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Here Are the Lyrics to Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

On “thank u, next,” Ariana Grande channels past relationship lessons into an empowering anthem about self-love and embracing change. The chart-topping hit namechecks a number of the 25-year-old pop star’s former flames, including Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller.

The single debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped propel its namesake album to 2019’s biggest opening week to date, in addition to critical acclaim. (Spin’s review called thank u, next “a diamond-encrusted tiara atop the head of a new pop queen.”)

See the full “thank u, next” lyrics and video below.

Thought I’d end up with Sean
But he wasn’t a match
Wrote some songs about Ricky
Now I listen and laugh
Even almost got married
And for Pete I’m so thankful
Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm
Cause he was an angel

One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now I’m so amazing
Say I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
So look what I got
Look what you taught me
And for that I say

Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so fucking…

Spend more time with my friends
I ain’t worried bout nothing
Plus I met someone else
We having better discussions
I know they say I move on too fast
But this one gon’ last
Cause her name is Ari
And I’m so good with that

She taught me love
She taught me patience
How she handles pain
That shit’s amazing
I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
Cause look what I found
Ain’t no need for searching
And for that I say

Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank u next
Thank u next
Thank u next
I’m so fucking…

One day I’ll walk down the aisle
Holding hands with my mama
I’ll be thanking my dad
Cause she grew from the drama
Only wanna do it once real bad
Gon’ make that shit last
God forbid something happens
Least this song is a smash

I got so much love
Got so much patience
I’ve learned from the pain
Turned out amazing
Say I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
Cause look what I got
Ain’t no need for searching
And for that I say

Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so fucking grateful for my ex

Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Yeah

Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Yeah

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Written by: Ariana Grande, Charles Anderson, Michael Foster, Taylor Monet Parks, Tommy Brown, Victoria McCants

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