then she is wanting to invade the man's space, or in more clear terms, hold the person so close that she cannot let go. Then she ends the verse by explaining that even in the bad times of pain found in this pleasurable relationship, she can find comfort with him as a result.

    In the pre-chorus, Ariana is being serious that she REALLY wants to have really graphic sex, so when she bites her lip, that's when it starts. Then they will both know that what they are doing will be so powerful and full of pleasure that they cannot stop, but she wants to know why it's believable; even though she is happy to engage in some rough loving she wants a reason to believe there is something more ahead.

    Now in the chorus, Ariana tells her lover, that if she wants this relationship to go on for a little longer, then he will have to work more 'harder' to make it happen. This “love” also seems to be an innuendo about wanting rough sex. Simplistically, she is asking him to show more love than usual. The repetition of 'love me' near the end of the chorus kinda reinforces that she is serious.

    Now The Weeknd, in the second verse, explains how he starts having this rough and dirty business with Ariana, before telling her that the girls who actually love him and want something more typically end up abandoned. He then implies in the next line that he may not be an easy person to be with, therefore she might have to struggle through the relationship. But he reassures her that in order to find comfort, she should be hedonistic and enjoy the sex.

    This next pre-chorus is pretty graphic and indecent; he will make her moan, which subtly means that she should be ready for the big roller coaster ride, that is being fucked to the point of pleasure and enjoyment. The pressure between her hips might more accurately be described as a euphemism for “the pressure against her cervix” and how he will make it feel like the first time is not a feeling similar to the pressure women have in their hip when they lose their virginity, because that feeling is anatomically located at the women’s hymenal opening — just to reiterate, virginity is a complex concept, but it is certainly not in a girl's hip.

    Now the bridge sees both Ariana and the Weeknd take on how to tackle difficulties in the relationship, which he does by trying to love her harder, and the end conveys her seriousness on the situation, if he ultimately fails, that's the end of it; she will leave.


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    Dec 9th, 2019 12:51pm report

    Just change the lyrics to “Fuck me harder” you will get it.


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    Sep 9th, 2019 9:34am report

    She is fed up in the marriage e because her hisband has got comfy thw dj flirts so she take the bait shes bored so she gonna cheat on him but she the one pushing the husband away in the first bit so he goes and flirts witb orher women make her feel how hes fweling and then she decides to go all the way with the dj


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    Mar 4th, 2018 3:30am report

    I think it’s about Arianna having sex with her boyfriend but she’s telling him to love her harder and not treat her like a sex toy.Like you don’t wanna be fucked around, so...


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    Jan 29th, 2018 1:51pm report

    Quite literally, Ariana wants her man to "love" (fuck) her harder or she is going to leave him.


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    Jan 24th, 2018 1:50am report

    I think she wants to be fucked harder


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    Jan 8th, 2018 1:19pm report

    I don't think it's about harder sex. I think they are having sex but she wants love from him. If he cant t step up to let her invade his space aja hus heart she is leaving. Guy likes having sex w her but isn't sure of what he wants. That's why he sats i know your motives and you know mine the ones that love me i tend to leave behind..


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    Oct 5th, 2017 10:18pm report

    It's all about rough sex!


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    Jun 28th, 2017 6:17pm report

    It is about the weekend making her or any girl moan during sex and she wants him to fuck her harder


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    Mar 31st, 2017 3:02pm report

    It's about how she wants them to fuck her harder and wants her boyfriend to love her harder than he was doing . Whenever it says "I bite my lip" she's saying that she's getting fucked good


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    Apr 2nd, 2016 4:20am report

    I think what Ariana Grande is trying to say is she is having sex with her boyfriend, but it's also a warning, which is: "If you wanna keep me, you gotta, gotta, gotta, got to love me harder." So she is warning her boyfriend to love her harder, or else I'm leaving.

    When The Weeknd starts to sing, he is warning her as well that he tends to break the hearts of the people who love him.


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    Dec 27th, 2015 12:54pm report

    Is is about having sex to take away the pain in her life. But because it isn't working anymore she wants it harder.


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    Aug 24th, 2015 8:34am report

    Lets examine what the poet says:

    "[...] If you just let me invade your space
    I'll take the pleasure, take it with the pain

    And if in the moment I bite my lip
    Baby, in that moment you'll know this is
    Something bigger than us and [...]"

    Is a clear reference to anal intercourse which Ariana enjoys and we hope to enjoy with her some day.


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    Feb 9th, 2015 2:13pm report

    It's about her wanting the guy to love.a.k.a have sex with her and she wants it harder.


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    Jan 8th, 2015 1:09pm report

    If you want her back you are gonna have to tap that alot harder!


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    Nov 5th, 2014 11:48am report

    About how she has sex. And if it goes wrong you can try it again.

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