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"You Don't Know Me" is the fifteenth and last bonus track on the deluxe edition of Ariana Grande's sophomore album, My Everything.

Trivia Edit

  • Ariana released a preview of the song on March 17, 2014 while doing a live stream.[1]
  • Many people assumed the title of the song to be "They Don't Understand" because that phrase is repeated many times in the song. However, when the track list was released the title turned out to be "You Don't Know Me".
  • Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana's co-star on Victorious, released a different song with the same name in 2011.[2]

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Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Center of attention once again
They don't understand
They don't understand, no
Then they try to tell me who I am
But they don't understand
They don't understand, no

[Pre-Chorus]
You want a perfect picture to believe in?
Then you can't be looking for me then

[Chorus]
I don't need to live by your rules (you don't control me)
Until you've walked a mile in my shoes (you don't know me)
And I know, I know, I know you don't like it
You don't, you don't, you don't know where I've been
It's my life, so truth be told
I see you thinking but there's just one thing dear
You think you know, but you don't have no idea
Think you know me, but there's more to see, my love

[Verse 2]
The same arguments time and time again
And you watch them all happen
But they don't understand, no
Thinking you're the reason that it ends
And he won't be back again
But they don't understand, no

[Pre-Chorus]
You want a perfect picture to believe in?
Then you can't be looking for me then

[Chorus]
I don't need to live by your rules (you don't control me)
Until you've walked a mile in my shoes (you don't know me)
And I know, I know, I know you don't like it
You don't, you don't, you don't know where I've been
It's my life, so truth be told
You don't know me

[Bridge]
The girl you see in photographs is only a part of the one I am
Don't judge me
'Cause that's not reality
And all I can be is in love with who I'm becoming

[Breakdown]
Think you know me, but there's more to see, my love
You think you know, but you don't have no idea

[Chorus]
I don't need to live by your rules (you don't control me)
Until you've walked a mile in my shoes (you don't know me)
And I know, I know, I know you don't like it
You don't, you don't, you don't know where I've been
It's my life, so truth be told
I see you thinking, you don't know me
I don't need to live by your rules (you don't control me)
Until you've walked a mile in my shoes (you don't know me)
And I know, I know, I know you don't like it
You don't, you don't, you don't know where I've been
It's my life, so truth be told
I see you thinking, but there is just one thing my dear
You think you know, but you don't have no idea
Think you know me, but there's more to see, my love

[Outro]
My love

References Edit

My Everything
August 25, 2014 • 40:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bang BangBe My BabyBest MistakeBreak FreeBreak Your Heart Right BackCadillac SongHands On MeIntroJust a Little Bit of Your HeartLove Me HarderMy EverythingOne Last TimeOnly 1ProblemToo CloseWhy TryYou Don't Know Me
Unreleased RidiculousThe Way It Is
Artists
Ariana GrandeA$AP FergBig SeanCashmere CatChildish GambinoIggy AzaleaJessie JNicki MinajThe WeekndZedd
Tour
The Honeymoon Tour