Ariana And Kid Cudi's "Just Look Up" Is Literally About The End Of The World

"Tomorrow may never come," Ari sings.


Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi teamed up to release a new song titled “Just Look Up,” and fans can expect to hear the eyebrow-raising tune in the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, which hits select theaters on Dec. 10. The lyrics are surprisingly deep, so here’s a closer look at every important word.


Don’t Look Up follows the story of two low-level astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Heavy stuff, I know. So, if Grande and Cudi’s song seems like it’s a little bit apocalyptic, that’s because it is.


The intro foreshadows the conflict the couple is about to experience. “We knew no bounds /Fell at the speed of sound /Ridin' against all odds, but soon against ourselves,” Grande sings.

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Grande uses the intro to explain that tomorrow isn’t promised, but true love can survive anything. She sings, “Just look up /There is no place to hide /True love doesn't die /It holds on tight and never lets you go.”

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Cudi and Grande collaborate on the second verse together.

They sing, “And I'm sorry, my love /I'ma heal your heart, I'll hold it in my hand (Ooh, ah-ah) Time is oh so precious, we don't really have much left now”

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Halfway through the song, Grande acknowledges the end of the world is coming. She even makes a subtle political statement: “Listen to the goddamn qualified scientists /We really f*cked it up, f*cked it up this time /It's so close, I can feel the heat big time /And you can act like everything is alright /But this is probably happening in real time.”

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Ultimately, “Just Look Up” is about treasuring every moment because you never know what could happen next. “Turn off the sh*t box news /'Cause you're about to die soon,” Grande urges.

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Does the song have a happy ending? Not so much. But it does end with Grande and her lover putting love first. “Look up, Here it comes /I'm so glad I'm here with you forever /In your arms,” the final lyrics read.

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Don’t Look Up will hit select theaters on Dec. 10, and Netflix on Dec. 24.


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