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Katy Perry – Wide Awake lyrics

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake

Yeah, I was in the dark
I was falling hard
With an open heart
I'm wide awake
How did I read the stars so wrong
?

(I'm wide awake)
And now it's clear to me
That everything you see
Ain't always what it seems
I'm wide awake
Yeah, I was dreaming for so long

(Pre-Chorus)
I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn't dive in
Wouldn't bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
Till I woke up on
On the concrete

(Chorus)
Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I'm letting go tonight
Yeah I'm falling from cloud nine

(I'm wide awake)
Not losing any sleep
I picked up every piece
And landed on my feet
(I'm wide awake)
Need nothing to complete myself - nooohooo

(I'm wide awake)
Yeah, I am born again
Outta the lion's den
I don't have to pretend
And it's too late
The story's over now, the end

(Pre-Chorus)
I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn't dive in
Wouldn't bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
Till I woke up on
On the concrete

(Chorus)
Falling from cloud nine (it was out of the blue, I'm)
Crashing from the high
I'm letting go tonight (yeah, I'm letting you go, I'm)
I'm Falling from cloud nine (I'm wide awake)

Thunder rumbling
Castles crumbling (I'm wide awake)
I am trying to hold on (I'm wide awake)
God knows that I tried
Seeing the bright side (I'm wide awake)
I'm not blind anymore

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake

(Chorus)
Yeah I'm falling from cloud nine (it was out of the blue, I'm)
Crashing from the high
(Ya' know) I'm letting go tonight (yeah, I'm letting you go, I'm)
I'm falling from cloud nine

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake



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    This song is basically about trusting and loving someone blindly that you surrender yourself to them but in reality that person was just using you; didn't love you back and showed you his/her true colors which made you so upset that it felt like your life has ended. But now you're wide awake. Your mind has totally changed and this experience has made you strong and made you fill in the ugly holes in life and become a better person.
    -mariam a.
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    In my opinion, the song wide awake by katy perry is about a young girl who shared worldwide that she is not interested. She is not able to move along in tranquility and harmony cause a woman potentially doesn't believe the girl is not interested. The young girl is wide awake and accepts that maybne this is bnettr than a c t you a l y having a fun day.
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    I love katy perry! Speaking of katy perry, so excited about the katy perry part of me 3d movie, in 2 days! Anywhoo, what I think it means that when katy says I'm wide awake, I think she says, I'm more fousced now, I'm doig the right things, I'm wide awake. I love this song cuz it calming, and when I first heard this song, I just felt like crying, sense it would be such a sad song. >3 katys like my top idol, but micheal jackson is also like my top idol, and others, too. (especialally marliyn).
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    I think that this song meant a lot to Katy because she had now awaken. I also think that it has something to do with her career. It seems so unreal and she didn't understand what is going on with her life. Now she had finally understand something and was not falling so hard. I think that is why she wrote it. She did it to tell everybody that she had finally understand.
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    So the boundary I s set 1 expres. D a couple o things abnout my father a n d 1 hope things are clear. My father figure I s the man singing the song 'i will bne your father figure' georgemichael a n d my father I s my father. Two sepereight things. Yep a n d if you're interested in these topics ;) you know what you can do d e a are people. D
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    1 th1nk this man would like to bne part of a thing this man I s not part of a n d it has to do with. T. H. E. W. O. Are. L. D cause people w o are l d w I d e no additional value I s no additional value. These things don't change when you keep pushing a n d when 1m suppos. D to seek your advice a n d not the other way around. Yep don't know what this will lead to b you t here 1 say big d I sap3p3ointment very big :)
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    Correct10n potentiallly foirgot the first name of the wife. Potentiallly shook hands with the woman correct b you t kids 1 have no idea names mention. D a n d even if a man mention. D the names of the kids (still only could imagine he potentiallly mention. D having kids n o t the names) 1 *still* expect bneing abnlll3 to keep things sepereight. If you kept track of 'the love revolution' in 2008 than that I s a thing of your own interest motiveight10n a n d spare t1m 3. Indeed.
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    Correct this man knows things abnout my father a n d this man I s profe5$10nal enough to understand that things are confidential especialll y after a lot of money paid that I s correct. A n d it I s no problem foir moi it I s your own karma 1 just th1nk it5 scary after all typ. D since aug 10th it seems this man needs moi wants to bne my firiend or something.
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    1 th1nk this man has kids with names a n d a wife who 1 also don't know the first name of p o t e n t I a l y a 'm' at this point, honestly foirgot cause n o t so much forefront. 1 th1nk this man has kids a n d needs moi cause 1 have no other idea why a man so focus. D in his spare t1m 3. Especiallly befoir bedbed a n d especialll y when it com. Es to the country france a n d paris.
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    I think it has a lot to do with her finding the lord again. The lyrics (especially in the second verse) are easily religious, and the whole song sounds like she was living a dream, until she woke up and realized that she left him behind. And now she's found him again. It could also be about her divorce but I think it has more to do with seeing what was right in front of her after she divorced russell (which was god).
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    It's about her regrets for sold his soul to devil.
    Now she's back to god.
    Watch the music video first, then mind blowing the lyrics.
    It must be relate too. It's about her past.
    The minute of 03: 05 in video music much of emotional I can see in her eyes. Love you katy. Keep calm katy. You don't need devil to have a love from katy cat. We love you forever.
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    When she was young she believed in fairytales that she would one day find her prince charming and live happily ever after. In reality she let her guard down and allowed herself to be vulnerable to love. She was on cloud 9. But when that failed (she fell from cloud 9) she saw & felt the true reality of heartache. (her analogy to falling on concrete). When she found her inner child again, her fearlessness. She was able to pick herself up of the ground. She realized that no other person can make her dreams come true, only her. (she was blind) now that she sees the light she's able to live her dream a reality. She's not dreaming anymore (she's wide awake).
    Very powerful song. Way to go katy perry.
    Lori L. :).
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    The only reason I know about this song is because my brother wanted it on his phone but he had to put it on my phone first because there was a problem with his connection and then he downloaded it from my phone to his phone and it was then on his phone and my phone and now I listen to it all the time it is my favorite song now.
    Thanks katy perry.
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    The music video shows a lot about the meaning of this song. Katy grew up in a very religious household having two parents which were both pastors. Unfortunately satan got a hold of katy (the music industry/illuminati) and she sold her soul to the devil for fame and fortune. The song is simply explaining how she is finally awakened from the darkness and she can see the light. She knows that she failed god with her decision and he regrets it. Listen to the lyrics under this assumption and it makes complete sense. The butterflies, mirrors and swirling cat eyes explain the music industries use of monarch mind controll. It's very common to see artists now-a-days expressing their regrets for selling their soul. You can also see in the music video how the strawberry is a poison and the demons are stopping her from escaping the "institute" that she is trapped in. The younger "katy" in the video is her former self protecting her from the evil music industry. She is simply explaining how she wishes she could take it all back. Open your mind to subliminal messages. They are everywhere in today's society. Knowledge is power and god is love.
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    It's about how katy perry is breaking up with russell brand. First of all the video has a prince on a horse. In details of the prince on the horse, the prince is wearing a british army suit, representing russell brand. Second, when he asks katy to marry him he crosses his fingers behind his back. These lyrics also say what it's about;.
    I wish I knew then
    what I know now
    wouldn't dive in
    wouldn't bow down
    gravity hurts
    you made it so sweet
    till I woke up on the concrete.
    (chorus)
    falling from cloud 9
    crashing from the high
    I'm letting go tonight
    (yeah i'm) falling from cloud 9
    Anonymous age 11.
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    This meaning is much deeper!
    This is not simply about missing being a kid, or a boyfriend, or a happy day.
    She is breaking out of the illusion. The "illuminati" is not one group. There are several. She is breaking out of the manipulation on the mind. The temptation of illusory, physical material objects & ways of life. She has been used to portray symbolism and deception to distract kids, youth and people from the truth and what is important in life.
    She is waking up and re-connecting to her higher self.
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    Omg! This song is amazing. And also probably the best music video I've ever seen. For those of you who haven't seen it, you should go check it out right now! I'm not katy perry's biggest fan but this song makes me admire her. And for that person who said "if your falling from cloud 9 you wouldn't be awake. You'd be dead" it's metaphoric. The whole concept of cloud 9 is metaporic.
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    I think former conservative katy perry has always questioned the music industry and the negative darker sided aspects many people don't notice (consider how mtv awards requires rock&roll horns of the celebs) . Russell brand quite frankly seems a bit occultist and perhaps he let her in enough; that she was changed forever by the knowledge of what some believe and she refuses to partake any longer. She is falling away from the night as she puts it and the 'born again' lyric just drives home this idiom, clearly standing for the light and no longer darkness. Just my two cents!
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    I think she is wide awaked from illuminati. She is falling from cloud nine like falling angel/demon. How did she read the stars so wrong? God knows that she tried seeing the bright side. She's not blind anymore. The she is now wide awaked. According to the music video. She is guided by herself by looking her little katy. Then defeated the emons that fighting them going to the bright side of the isle. #Gab Maquiso :)
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    I guess it's the feeling when the person finally sees the reality of the situation they're in. It's like when you graduate college, you suddenly "hit hard" because now that you're out of a university, you're now out in the real world where you're gonna live your life on your own without anyone's help. Every decision you make is all up to you. And through there, you're gonna have to bear with the consequences through every decision you make. And that's really hard to accept because you really have to be careful with the choices you make because those choices can affect anything in your life.
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    This song is about her trying to free herself from the illuminati and the deal she made with the devil. She was a christian before all of the fame and I think she's trying to get back to that. There is a lot of symbolism (her eating the 'forbidden fruit', the hospital demons that her old self destroyed, the scene at 3: 03 where she's gripping the cross and crying out to god.), but it's nothing like her old videos. This is refreshing.
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