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Katy Perry

Wide Awake

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play I’m wide awake
play I’m wide awake

play I’m wide awake
play Yeah, I was in the  
play I was   hard
play With an   heart
play I’m wide awake
play How did I   the stars so  

play I’m wide awake
play And now it’s   to me
play That everything you  
play Ain’t always what it  
play I’m wide awake
play Yeah, I was dreamin’ for so  

play I wish I   then
play What I know  
play Wouldn’t   in
play Wouldn’t   down
play Gravity  
play You made it so sweet
play ‘Til I   up on
play On the  

play Fallin’ from cloud 9
play Crashin’ from the  
play I’m lettin’ go tonight
play Yeah I’m fallin’ from cloud 9

play I’m wide awake
play Not losing any sleep
play I     every piece
play And landed on my  
play I’m wide awake
play Need nothing to   myself, no

play I’m wide awake
play Yeah, I am   again
play Out of the lion’s  
play I don’t have to  
play And it’s too  
play The story’s over now, the end

play I wish I knew then
play What I know now
play Wouldn’t dive in
play Wouldn’t bow down
play Gravity hurts
play You made it so sweet
play ‘Til I woke up on
play On the concrete

play Fallin’ from cloud 9
play (It was outta the blue, I’m)
play Crashin’ from the high
play I’m lettin’ go  
play (Yeah, I’m lettin’ you go, I’m)
play I’m fallin’ from cloud 9

play I’m wide awake
play Thunder  
play Castles  
play I’m wide awake
play I am trying to    
play I’m wide awake
play God knows that I  
play Seeing the   side
play I’m wide awake
play I’m not   anymore

play I’m wide awake
play I’m wide awake

play Yeah I’m fallin’ from cloud 9
play (It was outta the blue, I’m)
play Crashin’ from the high
play You know I’m letting go tonight
play (Yeah, I’m lettin’ you go, I’m)
play I’m fallin’ from cloud 9

play I’m wide awake
play I’m wide awake
play I’m wide awake
play I’m wide awake
play I’m wide awake

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"Wide Awake" is lyrically about the reality of a break up and moving on, which many have believed to have been written about Perry's ex-husband, Russell Brand, since it was written and recorded after the divorce

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hold on

To manage to stay alive or to deal with a difficult situation:

  1. We just had to hold on until help arrived.

wide awake

Completely awake.


read the stars so wrong

Some people believe in reading the stars as the stars is telling their future. Katy’s referring to making wrong decisions in life that created her destiny/future.


bow down

bend, kneel in respect

  1. She was asked to bow down in front of a statue of their god.

dive in

plunge into water

  1. The water was very cold here, and it took a few seconds to prepare myself mentally before I could dive in.

concrete

material

  1. A statue made of concrete is at the entrance to the park.

cloud 9

figurative (blissfully happy)

  1. Children are on cloud nine when they get their favorite desserts.

picked up

To gather or collect

  1. Please pick up the pieces.
  2. Pick the pieces up.

den

animal's lair

  1. The wounded animal hid in its den.

pretend

to behave in a particular way because you want someone to believe that something is true when it is not

  1. We were never going to make the marriage work, so why pretend?

crumbling

structure: falling apart. To (cause to) break into small fragments

  1. The ancient paper crumbled in his hands.

rumbling

making low rolling sound


hold on

stay courageous or patient. wait, maintain position

  1. Hold on till I get there!

bright side

consider positive aspects


blind

sightless, unable to see

  1. He has been blind since birth