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"Safety Net" (stylized in all lowercase) is the seventh track from Ariana Grande's sixth studio album, Positions. This is the first collaboration between Grande and American rapper Ty Dolla Sign. It was released on October 30, 2020, through Republic Records.

Background[]

The collaboration was confirmed as the seventh track of Positions on October 24, 2020, through Grande's social media’s.[1] According to Ty Dolla $ign, he said "Ariana wanted me to come through to the studio... We just wrote the song together right there on the spot. It was an honor to work with her and we got an amazing tune coming."[2]

Around early October, rumors of the collaboration circulated onto the networks after the supposed tracklist of the album was leaked under a different name as "no remedy". A couple of weeks later on October 24, 2020, Ariana uploaded a photo on her Twitter of the official album's track-list, confirming the collaboration and the official title of the track.

On July 5, 2021, Grande confirmed through her social media accounts that VEVO will host a live performance for Safety Net. The performance released on July 7, 2021. It’s the second live performance from Positions, the first being POV.

The demo for the song was leaked on June 16, 2023. The instrumental is slightly different and there’s some extra adlibs added in the demo.

Another demo leaked on December 25, 2023.

The full session leaked on January 22, 2024, alongside various other unreleased sessions.

Audios[]

Chart performance[]

"Safety Net" debuted at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the chart week of November 14, 2020 was on chart for 2 weeks.[3]

Live performance[]

On February 7, 2021, Ty Dolla $ign performed the song during his virtual event Ty Dolla $ign The Drop Live. He performed the song solo and this was the first ever live performance of the song.

On July 5, 2021, Grande released the first live performance of "Safety Net" with Ty Dolla $ign as part of Vevo's Official Live Performance series.

Trivia[]

  • This song was originally supposed to be the fifth track. [4]
  • It is the second song to be performed live from Positions.
  • On October 25, 2020, a 24 second snippet of the song was leaked by an unauthorized source.
  • The line "is it real this time or is it in my head?" is reference to her song, In My Head, from Ariana’s fifth studio album, Thank U, Next.

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Ariana Grande]
Yeah

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
You know you really something, yeah
How we get here so damn fast
Only you can tell me that
Baby, 'cause you know I'm coming back
You're making me forget my past
Never thought I’d feel like that again
I came to peace with my path
Now you got me off track

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I've never been this scared before
Feelings I just can't ignore
Don't know if I should fight or flight
But I don't mind

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Mmm
Tripping, falling, with no safety net
Boy, it must be something that you said
Is it real this time or is it in my head?
Got me tripping, falling, with no safety net

[Verse 2: Ty Dolla $ign]
Let your guard down, girl
You know we came too far now girl (Oh)
It's time for you to play your part now
You know wе hit that jewelry store and wе gon' ball out
Oh, sometimes, we have some fallouts (Ooh, yeah)
Put some ice on you, girl, let it thaw out (Ooh)
Girl, you're mine, it's safe to say
At the end of the day

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande, with Ty Dolla $ign, Ty Dolla $ign]
I've never been this scared before
Feelings I just can't ignore
Don't know if I should fight or flight
But I don't know (I don't know, I don't know)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande, with Ty Dolla $ign, Ty Dolla $ign]
Mmm (Sheesh, woo)
Tripping, falling, with no safety net
Boy, it must be something that you said (You said, ayy)
Is it real this time or is it in my head? (In my head, oh, in my head, head, yeah)
Got me tripping, falling, with no safety net

[Bridge: Ariana Grande, with Ty Dolla $ign]
(Yeah)
Every time you feel some way, feel some way
Never let me run away, run away, my baby
Every time you feel some way, feel a way
Never let me run away, run away

[Chorus: Ariana Grande with Ty Dolla $ign, Ty Dolla $ign]
Girl, you got me tripping, falling, with no safety net
(With no safety net, oh-ah, baby)
Boy, it must be something that you said
Is it real this time or is it in my head?
(Is it in my head? Is it all in my head? Oh, baby)
Got me tripping, falling, with no safety net (With no safety net)

[Outro: Ariana Grande]
Oh hey
Ah yeah

References[]

Positions
October 30, 2020 • 41:07 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 34+35Just Like MagicLove LanguageMain ThingMotiveMy HairNastyObviousOff The TablePositionsPOVSafety NetShut UpSix ThirtySomeone Like UTest DriveWest SideWorst Behavior
Unreleased 90s Heartbreak95 MillionAnti ShitBabymakingBlueberriesBopBowzerBrandy MelvilleCommunicateComplicatedComptonCount Me InDan E Elf ManDashin ItDo DatDon't Talk To My ManDirty SecretsDisco DanceEarly 200sEverything I DoFor SureFresh White TeeFuck Around With The Fuck AroundGirl Is MineGodsfavorGrande. 1Groovy BabyHandy ManHe Had It CominHerguitarHeroHersHomeHow Do YouI Like Your PartInternational Friendship DayI'm ReadyIntroezyIt's A-Jedi MindJoccyJust Happy 4 NowLakortleLalalaLaniLet's StayLofi 1Lofi 2Love Me NowMacking ShitMade Of TheseMet Him Last NightMy FaultNeighborhoodNew House-PopNo Free PromoNorthshoreNot TodayOrganic OOOOOOOOutgrownOweeePick ChordsPink RoseShortySmoooothSweet DreamsTake CareTennis BallThe GodfatherThrasherTommy 3Tommy 4Quiet KidWanna See Something CoolY Is Everyone So In Love With Me
Artists
Ariana GrandeBryson TillerCarmen ReeceDemi LovatoDoja CatLil WayneMegan Thee StallionNjomzaRoddy RicchTayla ParxThe WeekndTy Dolla SignVictoria Monét
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