"Rare" is the first and title track from Selena Gomez's third studio album of the same name and also includes the third track in the deluxe edition. It was released through Interscope Records on January 10, 2020 as the third official single from the album.

Background

  • The existence of Gomez’s title track, “Rare,” was first confirmed on August 16, 2018, when she went on an Instagram live to share that her “favorite song".
  • The song is a self-empowerment anthem about independence and self-love.
  • A demo now speculated to be sung by co-writer Madison Love (singer-songwriter Emily Warren was intially credited) leaked in full back in late 2018, causing a frenzy on Twitter.
  • The song’s lyrics were then later teased in an interview with ELLE on September 4, 2018.

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Behind the scenes

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Baby
You've been so distant from me lately
And lately
Don't even wanna call you "baby"

[Pre-Chorus]
Saw us gettin' older (Older)
Burnin' toast in the toaster
My ambitions were too high
Waiting up for you upstairs (Upstairs)
Why you act like I'm not there?
Baby, right now it feels like

[Chorus]
It feels like you don't care
Why don't you recognize I'm so rare?
Always there
You don't do the same for me, that's not fair
I don't have it all
I'm not claiming to
But I know that I'm special (So special), yeah
And I'll bet there's somebody else out there
To tell me I'm rare
To make me feel rare

[Verse 2]
Baby
Don't make me count up all the reasons to stay with you
No reason
Why you and I are not succeeding, ah-ah (Mmm, ah, ah)

[Pre-Chorus]
Saw us gettin' older (Oh)
Burnin' toast in the toaster (Ah-ha)
My ambitions were too high (Too high)
Waiting up for you upstairs (Upstairs)
Why you act like I'm not there? (Ah-ha)
Baby, right now it feels like (What?)

[Chorus]
It feels like you don't care
Why don't you recognize I'm so rare? (I'm so rare)
Always there
You don't do the same for me, that's not fair
I don't have it all
I'm not claiming to
But I know that I'm special (So special), yeah
And I'll bet there's somebody else out there
To tell me I'm rare
To make me feel rare (Yeah, yeah)

[Bridge]
I'm not gonna beg for you
I'm not gonna let you make me cry (Ah, nah nah, make me cry)
Not getting enough from you (No-oh)
Didn't you know I'm hard to find? (Find, hard to find)

[Pre-Chorus]
Saw us gettin' older
Burnin' toast in the toaster
My ambitions were too high (Too high)
Waiting up for you upstairs
Why you act like I'm not there?
Baby, right now it feels like

[Chorus]
It feels like you don't care (You don't care)
Why don't you recognize I'm so rare? (So rare)
I'm always there
You don't do the same for me, that's (That's) not (Not) fair
I don't have it all (I don't have it all)
I'm not claiming to (I'm not claiming to)
But I know that I'm special (So special), yeah
And I'll bet there's somebody else out there
To tell me I'm rare
To make me feel rare (Ooh yeah)

[Outro]
Ah, ah (So rare)
Rare
Ah, ah
Rare


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