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"Remember" (possibly stylized as "reMeMber") is a scrapped song by Ariana Grande intended for her fifth studio album Thank U, Next.[1] (Loudspeaker.svg listen)

Background

The song was intended to be on Grande's fifth album Thank U, Next, but was replaced by "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored".[2] Grande decided not to release it as she felt it was too personal since it was about her ex boyfriend, Mac Miller.[3] The title of the song was teased on a departures board from Grande's music video for "Breathin", the third single from her fourth studio album Sweetener, among other tracks from Thank U, Next, as the video was filmed prior to the decision to scrap the song. She had also teased the song in a tweet containing a lyric from it, "You in my dreams that's why I sleep all the time".[4]

It is thought that this song is about Grande's ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller who died on September 7, 2018 from an accidental drug overdose.[5]

A snippet of this song leaked in December of 2020. Another snippet leaked in August of 2021.

The full song leaked on June 22nd, 2022, in medium quality.

Trivia

  • This song features background vocals from Victoria Monét.
  • The version leaked on June 22nd, 2022, is only a demo, the final has yet to be leaked.
  • The final version of the song is rumored to have a length of 3:35, while the demo only has a length of 3:15.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Swear it was just like a year ago
Side of the stage, I was at the show
Right person, wrong life
Thought I could make it all right
See you in the next life
Hope you're close to the light, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Didn't get to say goodbye to you
But I felt like I never needed to
'Cause in my mind, you ain't gone
Still be hittin' your phone
Even though it ain't on
So just in case you don't know

[Chorus]
Look at this love we have for you
They say the good ones go too soon
I didn't want it to be you, oh
I remember (Remember, remember, ah)
I remember (Remember, remember)
I remember (Remember, remember, ah)
I remember (Remember, remember)

[Verse 2]
I'm flippin' through all these images (Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
So troubled but you were so innocent (Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Always kept it so cool, tryin' to be just like you (Ooh, like you)
My nightmare came true
'Least you're up on the moon (Ooh-ooh)

[Chorus]
Look at these lights, they're just for you
They say the good ones go too soon
I really wish it weren't you
I remember (Remember, remember, ah)
I remember (Remember, remember)
I remember (Remember, remember, ah)
I remember (Remember, remember)

References

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 ConfusedIn The MomentJadaJuiceNot OkRemember
Artists
Ariana Grande
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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