Ariana Grande Baby I

Album Yours Truly : Baby I

Album Yours Truly : Baby I

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“Baby I” is the second single and second track from Ariana Grande’s debut album, Yours Truly. It was released through Republic Records, on July 22, 2013. “Baby I” is an R&B-influenced song with urban drums, horns, a syncopated beat, finger snaps, handclaps and strings during the bridge. It also contains an uptempo ’90s-inspired beat with ’70s disco energy.

Lyrically, the song is “a confession on Grande’s behalf admitting a special love for someone and how she can’t formulate her strong feelings into words.” Regarding this matter, Grande said that she could related to the song’s lyrics because she is “so awkward and so flustered,” especially if it’s towards the beginning of a relationship.

Background

In an interview, Grande said that “Baby I” was more “sophisticated” and “mature” than her previous single “The Way”, which was part of what made her excited to release the song.

The song was originally written by “Babyface” for Beyoncé, however, the singer rejected it. During sessions at Brandon’s Way Recording Studios in Los Angeles, “Babyface” played the song to Grande, she immediately agreed recorded the song. Following its recording, the song was mixed by Jaycen Joshua at Larrabee Studios and mastered by Tom Coyne and Aya Marrill at Sterling Sound. “Baby I” was released for digital download on July 22, 2013. In an interview with Complex, Grande stated that it was actually Mac Miller who picked “Baby I” to be the second single for her album.”I didn’t pick ‘Baby I’ as the second single, Mac Miller picked ‘Baby I’ as the second single and that’s honestly the only reason why it was the second single. I was skeptical about it but I loved the song just because it feels a lot like Dreamgirls to me.” She added.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Baby I got love for thee so deep inside of me
I don’t know where to start
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) Yeah yeah
I love you more than anything
But the words can’t even touch what’s in my heart
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) No no

[Pre-Chorus 1]
When I try to explain it I be sounding insane
The words don’t ever come out right
I get all tongue-tied (and twisted)
I can’t explain what I’m feeling
So I say baby, baby, baby

[Chorus]
Baby I, oh baby, oh baby, my baby
Baby I, oh baby, baby I
All I’m tryna say is you’re my everything baby
But every time I try to say it
Words they only complicate it
Baby, baby

[Verse 2]
Baby I’m so down for you no matter what you do
(Real talk) I’ll be around
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) Yeah yeah
Oh baby I been feeling you
Before I even knew what feelings were about
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) Oh baby

[Pre-Chorus 2]
When I try to explain it I be sounding all crazy
The words don’t ever come out right
I get all tongue-tied (and twisted)
I can’t explain what I’m feeling
And I say baby, baby, baby

[Chorus]
Baby I, oh baby, oh baby, my baby
Baby I, oh baby, Baby I
All I’m tryna say is you’re my everything baby
But every time I try to say it
Words they only complicate it
Baby, baby

[Bridge]
Straight up you got me all in
How could I not be I sure hope you know (I sure hope you know)
If it’s even possible
I love you more
Than the word love can say it
It’s better not explaining that why I keep saying

[Chorus]
Baby I, oh baby, oh baby, my baby
Baby I, oh baby, baby I
All I’m tryna say is your my everything baby
But every time I try to say it
Words they only complicate it
Baby, baby, (baby), baby, baby

Baby I, oh baby, oh baby, my baby
Baby I, oh baby, baby I
All I’m tryna say is your my everything baby
But every time I try to say it words they only complicate it
Every time I try to say it words they only complicate it
Every time I try to say it words they only complicate it
Baby, baby, baby, baby

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