“off the table” is the fifth track on Ariana Grande’s 2020 album ‘Positions.’ The song features vocals by The Weeknd. The song has Ariana Grande questioning about jumping into a relationship with her lover.
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.’
In the song, The Weeknd plays the role of the boyfriend for Ariana Grande, and he assures that he can wait until Ariana is sure about starting a relationship between them.
Listen to “off the table” by Ariana Grande Ft. The Weeknd
“off the table” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Ariana Grande is seemingly recovering from the hectic relationship experiences from her past, as described throughout her last studio album ‘Thank U, Next.’ She is doubtful about starting off another relationship having learned the bittersweet experiences from their past.
The singer also reveals that she feels different about this relationship. She feels as if there is something new about him that she can trust this time. She also wonders if she was to let go of this relationship, would love to be off the table for her?!
The Weeknd plays the part of her potential boyfriend, and he is patient enough to wait for Ariana Grande to make her mind. The Weeknd says that he can’t help but feel like he is treated like an ‘option’ as Ariana Grande delays her decision.
The Weeknd also promises her that he can love her harder than anyone has loved her before. And love her harder than anyone he has loved before. He confesses that he was in a darker place back then, and references his infamous song “The Hills” from 2015. he says he was haunted by the success of this era. It feels like this relationship is going to be a win-win situation for both of the potential lovers.
Ariana Graden just has to take a leap of faith as is with all the relationships.
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