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yes and?
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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In case you haven′t noticed
Well, everybody's tired
And healin′ from somebody
Or somethin' we don't see just right

Boy, come on, put your lipstick on (no one can tell you nothin′)
Come on and walk this way through the fire (don′t care what's on their mind)
And if you find yourself in a dark situation
Just turn on your light and be like

"Yes, and?"
Say that shit with your chest, and
Be your own fuckin′ best friend
Say that shit with your chest (keep moving)
Keep moving like, "What's next?"
"Yes, and?"

Now I′m so done with caring
What you think, no, I won't hide
Underneath your own projections
Or change my most authentic life

Boy, come on, put your lipstick on (no one can tell you nothin′)
Come on and walk this way through the fire (don't care what's on their mind)
And if you find yourself in a dark situation
Just turn on your light and be like

"Yes (yes), and?"
Say that shit with your chest (chest), and
Be your own fuckin′ best (best) friend
Say that shit with your chest (keep moving)
Keep moving like, "What′s next?"
"Yes, and?" (yeah)

My tongue is sacred, I speak upon what I like
Protected, sexy, discerning with my time (my time)
Your energy is yours and mine is mine (mine is mine)
What's mine is mine

My face is sitting, I don′t need no disguise (I don't need no disguise)
Don′t comment on my body, do not reply
Your business is yours and mine is mine
Why do you care so much whose - I ride?
Why?

"Yes (yes), and?" (yes, and?)
Say that shit with your chest, and (say that shit with your chest)
Be your own fuckin' best friend (oh, be your own, be your own)
Say that shit with your chest (say that shit with your chest, baby)
Keep moving like, "What′s next?"
"Yes, and?"

"Yes, and?" (ooh)
Say that shit with your chest (ooh, chest), and
Be your own fuckin' best (be your own) friend
Say that shit with your chest (keep moving)
Keep moving like, "What's next?"
"Yes, and?" (yeah)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ariana Grande's song "yes and?" convey a message of empowerment and self-acceptance. The first verse highlights the exhaustion and emotional healing that people go through, often unnoticed by others. It suggests that despite external judgments or unseen struggles, individuals should embrace their true selves. The line "Boy, come on, put your lipstick on" represents an invitation to express oneself boldly and unapologetically. It urges individuals to ignore the opinions of others and walk confidently through challenges without worrying about what others think.


The chorus, with the repetition of "Yes, and?" emphasizes the importance of speaking up and owning one's truth. It encourages individuals to confidently assert themselves by saying what they believe with their whole being. By saying it "with your chest," it means expressing oneself boldly, without holding back or being afraid of judgment. The idea of being your "own fuckin' best friend" implies the importance of self-love and self-acceptance. It encourages individuals to embrace and support themselves instead of seeking validation from others.


In the second verse, Ariana Grande continues the theme of self-empowerment and refusing to conform to societal expectations. She states that she is done caring about what others think of her and will not hide behind their projections. She emphasizes the importance of living one's most authentic life without compromising for others' opinions.


The bridge emphasizes the value of personal boundaries and autonomy. It highlights that each individual has their own energy and should prioritize themselves. The line "My tongue is sacred, I speak upon what I like" represents the idea of owning one's voice and personal preferences. Ariana Grande asserts that she does not need to hide behind a disguise and discourages commenting on her body. She questions why others are so interested in her personal life and choices, indicating that it is ultimately none of their concern.


Overall, "yes and?" is a song that encourages self-empowerment, self-expression, and ignoring societal expectations. It reminds listeners to prioritize their own happiness, embrace their true selves, and confidently assert their desires and boundaries in the face of judgment and criticism.


Line by Line Meaning

In case you haven’t noticed
Just in case you haven't been paying attention


Well, everybody's tired
Everyone is exhausted


And healin′ from somebody
Recovering from someone


Or somethin' we don't see just right
Or something that we can't see clearly


Boy, come on, put your lipstick on (no one can tell you nothin′)
Hey, be confident and express yourself freely


Come on and walk this way through the fire (don′t care what's on their mind)
Keep moving forward despite others' opinions


And if you find yourself in a dark situation
And if you're faced with a difficult situation


Just turn on your light and be like
Just find your inner strength and face it bravely


"Yes, and?"
"So what?"


Say that shit with your chest, and
Speak your mind confidently and assertively


Be your own fuckin′ best friend
Love and support yourself above all


Keep moving like, "What's next?"
Keep progressing and focusing on the future


Now I'm so done with caring
Now I no longer care


What you think, no, I won't hide
I won't conceal myself to please others


Underneath your own projections
Beneath the expectations you impose


Or change my most authentic life
Or alter my truest self


My tongue is sacred, I speak upon what I like
My words are powerful; I express my preferences


Protected, sexy, discerning with my time
I prioritize my well-being and choose wisely how I spend my time


Your energy is yours and mine is mine
You have your own energy, and I have mine


What's mine is mine
What belongs to me remains mine


My face is sitting, I don't need no disguise
I am content with my appearance; no need for a mask


Don't comment on my body, do not reply
Don't criticize my body or respond to such comments


Your business is yours and mine is mine
Your matters are yours, and mine are mine


Why do you care so much whose - I ride?
Why are you so concerned about my relationships?


"Yes (yes), and?"
"So what?"


Say that shit with your chest (chest), and
Assertively express your thoughts and feelings


Be your own fuckin' best (best) friend
Be your own strongest supporter


Keep moving like, "What's next?"
Continuously progress and look ahead


"Yes, and?" (ooh)
"So what?"


Keep moving like, "What's next?"
Continue to move forward and focus on the future




Writer(s): Max Martin, Ariana Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@boredcarmen8291

@@eternallymeowin Naya was ghosted for days... so she went to his place (not broken up yet) and Ariana was sitting on the couch, the 2 of them... Ari is always there... when someone brakes up isn't it? 🤣 and guess what happened next? Sean and Ari started dating

Hence "Best mistake" (the song they made together)

Ari has been spending time with Sean during the ghosting time... read between the lines.

and Naya is 100% right about Ariana being sus... and I'm glad everyone can see it now👍🏽

Thank you, next🤣



All comments from YouTube:

@momentsofloveromantic

Feels like something H&M would blast in their clothing stores honestly

@YeeHaww

@@brookec3016h&M would be bless to have a song like this playing at their trashy store 🙄🙄

@jdos5643

Or forever 21

@jennette1256

It sounds just like Madonna's Vogue

@CreativeC13

It really sounds like it was written for someone else

@segamai

@jennette1256 You know how when you were a kid and music was evolving so fast you’d be like, I can’t even IMAGINE what the future is gonna sound like? And then you show a kid from 1991 this limp single lol

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@LofiPlaylist-Music

I initially thought people were joking about how fitting this song is for H&M, but they were absolutely right. It really feels like something H&M would play in their clothing stores

@emeniel073

Okay

@theherits

Best music video ive ever seen , its on point and i love Ariana Shes one of the reasons i started my own youtube channel

@adisneny9479

https://youtube.com/@adisneny9479?si=SnopX4Rmta5tOr5l?sub_confirmation=1❤

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