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Ariana Grande - NASA (Audio)

Ariana Grande - NASA (Audio)

"NASA" (also referred to as N.A.S.A.) is the third track from Ariana Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next.[2] It was released on February 8, 2019 through Republic Records.

Background Edit

The song was first teased in the music video of Grande's single "Breathin" from her fourth album Sweetener.[3]

When Grande was asked if the song was about space, she answered "kind of".[4]

The song is essentially about wanting space from a person and trying to be stable on your own. The track features a spoken intro with the voice of American drag-queen Shangela.[5] Grande met Shangela when she texted Frankie to come to studio and Shangela was with him, so Grande played some songs from the album including "NASA":

The song ['NASA'] was amazing, and when the song ended, she was like, 'What do you think?' And I was like, 'Oh girl, I live! I love it, and it's amazing! I'm already thinking of how I'm going to perform it for my drag number, when I do my version.' And she looked at me said, 'Your version?' And I said, 'I'm just going to put a fun intro on it for drag, and I'm going to be in a spacesuit with like space-Titties and I'm going to come out in a moon man suit and I'm going to lift the mask and say, 'This is one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind.' And she was like, 'Oh my God! I love that!'[5]

Chart performance Edit

On the week ending February 23, 2019, the song debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[6]

Live performances Edit

The song is a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019.

Trivia Edit

  • Grande has stated on Twitter that she had the most fun making this song and "7 Rings".[7]

Lyrics Edit

[Intro: Shangela]
This is one small step for woman
One giant leap for woman-kind

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
I'd rather be alone tonight
You can say "I love you" through the phone tonight
Really don't wanna be in your arms tonight
I'll just use my covers to stay warm tonight
Think I'm better off here all alone tonight
Ain't no checkin' on when I get home tonight
Just makin' sure I'm good on my own tonight
Even though there isn't nothin' wrong tonight

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, I'm just sayin', baby
I can't really miss you if I'm with you
And when I miss you, it'll change the way I kiss you
Baby, you know time apart is beneficial
It's like I'm the universe and you'll be N-A-S-A

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Give you the whole world, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need
You know I'm a star; space, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need space (N-A-S-A)
Give you the whole world, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need
You know I'm a star; space, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need space (N-A-S-A)

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
For the night
Usually I would love it if you stay the night
I just think I'm on another page tonight
It ain't nothing wrong with saying I need me time
Usually I would orbit around you
But gravity seems to be the only thing that's pulling me
You'll be my rise and shine soon as them stars align, mmm

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Baby, I can't really miss you if I'm with you
And when I miss you, it'll change the way I kiss you
Baby, you know time apart is beneficial
It's like I'm the universe and you'll be N-A-S-A

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Give you the whole world, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need
You know I'm a star; space, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need space (N-A-S-A)
Give you the whole world, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need
You know I'm a star; space, I'ma need space
I'ma need space, I'ma, I'ma need space (N-A-S-A)

[Bridge: Ariana Grande]
You don't wanna leave me, but I'm tryna self-discover
Keep me in your orbit and you know you'll drag me under
You don't wanna leave me, but I'm tryna self-discover
(You don't wanna leave me, but I'm tryna self-discover)
Keep me in your orbit and you know you'll drag me under
(Keep me in your orbit and you know you'll drag me under)

[Outro: Ariana Grande]
Alone tonight
You can say "I love you" through the phone tonight

References Edit

Thank U, Next
February 8, 2019 • 41:04 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 7 RingsBad IdeaBloodlineBreak Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm BoredFake SmileGhostinImagineIn My HeadMake UpNASANeedyThank U, Next
Unreleased Remember
Artists
Ariana Grande
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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