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Greedy
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Greedy

Tate McRae
Album:
Think Later

Song Meaning and Background of Greedy by Tate McRae


Along with Amy Allen, Jasper Harris, and Ryan Tedder, the main singer of OneRepublic, McRae wrote the song.


McRae regarded the song's lyrics as an homage to female empowerment. It's based on a conversation she had in a pub with a man who said he thought she was strange. McRae concurred with his assessment after giving it some thought, observing that it "takes a lot" for her to be vulnerable. She later wrote about the "feeling of having utter confidence" in "Greedy". The result, she said, was a "cool female empowerment song" that she really enjoyed.


Nelly Furtado's song "Promiscuous" is sampled in this song.


"Greedy" achieved commercial success, reaching the top spot on both the Canadian Hot 100 and Billboard Global 200 charts.


Lyrics of Greedy by Tate McRae


He said, "Are you serious? I've tried, but I can't figure out

I've been next to you all night and still don't know what you're about

You keep t-t-talking, but not much coming out your mouth

Can't you tell that I want you?" I say, yeah

 

I would want myself

Baby, please believe me

I'll put you through hell

Just to know me, yeah-yeah

So sure of yourself

Baby, don't get greedy

That shit won't end well

No, it won't end well

 

I see you eyeing me down, but you'll never know much past my name

Or how I'm running this room around and that I'm still half your age

Yeah, you're l-l-looking at me like I'm some sweet escape

Obvious that you want me, but I said

 

I would want myself

Baby, please believe me

I'll put you through hell just to know me, yeah-yeah

So sure of yourself

Baby, don't get greedy

That shit won't end well

No, it won't end well

 

He said, "I'm just curious, is this for real or just an act?

Can't tell if you love or hate me, never met someone like that

Drive me so so so crazy, did you know you got that effect?"

I said, "lemme check", yeah

 

I would want myself

Baby, please believe me

I'll put you through hell

Just to know me, yeah-yeah

So sure of yourself

Baby, don't get greedy

That shit won't end well

No, it won't end well

 

(I would want myself)

(I would want myself)

I would want myself

(I would want myself)

(I would want myself)

Release Date

2023

Songwriter/s

Tate McRae, Amy Allen, Jasper Harris, Ryan Tedder

Producer/s

Jasper Harris, Ryan Tedder, Grant Boutin

Label/s

RCA

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