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​​breathin

Ariana Grande

​​breathin Lyrics

[Intro]
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[Verse 1]
Some days, things just take
Way too much of my energy
I look up and the whole room's spinning

You take my cares away
I can so over-complicate, people tell me to medicate


[Pre-Chorus]
Feel my blood runnin', swear the sky's fallin'
I know that all this shit's fabricated

Time goes by and I can't control my mind
Don't know what else to try, but you tell me every time

[Chorus]
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
And oh, I gotta keep, keep on breathin'
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
And oh, I gotta keep, keep on breathin'


[Verse 2]
Sometimes it's hard to find
Find my way up into the clouds
Tune it out, they can be so loud

You remind me of a time
When things weren't so complicated
All I need is to see your face


[Pre-Chorus]
Feel my blood runnin', swear the sky's fallin'
I know that all this shit's fabricated

Time goes by and I can't control my mind
Don't know what else to try, but you tell me every time

[Chorus]
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin'
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin', mmm, yeah


[Bridge]
My, my air, my, my air
My, my air, my air
My, my air, my, my air
My, my air, yeah


[Chorus]
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin'
Just keep breathin' and breathin' and breathin' and breathin'
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin', mmm, yeah


[Outro]
Feel my blood runnin', swear the sky's fallin'
I keep on breathin', oh yeah
Time goes by and I can't control my mind
I keep on breathin', mmm, yeah

About “​​breathin”

On “breathin”, Ariana opens up about her anxiety.

She revealed to Vogue that she’d “always had anxiety,” but that the events of the Manchester bombing gave her post-traumatic stress disorder.

I think a lot of people have anxiety, especially right now. My anxiety has anxiety… [but] I’ve never really spoken about it because I thought everyone had it, but when I got home from tour it was the most severe I think it’s ever been.

First teased during her “No Tears Left To Cry” music video, the song was alluded to again during the “No Tears Left To Cry (BTS – Part 2)” video, before being officially released on August 17. The song reached #1 on the US iTunes singles chart on August 19, 2018, and is expected to be announced as Sweetener’s third single soon.

A music video released on November 7, 2018 which contains words such as “Needy” and “Imagine”. These words are speculated to be the track-list of her upcoming fifth studio album.

  • What has Ariana said about the song?

    ‘breathin’ is about breathing… like, when you’re anxious. It’s about anxiety and feeling like you can’t… you know, when you can’t get a full breath? It’s like the worst feeling in the whole world. It’s a song about that feeling.

    I was having lots of [anxiety attacks around the time I recorded this song]. We were in the studio, we were writing and I was like, “Ugh, I can’t breathe.” And they were like, “We’re going to write this song.” And I was like, “Okay, I still can’t breathe, but we’ll write it.”

    via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

  • What has co-writer Savan Kotecha said about the song?

    We all thought that was a special song when we did it. I think everyone reacted and thought that was, as far as the big pop moment, it felt like something truly special. Again, this is Ariana saying, “Hey, I want to do something like this.” She was having a day and without going into too much of speaking for her, the lyrics speak for itself. When you’re having one of those days where things are too much. She opened up as a writer and wrote this honest lyric about how she was feeling in that moment and it became what it was. It’s so fun, because when you release albums, you have your favorite songs. You don’t know if that one’s going to connect. You could see from the data, it’s gone insane. That was a really special time and a special song for the moment we wrote it. We spent a couple of days on it but in the room when everything was done, everyone came in the room like, what is this? This is amazing! It’s fun to watch it get that kind of reaction.

    via Billboard

  • Is there a video for this song?

    Yes. A video was released on October 10, 2018 featuring Ariana’s pet pig, Piggy Smalls.

    The official video was released on November 7, 2018.

  • What does the sample at beginning of the song say?

    When the reversed audio is reversed, it reads:

    [?] but tonight’s your special night
    To do something magic

  • Translations:

  • How did this song perform on the Billboard charts?

    As of the week ending December 1, 2018, “breathin” peaked at #13 on the Hot 100.

"​​breathin" Track Info

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