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"Jason's Song (Gave It Away)" is seventeenth track of the Japanese Special Price Edition and the last track of Target Special Edition of Ariana Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman.[1] It was released as the third promotional single on September 16, 2016.

Background

On September 16, 2016, "Jason's Song (Gave It Away)" was revealed on Spotify and iTunes to be an explicit track.

The song is named after Jason Robert Brown, a famous Broadway composer who co-wrote and produced this song. Jason Robert Brown and Ariana have known each other for a long time. He was the composer of the score for 13: The Musical on Broadway that Ariana was a part of. They become close during that time and he acted as a mentor for Ariana. Since then, they have kept in touch but this is their first song they have collaborated on.

Trivia

  • Ariana shared a picture of the old tracklist on snapchat, "Jason's Song (Gave It Away)" was supposed to be on the Deluxe Edition of Dangerous Woman, not the Target Exclusive Edition.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Yeah you really tried
But I was blind to all the lies you told me, oh
All the shit you've done
You can't outrun the way you understand me

[Pre-Chorus]
You acted like you bought me at a bargain sale
You don't even care
You focused your frustration on a small detail
Blew it out of scale, like my ponytail

[Chorus]
Well, if you don't want to see the girl I want to be
Then why, then why should I listen?
If you don't want to do the things I need from you
Goodbye, goodbye
Cause I gave it away, I gave it away, I gave it away
And I'm taking it right back

[Verse 2]
I'm no blow up doll, no free-for-all
No slave to your decision, ooh
Gotta find a way to break the spell
To get the hell away from those who block my vision

[Pre-Chorus]
You used me as a fragment of your grand design, hey
And you, you don't get to put me as your bottom line
You don't get what's mine, and I'm doing fine

[Chorus]
Said you don't want to see, the girl I want to be
Then why, then why would I listen
You don't want to do, the things I need from you
Goodbye, goodbye
I gave it away, I gave it away, I gave it away
I'm taking it right back, baby

[Chorus]
When you don't want to see, the girl I want to be
Then why, then why should I listen
When you don't want to do, the things I need from you
Goodbye, goodbye
Cause I gave it away, I gave it away, I gave it away
I'm taking it right back
I'm taking it right back, baby
I'm taking it right back

[Verse 1]
Yeah you really tried
But I was blind to all the lies you told me, oh
All the sh*t you've done
You can't outrun the way you understand me

[Pre-Chorus]
You acted like you bought me at a bargain sale
You don't even care
You focused your frustration on a small detail
Blew it out of scale, like my ponytail

[Chorus]
Well, if you don't want to see the girl I want to be
Then why, then why should I listen?
If you don't want to do the things I need from you
Goodbye, goodbye
Cause I gave it away, I gave it away, I gave it away
And I'm taking it right back

[Verse 2]
I'm no blow up doll, no free-for-all
No slave to your decision, ooh
Gotta find a way to break the spell
To get the hell away from those who block my vision

[Pre-Chorus]
You used me as a fragment of your grand design, hey
And you, you don't get to put me as your bottom line
You don't get what's mine, and I'm doing fine

[Chorus]
Said you don't want to see, the girl I want to be
Then why, then why would I listen
You don't want to do, the things I need from you
Goodbye, goodbye
I gave it away, I gave it away, I gave it away
I'm taking it right back, baby

[Chorus]
When you don't want to see, the girl I want to be
Then why, then why should I listen
When you don't want to do, the things I need from you
Goodbye, goodbye
Cause I gave it away, I gave it away, I gave it away
I'm taking it right back
I'm taking it right back, baby
I'm taking it right back


References

Dangerous Woman
May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bad DecisionsBe AlrightDangerous WomanEverydayFocusGreedyI Don't CareInto YouJason's Song (Gave It Away)Knew Better / Forever BoyLeave Me LonelyLet Me Love YouMoonlightSide To SideSometimesStep On UpThinking Bout YouTouch It
Unreleased Ain't About What You GotIntroNot Afraid Of LoveShe Got Her Own
Artists
Ariana GrandeFutureLil WayneNicki MinajMacy Gray
Tour
Dangerous Woman Tour

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