Saturday, November 7, 2020

34+35 Song Lyrics Meaning - Ariana Grande


Read Ariana Grande - 34+35 Lyrics Song Meaning Explained.

Album: Positions
Release Date: October 30, 2020
Record Label: Republic Records
Songwriter: Grande, Brown, Franks, JohnsonParx, Victoria Monét
Producer: Brown, Franks, Xavi, Johnson

Ariana and one of her choreographers, Scott Nicholson, wrote these lines. On the album’s day of release, a fan on Twitter asked about Scott’s involvement with the song, to which Ariana replied:

oh the best night of my life
he brought us all the gift that is the “gimme them babies” line

In an interview with the Zach Sang Show, she explained how the writing session went down:

I was like what comes after ‘You might think I’m crazy / The way I’ve been cravin’ / If I put it quite plainly' and Scott was like ‘Just give me them babies’. He said that he was joking and I was like ‘No, no, no, we’re doing it, it’s done, it’s perfect’. It came up as a total joke and then I fell in love with it.

In a statement for Genius, Scott said: To have a songwriting credit on the album is a dream come true. And on such a fun, cheeky song. Her and her team have made history, and continue to do so, and it’s a blessing to be a part of the team.

Grande implies that the movie is background noise while she’s having sex with her partner. This is also a play on Netflix and chill, which itself is a euphemism for sex. Ariana used a similar line on May 2016’s “Moonlight,” from her album Dangerous Woman: And the movie is playing, but we won’t be watching tonight.

34 and 35 amount to 69—a sexual position in which both partners experience oral pleasure during sex. The ‘6’ and the ‘9’ are intended to resemble inverted sexual partners lying on each other.

Ariana instructs her partner to use the position while having sex. It’s also a more overt reference to the sexual subtext from the lead single, “positions”:

Switchin' the positions for you
Cookin' in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom

When discussing these lines in an interview with The Zach Sang Show, Ariana said: The whole ‘Fuck me 'til the daylight’ thing is like… ridiculous. Because I’m tired after one, and it’s time to go to bed. For me it’s a total façade, it’s bullshit. Just kidding.

Grande implies that the movie is background noise while she’s having sex with her partner. This is also a play on Netflix and chill, which itself is a euphemism for sex.

Ariana used a similar line on May 2016’s “Moonlight,” from her album Dangerous Woman: And the movie is playing, but we won’t be watching tonight.

To refer to a female partner as “wifey” indicates a long-term relationship. Oftentimes, the sex life of long-term partners tend to wind down after time as one or both partners lose interest in sex, engage in sexual activity less frequently, or get set into a routine. For these reasons, people may cheat and seek sexual encounters outside of their relationships. However, Ariana assures her partner that they would not have to cheat because she would keep sex as interesting and exciting as if she was a new, secret lover.

Ariana first admitted being “wifey” back on her 2018 song “borderline”: You know I’m the wifey type, babe

This line also might be referencing her song “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”, in which Ariana suggests she’ll let her love interest hit it even though he’s in a relationship.

The Richter scale measures the strength of earthquakes, ranging from magnitudes of one through ten. Ariana and her partner rock the bed so much during sex that it causes a 4.5, which is considered to be a moderate earthquake.

In an interview with the Zach Sang Show, Ariana shared that she wrote these lyrics after experiencing an earthquake earlier in 2020: It was the night after the big earthquake, scared the shit out of me, and I was like ‘4.5 when I make the bed shake.’ That’s why that lyric is there. The earthquake she mentions is either the magnitude 4.2 earthquake on July 30, or the magnitude 4.5 earthquake on September 18, both of which shook throughout Southern California and Los Angeles, where Grande resides.

Ariana jokingly ends the song with the fact that she sucks at math, undermining the sexual bravado in the majority of the song. However, she tweeted in 2010 that she actually likes math class (perhaps sarcastically).