ariana grande just like magic

Ariana Grande – just like magic | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review

“just like magic” is the fourth track on Ariana Grande’s 2020 album ‘Positions.’ In the song, Ariana Grande sings about how she manifests what she thinks to achieve. The power of her work ethic and dedication makes her successful in everything she wants to accomplish.

Ariana Grande announced her sixth studio album ‘Positions‘ seemingly out of nowhere on October 14, 2020. A week later, the pop star released the lead single and the title track of the album titled ‘positions.’ The album releases on October 30, 2020. This is Grande’s follow-up project to her 2019 heartbreak album ‘Thank U, Next.’

Ariana Grande also pays a sweet tribute to her ex-boyfriend and late rapper Mac Miller, who overdosed in the September of 2018, a few months after splitting up with Ariana Grande. The singer shows how much she still loves him by penning a love letter to the heavens where Mac Miller is right now.

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“just like magic” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

Verse 1

Ariana Grande describes what her typical workday looks like. Wake up early morning and she thinks to herself that she is going to have a good day. This is the first step towards actually having a good day thinking about it. She further goes onto say how what you believe in will manifest your reality. This alludes to the fact of how the emotions and thoughts we have do actually help shape our reality.

It is also interesting how her daily routine includes a time slot for meditation. Western practices in meditation focus on giving peace and calm in your mind. A peace and calm mind is a strong mind. And mind > matter.


In these lyrics, Ariana Grande confesses that she still thinks about her ex-boyfriend and late rapper Mac Miller. Throughout her previous album, ‘Thank U, Next,’ there were traces of her grief towards the death of Mac Miller.

Ariana Grande also confesses that she tries to keep her conscience clear which helps with everything she attempts. It helps her to manifest her thoughts into reality. Good people get good results!

‘Karma’ is a word that summarizes the phrase ‘what goes around, comes back around.’


In the chorus of the song, Ariana Grande sings about how she is able to attract all good things. This is a result of the good karma that she puts out. Good karma comes back to her. For people who watch from the sidelines, this might seem like magic. And they explode in jealousy, and they get more negative karma.

Verse 2

Ariana Grande reveals the bitter truth behind being one of the top celebrities around the world. She tells that a ‘slim’ figure still matters in this image-driven celebrity world. So, she tries to stay fit, physically, and mentally, too, by reading a book whenever she catches a break. She is also aware of the fact that it is a difficult act to balance all the balls that are thrown at her-career, touring, new albums, friends, family, fans, record labels, etc. She is losing friends as she keeps on climbing the ladder to the top of the world. But she has not given up on them. She still thinks about them and sends them positive thoughts.

Verse 3

If you want to see change around you, be that change yourself first. This might need some re-wiring of the brain, but it will be worth it. Think positive thoughts and send out positive energy and watch magic happen all around you.

Let us know what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.

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