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"Real" is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her debut album, Yours Truly. (Unreleased Icon listen)

Background[]

The first snippet was leaked on January 24, 2023. The second and third snippets leaked on January 26, 2023. Soon a week later, the full song leaked on January 31, 2023, after being sold several times to many different buyers. Two months later on March 5, 2023, the original unedited file was leaked in full.

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Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Sometimes, I'm indestructible
Stronger than a superhuman
Gotta put out all the fires
While I start one on my own
Sometimes, I'm a flower
Tryna grow through the cold concrete
And sometimes, it's so hard not to break
Yeah I'm tryna make it all work out
And I'm tryna have it all make sense
Yeah, I'm tryna keep everybody happy
But I'm running out of time for myself

[Chorus]
All the things I stand for, and
All the things I preach
That I don’t have time to practice
A little time is all I need, and just
Don't say that I'll forget
All the love I havе, yeah, some place
Causе I know I got a lot to be
But right now all I need is to just be real

[Post-Chorus]
Mmm-mmm-hmm
Just be real

[Verse 2]
I'm feeling like a grown up, but I'm still a little girl
I'm my mothers only daughter, just a person in this world
I've got a job, got a plan, got a place to go
But you're never gonna always know
You gotta love, gotta breathe, gotta let it go
Gotta live, gotta take it slow

[Chorus]
All the things I stand for, and
All the things I preach
That I don’t have time to practice
A little time is all I need, and just
Don't say that I'll forget
All the love I have, yeah, some place
Cause I know I got a lot to be
But right now-
Mmm, hey

[Bridge]
Always gotta slow myself down
What's the hurry? What's the hurry?
Always gotta slow myself down
What's the hurry?

[Chorus]
All the things I stand for, and
All the things I preach
That I don’t have time to practice
A little time is all I need, and just
Don't say that I'll forget
All the love I have, yeah, some place
Cause I know I got a lot to be
But, oh, hey
And just don't say that I'll forget
All the love I have, yeah, some place
Cause I know I got a lot to be
But right now, just be real
Mmm-mmm, be real, Mmm-mmm

Navigation[]

Yours Truly
August 30, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Almost Is Never EnoughBaby IBetter Left UnsaidDaydreamin'Honeymoon AvenueLovin' ItPianoPopular SongRight ThereTattooed HeartThe WayYou'll Never Know
Unreleased 3OH!3 OuttakeBoyfriend MaterialButterfliesDo You Love MeFirst TimeHumanILABLa Vie En RoseNobody Does It BetterOh, DarlingParachutePink ChampagnePlease Don't Let Me GoPut Your Hearts UpRealSandmanSaturday Love'Til We Finally MeetUnknown Nick Jonas DuetUnknown Nick Jonas BalladUnknown Sean Kingston CollaborationVoodoo LoveYoung LoveYou're My Only Shawty
Artists
Ariana GrandeBig SeanDemi LovatoGreyson ChanceJ BalvinJade NovahKing LosMac MillerMIKANathan SykesPebe SebertSean KingstonTaro HakaseThe Dap Kings • 3OH!3
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