Ariana Grande has had a tough year to say the least. Masked by record-breaking chart toppers and award nominations, Grande delivered her fifth studio album, thank u, next, on Friday (Feb. 8) through battles of heartbreak and anxiety. While her Sweetener album, released less than a year prior, primarily followed the themes of love and prosperity, the 12-track record is an ode to the ups and downs of moving on after darkness.
Not all the songs are sad, though. Many of the tunes, such as singles "thank u, next" and "7 Rings" bask in the post-break up sense of empowerment, self-love and spending time with friends. However, as the songstress parted ways with fiance Pete Davidson and grieved over the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller in just a matter of months, a large portion of the album sheds light on those anxiety-ridden days where you think about what could have been. Here are the most heartbreaking lyrics on thank u, next.