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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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The One That Got Away meanings Post my meaning

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    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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    This song's about a regret of the other in a relationship that "could've been" and work well in the future.
    "The one that got away" simply put, is a person you would always compare to with another in the future. They changed your life in a way you can never imagine, and that you will always compare them to your new partners unconsciously. They left you a big scar, perhaps of hurt and regret. Hurt because maybe they have hurted you unintentionally and you felt deeply hurt because you actually love them, and regret because they actually could be "the one", and you let them slip through your grasp just because of your instinct of not seeing you two in the long term. They could also be the best one you've ever had and you finally come to terms that you're an idiot for letting them go just because of irrational uncertainty where they've been all you ever needed, and they were right in front of you after all this time and now you have to pray the price of letting go of a precious diamond, dwelling up in your "could be"s and "what if"s.
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    This song is difficult to understand until you have a little bit of background information. It is based on the story of a ukranian serial killer who, despite killing over fifty people, was haunted by the missed opportunity of his first near-victim, his high school girlfriend. Written from alternating perspectives, we see his ex-girlfriend feeling sorrow over no longer being with him alongside the killer himself wishing he could go back in time and not allow her to escape unharmed from his grasp.
    Despite a somewhat obscure background, this song teaches us that no matter what our goals, it always ends in sadness and crushing regret over perceived mistakes. Even people who seem to act with no concern for the well-being of themselves or others end up feeling this inescapable despair.
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    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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    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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    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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    This is such a good song. The first time I heard it I almost cried lol. But now it just makes me happy. Such a good song. Its about her x Travie Mccoy, Circle The Drain is about him too. Love you katy. Every day I go on facebook and twitter and try to talk to Katy, not giving up til I get a word from Katy Perry! Ur the best katy!
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    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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    My ex bf passed away recently in a car accident as well just around the time this song was released. We couldn't be together due to family constraint (strong religious differences). But I loved him with all my heart, wishing for the day things would change and we could be together, then he passed away. When I saw the music video for this song, I couldn't stop crying. I really hope that in another life, I would still be his girl.
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    I don't think the song is anything to do with dying to get her lover back. The lyric, 'in another life' simply means that if things were different, if she or he had done things differently, she would still be his. She uses a lot of allusions to get how much this guy meant to her, and what the relationship meant to her. The tattoos, the love affair between june and johnny cash. 'can't replace you with a million rings' is a perfect metaphor for the fact that no one will ever match up to him. A beautiful song, and definitely her best! J xx.
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    Once upon a time when you were young there was a guy you had great time with. Maybe your first love or maybe a "best friend with benefits", it doesn't matter but that person was special to you. And you thought it would be forever. So you never really told him how much he meant to you. But one day, maybe due to a silly mistake, or misunderstanding, or external factors like parents (maybe they don't agree with your choice), the whole story was over. And now you might have all the money in the world. But they can't buy you happiness and turn back the time. So the meaning of the song is that you must fight for your own happiness, which might be hard, but no one else will do it for you!
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    I think it means she knew that she and russell were having problems that were so big that inevitably they couldn't be together. She tried to ignore them and put in their place other things that could bind them together, like a ring, tattoos. Music and mementos. I think she will always love him and didn't want to lose him. He may not be her perfect soul mate, but he was almost everything that she wanted. She should remember that christ will care for her broken heart. Praying for you katy - live your life for him. Russell will come to know jesus in time.
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    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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    The song shows what can happen in reality. The first time I saw this, it made me feel a bit sad. Also, I would never get a matching tattoo unless it washed off because you might have a massive argument and then wish you never had it. Back to the song, it is really good and I can't stop listening to it! I hope the song will do well in the chart (hopefully no. 1). Love the song katy perry!
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    Obviously the guy couldn't be trusted as he stole liquor from his own parents! She likes radiohead but later on she finds out he's a blues freak and he doesn't really dig radiohead just pretended to like them so's he could get into her knickers in a mustang which he probably stole as well. She got a tattoo but his was probably a stick on one which he washed off after he shagged her. She better off without him I reckon!
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    This is a great song with a meaningful lyrics. After listening to this song and if you look carefully, it means that: you should tell the person you love him or her before things get worst and don't let that person leave you by doing such things you know it'll hurt them because at the end, you'll realize that what you did is wrong and you can't leave without that person.
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    They were both inlove with each other, however the girl didn't admit or just didn't want commitment or any other deep reasons, and let the guy got away. Coz maybe the guy was hurt, and wanted to move on.
    That's what I think, coz that's what happened to me. I love him, but I did let him go and I've got no regrets. But I used to say to myself that in other time/life I wouldn't do the same thing ever. It's just sad that he came at the wrong time. Sometimes, I'm still thinking of him.
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    I'm thinking of you in this song. You made my heart feel like a firework. The way you kissed me last friday night was amazing. I love you in my life cause you make me feel like a teenage dream. You always tell your friends your so guy when we all know its true. You will always be part of me. I don't want you to be the one that got away!
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    It means that even perfect love has to be postponed. There are 2 inseparable people who (either by fear of commitment, wrong timing, or trivial things in life getting in the way) just grew apart. Eventually she realizes he is moving on and though she holds on to the memories, she regrets that she can't hold on to him any longer. So maybe in another lifetime when things are different. They'll be together.
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    That was an incredible and meaningful song! It signifies lots of truths of the thing they called "love" nowadays. That was about the concept of making a pact or promise to each other but failing to fulfill it yet still hoping to be together still in the end, as obviously stated in the chorus part of the song which says "But in another life, I will 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..."; regret after not being able to do a thing supposed to be done and in turn, facing the corresponding consequence afterwards as what was stated in the bridge part of the song that says " All this money can't buy me a time machine, can't replace you with a million rings. I should have told you what you meant to me, cause I now pay the price " It somehow reflects the rampant reality of today. The song was awesomely crafted based from a ukranian serial killer and his high school girlfriend. The author was so creative. I admire it a lot!
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    I was with her from childhood for more than three year, I loved from my inner feeling but did not explore to her. Still I met at New Dalhi, I got apporunity to share my feeling to her. Thus she did and accepted me as her boyfriend and more than that I was love for her. But late after four years, we are broke our relationship due to domination of believe. Through this songs I ask her to be mine in next life.
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    In the music video, it's really sad. Katy and her boyfriend get along really well and love each other to pieces. Then they get married. He paints portraits of her and she loves the. One day, they're painting and Katy doesn't know whatnot paint and her husband has done spectacular job. Katy was about to start painting when he just comes up from behind and grabs her brus and messes up what her intention was. I her anger, she grabs some red paint and streaks it across his artwork. He's so mad and pushes her out of the way and leaves for the truck. He's so mad and it is probably predicted he's leaving for good, no trace of him to be seen. Then, Katy's wedding veil falls out of a compartment he gets distracted. He sees a pile of wood in the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid it and there's a cliff on the side of the road. He crashes into the bridge is in the edge of the cliff. He and his his truck fall off the edge, flash forward to Katy Perry as older. She drives to where he died in the cliff fall. And the song sunshine of my life plays off. In other words, life is so short. You'll never know the people You'll meet and see. But love can last an either it's. Even if the person is long gone. When they're gone though, they might run off, or break up with you, and your heart broken, and don't stop thinking about them for years. And you'd have wanted to live in another life so that way, you'll know what ticked them off, and you'll be able to make them stay so you won't have to say they were the one that got away.
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    To me it means don't regret, I wish if you wanted me you'd say it, but I said it and you left anyway, yet for some reason your still in my heart, and your now a pain stake to me. I wish I could forget you as you have me, or dismiss my heart as if we didn't happen rather then dream what if and wonder if we could have only talked it out.
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    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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    I think the one that got away is about a girl whom loves her boyfriend, and they are certain they are going to be together forever. To them, it seems like nothing could possibly go wrong and that everything is perfect, as if they wouldn't change anything for the world. But, then the boy decides he wants change so he leaves his girlfriend and goes on to live another life. The song is describing that the girl still wants her guy back and that in another life she would change what happened, she would change her mistakes, she would make everything better if she could keep the boy she loved. And that now, nothing can compare to the great times they had, the memories they shared and everything they did together. As the song says, money or a million rings can't replace the relationship they shared.
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    It means the person you love with all your and who, you pictured forever with, tells you they love you than leaves. Then you realize that losing that person was a big mistake. You can rember the car rode in and the song you were making out to as if it were yesterday. And that in other life there is hope that you could end up toghether. Even with the world against you guys. Love is stronger than what the world thinks.
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    I figured she was in the car driving and thinking of things they did when they were together and how in another life she would be his girl so she wouldn't have to say he was the one that got away. And in one instance she was wishing she could turn back time so would have the chance to tell him what he meant to her and now she pays the price. I never saw the video, but in one version of the song it has the sound of a car accident at the end and johnny cash singing "you are my sunshine". I am thinking she got so distraught from the memories that she lost control of the car.
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    It means that when a boy keeps a promise to a relationship, but it never works. The girl starts to ignore him, but then she starts thinking, "i should have made him stay. " when my crush, micheal, was being so cute, I had the nerve to tell him. He was all like, "well, i like you too, but i don't really like you that way. " that totally broke my heart and I immediately started singing it in front of my crush. Not the best move, I know, but I wanted him to get a good idea of what I thought of him,. So yeah. :)
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    It reminds me of me and my ex the times we had together and those I will tresure forever. I miss him dearly I do hope he reads this. I can relate to those lyrics the tattoos are like me losing my virginity to that beassty! I love you dearest and I hope after summer ' I can be your girl' and I will keep my promise never to break your heart again. LMFAO! Love ya baby!
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    The song is about how her love got away for a passed mistake. However the man dies. She regrets everything that happen. He was her one true love, the one who got awa. At the end of the video he is still wearing the matching tattoo he never got it removed and as an old lady it is something that she has to live with for the rest of her life even though she already married. It is not the same.
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    I think the one that got away means to never let the one you love go. Don't have fights over small little things, cherish the moments you have with that person. When that person is gone, you come to realize that you should have spent time with that person. True saying is you never really know how much a person means to you until their gone! I've learned that once in my life before, so take heed to the situation ^___^.
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    It means she is still inlove with a guy she used to date when she was young. They were so inlove and had plans, probably marriage or something. But things didn't workout like they planned and he had to move on and she let him move on without fighting for him. So now she regret she just let him go without doing everything she could to make him stay with her. That's why she is saying in another life she will make him stay so that she won't have to live with only memories and the remorse for letting him go without fighting.
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    My meaning to this song is it reaminds me to my father even though I don't have hime by my side I should of told him all the thigs I should of told him, I never even met my father till I was 10 and now that I'm turing 15 I really want him to be here by my side when I'm going through in wich I think is the most difficult part of my life.
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    She loved someone, maybe her first love and he loved her too. But they got unto a quarrel and he left her. He broke all relations with her, never saw her again. And she is repenting that she ought to have told him that how much she loved him, how she did not want him to go and maybe he would have stayed. But she cannot do anything than repent even after so many decades.
    She is lamenting the loss of her first ever love, and even though she is married(happily it seems on the outside) and has all material comforts*('all this money can't buy me. , can't replace you with a million rings), she still is not moving on. In the video they show a scene where the hero(main lead) is in the car and gets into an accident. I feel its true cuz when they got into a quarrel and he left her he sort of died, cuz in leaving her he omitted himself from her life and so they have shown that he died in an accident(in the video). And the lady still loves him more than anything and would leave I all for him even now but still she has started facing the bitter truth that he has gotten over her and she no longer plays the strings of his heart. And she still visits the various haunts they used to squander and in the video they show this st the end when she goes to that place on the highway where he lost control of the car and died.
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    I'm 12. I have a adorable crush. He goes out with every girl at school except me. When I listen to this song it makes me feel better. Dunno why. Just does. Sometimes I listen to it when I'm just plain depressed. I may be young, but I know, no matter how nice he is to you, no matter what he does for you, never to expect to be with a guy forever unless he proposes to you. Maybe not even then. Learned that when my parents divorced.
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    My name is latara and I am 16. My first love nathan, who is 19, was the best thing that has ever happened to me, and he has left me to love some other girl (who I doubt could ever, would ever love him as much as I have). Nathan was the first of my priorities: I made him chicken and brought him rootbeer and gum, gave him massages, taught him how to kiss. He would play "brown eyed girl" for me on his guitar, and called he his "brown eyed girl". He said to me, "you will always be my baby. " it didn't ring true, needless to say. Around the end of our relationship, he would break his promises, talk trash about me to his friends and turn them against me, when they have never once met me. Nathan would also make me cry, hurt my feelings, and he didn't care. He said to me over facebook today, "i broke up with you for reasons which i am not going to tell you. " he knows I still love hin to death, he doesn't give a damn. And yet, I still love him as if we are still an item. I think "the one that got away means, finding love, falling hard, and being burned. And yet you still would do anything for him, even if he breaks your heart. I feel exactly that way about nathan. I think we'll be together again and he will see how wrong he is. But right now, I miss nathan every day of my life.
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    I liked someone for a while and he was really sweet and I had so many feelings for him. He the started flirting with my bestfriend so I spoke to him about it. Then a few days later after a big heart to heart with him we didn't speak for 3-4 days. I felt really insecure and upset that things were happening so I decided to ask what he actually felt:/ he felt the same of me but didn't show it. Then for a few days I thought about things and thought how many other girls he talks to and how many he flirts with. I couldn't do this so by best friend so I decided to let him go. And to be honest. I'm glad I was glad to be the one that got away.
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    You're in a great relationship and all of a sudden things take a turn for the worst and things go bad. Then your problems get worst and there is no way to solve them so finally one of you give in and throw all those years or months of love away. You have a hard time getting over it so then you have to let all your feelings and emotions out in song and think back to all your memories and true love in the end.
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    I think that what she means is that her boyfriend who she really loved and thought that they were perfect together dumped her and thinking back on it she thinks that maybe she didn't give the relationship everything she had. She feels as if she took him for granted and that if she could go back in a time machine she would tell him how much he meant to her and how much she loved him. But she knows that no amount of money will let her go back so she's just left with the memories and the knowledge that in another life she would do it right and tell him how much he meant to her. You never realized what you have until it's gone.
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    I think it means that two people were in love and one left and moved on, and the other still loves them. They were an amazing couple, one who was thought to last forever. The one who still loves them doesn't blame the other, but wishes that it didn't end like that. In another life, things would be different. They would stick together forever or they would be the one leaving.
    This song is sad. I love it. One of my favorites.
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    I suppose it means that two people were in a relationship, then the guy broke up with the girl after a measly fight. Now the girl regrets it and she misses the guy. I don't understand why in the video katy perry shows that he dies in the accident, but in the lyrics it says that he had his tattoo removed and everything. I interpret that basic meaning is the girl misses the guy, and if he ever is hers again she won't make the mistake of leaving him.
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    Two people slowly fell in love, even though they didn't know it themselves. When the girl realized her feelings for the boy, she got afraid and turned her back to him. The boy kept on trying, reassure her, comfort her, love her, until he finally gave up and left. Now the girl regrets it deeply, since she had let him get away although they love each other so deeply.
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    It means like it was love at first sight and they decided that they must be together, not thinking about what may happen in the future. She never thought that she would lose him, but she still loves him no matter what, so, instead of blaming him, she insists that they will be together in another life, its just a matter of time. Still, she regrets on not holding him tight enough, giving him too much freedom.
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    The one that got away to my understanding is when two people love each other and never knew that one day they would loose each other, so the song is telling you that if they knew the day would come when they have to depart they would do everything to make sure they don't have to depart. But know that they have depart they are hoping that in the other life they would reunite and make everything right so that they wont have to say goodbye again.
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    I think it means you should chose that person you trust for your life. Even if you go off with someone else and stick with them, they should think how much that girl likes him and go back to her. However, if they got matching tattoo's, then they realise they have the best decision of being together but they should both talk about it. If he left her, he wants to move on. You can't stick to that one person, but if you think it would last then marry him/her. Don't feel the pain.
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    Advice for all of you teenaged girls out there: highschool romances almost never work out so think long and hard about who you are going to give up your virginity to. Hopefully, for your sake, it will be to the person you marry because it is very hard to stop loving the person whom you've first made love to if the relationship doesn't work out. It is a difficult emotional place to be as is evident from so many of the people who have posted here. Save it for your husband (i. E. , after he marries you) and you'll be far less likely to be longing for "the one that got away".
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    I thought the song was about a relationship between a boy and a girl and how they promised never to leave each other. So, things like the matching tattoos symbolized how they loved each other and were like one person. Then, when the boy got rid of his tattoo showed how he was done with the relationship. The rest of the song is showing how she made a bad choice and how he was probaly going to leave anyway. ^w^.
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    I think this songs really is really relates to my current life now, I hv a bf but I can't be with him since my parents have fully controlled of me t^t
    and were about finding someone for me and it will be their decisions, and not mine. So I have to leave him. :(
    . 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 againts the world~.
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    This song is so cliche. Looking up the lyrics was so disappointing. I thought it would actually about someone that actually got away. If your relationship is based on partying it hardly ever works out long term unless you both decide to grow up and bite the bullet. I can't believe she's reflecting on a guy that still plays at clubs downtown. Doesn't she know that she did the right thing by not being with him? She obviously wanted more out of life and got it and was less likely to obtain that kind of life with the guy she is singing about. I really wish this song was about a relationship that was really meant to be but didn't work out that way.
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    I think the song is talking about a girl who a guy after highschool, they so much in love then, they got matching tattoos, he was her everything but one day he left her and never showed up again and she even heard that he had his tattoo removed and she misses him, wishing he was with her and with hope she says that maybe in another life she would be his girl.
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    My meaning of the one that got away is about l-o-v-e. But sence her husband is in love! Wit art he really doest bay attention to katy until he fineshes his art. So oviously katty got pritty mad and spilled ketchup on his art he got mad and left the house and never came back. Hum. Why,. Bc he got in a car aczident (hahahh) (no) but yeah l-@-v-3
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    They were friends. Very close friends. Most crossing over to something more. They dreamed of a future together. But those were just dreams. They were perfect for each other but she didn't know it at the time. In her next life she'll make sure it'll just be them against the world. The guy has moved on after finding out the girl doesn't feel the same way. But years later she realizes the mistake she has made. But it'll too late but. She's no longer his muse. In another life she'll be his girl and they'll keep all the promise they made to each other and take on world. But for this life. He's the one who got away.
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    This song actually means a lot to me. I think what the song means is that our.
    Actions get in the way of our words. Then after its all said and done we realized what we have lost and how much it meant to us. And we would do anything to get it back. This song made me think of my ex when I heard it and weve been talking since then and we realized we still love and care for each other very deeply so thank you katy for the awesome song. Ur the greatest.
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    This song is to prove that not all true love are meant to stay forever. Sometimes, we were meant to say goodbye. I think it's about teenage love where in they used to promise each other that they will love one another forever, they had settled each other's future without knowing that maybe they were never meant to be together, and just to cherish the good things that happened, she promised that in another life, she'll never be the same in a way that she would make him stay no matter what, she won't ever let go. : '(
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    It's lost youth, hopes and dreams. You grow up and feel the reality of things. Adulthood demands wears on you and you long for simpler times. You only saw the good side of life. Rain was fun, love seemed big and hot, dreams looked attainable. Then failure, disappointment, responsibility. It's a delusion to think that in another life, things would be better. The one thing that gets away with age, is the ability to see things with young eyes.
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    For me the one that got away is a beautiful song that reminds me of my mom. She didn't die, but she left when I was very young. I was 6 yrs old when she left becasue of families personal problems. She left and she's never came back. I now live with my dad and its like living in hell! I mean its horrible and when someone else talks bad about their mom's I just turn around and whisper " i wish i had mine"
    but in my life she is 'the one that got away\'.
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    Oh watched this video for the first time last night and couldn't believe how it affected me, I had a lump in my throat. Took me back to when I was 18 - over 20 years ago, and was in love with a very special boy. My parents stopped us from seeing each other but we said we'd have to get back together someday. We ran into each other now and then for years after and was like no time had passed. I eventually moved away to another country. I then heard he was getting married and I wrote to him wishing him all the best and he wrote to me and said 9 years on he still thought of what couldve been. I eventually married a wonderful man. I was lucky to have found another great love of my life but like katy i'll never forget my first love.
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    It truly meant that she thought he could be the one and that guy would last forever in her life but one day, things weren't working out and she wanted a second chance to start over because she regretted that she let him leave out of her life. She's trying to move on but she can't because he was a special part of her heart. So she can never forget him.
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    It means she was in love so much with a guy, but they never told each other enough. Then she loses him forever and will never be able to get him back, not even with all the money in the world. She still and will always love him and understands that she can't have him back even when rumours are made. So she calls him the one that got away.
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    This is a sad, slow but a beautiful meaning song that makes you think. It is about katy perry in love with this guy, they would talk about their future and what they were gonna do. But one day they got into a huge arguement that he left her and drove off while he was driving he thought of her and died cus he werent properly focusing on the road. She is now old left alone with a man that she don't really love so she is saying to herself that in my afterlife I will be with you and I will put it right.
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    I think the one that got away is the one that got away; dum its like she had the chance and one stupid little fight a stupid little mistake ruind it allso now shes stuck with the guilt of thinking she couldve spent the rest of her life with him and now hes gone and like she keeps thinking if I wouldnty of done that it would all be perfect and its all my falt its not I meanif I wear in her plase I would just be like id be wondering what his part was in the situation and she has all this grive shes holding his and hers and she just wishs she could go back and relive it and wouldve never did that but she did and when she did that one would think she took a big step foward.
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    I love this song so much. I love the lyrics. This song is about two persons who were once in a relationship, planned and dreamed their future together and later on they just found out it didn't work. But love was there so the girl hopes that if she will be given another lifetime to spend with the guy, she will never let him go so he won't be the one who got away.
    Love it!
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    I think it means that she loved someone when she was younger and then they fell out over something and he left and something bad happened to him and she wanted him back and then she was grieving for him when she got old and then she thought that 'in another life' they could have been soulmates as in if they didn't fall out then they would have got married and grown old together.
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    But if you're looking for what the meaning of the song itself is, by the looks of the video, it seems as though the guy and girl were too young to be able to handle a mature relationship and it overwhelmed the guy, he became very frustrated and walked out on the girl. I think he was going for a drive, just to clear his head, when he noticed her veil and realized that she was the best thing that ever happened to him and that it would be a huge mistake, for him to leave her-- but because he wasn't paying attention to his driving and was thinking about her, he didn't see the road block and lost control, then went over the cliff. In the video, the girl is much older, still thinking about him; I'm thinking that she never got over him (apparently) and even in death, he never got over her. Well, this is what I think, anyways.
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    I think its about a man whom she really loved and told they would be together forever but they werent so she is trying to get over him. She wont let him go because she really loved him, they never parted and she wants him back. She feels she lost him too quickly and wants to do anything to get him back, even if that means dying. I got alot of this from the video too. Btw I'm only 11 so don't take much notice to me lol .
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    I think it refers to the fact that when the were young, they thought they were going to be together forever. But then they started fighting and growing apart. If you've seen the music video for it, he storms out of the place they were living in, goes for a drive, gets in an accident and dies. She wishes that she could turn back the clock and take back the words that were spoken in anger and stop him from getting into the accident in the first place. It's so sad. :(
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    It relates to me, big time. I lost him. He chose her instead. All I want, is him. We used to talk about our big plans for when we grew up. Go to college, get married, have kids, and grow old together. "i love you. Forever and always" were the words he would say to me each time we kissed. I miss him. I love him with all my heart. It's broken in two, now that he's gone.
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    The one that got away. For those who say that this song tells that in another life the two of you will be together. That will never happen because god only gave human beings one opportunity to live here on earth. After your time is up, you either will go to heaven or hell. If you love a person, this is the only life time you can be with him or her. In this life time.
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    People do not fall in love and set an expiry date to what they feel. . When we love we always wish that it will last. How sure we are today wont guarantee what will happen tomorrow. The hardest part is when you wake up, not feeling the same way, you searched inside your heart and your soul but couldn't find that fire that once filled you with warmth, you are cold. You are terrified. Still, you wish the feeling back. But you know that you've fallen out of love.
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    My meaning is that she had a pumpkin pie and got fat :) lol no not rly. I think the song is all about her loving a boy in the past and she let him go. Now, she wishes she had kept him, because, in another life, or another chance to live her past life, she would keep him and make sure they were together forever. I think it tells us that she still misses him and still loves him. Lovely song!
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    I think this song means you wish you could go back and change things that were said or done ("all this money can't buy me a time machine"). They were madly in love and they promised each other to be together forever ("we'd keep all our promises") but they split for one reason or another. She wants to be his girl again even if its in another life, which then she would never let him go. I know exactly what that's like.
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    Katy perry once said that this song was about your first love, which would make since as to why this song sounds so deep, as you never forget your first love. The first verse is about the relationship and the little things that shaped it - meeting the summer after high school, making out in his mustang, getting matching tattoos, and climbing up to the roof with their parents liquor talking about what their future would be like - but they didn't plan it to end so soon, something in their relationship went wrong.
    In the chorus it gives us hints as to what happened - "in another life, we'd keep all our promises, i'd make you stay, so i don't have to say you were the one that got away". I think he promised her that he'd always be hers, then tried to leave her, and she let him - but later regrets doing so.
    Verse two refers to the fact that they used to be inseparable, and where he's at now - he's moved on (someone said you had your tatoo removed) and the realization that he has finally hit her (it's time to face to music; I'm no longer your muse).
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    It's the story of a woman who had a very solid relationship with this young and sweet boy. But, because of a non-sense fight, he had an accident and died instantaneously. Years later, she got married, but isn't happy with her husband. Through this song, this girl reflects about his past, how much she misses him and the fact that the time can't move backwards, so that she can fix all the events that she lived with her true love.
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    This song is about a girl and she loved a guy very much but she ruined it for herself. Then she can't forget about how greatyou were together. You try to move on but you just can't do it. But if you tell yourself it okay that you will find someone better. You shouldnt care if someone breaks up with you, because you know that you'll find somone you will stay with you forever.
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    This song means that the old lady was kind of in a funk because the smallest things could bring back memories of a lost love, in this case it was her tattoo, it made her remember the happiness she shared with her lost love and also how she regrets never telling him how she truly felt, now its decades to late and she needed to clear her mind so she goes to the spot where he died and his ghost coming up to see her and put his hand on her meant that someone you love or loved that much will never leave you, I know this feeling because it recently happened to me, I never told her what she meant to me and now I paid the price and I will regret that for the rest of my life, I love her still and will always love her and just today I got out of a funk I was in for a week just thinking about her.
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    I think it means that everyone loves someone who leaves them. Everything was perfect, and they got away. You wish you could go back, and make them stay. But you can't. Nothing can replace. You always think about the what ifs, and what you could have done to make things different. In another life, as in if you were given another chance. You would do all those things to keep them. They were, the one that got away. Whats hurts most is having to say to your self that they are gone. "so i dont have to say you were the one that got away. "
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    It gives you hints through out the song to what happend in the first part of the song she is talking about the good things falling in love getting tattoos and drinking alchol planning their future. Although in the next part of the song she is starting to talk about it going wrong and hints to him wanting to leave her and she let's him go, its like she regrets letting him go!. But doesn't matter how famous she gets she can't forget him but he was the ' one that got away ' and she needs to move on and exept that now!
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    I had this boyfriend and we were together for a long time and I broke up with him because he started to be a jerk. It's been almost a year since then and now I wish we'd just worked it out. He literally is the one that got away and I don't know if he feels the same way because he wont talk to me. I still hope we can get back together though.
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    She loved a guy and they had a fight and he drove away leaving her heartbroken and then when he was driving away he had a huge car crash and died and she still loves him even now and she goes to visit his death place and they say his ghost comes to her. Its really sad and I'm guessing it really happened, watch the music video its really good!
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    I think it means that there was this person that you loved so much both of you had planned on spending the rest of your live together, but complications happened and you can't be together and now looking back you truly see that you loved that person and might not find another. I can relate to it, the song is so sad I cry anytime I listen to it. Makes me wonder: '(
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    If I could turn back the time, I will. If only I could say the things I should have told you before. If only I could be honest with you before. Maybe. Just maybe. Youre with me now. But all is lost and all is gone. And even though I try to forget you and try to be with somebody else. I would never let go of you. And no matter how hard I try. It will always be you.
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    Guy and girl met
    but girl has a bf and didn't know what to do but later on she finally figured out that the guy she met was really the one for her (not her creepy bf).
    So now she tries to get a hold of that new guy but she just can't find that new guy she met. He just disappeared all of a sudden. She just can't find him (she realized she made a mistake of letting the guy get away, hence, "the one that got away")
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    I think it's about when this girl or you find love and then you or that girl go past all your happy times only to find out that something bad has happened and the one you love is gone only to find you in tears then years later you look back on that day and say 'he was the one that got away' then you feel kinda sad cause all the memories are coming back to you and you just can't help but feel sad but something in your heart is telling you that you and him/her still care for each other and nothing could every take that away from you. =d and this song is awesome! It really is.
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    Omg, the ideas here. This song is about two friends that were inseparable as teebagers. They did everything together, but due to thier immaturity they didn't know how to express it emotionally, just physically. Then as they matured the guy moved on not knowing what thier future would be (maybe he realized things they thought were important weren't and so on, but as in real life the three words "i live you are so powerful! After she moved on she lived, but he was depressed and couldn't be happy without her. This song is the girl way of saying she made an irreversible mistake but they would end up together in an afterlife or she was telling him she screwed up and any other ending would have had them together.
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    It is about the love story between a girl and a boy, perhaps first love, who was so beautiful and full of happiness. In the end, through a little problem they had a fight and seperated. The boy went his way and leave the girl, move on successfully. While, for the girl, things are always be the same. She regrets everything untill she's old. She felt sorry for herself for not fighting for the love she used to have. She wish she would make the boy stay. Though she lives prosperous now, she's feeling empty without the love of her life. -di-.
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    The meaning of the song is that sometimes, we regret things, we wish if we could go back in time and fix it, then we realize that we have nothing left but memories and regrets. Regrets cause we couldn't act in another way, we couldn't do it as we wished, we didn't get what we were ment to have, we just lost it all. It's funny how this song is so real, we used to be very close, we used to be that "two bodies one soul", and suddently just like that, in the link of an eye, everything we used to be becomes nothing but memories. Katy's lost her soulmate, he died in a violent accident caused by her, she regrets all thems fights cause because of her, the man that she loved the most is gone, and he's never coming back. Amazing song *. * : 3
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    The meaning of the one that got away to me means that you saw somebody they were looking at you smiling acting like they were going to come to you so you sorta got all ohh hair hairr then he put his arms out you were just about to then they hugged the person bhind you and they both looked at you walked away rubbing noses and holding hand xx.
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    Its about for love that's not meant to be. We are making mistakes, decisions and promises that sometimes we didn't planned to do. Repents and regrets are in the end. Both of you keep holding on but destiny suddenly will broke you apart. Its kind a little bit ironic but as long as we had it, live and be happy :)) . While I have my hon "kurt" I will love him no matter what happened we will stick together and even death wont separate us. In another life I will be with him. And he wont got away.
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    I' m kimiko ilac I'm not a good singer or writer but I have a feeling for songs ant the one that got away by katty perry is totally a meaning of love. It make you make you feel how important every hour, minutes, seconds of our daily lives. The earth rotates only 24 hours a day so if we have to say sorry do it today if we have to say I love you do it today don't wait for the world to end before we give love to anyone.
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    The one that got away is a amazing song of katy perry it gives you the meaning of love where in did was in this song. We feel guilty when we hurt someone we love. Sometimes we people think that I can say sorry to her maybe tomorrow or the next day. We should think that maybe we die today tomorrow no one can predict that's why if we have to say sorry say it today if we have to gain something gain it today. This song is song that make you realize that life is short that's why we should spend our every second to happiness.
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    I think it means that if things would have worked out differently they'd be together now, maybe things didn't work out how they hoped. Or they were just 'good friends' and didn't tell each other exactly how they felt. This song can be related to soo easy, that one person that you wish you'd gave things a go with & are now realizing it was the biggest regret of your life.
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    Whenever I hear this song, I always think about my ex boyfriend. I'm in the best relationship ever, but things could've went a lot different between my ex and I and should have. We still talk, and I told him to listen to this song and he started crying. He sent me in a text message today, "you're something else. I wish i had a time machine =/" we were right for each other, but the timing was off. If we dated now and avoided all problems we were faced with, things could've been a lot better. I'll always have a special place for him in my heart, but I know the person I'm with now loves me just as much. But I don't know what I want,.
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    If you really love someone, give everything you have to them and really put yourself out there. Let them know everytime you think about them, everytime you feel butterflies in your stomach, and everytime you think about life without them. She's saying she regrets letting him go, because no matter what your first love will always be the strongest, and some people don't know how to sustain it, but when you do, its the most magical thing ever.
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    I think it's about someone that left her then he died when he was in his car, and then she's an old granny in some of it and she has grey hair. Katy perry doesn't have pink hair in it and it wasn't russell brand, cheater! The car fell of a cliff, how unfotrunate. She has a nice big house. She makes tea at the start, this means she likes tea, but I don't like tea so I don't like the video because it has tea in it. Eeewyy pooeyy. She puts ketchup on his picture, he might not like ketchup. I don't like her dress in it, makes her look fat. Then they play a bit of depressing music. I don't like depressing music because I'm not depressed, so I don't like the video. Then she goes back to where he dies when it was her fault anyway, because she made him walk out, murderer. Ok, bye, got to do my work.
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    I believe, be it a guy or a girl, we should be taking the risk, to tell the one person we love how we felt about him or her. Because, we wouldn't know how he or she would actually feel for us. If we actually shared the same feelings for each other, yet we dare not confess, we will not progress further no matter how much we love one another. I lost my love one once, I do not wish to have that ever happen again. So I will grasp the chance that comes my way, cherish it, and make sure I live with no regrets. :)
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    "the one that got away" is, in my opinion, about the fragility of love and the painful but exciting experience that is a "first love". The couple break up because they are young and caught up in the whirlwind romance that they are experiencing. The passion burns out. They break up and the lines " in another life... " is katy perry's character's promise that if she could go back she would have changed the outcome of the relationship. She is reminiscing about the past and reflecting on how things might have been had she had the maturity (she now has) to look beyond the petty, insignificant aspects and make the relationship work.
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    I think is kind of about regrets and how life isn't always what we plan it to be. I think in this song she feels that and maybe if one little thing had of turned out differently then they would still be together. "in another life" meaning the way it should have been, or maybe meaning that there was a reason that it didn't work out. Planned for the better.
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    I think this song means that she and the boy used to date and promised each other that they would be together forever no matter what. Something happened like probably them against the world and she could not deal with it which caused her to leave the guy and now she is seeing him moving on even though she left him. She is saying that she made a mistake and she still misses him and promises that next time round she will do things differently and that they would be together 'in another life. '
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    "songs literally speak what we are going into our lives, our emotions. " this song by katy perry meant a lot to an individual especially when he/she moved his/her world to his partner and everything was crushed down because of some events. But at the end of the day even it may seems that he/she should be angry for what had happened, he/she knows that he/she will be there for him/her at the end of the day.
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    It means that she made a mistake of ruining his picture so now shes regretting like alot. He was the love of her live and shell never have him back no matter how hard she tries to. I like this song because it shows just how much she cares but then also I hate it so much because its so sad how they both made a mistake and he died.
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    I saw the music video so I get it now. Both of them were artists and threy were painting each other. A few days later they had a fight when the boy was painting something because the girl ruined it. Then the boy moved out. The girl started crying and the looked at a picture of the girl while he was driving a car. Then a truck honked and his car fell off the ledge. Also when the girl was young she was poor and when she is old she is rich. The girl goes to where the boys car fell off when she is old because she never forgot him and loved him so much. That's why she pays the price when she never told him how she really felt. She didn't want to say the one that got away. Also I loved the song it was sad and beautiful.
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    About a boy who told her they'd be together forever, they promised each other the world. Evidently he ment the world to her and she didn't tell him before he was to late. They got matching tatoos because they wanted to show each other how much they meant to each other but he lost that lust/love so got rid of his tattoo. And she is saying in another life they'd be together for ever so she doesn't have to call him an ex.
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    The one that got away is the story of a relationship between two very different people. What they had was true love, and they both knew it. The problem was that they were such very different people and they had very different opinions. In the end their thoughts clashed, they had a fight, and quickly it was over. Unfortunately noone ever forgets a true love, and this was katy's. Even though it came to a bad ending, the good times along with the bad times stayed with her forever.
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    This song is about a girl and a boy who really love each other and turned out to be husband and wife that promise to be together for ever in front of god but when they already living together they had a quarrel, it end up with the boy got away and in his way to nowhere he got an accident and died, at the end the girl was so hurt and burst into tears because of that single fight he lost her husband that promise her that he would stay forever at her side, the story is the girl grow old lonely and so much missing the guy. For me "if only i knew" was probably the words that the girl wanted to say. If only I knew that you would die, I might not have a fight with him. But that's life, repent is always at the end: '(
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    Each decision we make affects the way our life goes. An action, or even a small unsignificant word, can make us lose a person. I guess sometimes we wonder what our life could look like if we wouldn't have said that thing, or the contrary, if we would have expressed our thoughts on the right time.
    Life is like an ocean with thousand of rivers coming out of it, but those are our choices which decide on which river does our life goes.
    -olya malkavian lucas.
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    Girl meets boy, they fell in love. So in love. But like other love stories, they broke up. It wasn't directly implied in the song, but I think the main reason of their break up is because of the girl, that she entitled the song "the one that got away"- meaning she wasn't able to keep him. And after several years, all that's left from them is their memory and her love for him.
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    I think it's about when this girl or you find love and then you or that girl go past all your happy times only to find out that something bad has happened and the one you love is gone only to find you in tears then years later you look back on that day and say 'he was the one that got away' then you feel kinda sad cause all the memories are coming back to you and you just can't help but feel sad but something in your heart is telling you that you and him/her still care for each other and nothing could every take that away from you. =d and this song is awesome!
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    Its simple as a guy who made a girl fall in love with him and said all those nice sweet words and promises to her. Making her believe that all those were true and would last forever. He mean what he says now but forgetting all about it tomorrow. Love her and make her feel like a queen today but ignores her the next day. And the girl who had fallen so deeply in love with him was left miserable but still in love with the same crazy guy and would still prefer to have him back anyway.
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    I had a boyfriend, we're still in a relationship, we are different nations and race. Now he's in his country. His family lied and gve him false hope to come back here in malaysia. But I just found out. Its not. Forever he'll not come. And I texted him "dont worry,if we cant meet in this life,in another life.. I would be ur girl and i would make u stay fr real": '(
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    In another life I will make him stay and tell him that I don't want me to sing this song and think of him and regret everything and all the pain I've brought to him. That in another life and still in this life I wish I am still the reason why his smiling his bright smile. But then, I guess in this life, he's the one that got away. ~_~.
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    I can relate see I had a bf shoo I reallly liked well mabey even loved and when we were dating. I was to shy to talk to him or to male a move. I didn't no what to do I didn't even no y he would like a loser like me I mean hes really populer and I was afriad that I would say something to him I would mess it up and I let get away.
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    "the one that got away" means that she let him go and now she regrets it. He was her first love in high school, then she moved on. He gave her the ultimatum and she let him walk. She broke his heart and later regretted it for never having told him how she really felt. Maybe she didn't know at the time. But after life experiences, she comes to realize that he was her one true love. He didn't die, she keeps tabs on him from a distance (playing in a band. Heard you removed your tatoo) but she doesn't want to reopen that wound by getting in touch with him. Or maybe he won't talk to her. She's saying if she had to do it all over again. "in another life" she would not leave him or let him be "the one that got away. "
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    I think it means katy was with the one she had loved the most, shared many memories with, but he left her. She was going to tell him that she loved him and didn't want him to leave her, but it was too late and he had died. So basically what she is saying is that she wants a second chance with him in the afterlife, meaning she will die just to be with her one and only true life, even if it does mean not seeing your loved ones again and maybe taking the chances of there not being any afterlife. Himeko(me) would do the same, I know how it feels, my bf died trying to save me. : '(*tear*.
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    The one that got away. There is always one that got away. You love them with all your heart. Now matter how hard you try to move on. When you hear their name, see their face, or pass by something that reminds you of them, your heart hurts, you hold back tears, your stomach start to turn as you start to get sick with the thought of loosing them. Normally the one that got away was let go because of a reason and therefore even though you move on and can be with the most amazing, caring, supportive and loving person. The heart still yurns for the past.
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    The one person in life you love with all your heart but don't tell them and then you lose them and therefore its the one that got away the one person you would give anything to have back that everytime you think of them your heart hurts and you wanna cry cause you still love them dearly and if you could do it again you would tell them how much they mean to you and make them stay the love of your life that will always have you rheart no matter what happened and how many years have passed.
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    To me, it's about:
    1)admitting that love may seem inevitable, but sometimes it just is not-we cannot always live as we'd wish.
    2)admitting that both sides are to blame if one goes away
    3)people who, instead of admitting their mistakes and learn from them, keep thinking on "how it would have been if... "-ok, we all have such moments, but you should get the best out of what you have.
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    I think it means that they loved each other so much but then, a big problem started so they broke up. And then, it was so painful having to leave it each other but more on the girl though. This song also means death. Since the bit ran out of that house, he was rocked up with pain that he did not notice his surroundings and then got into an accident, costing his life.
    The girl never got to tell him how much she loved him and now she is stuck in this little fantasy of hers that if she had told him how much he means to her, then things might've been different.
    Yet, he still was the one that got away.
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    I think it means that the guy told her that they would be together forever but changed 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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    The summer after high school was the best year of her life, and then they were always together for a little bit. They loved painting then one day they were painting and katy couldn't think of anything to paint, so then he came over and scribbled her canvas up, so then she went over and messed his painting up. Then he got really mad and walked out on her. Then he drove away driving like a maniac, then he missed a turn and went flying down the hill and died. So now since she is maried and is having troubles she wishes he was still here, so she drives to the place where he died and looks out over the hill and pretends that he is by her side.
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    I believe that the summer after high school was the best summer of her life and then she moved on or he did to college. And life goes on! Then she reflects back on her life now and then and thinks about him and what would have happened if she had persued him and made a life with him. Now it's too late cuz she got married and he probably has too. Now that she is having marriage trouble, she is thinking about "the one that got away". Happens all tbe time. Happened to me.
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    What I think? I think that katy perry does not regret losing the one she truly loved. I'm serious. Like the lyrics said "in another life/i would make you stay/so i don't have to say/you were the one that got away". This obviously means that even though the guy was gone, there would be this another life wherein they will see each other again.
    I sooo love the lyrics :)
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    They started out really good and as their relationship continued to get longer they started fighting more and more and forgot to tell him that she did love him regardless so how was he to know when she just argues and doesn't say in the end how much he really did mean to her by the time she realized it was too late and if you watched the music video he actually died driving back to her but she never knew all she knew is he died and it was definitely too late.
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    I think what shes trying to say is don't take things for granted. If you truly love him, you tell him constantly so he never has to wonder. You see, if you really do love them, you want to tell them, so because she never told him, he felt like she didn't love him. To him it was like the relationship was one-sided. You never want to give up on him but you know its too late for him now. He left you there, alone. Pondering on what to do next.
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    Losing your true love. The first time I met him, I asked him out. He was too shy. After a year he told me he liked someone else. I never dated him, nor was I sure I liked him enough to date him (was so confused, so young!) now I wish we'd dated, and stayed together. But another part of me says had I dated him, he would still have left me for someone else- so what would have been the point? We would be miserable either way. In this life and in another life. However, it is possible there could've been a third life where we would have stayed together happily ever after. :)
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    She still loves her old boyfriend and knew they were soul mates, but he left her and she was forced to move on. She remembers everything about him and misses him so much but she knows they can't be together again in this life, so she waits for the next life and has to move on for now. It's like he's dead to her, there's no way of him coming back and she feels like it's her fault hence him dying in the video after they got in a fight.
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    I think the song means she and the guy were 'meant-to-be' but things changed and he left her. And in the beginning she thought, of he'll comeback, we need each other. But, when he didn't she realized it's to face the fact, he's not coming back, ("i'm no longer your muse"). So she's now thinking I when he left me I shouldn't have waited I should of went directly after him.
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    - never take things for granted. You never know when you will lose what you have. Most people don't realize what they have in front of them until they lose it. If you are given a chance this lifetime, fight for it. Nothing can stop you if it's what really matters & what makes the world go round. In the next lifetime, you will find your way back to what you love and what's meant to be.
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    I think these lyrics mean that they had the best relationship everything was perfect but then something happened and they broke up. Then she says that if she had another chance she would try to make every single thing perfect so that she can keep him forever. I think this song is so cute because this is how I feel about my relationship with my boyfriend. We haven't broke up yet but sometimes we have bad arguments and that's how I would feel if we ever did break up.
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    I know everybody thinks its the guy who left her but I think its the other way around. This guy and a girl loved eachother so much, they planned their future to the fullest and thought they were going to be together forever with having a happy family together but something happend between them so she had to let him go but she ended up regreting and realizing how important he is to her and her life. She wantes to take him back but it was too late. He had already moved on and she's the only one stuck with confusion and pain.
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    To me this song shows the feeling of our first love. At the beginning it's this new feeling and you like it. You think your invincible and you really believe that you will end up with this person forever. However, in most cases, it will eventually end, and even though you are no longer together, you will never forget it and always remember that specific love and compare everything else to it. Overall, this song tells me that your first love is great, but eventually, becomes one of your greatest and most treasured memories.
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    We never think it could happen to us. When our significant other is no longer with us. When filled with anger, we react irrational and consequences follow. I don't think she expected him to be gone forever. She clearly states it in her song that she should have told him how she felt. It might have made a difference in the end. Now, it's too late and only in the next life will they ever be together once again. Until then, she has to live life knowing he was truly the one she should have made memories with, but he is the one that got away. And it kills her to yearn for what they once had. If she could take all back and start over she would do it in a heart beat. All she really wants is one more chance to make things right. And I know she would do it right the next time around, sadly that was not an option!
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    This song is about a girl and her boyfriend who were best of couples, and they started to grow apart. He eventually left the girl, and got a life of his own, a much worse one. Without him, she imagines everything she could have done right, to make sure that she wouldn't say later on in life, that he was "the one that got away. " this sweet ballad means everything to me, even thought I've never experienced the things that she went through. It is just one of the nicest katy perry songs I have ever heard. I play it on my iPhone at least 10 times a day, it means a lot.
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    I know this song is about a relationship gone bad. But for me, every time I hear this song, I think about my best friend. He couldn't be around me during an extremely low point in my life and part of the depression was because I missed him so much. After not talking for a while, all the sudden our friendship is nearly nonexistent and suddenly there he was with a new girlfriend. I never got to tell him I had real feelings for him and now things are so awkward between us, I don't think I can ever tell him. He is the one that got away.
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    This song is exactly like what I've gone through. I lost someone who I never thought that I would lose. A true love, someone who I will never forget and i'll love him forever. Now he's gone, he's married. I can't reach him, can't talk to him, can't touch him again and we'll never be together again no matter what I do. Too bad that I can't turn back time. In another life, i'll try my best not to lose him again. So I don't have to say he's the one that got away. This song is extremely sad. :(
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    We were in the same school. We used to go home together and on my 18th birthday you were there for me. We talk about our future, our life, never thought I will be losing you, we keep all our promises together till the end of our life. The one that got away is someone that we love the most and suddenly dissapeared just like that. We'll be loving you always.
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    I don't know, and I don't really mind not knowing, what is to become of her and me. You see, I found out something truly wonderful about unconditional love. It doesn't matter who she ends up with in the end. I will always love her and be happy for her, no matter what. And if she chooses her dream guy, and its not me, i'll be absolutely alright with that. As long as she is happy then I am completely content.
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    The song "the one that got away" by katy perry is about a teenage couple who thought they would be together forever. They had eternity tattoos and clearly meant a lot to each other. In the song, she makes a lot of references to old music or music from her youth and uses these to create a mental picture about how close they were.
    Clearly the song is melancholy but there are feelings of regret and defiancey. Particularly the line "in another life i would make you stay so i don't have to say you were the one who got away" this gives the listener the impression that it is about katy's image and not the love.
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    It means that earlier in their days they are so much in love with each other they made their promises but in a sudden they broke up and after all those years every time that she misses those old days she's still longing for his presence and the tattoo reminds her everything that they spend together that's why even if she's already old now(on the music video) no one can replace the love he gave to her. To be able to keep all those promises she was tryin' to say that she will do whatever to make all those promises in the next life with that special man.
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    This is about her and her ex breaking up and trying to get over it. I guess that they still love each other and both react in different ways. She listens to the music that reminds her of him, while he gets rid of his tattoo and sings the blues.
    One thing- where in this song does it say that he realizes that he still loves you and you take him back? I don't think that's what the song means. If you watch the music video, you see that is not a happy ending.
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    For me, the song is all about an unsure love affair. They thought at first that maybe, they're meant for each other but as days goes by, they realized that there's a certain person who's meant for them. But when they part ways, they eventually knows what they feel for each other and it was love. Unfortunately, the guy was about going back to his girlfriend but suddenly he met an accident that made him die.
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    This song is about a girl that loves a guy so much in her past. She's showing their happy & great moments together. She told how they meet, what they did & everything. Their moments were special. But then one day, they have a huge argument. This argument made the guy really mad and he walked away. But then in this time, he dies of a car accident. This makes the girl regret what she did. She wants to turn back time & do everything right. But she can't. And now she's saying that if she had another life, she'll do everything right this time. So that this tragedy that happen won't happen.
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    This songs means that, she loved a guy. Alot and she was in love. But they fought. And she ended up losing him, so to her it was like he died. And along with him, there love died to. And, she wants him back. But he's gone. And he's out of sight. She wants to go back in time. And make him stay. So it would be like she never lost him. She wants to forget about him. But nothing can replace the memories, the fights, the love. Nothing can erase her memories of him.
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    I think this song is talks something about doing the things that you really want to do/say the things you wanna say before everything's too late. It's when you think everything is perfectly fine and in just one blink of an eye, everything's lost/ all the dreams you've built were gone all of the sudden and you just wished that you've tell him everything before it was too late.
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    I think this song is about a young girl who fell in love with her one true love. He made her feel special like it was there destiny to be together. He deside not to be with her anymore leaving her lost and hurt wondering what would come of her now she lost her one true love, but she continued to love him which made the pain grow and hope that in another life they would be together again. All this hurt and pain was also to make him reconsider leaving her, she was just trying to get him back. Sad story: '(
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    The unregistered one that comment last november 1st at exactly 4: 29pm is mr. Know it all. He thinks that what he said is right. But the truth is he knows nothing! Well katy perry made the song because her real life boyfriend died in an accident. That's why you can notice on its music video that her bf died in car accident and she does grow old alone but in the end her boyfriend somewhat show again to get her to another life. This is such some kind of reanactment in her real life. And if you watch her perform this song when she wears all pink including her guitar is pink you can justify that the way she sing and the way the music play is very solemn. So don't believe what the guy last november 1st stated!
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    My friend just recently died in a car crash so this song means a lot to me. My friend was the one that got away. We had such a special friendship and loved each other very much. We dated but we both sort of moved on. We still talked everyday and had the love for each other always. He meant the world to me and vise versa. The song says everything that I feel right now and its freaky how the guy ends up dying in a car crash like my friend. The song was also released exactly month after his death. I feel like it tells our story perfect cuz every word is pretty much right on the dot. Even down to the johnny cash and muse cuz he was an amazing artist and a lot of things he sketched were inspired by me. I miss him so much and I cry everytime I hear this song. I wished I had told him more how much he meant to me and all of our friends said we would have ended up together, even his family. I hope in another life that's true and that I will get to see him again someday.
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    My best friend just recently passed away in a car accident. Him and I had something special. We loved each other very much. We talked every day. We tried dating but we both ended up with someone different but we still talked everyday and always had that love for one another. This song reminds me so much of him, us and our relationship. It says everything I'm feeling right now. Especially how I wished I had told him how much he meant to me. And I believe that truly we are soul mates. I hope to see him again somday.
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    In another life I would make you stay so I don't have to say you were the one that got away, this is so not happening in my life. Regretting? Losing the person you love? No way! If I really love that person I would never ever let him go even if it is in very hard situation. In every day of my life, I would tell that person how really mean to me. Every second of every minute of every hour of everyday I would tell I love that person so much.
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    To me, I think it means that you always think that you and that person will be together forever, but then one thing happens and another. And then sooner or later you two are broken. But then one person or maybe both of you regret it. And you both want to go back t the past when everything was so right. But in this world. Its too cruel for love. So then you know you two aren't meant to be.
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    Wow. First off. Ig you haven't seen the music video watch it! It's really realistic. I think the message she was trying to teach us is to always let others known what they mean to you. If you got in a fight with someone you really care about make sure that you don't leave them without saying you're sorry. Even if you don't want to. Do it! Think about how life would be like without them. And say you're sorry, and that you messed up. You never know when they're time is up on this earth so. Don't ever let anyone be the one that got away.
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    I think that the song means that she made a huge mistake of not telling him how she really felt then he went off thinking that she didn't love him as much. That's why she says in another life. Its like another chance and in that life she would have done what she was supposed to do. Because if she would have done what she was suppose to do he wouldnt never gone away.
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    You can't keep a grudge on someone. Never leave things bad and never say you would never want to see them again. You don't know when their time is coming to an end and you never know when yours does. You might lose one another and begin thinking that person got away from you and you can never see them again until another life comes full circle. You'll regret ever doing the things you did to them to make them leave you and you'll wish for the rest of your life that you could be wrapped in their arms, telling them how much you love them always.
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    I buy almost everything except food and clothing from online auctions. Most people aren’ t aware of the almost unbelievable deals that they can get from online auction sites.
    The site that has the best deals is saveonbuycøm
    And I checked with the better business bureau and was told that it is all legit. How they can sell gift cards, laptops, cameras, and all kinds of goodies that we all want for 50-90% off, I don’ t know. I do know that I bought my son an iPad there for less than $100 and my husband a $250 loews gift cards for $48. Why would I even think about shopping anyplace else?
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    I think the song talks about a past relationship, one that didn't work out well. She's still in love with him, that's why she says "in another life": in a different life, in an alternative version of our story, you'd still be mine. And she keeps remembering this guy she can't get over, and regrets not having made the effort to keep him.
    Or at least that's how I see it.
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    I just lost my "boyfriend " in a car accident we had only a little time I realized he was the one and then just a few short days later he was killed head on, highway speed by a semi truck not driving legally. He was 56! And I am 48! It was our first real love and this speaks to me that no matter what age you are. True authentic love is powerful and my grief was deep. I miss you ihor. Love janie.
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    It's about her love that died unto which they were not able to continue there love story. But as she live, she's not happy because she want here love to come back. She want to bring back the past and want even a time machine but she can't do it. But she still have hope that in the next life, she will find her love and continue there love story there and share there love forever.
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    This song means that not every time in life you live with the person you truly love. It shows that there is that one special person that will touch your heart and change your life, and that you'll never forget, no matter how hard you move on in life. That person will always be in your mind. Sometimes people are lucky enough to live happily ever after with the ones they truly love. But others like it shows in the video sometimes lose their love ones in one way or another. You can move on in life, but never forget the best memories of your life, and the best way to handle something like that is just looking back, and just smile because it happened.
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    For me the meaning of this song is that nothing lasts forever. We must accept that everythng changes for a reason. If people leave us, it just mean that god has a better plan for us. We must stop mourning and stay positive. Past is a great place to visit but not a great place to dwell. We must stay strong. Reminiscing is not bad but living in it is obsession. Move on and be happy. :)) but seriously, this song made me cry. :)) favorite ko na to! (khrisha v.)
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    It's mean how simple mistake can lead us to sorrow for the rest of your life, blaming yourself, wish that time could reverse to that black point so that you could change it and can be with the person you love forever. How if we take action when we were in anger and we blew it all, things are suppose to be perfect but in a second we just change it to our forever regretful moment.
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    The one that got away? Lol. They were in love. Then they had a big fight, then he left. While he was pulling that thingy down, her veil dropped down. He remembers the good times he had with her, but doesn't see the big boulders in the way until its too late. Then he drives his car off the cliff. And now hes dead, and left katy all alone and old. And she regrets being the reason he left.
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    Love is powerful, memories are what make life worth while but when you loose the person you love the most it feels like you've lost the whole world, unwanted. This song brings out the positive, in another life they will be together forever and nothing will stand in their way. She will be june and he would be johnny cash. This relives the memories but makes the best out of the positive!
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    When you have it, don't let it go. In the end you'll blame yourself and keep wondering "what if? " there are things in life you let go and can never get back. So you'll just have to live with the fact that you let it go in the first place. It will haunt you. So don't take it for granted. Love every piece of everything you have. You never know what you got till it's gone. They can be the ones that get away.
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    She was dating her soul mate. They had dreams of being together forever unfortunately he died before fulfilling their dreams which left her to love another. She gets married and goes through life but always in the back of her mind she has never let go of the love of her life. She knows in another life she would be his girl and she would never have to say he was the one that got away. The meaning of the one that got away is my life!
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    I believe this song is about two teenagers that are madly in love. They had so much hopes and dreams about their future but on their way to getting their dreams together reality dawns and they see its not as easy at seems, so they end up splitting up even though they are still inlove with each other but they still have hope that someday they'd do it all over again and they'd keep all their promises.
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    The video speaks for the lyrics as well too. She upsets him and just lets him storm off without telling him she's sorry and then he ends up dying in the car accident. He'll forever be known to her as the one that got away. I personally relate it to my ex boyfriend, we loved each other very much but things didn't work out and at one point we tried to work things out again and I didn't want to and now I see that he's engaged and has moved on and I can no longer talk to him about how I feel. Totally my one that got away haha I love this song!
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    I think it means that when you love someone very much and then out of the blue something bad happens you realize it might have been you, but don't blame yourself if its not meant to be then its not meant to be. But sometimes its faith that pulls couples away, and they are trying to give you a sign. But its sometime is the guy. They think that they are the one who decides what happens.
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    The guy and girl were once lovers, singing songs of love, planning about their future, like they would be together forever. But something happened, and they were not able to prepare for it, especially the girl. She never thought they will end like this. That they would be together forever like they used to think. She can't get over with it, that the boy she loves is now a stranger. It's so painful. Really.
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    Its about a young couple who have just moved into a new house starting a new life then one day they have a massive arguement and he leaves as he is driving away he puts the sun blind down and his girlfriends tutu and a photo of him and katie fell out on to his lap he looked at the photo and when he looks at the road he swirves a car and crashes and dies and katie.
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    This song makes me cry because I think of my old school and my ex boyfriend. He broke up with me and I think he still wanted to be friends bit I was really mean to him after that. Now he's moved to wolverhampton and I can't help thinking I want him back, I want my year 6 class back because it was about half a year ago since we were all together. And I realised that I wasted all the years I had at that school. Now I'm trying to value my time at my secondary school because I've realised how much you regret all the things you haven't done on that last day. This song makes me think of that. And I never even realised it til my ex boyfriend (the same one mentioned previously) told me how much it made him miss everyone.
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    I could just say that this could be my song to you right now reign beltran. You don't know how I'm hurting right now that everything between us is like this. I don't know what else to do, I'm not that used to this things. I'm having a hard time dealing with everything that I wish you could just show me and make me feel that youre backing me up but that's not the case. I love you too much but it hurts. I don't know how we end up like this. But I loved you much more than I can.
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    A song about change. A song about dreams. A song about regret. A song about renewal. But most of all, a song about hope. Any one who had that special friend, that significant other, or anyone that meant the world to you and that person moved away from you, the feelings of desperation you feel is indescribable. Wanting to press rewind on your life so you can leave the present and live in the past with that person right beside you. Wanting to appreciate that person for who he/she really was, despite all the fights, disagreements, anger and sadness that tore you apart. Wanting to somehow tell this person that you love them and no matter how much time passes by you will never forget them nor the impact they had in your life. This is what this song means to me, and despite its somehow happy beat, it succeeds in wrecking me apart emotionally.
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    It means that, she fell in love W. This guy, and they had this young, romantic, passionate, love. But she was insecure, she didn't tell him " what he meant to her". She kept all those feelings to herself. Because of that she pushed him away. And now she understands what she did, she regrets it, but she knows that there isn't anything she can do. Which is why she hopes " in another life" they will would be together, and she would say all the things she didn't say, and didn't do. And they will finally have the life and love they planned together.
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    The first two verses are about a good relationship and all the good things that went on when the two were in love. The chorus is sad b/c it says "in another life". Then the next verse is describing how they were a great match and the fourth verse is talking about how the boyfriend doesn't think about her anymore. He bridge is telling us that katy is regretting everything and she can't go back to the past or in the future replace her bf.
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    Tells the story of a girl and a guy who fell in love for a long time then when they hit hard times for money they began painting to earn money but when she can't think of anything to paint he gets mad and to retaliate she throws red paint on his artwork and he gets mad and storms out. Then while driving a piece of her dress he sees in the car he picks it up and then because of that he drives over a rail and dies and she then goes to the same spot of his death to visit his soul cause she is still in love with him.
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    I think what she is singing about is that she was with this boy for many years in highschool. They thought they were going to last forever, and even got matching tattoos. They talked about the future and what they were going to do. But then they broke up somehow, and now she is singing about how she lost him, and that she thinks about him. Like when she said "in another life," she is probably fantasizing. That's what I think katy perry is singing about. : o).
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    The song talks about a lovestory developed after high school: katy and his boyfriend promised themselves eternal love but they did't deliver on their promise. In this song is expressed the first true (not childish) teenage lovestory of the life in which everyone made promises which in the end can't deliver on. In italy, my country, another singer in 1972 dealed with this topic, saying the same things of katy perry.
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    If she could have that second chance, that second life to be with him, she want to say how much he mean to her. It's the times and moments that counts. Don't waste it 'cause you don't know when will be the ending. If god give you the time to be with him/her, spend it with happiness and express it without regrets. Time is so meaningful. In another life, she wish- still. She could be the girl just like before. :)
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    I think the meaning of this song is just life. How you meet the one special person and you were always together you would make excuses to see each other all the time you would take a bullet in the heart for that one person and you were in love for the longest. That you would do anything for them and get a tattoo of that persons name (or in this case matching tattoos) and one day that person just falls out of love. I know that I pritty much just described the whole vid but my point of the meaning of the song was "its just life"
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    Something like this happened to me recently, but he was my friend, not my boyfriend. He used to hang out with my group every day until on my birthday he decided to leave us. All of my other guy friends have ditched me too. So when I met him, I promised myself that I wouldn't let him leave like the other ones. But I broke that promise and now he's gone. But I think it means to let someone know you apritiate them before they're gone.
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    This song means that when you have a boyfriend and he says that you'll stay together through thick and thin but as time goes by he changes his mind and moves on but you try your best to get him back even if he broke your heart many times before you somehow can't let him go 'cause if you do then you'll be saying to yourself, "he's the one that got away. "
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    This song means something different to everyone, but to me, it means that if you truly love someone for who they are, even when they break your heart or leave you forever, you will always have that love somewhere deep in your heart. The kid I loved didn't love me back and now he has a new girlfriend, and I will always love him and constantly think if things were different (in another life) he would like me.
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    You may try and move on, you may try to get over whoever you're missing, you may try and live another life. But in the end, you will be reminded of them & you will find yourself breathless for a while. You will just think, why did I ever let them go so easily? If I hadn't have, they'd still be here! But you just have to tell yourself, it was their decision to leave, and you'll be better off without them in the long run. Moving on is the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. But, I guess it just has to be done.
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    Puppy love really means a lot to young adolescents. It is the benchmark of what love means to them. A lot of people have priorities, and all the time, our priorities change. We can still be with the one we love ever since we set our eyes on them, but mostly, we make decisions and let them go. Years pass, you still love them and your memories together, but you can't take them back and regret what you did. Still, you are happy for him/her for what they have achieved.
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    I thought he died in the song and she misses him and she is sad because he got away. They were in love and he died at a young age and she is still not over him. And now she is married to another guy that she just loves. Not in love. But idk. That's what I got out of the video and the lyrics.
    The other post that's exactly like this one is me. I just signed up. :)
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    The song expresses the pain of losing someone because we neglected or taken them for granted. That if only we could turn back time so that we could correct our mistakes and tell the ones we love just how much we love and appreciate them and how we never want to let them go. But then again we can't and the regret that we feel will haunt us for the rest of our lives.
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    The one that got away means the one thing no one wants to deal with after a break up; having to deal with losing your other half. This song says what happens after the break up. It means that I still love you and I regret what happened to you and me, and that I could go back and change all the bad. I live the song and the meaning. It's beautiful.
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    I don't know. I don't believe in love anymore. Life is being so harsh and cruel to me. Sometimes, I think I don't have a heart. I don't know how I become like who I am today, but I know it's the real life. I hate the man who actually gave my birth. I never wanted to be born, I guess. Sometimes life is beautiful, but sometimes, it's so real and tired. The material side and nothing actually made me feel its pure and trustworthy. I wish to have a puppy this christmas. Dogs are the most loyal animals. They stay next to you to protect you. Humans and men. They just wanna s**. And us woman we just wanna material things. Sigh. What if he didn't die? Would she be happy with him forever? Is forever really solving all the problems? It's just the beginning as well said in twilight breaking dawn. Yes. Life is not fairy tale and it does not guarantee a happy ending with a forever promise. There's always struggling and fights and arguments.
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    To me it means like you had found that one special person that your head over heels in love with, and you would do anything to keep them but one day for some reason he seemed to have lost his love, but you didn't really lose your love. And your saying you wish you could go back and like chase after him because you still love him after all these years and you wanted things to be different.
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    They made promises to eachother, that they'd be together forever. Then, one day they got in a fight & she let him leave. But she's saying if she could go back in change things, she would have made him stay. & they could have kept on with their future. Now that he's gone though, she regrets it. & wishes she could go back in time to make things go the way they had planned.
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    It means losing your love for the rest of your life how do I know this well it happend to me I lost the love of my life he yelled at me for nothing I was lying in bed doing nothing then he came in and started yelling at me about me just lying there so I started yelling back at him and he packed up all his stuff and walk out the door and I said suff him but now he live down the street from me he came over once and said will you take me back I said no and slamed the door in his face iwas so happy when I slamed the door in his face ha. Now I have a new boyfreind name sebatian.
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    She regrets losing the guy she believed would be the love of her life, and she misses the past, but she realizes she has to move on because she can't change the past. I think at some point in everyone's life they expierience something like this. Whether it's losing the love of your life and learning how to let go no matter how much you want to go bakc. Or if it's never taking the big chances and living out the dreams you had for yourself. Like if you always wanted to be a rockstar but instead of going to auditions and seeking out agents to make your dreams come true, you settled for college and a well paying office job. You might be happy enough, but it's nothing compared to what could've been. I think she's trying to send the message that no matter what you wish happened, you can't go back. So you have to accept the fact that everything happens for a reason and if something is really meant to be, it will be.
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    It's about the real first love that's spur-of-the moment, & the relationship that diminishes-whether it's through breakup or death. It's about that empty feeling that an individual gets whenever they realize that the person they used to love so much isn't theirs anymore and has moved on, yet the brokenhearted are still faced with everyday reminders of what was.
    In another life, she/he might do something differently because the little fight that sent them apart wasn't worth giving up the loving relationship they had.
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    In my opinion this sing means something about you trying your best to keep a relationship. Both of you agreed to be with each other forever. But, things didn't go like that. They had problems with each other. But they still love each other.
    The music video tells the story. That the guy died, but I think before he did, he realized that he still loves the girl. All is over, they can never be together again. Wasted.
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    I know what this song is realy about but for me, I have a boyfriend and a kid with him but I really liked my best friend he was perfect and we got a long so amaeing not to mention me and my bf were going threw a lot of problems and I don't take risks and iv been with myu bf for almost 4 years and I was to scared to leave him for my best friend. So he is the one that got away we are still best friends but he has a gf now and this will never be the same with us.
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    I thinkits a about a young couple starting it out knowing one day they would fall in love and they did and they both thoughtin would last forever. But then something went wrong and they ended up breaking up and she misses him and he misses her. And she feels like they both hurt eachother a lot and she knows she no longer his inpiration anymore. She knos shes's the one that messed it up by not letting him know what she really felt and that made him feel unwanted but if he ever got him back she would do everything she didn't do or say. Yeah that's about it c:.
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    It actually means that you had your soul mate, the one who you would have had such an amazing life but that destiny came in between and just set them apart. Omg this song totally makes me think of just taking a shot whenever you have someone as special because we all do not really know what we have until we don't have it anymore. And also just want to trow a shout out at this guy jt knox, wherever you are, and even tough it has been 2 years now I am still thinking about you. And hopefully one day I will meet you again and I so swear I will not let you go anymore bc you are the one that got away.
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    To me, it means "i should've told you i love you when i had the chance, i should've fought harder for our love, i should've not been so foolish to think you were always going to be there no matter what i did, or didn't do... I should've never taken you for granted... I shoul've never left you.. And now that i am older, wiser and more responsible, no mater what i do or what i have, i will never stop thinking and wondering and asking myself... What if".
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    It means no matter what you will always love your first love. . You can try and try to move on never look back. . Forget. . But there will always be those little things that just trigger your thoughts of them. . In another life, your dreams, everything would be perfect just as promised just as planned. . But because you love them you are willing to let them go just so that they can be happy. . Love is everlasting even after one has passed. . You still have the memories and memories never fade.
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    The one that got away is about if you find a love that you wanna stay with for the rest of your life slips right through your fingers and leaves you start to break down inside and in the most akwardest of times you think of that moment when everything was peaceful you wonder if they will ever come back and that you wish they were not the one that got away.
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    I think the lyrics mean that you broke up with someone, but you want him/her back. They might not want you back, and you're still in love with him/her. You want to get over it, yet you can't. You have to move on to another life and try to find someone like them. This song is emotinal and it moves me. I really like it; it's one of katy perry's best!
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    I know this (and still dealing with) from experience. You find the person that is right, but can't seem to figure out in the present. Any ups and downs need to be dealt with and then move on, not let them ruin the whole relationship. Then, you go in opposite directions, and after awhile, realize that you screwed up, but it is too late and now you are left to deal with the broken pieces! I still love you dana (and always will!
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    Ok, they are happy together and katy ruins his painting (he is an artist) with red paint. He runs off and opens up something in his car and her prom veil falls down. He stares at it and isn't focusing on the road. All of a sudden he looks up and sees boulders in the road. He swerves to the side and accidentally goes off the railing on a high cliff. The old version of katy comes and sees her imagination of him. And they both look at their matching tatoos! Even he got his removed she was imagining him before that. Do you kinda get the song now?
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    It means that the girl will never replace the guy, and the guy will never replace the girl. They'll love each other forever. But the guy kinds of mixes his mind and tries to get away from it, so he wanted to leave alone the girl. But the girl really loves the guy even if he does that. Since now, I still love the guy that's been also hurting me.
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    Very meaningful song. Very relatable. It had happened to us in some point, it likely means our first loves or young love. The song starts sweet but then gradually turns sadder when reality struck-we didn't end up with the one that we love back then. It also happens to me. I still think of him until now, after 7 years and he had a long time girlfriend now. =( he's my one that got away.
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    Everything the first 5 people wrote in here seems very familiar to me. Like I agree with all a little bit. We all share our point of views and it rings true in a part of our soul we thought was hidden from us till the writer uncovered it. I've loved someone for 35 years. I dated others, married others and he finally came to mr but he came to me very broken, over weight, an ex alcoholic, older and his body broken and beat up. And indeed in need of my love and caring. I've known him since he was 19 and I was 15. I fell in love with him when I met him. We lost contact, I married at 18, divorced at 22, then we found each other again. We lived together for 2 1/2 years. He couldn't commit to me then so he went to Louisiana and I went to Las Vegas (after a brief 6 month stay in California). He just moved here after selling his house, He's now 54 and I'm 50. He's gained allot of weight, his health is bad and I don't know if he will ever commit to marriage or not. Which by the way is what I want with. Someone. Is it still him, is the question. Do I still love him? Yes. But I don't know yet what kind of love it is. Hes so overweight we haven't slept together once since he moved here to Lasvegas.
    Because he got fat. I don't want to. He can lose the weight, I just pray that he does! I thought of him as my true love, most of my life. I just pray he doesn't stay fat. He drank for so many years, feeling so lonely I suppose. I just hope he loses the weight. I'm a beautiful woman that can have who I want. He is a gorgeous man, when he loses all that weight. He went from the most gorgeous guy in the world, like I mean he looked like Keanu Reeves, but 1, 000 times more gorgeous to.
    . A big fat guy. Plus, he's not the happiest guy in the world. Its very hard because I feel I for love him. I just don't want a big fat guy! What the heck do I do?
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    The one that got away is someone she loved from the past that she lost presently without even any clue. The two had a great time together way back then, but now they are no longer together. She might missed their past coz she still love him and now or even in another life, she wants to win him back so that he would no longer be called the one that got away. What a rare story :)
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    The song and the video are basically about two lovers who ended on a bad note. As katy was crying in her room, the guy went for a drive to clear his head until he realized he missed her. But unfortunately, he lost control of the wheel and he died. So the song is titled this, because they never had proper closure. She never expressed to him exactly how she felt, but it was too late because he died. She later marries someone else, but she still feels upset because she needed closure. So she drove to the site of his crash during her old age, and he his spirit met with her and they held hands. She looked down because she noticed than he actually still had the tattoo. She finally received her closure that she longed for. Moral of the video: live each day as your last; if you love someone, tell them. Because you may not ever get another chance to do so.
    - dahlia.
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    Well, it means a lot to me especially now. It's kind of a story of two star crossed lovers - perfect match, but life changes things and they're seperated. They still love each other and are stuck between the choice of waiting on one another in the end or moving on. Each is anxious and terrified of the thought that the other finds someone else, but time flies and locations do too. Already she is seperated from him by the thought of him leaving and it hurts. She tries to distract herself with material objects like money and music and friends, but is still hiding her pain. She wants to wait for him, but doesn't know if hes willing to do the same. It is "us against the world" because they want their love to stand still and last forever, but the world keeps turning and doesn't stop, time never stops. I begin to think is anything really possible? She dreams of another life where these things can happen, but the question is do dreams really come true?
    Well, you know what that's all for the moment.
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