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"Daydream On Occasion" (stylized in all lowercase; also known as "Jason On Occasion" or "Hopeless Romantic"), is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her fourth studio album, Sweetener.

Background[]

The first snippet of this song leaked on August 23, 2020. The demo was leaked on March 17, 2021, on a website that's used for selling unreleased music.

The final version leaked on January 3, 2024, along with several other unreleased songs and sessions.

Audios[]

Trivia[]

  • The song is about how Grande is reminiscing on her and her ex partner's relationships. As she's looking back on this, she realizes that they had fun together, but that it was just a distraction from her real life. She understands that it was best that they broke up, so that she can focus on herself and take the time to heal.
  • Ariana shows off her whistle register during the chorus of the song.
  • Another alternative fan title some fans chose to call this song was "Chasin' On Occasion".
  • The name "Jason" could be a reference to the song "Jason's Song (Gave It Away)".[1]
  • Late December 2017, Ariana posted a bunch of her photos and videos taken throughout the year with exact dates. There was a slightly blurry Instagram story video of her vibing to a song in the studio with Pharrell Williams as he was tagged in it. The date of the video was on September 27, 2017, which is one day earlier than the date written on the original file of Jason On Occasion (9.28.17), so it's not hard to speculate that she made the song that day.[2]
  • Pharrell may have re-used and sampled "Cocoon" another unreleased track due to similarities in the instrumental and the beat.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Wooh)
Ay, ay, ay, ay
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing
Been having so much fun (Woo)
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt skrrt)
And I'm way too young (Sheesh)
To be crying over you (Ay)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except daydream on occasion (Skrrt)

[Post-Chorus]
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Thought that I)
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Sheesh)
I really thought that I'd be like my grandparents (Ay)
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Thought that I)

[Verse 1]
Do I really want that life if it feel like being choked? (Uh-uh)
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Sheesh)
When my homies link up there's a thousand reasons I can't go (Skrrt skrrt)
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Woo)

[Pre-Chorus]
What thе hеll you mean they do evеry night? (Woo)
Don't wanna gеt left, that's scary right? (Ay)
Tabasco, then the tequila, and a orange slice (Sheesh)
Not too heavy I'm very light (Ay)
But what if I get hungry and I want a bite? (Ay)
Fast forward, I don't get to see ya
I'm on the phone like (Woo)

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing
Been having so much fun (Woo)
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt skrrt)
And I'm way too young (Sheesh)
To be crying over you (Ay)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except daydream on occasion (‎Skrrt)

[Post-Chorus]
Do I live for, "I’m leaving"?
(I thought that I was a hopeless romantic)
Of course not, only for your feelings
(I thought that I was a hopeless romantic)

[Verse 2]
We were young, we messed around (Ay)
Back and forth and in and out (Skrrt)
(I thought that I was a hopeless romantic)
Then we started going out (Sheesh)
Going a hundred miles per hour (Ay)
Gave too much of myself (Ay)

[Pre-Chorus]
What the hеll you mean they do evеry night? (Woo)
Don't wanna get left, that's scary right? (Ay)
Tabasco, then the tequila, and a orange slice (Sheesh)
Not too heavy I'm very light (Ay)
But what if I get hungry and I want a bite? (Ay)
Fast forward, I don't get to see ya
I'm on the phone like (Woo)

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing
Been having so much fun
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt skrrt)
And I'm way too young (Sheesh)
To be crying over you (Ay)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except daydream on occasion (‎Skrrt)

[Bridge]
Hey, I'm just taking care of me (Yeah)
You should probably know
That this shit is not okay (Ay)
We should both be healthy (Sheesh)
Hey, I'm not feeling guilty (Uh, Uh)
You should probably know
I'm just trynna feel safe (Sheesh)
But we gon' be okay (Hey, hey)

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing
Been having so much fun (Woo)
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt skrrt)
And I'm way too young (Sheesh)
To be crying over you (Ay)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except daydream on occasion (‎Skrrt)

[Outro]
Except daydream on occasion (‎Sheesh)
Except daydream on occasion (Sheesh)

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah (‎Jason), yeah, yeah (Wooh)
Ay, ay, ay, ay
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing
Been having so much fun (Woo)
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt skrrt)
And I'm way too young (Sheesh)
To be crying over you (Ay)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except ‎Jason on occasion (‎Jason)

[Post-Chorus]
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Thought that I)
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Sheesh)
I really thought that I'd be like my grandparents (Ay)
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic (Thought that I)

[Verse 1]
Do I really want that life if it feel like being choked?
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic
When my homies link up there's a thousand reasons I can't go
I thought that I was a hopeless romantic

[Pre-Chorus]
What the hеll you mean they do evеry night?
Don't wanna get left, that's scary right?
To bask all in the tequila, and a orange slice
Not too heavy I'm very light
But what if I get hungry and I want a bite
Fast forward, I don't get to see ya
I'm on the phone like

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing
Been having so much fun
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt, Skrrt)
And I'm way too young
To be crying over you (Ay)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except ‎Jason on occasion (‎Jason)

[Post-Chorus]
Do I live for, "I'm leaving"?
(I thought that I was a hopeless romantic)
Of course not, only for your feelings
(I thought that I was a hopeless romantic)

[Verse 2]
We were young, we messed around
Back and forth and in and out
(I thought that I was a hopeless romantic)
Then we started going out
Going a hundred miles per hour
Gave too much of myself

[Pre-Chorus]
What the hell you mean they do every night?
Don't wanna get left, that's scary right?
To bask all in the tequila, and a orange slice (Woo)
Not too heavy I'm very light (Woo)
But what if I get hungry and I want a bite (Yee)
Fast forward, I don't get to see ya (Yee)
I'm on the phone like

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing (Sheesh)
Been having so much fun
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt, Skrrt)
And I'm way too young
To be crying over you (Yeah)
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except ‎Jason on occasion (Skrrt)

[Bridge]
Hey, I'm just taking care of me (Yeah)
You should probably know
That this shit is not okay (Ay)
We should both be healthy (Sheesh)
Hey, I'm not feeling guilty (Uh, Uh)
You should probably know
I'm just trynna feel safe (Sheesh)
But we gon' be okay (Hey, hey)

[Chorus]
I'ma do nothing (Sheesh)
Been having so much fun
My friends say I'm too cute (Skrrt, Skrrt)
And I'm way too young
To be crying over you
What else can I do? (Ay)
Nothing left to choose
Except ‎Jason on occasion

[Outro]
Except ‎Jason on occasion (‎Jason, sheesh)
Except ‎Jason on occasion (Sheesh)

References[]

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
Unreleased 100Bad To YouClarityCloudsCocoonDaydream On OccasionEnd Up With YouEver BeenGot Her OwnHate That You Made Me Love YouI Don't Wanna LieI Love MeKeep It CuteMan Of SteelMoreMy WayNobodyOk NowOn Top Of EverythingPretty Girls Like Trap MusicRush DeliverySexShnackSoberSouth AfricaStrong EnoughSweetener FlourishTreadmillWifeeYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeAli TamposiBiaBeyoncéChaka KhanDua LipaCamila CabelloCharlie PuthImogen HeapJennifer HudsonKelly RowlandLucky DayeMissy ElliottN.E.R.D.Nicki MinajNormaniPharrell WilliamsQuavoRita OraSkeptaStarrahSZAT-PainVictoria Monét
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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