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Katy Perry – The One That Got Away lyrics

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

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

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

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(X3)
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


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(X3)

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



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    UnregisteredNov 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    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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    ruvyrosalesOct 28, 2011 at 8:23 am
    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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    UnregisteredOct 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    Unfortunately my ex boyfriend was a jerk but at the time I was totally in love with him I was head over heels about him and then tins started going downhill he started getting a bit lets say odd and I felt pleasured and then I apparently made him mad by going to a party and he drove away and literally drove off a cliff I was breathless I almost took my own life but my mum was a bit more sensible that me when I saw this music video it just made the past creep back on me. I did not like it at all a ties I he break down and I have to go to my husband he is so much better than, well let's get it over and done with his name was jude and I feel really guilty. I now have a fabulous husband and gorgeous daughter named roisie. The thing I found hard was learning to trust again thank you to my lovely husband he made this easy.
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 3:01 am
    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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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    This song is about your first love. It starts with how good the relationship was. The first verse is about good moments they had together. The chorus is about the break up and what could have been. The second verse is about the guy moving on and her realizing she wont ever be his anymore. The bridge is about how nothing can replace what he meant to her, but because she didn't stop him from leaving now she has to pay the price. It is a very heartbreaking song.

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