7 rings - Ariana Grande




The Experience: Buy myself all of my favorite things... Endlessly compensating for something you pretend you don't need...

Music video: Ariana Grande and girlfriends party it up in a pink-hued dollhouse-esque mansion. Artificial and fake in a way that only endless money can buy.

The Meaning of 7 rings: Ariana samples My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music. My Favorite Things focused on the magic and marvel in the world, and the power of beautiful things to comfort us in our troubles. 7 rings message is simpler. Happiness is something you provide for yourself - you don't need relationships: wearin' a ring but ain't gon' be no "Mrs." And it can be bought: happiness is the same price as "red-bottoms" and whoever said money can't solve your problems must not have had enough money to solve 'em. There's no hint of sarcasm in 7 rings' lyrics and that's a devastating message for anyone too poor to bury their sorrows under retail therapy

Ask yourself: Can happiness be bought? Are the poor doomed to unhappiness?

Soundtrack: thank u, next (2019)

LYRICS:


Yeah
Breakfast at Tiffany's and bottles of bubbles
Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble
Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines
Buy myself all of my favorite things

Yeah
Been through some bad sh-t, I should be a sad b-tch
Who would have thought it'd turn me to a savage?
Rather be tied up with cuffs and not strings
Write my own checks like I write what I sing

My wrist, stop watchin'
My neck is flossin'
Make big deposits
My gloss is poppin'

You like my hair?
Gee, thanks! Just bought it
I see it, I like it
I want it, I got it
Yeah

I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it

You like my hair?
Gee, thanks! Just bought it
I see it, I like it
I want it, I got it
Yeah

Wearin' a ring but ain't gon' be no "Mrs."
Bought matching diamonds for six of my b-tches
I'd rather spoil all my friends with my riches
Think retail therapy my new addiction

Whoever said money can't solve your problems
Must not have had enough money to solve 'em
They say, "Which one?" I say, "Nah, I want all 'em."
Happiness is the same price as "red-bottoms"

My smile is beamin'
My skin is gleamin'
The way it shine
I know you've seen it
You've seen it

I bought a crib
Just for the closet
Both his and hers
I want it, I got it
Yeah

I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
Baby

You like my hair?
Gee, thanks! Just bought it
Oh, yeah
I see it, I like it
I want it, I got it
Yep

Yeah, my receipts be lookin' like phone numbers
If it ain't money, then wrong number
Black Card is my business card
The way it be settin' the tone for me

I don't mean to brag
But I be like, "Put it in the bag."
Yeah
When you see them racks
They stacked up like my -ss
Yeah

Shoot
Go from the store to the booth
Make it all back in one loop
Gimme the loot
Never mind, I got the juice
Nothin' but net when we shoot

Look at my neck
Look at my jet
Ain't got enough money to pay me respect
Ain't no budget when I'm on the set
If I like it then that's what I get
Yeah

I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
Yeah
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
Oh, yeah, yeah

You like my hair?
Gee, thanks! Just bought it
I see it, I like it
I want it, I got it
Yeah


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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