Katy Perry is one of the most adored and iconic fashion and musical personalities of today. Ironically, her conservative parents forbade her from listening to mainstream pop music when she was little, but turned out to be one of the biggest pop artists of our time. She was even the third most Twitter famous celebrity, following Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. She also is a gay activist and supports the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States. Let us take a moment and reminisce the music of Katy Perry that we all loved put on repeat.
- Thinking of You
“Cause when I’m with him I am thinking of you, what you would do if you were the one who was spending the night. Oh, I wish that I was looking into your eyes.”
This is a song of sorrow and regret about a love that was lost forever. It talks about how she found another, but cannot help compare her lost and true love to the present. She says that he was the best she has ever had, and she wishes that he be with her once again. She regrets having let go of her true love, and the thoughts of him always come rushing back to her.
“You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night like the Fourth of July.”
It is about how we often feel ordinary, unnoticed, and nobody special, but what we need to realize is that deep inside of us, there is this great and amazing person just waiting to reach the surface. The music is really catchy and lively, and the lyrics are uplifting and inspirational.
- The One That got Away
“In another life, I would make you stay so I don’t have to say you were the one that got away.”
It is another sad song that talks about regrets most especially when you know that you are the one who caused the breakage of what seemed like a perfect relationship. She misses everything the two of them shared, but she knows that bringing back the good times is already out of her control. She may move on in life, but the regret of letting him slip away is a hurtful memory that would forever haunt her.
- Part of Me
“This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no!”
Part of Me is another song about breakup but this time, she realizes that she has wasted her time with the wrong guy and finally lets go of him and moves on. She has dealt with a man who abused her feelings, but this did not break her but instead made her stronger and taught her to stand on her own.
- Wide Awake
“I’m wide awake and now it’s clear to me that everything you see ain’t always what it seems.”
This song is mainly about realization. She has been focusing on the wrong and trivial things in her life, and now, she realized what she ought to do to become better.