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"Not Ok" (stylized in all lowercase) is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next.

Background[]

This song is technically not completed, as there's no official acapella or instrumental that exists. The instrumentals in all the snippets that had leaked are fake. The vocals are from the Pro Tools sessions of the track, and they were recorded in the same session as "Imagine". Muni Long co-wrote the song and provided background vocals.

The first snippet leaked on August 19th, 2021, with the second snippet leaking a few months later on November 17, 2021, and the final snippet that we currently have leaking on December 5th, 2021. (The seller who leaked the first two snippets leaked the third snippet with a different edited instrumental to troll and scam people.)

A new snippet of the song leaked on April 5, 2023. The full edited version leaked on April 5, 2023, along with "Sober" leaking that same night. The sessions however still remained unleaked. The acapella for the song leaked on April 18, 2023.

On June 11, 2023, the stems leaked along with the instrumental, however they were all made and stitched together by a seller so they aren’t technically official.

Audios[]

Trivia[]

  • This song was recorded and worked on during several other different studio sessions when Imagine was made, alongside "Needy", "Indica", "In The Moment", "My Hair", and "Confused".
  • Grande abandoned the project, but recorded enough material to fully produce the song, although she never did fully finish the song.
  • The lyric "who dances in the rain, and does it just for fun" is most likely a reference to when Ariana was seen out for the second time with her friends casually shopping, skipping, and dancing in the rain on September 18, 2018.[1][2]
  • The fake instrumental that the seller Vulture used in their snippets was "What You Did" by Mahalia.[3] The other fake instrumental that's heard in the leaked version was made by them.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Said, "Is it okay, that I'm not okay?"
Tonight I'm on my knees, and I have never prayed
I don't know what to say
Maybe I need a day
To get it together

[Verse 2]
Said, "Is it alright, that I lay in bed at night
Cry a little more than maybe I should cry"
I know what's wrong with me
I need another week
To get it together, mm-mm

[Chorus 1]
Or maybe it takes, forever
A month or year or maybe even never
Don't matter anyway, gimme a couple days

[Verse 3]
Sittin' at home, don't wanna be alone
'Cause yesterday I slipped into the danger zone
Some things you can't explain
Givе me a couple days
To get it togеther

[Chorus 2]
Or maybe it takes, forever
A month, a year or maybe even never
This was my greatest fear
Give me a couple years

[Bridge]
Who are you to say that if I smile I don't feel safe?
Who are you to say at all? You don't know what we had
Who are you? Who are you? (Who are you?)
Who are you? Who are you?
Who are you?

[Verse 4]
I'm scared of the sun, I ain't the only one
Who dances in the rain, and does it just for fun
Happy that I'm still young
Need a millennium to get it together

[Chorus 2]
Or maybe it takes, forever
A month or year or maybe even never
This was my greatest fear
Give me a couple years

[Bridge]
Who are you to say that if I smile I don't feel safe?
Who are you to say at all? You don't know what we had
Who are you? Who are you? (Who are you?)
Who are you? Who are you?
Who are you?

[Outro]
Who are ya?

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Thank U, Next
February 8, 2019 • 41:04 • Republic Records
Songs
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