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"Cocoon" (stylized in all lowercase) is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her fourth studio album, Sweetener.(Unreleased Icon listen)

Background[]

The song first appeared in a Sweetener snippet pack, along with four other unknown songs which were, "100", "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music", "Shnack", and "Man Of Steel" on February 21, 2023.

The second snippet leaked on March 20, 2023. The song soon leaked in full two days later on March 22, 2023, with another song "100" after a group buy for both songs was successfully completed.

Trivia[]

  • The OG file name is "AG Cocoon 1.6 Chalice 7.26.17.m4a".
  • From the snippet pack, this song and "Man Of Steel" are the only songs that are finished.
  • This song may have interpolated and sampled "Closer" by Ne-Yo. The sample is mostly heard and noticeable in the chorus and in the beat.[1]
  • The lyrical content is similar to "Get Well Soon".
    • Some fans thought this was an early concept of Get Well Soon, however, this hasn’t been confirmed by any sources.
  • This is one of Ariana's longest unreleased songs along with "South Africa" being the second unreleased song that’s even longer.
  • This song was recorded around a month after the Manchester Bombing, implying that this track could’ve possibly been based off that.

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams]
Yeah, uh, uh
Ooh-ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, ooh-oh, ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh-ooh, yeah, yeah, mmm

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams]
You got dreams, wanna reach another level, yeah (Yeah, yeah)
Super hard on yourself, baby, that could get you, yeah (Yeah, yeah)
Take a minute, then identify the stresses, yeah (Oh, yeah)
Self-reflect, maybe write yourself a letter (Yeah)

[Refrain: Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams]
Don't be embarrassed (Mhm), despite what you're thinkin' (Uh-huh)
Everyone cries (Oh, yeah)
When you're backed in the corner (Mhm)
The real you will come out (Mhm)
And you will survive

[Refrain 2: Ariana Grande]
Self-esteem like a shovel, yeah
Diggin' deep just to get true, yeah
Don't slip into the pressure, yeah
A hole that's way too deep to measure

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
So the next time you're alone (Ah-ah)
I will be your pot of gold (Ah-ah)
At the end of the rainbow (Ah)
I'll be by your side
Ah, ah, ah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, close your eyes and run, you can escape
Break away, see where life takes you
Aren't you sick and tired of feelin' you're not safe
Today's your day, this is your breakthrough

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Hey, yeah)
Ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-oh, ooh
Ooh-ooh

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
They see weakness in your kindness
Think you're sleepin' in your shyness
Tryna climb, you're just a subtle girl
Don't share your mountain with the bubble

[Refrain: Ariana Grande]
Don't be embarrassed, despite what you're thinkin'
Everyone cries
When you're backed in the corner
The real you will come out
And you will survive

[Refrain 2: Ariana Grande]
Self-esteem like a shovel, yeah
Diggin' deep just to get true, yeah
Don't slip into the pressure, yeah
A hole that's way too deep to measure

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
So the next time you're alone (Ah-ah)
I will be your pot of gold (Ah-ah)
At the end of the rainbow (Ah)
I'll be by your side
Ah, ah, ah

[Chorus]
Baby, close your eyes and run, you can escape
Break away, see where life takes you
Aren't you sick and tired of feelin' you're not safe
Today's your day, this is your breakthrough

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Hey, yeah)
Ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-oh, ooh
Ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-oh, ooh
Ooh-ooh

[Refrain 2: Ariana Grande]
Self-esteem like a shovel, yeah
Diggin' deep just to get true, yeah
Don't slip into the pressure, yeah
A hole that's way too deep to measure

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
So the next time you're alone (Ah-ah)
I will be your pot of gold (Ah-ah)
At the end of the rainbow (Ah)
I'll be by your side
Ah, ah, ah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, close your eyes, and run you can escape
Break away, see where life takes you
Aren't you sick and tired of feelin' you're not safe
Today's your day, this is your breakthrough

[Post-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Hey, yeah)
Ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-oh, ooh
Ooh-ooh

References[]

Navigation[]

Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.M.SuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
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