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Ariana Grande: One Last Time Meaning

Song Released: 2015


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One Last Time Lyrics


I was a liar
I gave into the fire
I know I should've fought it
At least I'm being honest
Feel like a failure
'Cause I know that I failed you
I should've done you better
'Cause you don't want a liar (come on)

And I know, and I know,...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2017 report

    She cheated.
    She's sorry.
    She regrets what she's done & insists on seeing him for one last time.

    Even if its just for one night. She wants him to wake up in her arms for one last time.

    Its like a goodbye thing.

  2. 2TOP RATED

    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 23rd 2015 report

    she lied and he left her.
    he is now with a new girl who gives him what he wanted.
    she regretted lying and insisted for one last time to hold him.
    she doesnt care about the girl he is now with.
    all she really wants now is one last chance.

  3. 3TOP RATED

    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2017 report

    From what I understand, this song about her lying or possibly cheating on the guy she loves and he ends up leaving her but she regrets what she did to him. She wants one last time with him but he already has a someone who gives him everything he's ever wanted.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2021 report

    Originally was about Ari cheating on her partner and missing him, and wanting to spend some time with him One Last Time before they go their separate ways. However, since the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, this song has changed meaning and become a special song close to everyone's hearts.

  5. anonymous
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    May 14th 2021 report

    It's about how she cheated on her boyfriend and she regrets it. She knows his new girlfriend treats him better and they like each other more than he and Ariana did, but she still loves him and wants to spend more time with him, even if it's just one night. Cause she wants to say goodbye.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2020 report

    She knows she done messed up big time by cheating and lying. She's deeply sorry and only wants him to forgive her and wake up in his arms just one last time. I personally love this song a lot.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2020 report

    I love that song it had more pop and teen pop and so me and Ben are going to write about our relationship together when we first met at the high school and so me and him are great couple, because we’re glad that me and Ben are together again. But our producer max Martin is going to write our song about our past relationships together in high school. Because he graduated from high school since 2017. But he knows Donna lee, if he can drops me off at Donna’s house I’m okay with it, and then when I wrote this with max Martin and savan Kotecha, from the wanted. They’re smart looking boys, I love their music as well but my cousin Nathan is a huge fan of the wanted, because they’re in England me and Ben are going to England together and meet William, because we’re staying over there and go to college, and marry William. Because me and Williams anniversary is on March 30, and so our wedding date is the same date as Kate and Williams wedding date, April 29. Then Ben is here for me and helping me with my wedding dress and makeup, and nails, because William is in love with me.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2019 report

    She regrets everything.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2019 report

    I think it means that she made a mistake (cheating on her boyfriend) and now that he has got a new girl, she just wants him to give her another chance with their relationship.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2019 report

    I believe that she and that boy ended their relationship and she regret all the lies and everything. Now he’s with his new girl, all she wanted spend one last time with him.

  11. anonymous
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    May 4th 2018 report

    I think she had fallen in love with someonez man bt then he decided to leav her coz his original girl found out about his affair with her...and she lied about some things so that she could keep the relationship going.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2018 report

    This song resonates. It could refer to a any instance when you feel you didn’t do right by a lover.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2018 report

    Loved this song NOT SEX but anyhow can interpret any song and relate to any situation. This song remind me of this person I had a mutual understanding relationship with. She came in unexpectedly and what’s worst I had no idea I could love the same sex. She showed me loved, prioritized me, and had romantic gestures. I am asking for ONE LAST TIME with her just to enjoy the last moment together with feelings exposed. I missed you ****. I did not know I loved you until I lost you

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2018 report

    For me this is about she started something with a guy who has a girlfriend ("Baby, I don't care if you got her in your heart; all I really care is you wake up in my arms"), but the guy's girlfriend discovered them ("I know that this is my fault, I should've been more careful"). The guy is now sorry, but he can't keep the reltionship he had with her, because he is back with his original girlfriend (Whom I assume forgave him). This is why the lyric speaking asks the guy for one last time to hold him and be with him.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 10th 2017 report

    I love this song so much when i frist listens to it i did not really get but then i listened to it again and i had cry for somereason cause i feel thise song it like the same problem iam going through

  16. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2017 report

    This song is about a girl who cheated on a guy and now just wants to sleep with him.
    The language is obvious that this is what she means. She knows he has a new girl that is actually good to him, but she wants to pull him away from that to have sex with him. understanding her blame and wrongdoing, while simultaneously trying to absolve it, "at least I'm being honest".

    It's amazing how many of you interpreters grasp at straws. This song is literally awful in its message. Music is good tho.

  17. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2017 report

    I took your love for granted. I should have fought for us, I should have fought against my own demons for us but I gave in. I gave in to the cheating and lying, but despite it all I just want to lay in your arms tonight. I want to wake up next you One last time. I need to be with you one last time.

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2017 report

    Listening to the song the one thing that comes to my mind is her asking for the forgiveness of God even though she is a sinner and "Doesn't deserve it." Many lyrics in the song say this such as "I was a liar
    I gave into the fire
    I know I should've fought it
    At least I'm being honest
    Feel like a failure
    'Cause I know that I failed you
    I should've done you better." The lyrics say how she felt like she let God down by some of her sinful actions and now is asking for one last chance at forgiveness and she will try to be a better follower if he grants her forgiveness.

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