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Katy Perry – The One That Got Away lyrics

[Verse 1]
Summer after high school when we first met,
We make-out in your Mustang to Radiohead.
And on my 18th Birthday,
We got matching tattoos.
Used to steal your parents' liquor and climb to the roof,
Talk about our future like we had a clue.
Never planned that one day
I'd be losing you.

[Chorus]
In another life, I would be your girl.
We keep all our promises,
Be us against the world.
In another life, I would make you stay.
So I don't have to say you were
The one that got away,
The one that got away
.

[Verse 2]
I was June and you were my Johnny Cash,
Never one without the other, we made a pact.
Sometimes when I miss you,
I put those records on (whoa).
Someone said you had your tattoo removed,
Saw you downtown singing the Blues.
It's time to face the music,
I'm no longer your muse!

[Chorus]
But in another life, I would be your girl.
We keep all our promises,
Be us against the world.
In another life, I would make you stay.
So I don't have to say you were
The one that got away,
The one that got away.

The one, the one, the one,
The one that got away.

Bridge
:
All this money can't buy me a time machine (no).
Can't replace you with a million rings (no!)
I shoulda told you what you meant to me (Whoa),
Cause now I pay the price
.

[Chorus]
In another life, I would be your girl.
We keep all our promises,
Be us against the world.
In another life, I would make you stay.
So I don't have to say you were
The one that got away,
The one that got away
.

The one (the one), the one (the one), the one (the one)

[Outro]
In another life, I would make you stay.
So I don't have to say you were
The one that got away,
The one that got away.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/k/katy_perry/the_one_that_got_away.html

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  • u
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    Unregistered
    I think it means that the guy told her that they would be together forever bu tchanged his mind without telling her but showing her and she is trying to get over it by tell herslef that in the next life he is going to be mine no matter what and that she wont let him go even if she ends up dieing for him. It mainly about true love no one can replace that and I no exactly how that feels me and my boyfriend have been together since like 5th grade and we are still together after 6 1/2 years.
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    ruvyrosales
    Verse three says that she's famous now, making slot of money, but no amount of anything could replace how she feels for him, and she can't go back in time to fix what she regrets doing. It also gives another hint as to what happened: "i shouldve told you what you meant to me; cause now i've paid the price" means that she shouldve, when he told her that he didn't want to be with her, said that he meant slot to her, and maybe he wouldve stayed, but she didn't and now shell have to pay the consequences.
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  • u
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    Unregistered
    It means that your first love will always be in your heart no matter who comes along yoou will always love that one that you thought you were destine to spend forever with. And in a perfect world it would have lasted and became the greatest love affair the world has ever seen. This is for you patrick you're my one that got away in another life we would have made it. Love you always.
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  • u
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    Unregistered
    Part of me believes this is about her and russel brand. There isn't a doubt in my mind that they fell in true love with each other, and now something has happened and it's not turning out the way they dreamed. I totally agree with unregistered 12: 40. Overall this is an amazing song with intense and personal emotions. And just something about this song makes me believe that it is about their divorce, and katy's and russel's hurt about what is happening in their marriage.
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  • u
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    Unregistered
    I think katy is telling the story of a girl who loved a guy with all her heart. Things didn't work out and he left her and moved on with his life. The girl dealt with a lot of regret and really craved to have that feeling back. The feeling of true love, happiness, and romantic bliss. In the video, the guy dies in a car crash while thinking about her and missing her and not watching the road. That kind of love, ya just don't forget.
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