Thank U Next
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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Thought I'd end up with Sean
But he wasn't a match
Wrote some songs about Ricky
Now I listen and laugh
Even almost got married
And for Pete, I'm so thankful
Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm
'Cause he was an angel

One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now, I'm so amazing
Say I've loved and I've lost
But that's not what I see
So, look what I got
Look what you taught me
And for that, I say

Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next
I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next (next)
I'm so fuckin'

Spend more time with my friends
I ain't worried 'bout nothin'
Plus, I met someone else
We havin' better discussions
I know they say I move on too fast
But this one gon' last
'Cause her name is Ari
And I'm so good with that (so good with that)

She taught me love (love)
She taught me patience (patience)
How she handles pain (pain)
That shit's amazing (yeah, she's amazing)
I've loved and I've lost (yeah, yeah)
But that's not what I see (yeah, yeah)
'Cause look what I've found (yeah, yeah)
Ain't no need for searching, and for that, I say

Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (thank you)
I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (said thank you, next)
Thank you, next (next)
I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Thank you, next
I'm so fucking

One day I'll walk down the aisle
Holding hands with my mama
I'll be thanking my dad
'Cause she grew from the drama
Only wanna do it once, real bad
Gon' make that shit last
God forbid something happens
Least this song is a smash (song is a smash)

I've got so much love (love)
Got so much patience (patience)
I've learned from the pain (pain)
I turned out amazing (turned out amazing)
I've loved and I've lost (yeah, yeah)
But that's not what I see (yeah, yeah)
'Cause look what I've found (yeah, yeah)
Ain't no need for searching
And for that, I'll say

Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next
I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (said thank you, next)
Thank you, next (next)
I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex

Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Yeah, yee
Thank you, next
Thank you, next




Thank you, next
Yeah, yee

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande is about her love life and how she has grown from it. The first verse talks about her previous relationships and how she has come to terms with the fact that they weren't good matches for her. She mentions her exes such as Sean, Ricky, almost marriage with Pete, and her late ex-boyfriend, Malcolm who she describes as an angel. In the second verse, Ariana talks about how her past relationships have helped shape her as a person. She admits that she has learned from her previous relationships, both the good and the bad. She reflects on the lessons she has obtained from each relationship, expressing gratitude and growth in herself. She mentions her current girlfriend and how she has taught her patience, love and how to handle pain.


The chorus of the song, ‘Thank U, Next’ is a direct reference to all of Ariana's exes as she is thanking them for the lessons she has learned from them. She acknowledges that although they didn't work out, those relationships have brought her growth and made her into the person she is today. Ariana sings about how she is focusing on spending more time with her friends and moving forward with her life. She talks about wanting to one day walk down the aisle with the right person and is grateful for the lessons that her previous relationships have imparted on her.


Overall, the song 'Thank U, Next' is all about learning from past experiences and being grateful for them, regardless of their outcome. Ariana accepts her past, learns from it, and moves on with a positive perspective. The song is a testament to her ability to grow and the strength of her character.


Line by Line Meaning

Thought I'd end up with Sean But he wasn't a match
I had a vision of ending up with Sean, but we were not meant to be together


Wrote some songs about Ricky Now I listen and laugh
I wrote some songs about Ricky, but now I can listen to them and laugh because we have moved on


Even almost got married And for Pete, I'm so thankful
I was even close to getting married with Pete, but I am thankful for everything he taught me


Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm 'Cause he was an angel
I wish I could thank Malcolm for being an angel in my life


One taught me love One taught me patience And one taught me pain Now, I'm so amazing
All my exes taught me something valuable - love, patience, and pain, and these lessons have contributed to making me an amazing person


Say I've loved and I've lost But that's not what I see So, look what I got Look what you taught me And for that, I say
Although I have loved and lost, I choose to focus on what I gained and the lessons learned from my past relationships, and for that, I am grateful


Thank you, next (next) Thank you, next (next) Thank you, next I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex
My past relationships have taught me so much, and for that, I am grateful. I am moving on and looking forward to the future


Spend more time with my friends I ain't worried 'bout nothin' Plus, I met someone else We havin' better discussions
I am spending more time with my friends and not worried about anything because I have met someone new with whom I am having meaningful conversations


I know they say I move on too fast But this one gon' last 'Cause her name is Ari And I'm so good with that (so good with that)
People may think I move on too fast, but I know this new relationship is going to last because her name is Ari, and I am content with her


She taught me love (love) She taught me patience (patience) How she handles pain (pain) That shit's amazing (yeah, she's amazing)
My current partner has taught me love, patience, and how to handle pain, and she is amazing


One day I'll walk down the aisle Holding hands with my mama I'll be thanking my dad 'Cause she grew from the drama
One day, I will walk down the aisle with my mother and thank my dad because all the drama and adversity in my past have helped me become the person I am today


Only wanna do it once, real bad Gon' make that shit last God forbid something happens Least this song is a smash (song is a smash)
I only want to get married once, and I am determined to make it last. If something goes wrong, at least this song will be successful


I've got so much love (love) Got so much patience (patience) I've learned from the pain (pain) I turned out amazing (turned out amazing)
I have learned so much from my past relationships and experiences, including love, patience, and how to handle pain, and these lessons have helped me become an amazing person


Ain't no need for searching And for that, I'll say Thank you, next (thank you, next) Thank you, next (thank you, next)
I do not need to search for anything or anyone anymore because I have found my contentment, and for that, I am grateful


Yeah, yee




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ariana Grande, Charles Michael Anderson, Michael Foster, Taylor Monet Parks, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet Mccants, Kimberly Krysiuk, Michael David Foster, Njomza Vitia, Thomas Lee Brown

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@lovincoke

I love how Ariana still stayed in touch with most of the cast after victorious

@farahkarim7625

Except Victoria justice 🤣💕

@csokopsglazersout7447

@@farahkarim7625 cuz she's lame 🤣

@farahkarim7625

@@csokopsglazersout7447 I think we All sing 😒

@beechtreep034

I really don't know. Why people are so mean and bully Victoria?

@sehersfrooty

Paper Clips I think we ALL keep in touch

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@soniakhanam3044

Ariana at 27 : has a successful music career
Me at 27: still helping dora find her lost map

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I am ON THE GROUND LMFAO

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