The new Ariana Grande song is here, and it is taking the artist into brave, new musical territory. Grande's "Dangerous Woman" is all about empowerment, and the message comes with lyrics that ooze confidence. In an interview with Billboard, Grande explained why her first single from her third album is so important to her that she ultimately decided to title the album "Dangerous Woman" rather than the more romantic "Moonlight" track. "'Moonlight' is a lovely song and it’s a lovely title," Grande explained during a live chat. "It’s really romantic, and it definitely ties together the old music and the new music. But 'Dangerous Woman' is a lot stronger. I want to be empowering my fans. I feel like my personal growth is reflected in the sound. I’m really proud of it… To me, a dangerous woman is someone who’s not afraid to take a stand, be herself and to be honest."
Is "Dangerous Woman" as empowering as Grande hoped it would be? You bet it is. While the song is to some degree about being in a relationship (and also sex), the lyrics make it clear that Grande is all about the power a woman can wield when she shows the world her confidence. Prepare to be inspired because these are the 11 most empowering lyrics from "Dangerous Woman."
1. Don't Need Permission/ Made My Decision To Test My Limits
Grande kicks off the song with a decisive choice not to care what anyone thinks about her going bold. It's clear she wants her fans to follow her lead, and what could be more empowering than choosing to do your own thing no matter what anyone else thinks?
2. Don't Need No Hold Up
There's no room for naysayers or haters here. Grande is boldly going forward and no one is going to stop her from doing her thing.
3. I'm Locked And Loaded/ Completely Focused
Want to feel fierce? Stand in front of a mirror and say these lyrics three times.
4. Nothing To Prove/ And I'm Bullet Proof
You can just feel the confidence radiating from this line. Nothing is more empowering than accepting the only person you are beholden to is yourself.
5. I Live For Danger
Be subversive, take chances, do your own thing — Grande packs a giant punch of inspiration into a small lyric.
6. All Girls Wanna Be Like That/ Bad Girls Underneath Like That
Embrace your inner "bad" girl. If it is as freeing for you as it is for Grande, then you may not want to go back to being "good."
7. Somethin' 'Bout You Makes Me Feel Like A Dangerous Woman
Dangerous women are strong women — women who are daring, women who are empowered and in control of their own lives. Grande certainly makes being dangerous sound like fun.
8. Start What I Finished
Pick up Grande's torch and keep those feelings of power flowing.
9. I Wanna Savor, Save It For Later
Living life on your terms also means doing things in your own time. Don't let anyone try to control the timeline of your life.
10. Cause I'm A Taker
Put yourself first and own it.
11. Don't You Stop
All bow before Grande and her anthem of empowerment.
The next time you need a confidence boost listen to "Dangerous Woman" and bask in the awesomeness that is Grande owning her power and empowering you to find your own.
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