Ariana Grande’s “Goodnight N Go” Lyrics Meaning

The lyrics of “Goodnight N Go” are basically centered on Ariana Grande intimately longing for a guy. And despite being close friends with him, it appears that for the most parts her desires are relegated to just fantasies as opposed to actual physical interactions.

For instance, Ariana appears to get a kick out of teasing this guy. She expresses her intimate desires to him which likewise has him fantasizing about being with her. Her strong attraction to him is based on his being “so cute” as well as his ability to make her laugh. In other words, in addition to finding him physically appealing, Ariana also enjoys being in his company.               

However, it seems their relationship is more or less a long-distance one. To put it more succinctly, the lack of actual physical interaction between them seems to be at least partially based on said guy having to travel to a different location. As such, it appears that Ariana is telling him to “just say goodnight and go”, as in to depart expeditiously instead of prolonging her agony due to her not being able to spend the night with him.

Lyrics of "Goodnight N Go"

But even when she imagines the two of them spending the night together, her thoughts appear to be just as much platonic as intimate. For example, she states that they’ll sleep in different locations. However, even in this scenario she is devising a way to seduce him.

When all is said and done, it seems that Ariana never gets her opportunity to have this person ‘on top of her’. However, this is not due to a genuine lack of desire by either party. Rather “Goodnight N Go” reads something more along of the lines of the two of them – but especially Grande – preferring to just tease.

4 Responses

  1. Ariana Grande says:

    Hi I just wanted to say How much I love Ariana Grande so much and this song has made her cry during her performances because of all the emotional meanings behind the song so I just want to add to what you said the meaning was It is also about how she just wants the relationship to last long but at the same time wanting the relationship to end. Thank you (next)-lol but I really want yall to add that part in as well for the meaning behind it thank you and ‘goodnight’.

  2. Kris says:

    Also…it’s not an original. Covered song originally by Imogen Heap.

    • Anonymous says:

      The chorus is the only part that’s completely the same other than that she’s changed verses and made it her own

  3. Under You ;) says:

    yeah its something she worked on from imogen heaps cover dont blame her for stealing it from her.

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