Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” Lyrics Meaning

In Ariana Grande’s “One More Time”, the narrator (Ariana) plays the role of someone in a broken romance, and admittedly it is ‘her fault’. In other words, she lied to her ex. How exactly she deceived him is never specified. However, the implication is that she cheated on him. And now she is reeling as a result of their breakup since he holds a very-special place in her heart.

Since then, her ex has apparently moved on with his life, as he seems to have a new girlfriend. But as aforementioned, Ariana still has strong feelings for him. In simpler terms, this song is based on her desire to spend “one last time”, as in one final night, with him. Afterwards, she ‘promises’ to ‘let him go’, as ultimately she just wants to feel the sensation of ‘waking up in his arms’.

One Last Time lyrics

Artists like Ariana Grande are known for releasing songs based on their real-life events. As such, fans have speculated that “One Last Time” is actually referencing relationships Ariana had with Australian entertainer Jai Brooks and English musician Nathan Sykes from 2012 to 2014.

As the story goes, Ariana was in a committed, publicly-acknowledged romance with Jai and cheated on him with Nathan. However, she was ultimately unimpressed by her new beau, with the relationship lasting only five months. As such, she eventually found herself back with Brooks, but their relationship completely dissolved soon afterwards also. Thus the implication is that in “One Last Time”, which was released in early 2015, Ariana is expressing her regret of cheating on Jai with Nathan and begging for reconciliation with the former. However, such has never been confirmed by Grande herself.

Facts about “One Last Time”

  • Writer(s): Giorgio Tuinfort, David Guetta, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha.
  • Producer(s): Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk
  • Release Date: 10th February 2015
  • Album/EP: My Everything
  • Interesting Stuff: Ariana Grande didn’t contribute to the writing of “One Last Time”.

Does “One Last Time” contain any samples?

No. However it has been sampled in ‘’Pop party 15 Mashup’’ by Dodie ft Hady Clark.

15 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow she didn’t even write it anD she cheated?! I’m anti ari now

  2. Anonymous says:

    i love ariana

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ariana Grande you are the best. Love you girl

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have never cheated on my ex but just the lines one last time I need to be the one who takes you home hits really hard bc I just want to kiss him and hold one just for one last time just one more time and I’ll be ready to say goodbye

  5. Anonymous says:

    I cry every time I hear Ariana]

  6. Anonymous says:

    the double standards tho
    if it were a male singer it would be like “even though I cheated on u let me sleep with u cus I still want you” and everyone would be outraged

  7. Ariana Grande says:

    Omg thank you! That is really nice of you! I still love my ex but i have moved on!

  8. TILE SIMON.O. says:

    Ariana, you make me forgive my ex through this song, because what she said is written in the 2nd verse of this song “one last time”i love u ariana,i wish to touch you.

  9. Kushaba markus ari;0788879197 says:

    Ariana your always romantic and have akind heart but this song is so heart touching

  10. Name says:

    Ari is the best

  11. Vaishnavi says:

    Hey ariana,
    I am a really big fan of yours and your are the best singer in the world
    The first song i have ever heard of was yours called “dangerous woman”
    That was some seriously powerful song
    I would love to meet you if i could
    yours truly

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