Ariana Grande's emotional 'Imagine' lyrics have everyone in their feelings

14 December 2018, 13:19

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

From the wistful and emotional lyrics to the apparent reference to Mac Miller, people are really really in their feelings about Ariana Grande's new song 'imagine.

Ariana Grande has been teasing new music ever since she dropped the video for the record breaking 'thank u, next' and last night (Dec 14), she finally dropped the second single from her new album, 'imagine'. It took one hour for the song to shoot to the top of the iTunes US charts and fans are absolutely living for the lyrics and meaning behind the emotional track.

Ahead of the release, Ariana revealed to her fans on Twitter that 'imagine' was a song about denial and "a simple, beautiful love that is now (and forever) unattainable."

She also added in a screenshot posted on her Instagram story that "if ‘thank u, next’ = acceptance… ‘imagine’ = denial."

Following her teases, fans immediately started assuming that the song was about Ariana's ex-boyfriend Mac Miller who sadly passed away earlier this year. It was also pointed out that Mac had a tattoo on his arm that says 'imagine'. Ariana hasn't confirmed the subject of the very personal song, instead she's left it open for her fans to interpret how they like.

Now that the song is out, along with its lyric video (there will be no music video for this one), everyone is absolutely in their feelings over the lyrics. Some are pointing out the apparent references to Ariana and Mac's relationship, some are relating hard to the wistful lyrics and others are just harvesting their favourite lines for Instagram captions.

Read the full lyrics to 'Imagine' below:

[Verse 1]
Step up the two of us, nobody knows us
Get in the car like, "Skrrt"
Staying up all night, order me pad thai
Then we gon' sleep 'til noon
Me with no makeup, you in the bathtub
Bubbles and bubbly, ooh
This is a pleasure, feel like we never act this regular

[Pre-Chorus]
Click, click, click and post
Drip-drip-dripped in gold
Quick, quick, quick, let's go
Kiss me and take off your clothes

[Chorus]
Imagine a world like that
Imagine a world like that
We go like up 'til I'm 'sleep on your chest
Love how my face fits so good in your neck
Why can't you imagine a world like that?
Imagine a world

[Verse 2]
Knew you were perfect after the first kiss
Took a deep breath like, "Ooh"
Feels like forever, baby, I never thought that it would be you
Tell me your secrets, all of the creep shit
That's how I know it's true
Baby, direct it, name in the credits
Like the movies do

[Pre-Chorus]
Click, click, click and post
Drip-drip-dripped in gold
Quick, quick, quick, let's go
Kiss me and take off your clothes

[Chorus]
Imagine a world like that
Imagine a world like that
We go like up 'til I'm 'sleep on your chest
Love how my face fits so good in your neck
Why can't you imagine a world like that?
Imagine a world

[Outro]
Can you imagine it?
Can you imagine it?
Can you imagine it?
Can you imagine it?
Can you imagine it? (Can you imagine?)
Can you imagine it? (Can you imagine?)
Can you imagine it? (Ooh)
Imagine that
Imagine it, imagine it
Imagine it, imagine it
Imagine, imagine
Imagine, imagine
Imagine, imagine