What does Love Me Harder mean?

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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 4th 2015 !⃝

    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."


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 12th 2015 !⃝

    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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 29th 2018 !⃝

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

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2022 !⃝

    Hard to believe so many people think this is all about sex and wanting it harder.
    To me it is like a few others that say it is about being loved better, like being shown up for and cared for along with the physical aspect.

    And he is saying he breaks hearts of those who love him. Probably because he has unresolved issues with getting too close to people. Likely childhood issues of abandonment.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2021 !⃝

    the song is about meeting more, loving harder and ariana grande and the weeknd would rather thrive than suffer btw I love this song such a bop

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2021 !⃝

    By the way I love this song, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd voices fit really good together! The only way to make Ariana Grande happy is by loving her harder! This song is about leaving a relationship if The Weeknd can’t satisfy you or give you what you want! The lyrics to the song are just so amazing! I’m addicted to love me harder I can’t stop listening to this song! Ariana Grande in the music video she actually did look scary in my opinion she looked like a ghost with the makeup she had on but it was just so pretty and she looks like a child to be honest. But you already know that I love this song and I’m not going to stop playing it! This is track 9 of Ariana Grande 2nd album my everything and is the best song ever on the album! Lmh is my #1. You already know

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2021 !⃝

    This song is about loving harder and Ariana Grande wants The Weeknd to love her harder and therefore she will stay with him. When Ariana Grande sings she wants to lose her virginity and all of this just to love her harder. Love me harder basically means like holding a person so close that she cannot let go. Btw I love this song and I can’t stop listening to it! When I overplay this song I laugh! Love me harder is the 9th track of my everything and she wants The Weeknd to be more passionate and put more soul into her heart and she wants to be treated like the person she really is and Ariana Grande is so pretty that I cannot stop looking at her.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2021 !⃝

    One day in March until now this year love me harder has been my most played song and the theme of this song is Ariana Grande will leave The Weeknd if he can’t love her harder

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2021 !⃝

    Ok my opinion is that Ariana Grande in her first verse of lmh and the chorus states that she is talking to The Weeknd about breath taking, invading his space, taking the pleasure, taking it with the pain and biting her lip like wtf? Btw I love this song and now the chorus Ariana Grande is warning The Weeknd to love her harder in the second verse now The Weeknd is talking to Ariana Grande about making her moan, and feeling pressure between her hips lmao? Wtf? Really?, last in the bridge if The Weeknd can’t love her harder she’s gonna leave if he fails

  10. anonymous
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    May 16th 2021 !⃝

    This song is about Ari demanding romantic satisfaction like if he wants to keep her he needs to up his game and love her as hard as he can like she’s demanding for rough sex and if he can’t do that then she’s gone

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2021 !⃝

    This song is literally about her wanting romantic satisfaction like she wants to be loved harder like she wants rough sex and like if he wants to keep her he has to up his game and love her really hard so hard that she’ll stay with him

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2020 !⃝

    I think this song doesn't just mean about having better sex. I think it also means that she wants to be loved more in general. She wants to be treated like the person she really is, and not treated like a throwaway girl or a one night stand. If this guy can't do that, then she's gonna leave him, as she feels she deserves better. I think it's an empowering song about leaving a guy or relationship if he can't give you what you want, or satisfy your needs in or out of the bedroom.

  13. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2020 !⃝

    song is good,i love it the lyric making me crazy,i love songs like this and the song is about love making.in a relationship,it think she refers to plesure,strong sex drive,emotionally and physically,to love her harder and to figuer it out.but the song is about hard,strong love making,furking .

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2019 !⃝

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

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2019 !⃝

    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

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  16. anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2018 !⃝

    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...

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2018 !⃝

    I think she wants to be fucked harder

  18. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2018 !⃝

    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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