“safety net” is the seventh track on Ariana Grande’s 2020 album ‘Positions.’ The song features vocals by singer Ty Dolla $ign, marking their first collaboration. In the song, Ariana Grande worries about falling too hard for her partner.
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.’
A ‘safety net’ is something that you use to fall on to that breaks your fall. In the song, Ariana Grande uses this in relation to relationships to say that she is falling hard for a guy, and there is no safety net.
Listen to “safety net” by Ariana Grande Ft Ty Dolla $ign
In the lyrics to the song, Ariana Grande wonders what this boy did for her to make her fall so hard for this guy. Is it something he said? Is it his behavior? While she contemplates these questions, she keeps on falling in love with him. However, there is no safety net to break her fall this time. It is going to end up her in love with this guy, and it is a scary feeling to lose control over yourself.
Ty Dolla $ign sings the part of the guy, and he wants to reassure the girl that she has nothing to worry about her decision. They have been at it for quite some time now and he is eager to take it to the next step. Ty plays on the word ‘ice’ which is a double entendre for diamonds as-well-as actual ice.
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