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

Background[]

On August 14, 2016, Grande shared a few snippets of the song for the first time on Snapchat.[1] The instrumental of the first demo was sold to rapper "24hrs", most likely by Hit-Boy. The title of the song was unknown until Grande confirmed it was called "My Way" a couple of weeks later on Snapchat.[2][3]

On May 30, 2018, Grande confirmed on Twitter that My Way and "Sober" would not be released as she felt that both songs weren't "meaningful enough".

Six days later on June 6, 2018, a few snippets of the second demo were leaked online by the now deleted website, Musicmafia. The next day on June 7, 2018, a fan jokingly tweeted "my way got leaked sis" and Grande replied back to the fan saying, "thank god pls just have it skssjjsjsks".

Five years later on January 13, 2023, a new snippet of the first demo was leaked.

Five days later on January 18, 2023, rapper "24hrs" replied to a fans tweet stating that Ariana "did not" sell him the instrumental. However, the tweets have since been deleted from his Twitter account.

A couple of weeks later, a group-buy for the song took place on February 7, 2023. Four days later the first two versions of the song leaked on February 11, 2023, along with "Bad to You" demo (Version 6).

The final version of the song leaked in full on March 27, 2023, during a mass leak of unreleased songs. It also leaked with an instrumental and acapella.

Tommy Brown's session for the song leaked on January 3, 2024, alongside several other unreleased songs, demos, and sessions.

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Trivia[]

  • The song is about learning that the person you were interested in was just like the others but somehow still managed to get your attention and keep you around. It’s also about trusting someone that shouldn’t have been trusted.
  • Tommy Brown is featured on the final version of the song, singing the post chorus.
  • This song was a part of the earlier Sweetener sessions for the album. The song was made right after the Dangerous Woman era ended, which is why it has a very similar production.
  • The instrumental of the final is very similar to the final of Sober's.
  • The version Grande played in her car has yet to leak but a snippet of it has surfaced.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Oh, yeah, yeah
Yeah

[Verse 1]
Could tell your words is all for show
Actions display a different role
Know how to keep me on my toes
And I guess I been way too accessible
You keep my presence though, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Shit, you give off all these different vibes, I couldn't tell
If it's you and me, that's in doubt
But I don't sleep any less
Must be your lucky guess
Know you the same as the rest of them
Stay unaccessible, yeah

[Chorus]
I guess I like learning lessons on the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way
I guess I like learning lessons on the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way

[Post-Chorus]
My way
My way
My way

[Verse 2]
I don't gotta hit back or reply
Boy, you better keep one or think twice
Notice I'm the best one to keep by
Guess I shouldn't stay so accessible
You keep my presence oh, yeah

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You one of them ones
You keep me on the edge and fuckin' then some
But I don't sleep any less
Must be your lucky guess
Know you the same as the rest of them, stay unaccessible, yeah

[Chorus]
I guess I like learning lessons on the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way
I guess I like learning lessons on the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way
My way

[Intro]
Yeah

[Verse 1]
Could tell your words is all for show
Actions display a different role
Know how to keep me on my toes
And I guess I been way too accessible
You keep my presence though, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Shit, you give off all these different vibes, I couldn't tell
If it's you and me, that's in doubt
But I don't sleep any less
Must be your lucky guess
Know you the same as the rest of 'em
Stay unaccessible, yeah

[Chorus]
I guess I like learnin' lessons all the hard way
It take every ounce of еffort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way, my way
I guess I likе learnin' lessons all the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way, my way

[Post-Chorus: Tommy Brown]
I did it my way
My way or the highway
You ain't sayin' shit
Ain't got no time for the mind games
I did it my way
Yeah, I did it my way
I did it my way
Yeah, I did it my way

[Verse 2]
I don't gotta hit back, or reply
Boy, you better keep one, or think twice
Notice I'm the best one, to keep by
Guess I shouldn't stay so accessible
You keep my presence oh, yeah

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You one of them ones
You keep me on the edge and fuckin' then some
But I don't sleep any less
Must be your lucky guess
Know you the same as the rest of them
Stay unaccessible, yeah

[Chorus]
I guess I like learnin' lessons all the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way, my way
I guess I like learnin' lessons on the hard way
It take every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy, it's always in my favor, it go my way, my way, my way

[Post-Chorus: Tommy Brown]
I did it my way
My way or the highway
You ain't sayin' shit
Ain't got no time for the mind games
I did it my way
Yeah, I did it my way
I did it my way
Yeah, I did it my way

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
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Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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