Ariana Grande understands that some of the lyrics nestled within her song “Break Free” don’t make a lot of sense. It’s apparently something she struggled with while recording the track for her sophomore album.
While it’s doubtful that anyone is searching for literary genius while digging through the lyrics of their favorite pop songs, even this writer has to admit that Grande’s song doesn’t make a lot of sense. Although Ariana reportedly had it out with her producer while crafting the ditty, it would seem that she lost this particular battle.
According to Billboard, Ariana Grande said she sympathizes with folks who feel the need to strangle someone whenever the song is playing within earshot. Despite her best efforts, the former Sam & Cat was unable to prevent the lyrics from finding their way into the finished product. Valiant effort, Grande.
The singer told Time magazine:
“I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me God!’ Max was like, ‘It’s funny — just do it!’ I know it’s funny and silly, but grammatically incorrect things make me cringe sometimes. I need to shake it off and let it go and be a little less rigid and old. I’m like, 90. I need to not be that old.”
By the way — there’s nothing remotely “old” about having a proper grasp of the English language. Vibe reports that Grande’s tune features the offending lines “now that I’ve become who I really are” and “I only wanna die alive.” Despite the wonky lyrics, chances are the song will become a massive hit. Such is the world of pop music.
“Breaking Free” isn’t the only song Ariana Grande had issues with in the studio. The Columbian reports that the songstress was a little afraid of her hit tune “Problem” when she finished penning the lyrics. Of course, that didn’t stop Grande from recording the track and releasing one of the biggest hits of the summer.
“Once we wrote it and recorded it, I was like, ‘Hmm, I’m kind of scared of this.’ It started to intimidate me a little because it felt different for me and it was such a risk with the whispers. It took me a lot of time. I had to separate myself from it for a while. For a couple months I didn’t even listen to it. I heard it again when it was finally mixed and done and I was like, ‘Oh, wow. Hmm, maybe I am completely wrong.'”
What do you think about the lyrics to Ariana Grande’s “Break Free”?
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