Ariana Grande played with the word ‘positions’ in her lyrics with the actual Presidential position as a hidden meaning as seen in the music video of the song. The Dave Meyers-directed film stars Grande as President and highlights her conducting press conferences, pulverizing over decisions in the Oval Office, taking her dog for a walk on the White House grounds, and more. In one scene, Ari gives an award to the USPS employee, the service Donald Trump had tried to defund and discredit.
In the lyrics of the song ‘positions’, Ariana Grande opens up about her commitment and love for her boyfriend while implying the meaning of her tight schedule in the music video. She is seemingly working with her rigidness in an attempt to make their connection last.
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Introduction: positions Lyrics
‘Positions’ is more of an erotic slow-burner than her recent releases, with smooth guitar plucks soothing our mood throughout the song. As the leading single to her upcoming sixth studio album, the song raises bars for Ariana’s artistic abilities. We can see her ambitions in the music video for the song where she becomes the President, the Commander in Chief, of the USA.
Switchin’ the positions for you– Notable Lyrics For ‘positions’ by Ariana Grande
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops
Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do
That I won’t do, switchin’ for you
positions Lyrics Meaning
Let’s dissect the meaning behind the lyrics of the song ‘positions’ by Ariana Grande section-wise in detail. Before that let’s point out a few facts from the song.
Facts About ‘positions’ Song by Ariana Grande
- The singer takes the position of the Commander in Chief of the USA, i.e. the Presidential position in the music video
- We can see that the song is about a relationship but the video shows a completely different side of the story
- On the 23rd of October, 2020, a few weeks prior to the presidential election, the singer has released her new single
- In the song, she seemingly wants to be the President of the left-wing people as they absolutely dislike the right-wing candidate, Donald Trump
[Verse 1/ Outro]
In the first verse of the song, the singer touches on her soft side by welcoming her new romantic partner. On the same note, the singer reflects on the previous relationships which didn’t go very well for her. We know this since she has released several songs with notes of heartbreak attached to them, including in the song ‘boyfriend‘, her collaboration with Social House.
Unless you are living under a rock, or you are a new Ariana Grande fan, you should know that Ariana Grande broke off her engagement with Pete Davidson after Mac Miller, her previous boyfriend, passed away of substance overdose. The singer has sung about her emotional rollercoaster of her relationship with Mac Miller in the song titled ‘everytime‘, which is easily one of my favorites as well.
Regardless of all the heartbreaks, she has had experienced in her life, the singer is ready to pursue a new love. This shows that she has moved on from the previously unhealed emotional pain and has let go of the past. Now, so as to make this relationship work, she is willing to meet the parents of her romantic interest. She is ready to commit to him despite her busy schedule as the President projected in the music video.
The phrase “switching positions for you” could easily hint at her preferences in bed. This could be true cause she is currently in a relationship with Dalton Gomez. However, taking the reference of the music video, she is implying that she can switch to different roles in her relationship. This is a way for her to say “I can be independent and I can still be your lover.” Ariana Grande has always been an iconic feminist, which I’ve talked about in her song ‘7 rings‘ as well.
In the second verse of ‘positions’, Ariana Grande is seemingly idealizing her new romantic interest (Dalton Gomez, maybe) as “perfect”. It is something she does in most of her romantic songs. This could be a way for the singer to show her art of intimacy to her partner. Idealizing somebody as a “trophy” is a little unhealthy for her fanbase because they tend to take the message of the song at the face-value. The message of “I cannot live without you” is unhealthy to her fanbase full of teenagers with developing minds.
In the Bridge section of the song, Ariana Grande focuses on the importance of reciprocity in attraction at the beginning of the relationship. It should be obvious for her fanbase to not settle for less as well. A tension during attraction is expected. However, it could easily turn into an obsession. therefore, it is necessary to expect a healthy amount of reciprocation in a relationship. If not, move on.
Conclusion: positions Meaning
The music video and the lyrics of ‘positions’ show the ambitious side of Ariana Grande. They suggest a probability of her running for the President of the USA someday. From the song, she is exemplifying her work-life balance if she were to run for the office.
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