Meaning of “No Tears Left To Cry” by Ariana Grande

“No Tears Left To Cry” is a song performed by singer and songwriter Ariana Grande. Although the lyrics of the song don’t directly mention the 2017 Manchester Arena attack, they strongly allude to it and go on to let the world know she’s got no more tears to cry and will not allow that terrible incident keep breaking her. Simply put, she’s recovered emotionally from the incident, has cried all the tears in her and is now ready to live again and focus on her career.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Ariana Grande's No Tears Left To Cry at

The 2017 Manchester Arena bombing was a terrorist attack carried out by an Islamist terrorist after Ariana Grande had performed live at a concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22nd in Manchester, United Kingdom. The heinous attack left as many as 23 people dead (including the attacker Salman Ramadan Abedi) and injured more than 500 people.

In response to the bombing, two weeks later (On June 4th, 2017), Grande organized a televised benefit concert for the victims and family members of the bombing dubbed One Love Manchester. Guest stars at the concert included Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, the Black Eyed Peas, Little Mix, Take That, Niall Horan, Imogen Heap and Marcus Mumford. The benefit concert eventually helped to raise about $23 million to help the victims of the bombing and their families.

Lyrics of "No Tears Left To Cry"

Facts about “No Tears Left To Cry” by Ariana Grande

  • “No Tears Left To Cry” was written by Ariana Grande and three other super famous songwriters, namely: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya Salmanzadeh.
  • The production of “No Tears Left To Cry” was handled by two of writers of the song: Ilya Salmanzadeh and Max Martin.
  • The song was released on April 20th, 2018 as the lead single of Grande’s fourth studio album which is yet to come out.
  • The music video of “No Tears Left To Cry”, which was directed by American music video and film director Dave Meyers, strongly alludes to the Manchester Arena bombing. The worker bee at the tail end of the video that flies closer to the camera represents the city of Manchester. Meyers also directed the music video for Grande’s hit single “God Is a Woman“.
  • The song peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It went on to debut and peak at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, thereby making it Grande’s 6th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 debut.
  • Grande performed this song live in public for the first time at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, during the set of Norwegian superstar DJ Kygo.
  • Grande performed this song live on the late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 1st, 2018.

Below is the official music video of the song:

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