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"Outgrown" (stylized in all lowercase) is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her sixth studio album, Positions.

Background[]

The song was first mentioned on July 11, 2022. A user asked the seller under a comment thread to describe more about the song without revealing the title, and what type of genres it is. The seller responded with small information, but said "it’s needy’s sister song".[1] Later, the song was sold.

The first snippet leaked on January 16, 2023, on a website that is used for selling unreleased music.

The song was already sold once in the past and it was not meant to be sold again. Because of that, the original buyer decided to leak the full song on January 19, 2023, three days after the first snippet.

The full session was leaked on January 5, 2024.

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  • The song describes a past relationship that has ended due to the couple outgrowing each other. In the song, Ariana expresses hope that the other person will find happiness, and she will be there to support them. She is also encouraging the person to remember their worth and to reflects on positive memories and secrets shared during the relationship.
    • This song is about Ariana's close friend Alexa Luria, as they had a short fall out around January of 2020, which eventually lead Grande to write, record, and sing the song. However, they have since made up, and are both back to being on good terms.
    • The line "and not after what is it, nineteen years?" is about Grande’s friendship with Alexa, which lasted about nineteen years. However, they’ve both reconciled later on.
  • The song was most likely scrapped because it didn't seem to fit the vibe Grande was going for on Positions.
  • The instrumental is very similar to "Needy".
  • This is one of the songs that was seen in a leaked screenshot of Tommy Brown's files.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
This ain't no competition
At least, that's not how I see it
You know this ain't how it's s'posed to feel
Not after what is it, nineteen years?
Well, I hope you smile
Whenever you see me
I might be lovin' you from afar
And when you cry, and when you feel lonely
I hope your tears dry before they fall

[Chorus]
I'll be on your side (On your side)
Watching you shine
The sun will rise
I know that shit's your favorite
And after the rain (After the rain)
I'll be okay
I know that you still love me
Even though we outgrew it

[Post-Chorus]
(Mhm-mhm-mhm-mhm-mhm)

[Verse 2]
I think about the moments that we had when we didn't fight
And the times you'd never listen to a fucking thing I'd say
And remember all the secrets that you told me only?
Well, I'ma keep 'em here with me
No matter what, I'ma keep 'em safe with me
Now don't let anyone take advantage of your kindness
Or that precious heart
And don't forget that you bad as fuck
And you deserve the fucking best (Mhm)
Promise whatever you're looking for, I know you're gonna find
Just use your wings girl, and fly (Fly-y-y)

[Chorus]
I'll be on your side (On your side)
Watching you shine
The sun will rise
I know that shit's your favorite
And after the rain (After the rain)
I'll be okay
I know that you still love me
Even though we outgrew it

[Post-Chorus]
(Mhm-mhm-mhm-mhm-mhm)

[Outro]
Oh yeah, ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, hey

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