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Katy Perry: Dark Horse Meaning


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Song Released: 2013

Featuring: Juicy J

Dark Horse Lyrics

[Juicy J:]
Ya'll know what it is
Katy Perry
Juicy J, aha.
Let's rage

[Katy Perry:]
I knew you were
You were gonna come to me
And here you are
But you better choose carefully
‘Cause I, I’m capable of anything
Of anything and...


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    Feb 17th, 2:33am report

    There was once a young man that was lonely, confused and looking for acceptance. He was taking a walk when Satan approached and said to him, “I knew you were going to come to me, and now here you are.” With a sly grin he looks at the man and says, “Choose carefully now, cause I am capable of anything and everything. Make me your Aphrodite. Let me give you love, beauty, pleasure and sex. Make me your one and only love, but whatever you do, don’t make me your enemy.”

    The young man listening to Satan began to smile. Then Satan leaned in closer and whispered to him, “So you wanna play with magic? Boy you should know what you’re selling your soul for. Do you really dare do this? ‘Cuz if you do, I’m coming at you like a dark horse. Are you really ready for this perfect storm? I’m asking ‘cuz once your mine there’s no going back.”

    The young man took Satan by the hand and began to walk down a path as he listened. Satan continued, “Mark my words, this relationship will set you free as a bird without a cage and if you start to think about walking away, well… just don’t walk away.”

    Satan let go of the young man’s hand and with a stern look he stared him straight in the eyes and said, “It’s in the palm of your hand now man. It’s a YES or a NO. There is no maybe in this game. But just be sure of your answer before you give it up to me.”

    Then Satan began to taunt him, “You really want to play with magic? You should know what you are falling for. Do you really dare to do this? I’m right here waiting… coming at you like a dark horse. This whole thing is a perfect storm for you. It is a once in a lifetime event.” With the biggest grin he could muster up, Satan told him, “I’ll take you under my wing and once your mine it’s done, there’s no going back.”


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    Mar 9th, 3:32am report

    It's very sad and hilarious how people automatically state the illuminati meaning xD you people make me sick, like seriously? It's just a dark love song about a girl telling a guy that he can't simply "hit it and quit it" with her, because she's different from the rest, he'll fall for her, and she's warning him saying that he should know what he's getting himself into, because falling in love with her, is something irresistible and addicting.....she's almost describing a soon to be destructive relationship.


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    Jul 19th, 19:39 report

    My first thought is that she had to make a deal with the devil in order to become famous, but she was warned once you cross this line, you will not be able to change the course. One reason is because once you lose your innocence and purity, you can't regain it. Also, because being a celebrity and hearing the crowds screaming your name is totally addicting. Of course meh is like this too. Many think its a one time fling to use Meth, but it is a dark horse that will carry you away to a place from which you can never recover.


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    Jul 4th, 7:15pm report

    I agree that it's about crystal meth. At the Grammys she sang this song and came out of a glass " crystal ball " that looks suspiciously close to a meth pipe. Don't do it is what she should be saying! Don't smoke weed either, ever. Gateway drug lol


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    Jun 1st, 6:37am report

    Although I'm a Pentecostal Christian, I saw this song in a half-full glass way. I'm not a fan of Katy Perry; however, I found its tune and lyrics intriguing.

    From my personal perspective, the song reminds me that each action has its own consequence. What you sow is what you reap. Be careful what you wish or desire for. Not all desires are good for everybody. As a matter of fact, some desires may lead to destruction so if you will pursue your desire, be cautious of your steps.
    One wrong step and you're done since it is not a play that can be taken lightly.

    That's why people should learn how to be contented of what they have and to value the most important things in life such as family and acquaintances. People should also learn to be responsible of their actions. At the end, regret is always there.


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    May 19th, 5:40pm report

    To me it means when the Lord comes back who side with you be on take the Lord side then you will rise take the devil side watch what type of magic, and trust me once you are there aint no coming back. dark horse is in the reference for the 8th king that going to come for the beginning of the end. but it is a catchy song tho...Katy is a preachers daughter she knows about the bible what better why to make a career warning people of the end of time.


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    Mar 31st, 3:35pm report

    I know exactly what it means. I have dark horses charge at me several times every day. O.o

    Kidding aside, it means that the person who wrote Katy Perry's lyrics is marginally literate, (I'm being nice) and Juicy J. (a guy really calls himself that voluntarily?) doesn't perceive the depravity of working a reference to a sadistic serial killer, and putting someone into a coma into a song that's getting released to the public.

    It's a catchy tune with an interesting dynamic between the "playa" and the girl who won't have any of it, but more thought to the words would have helped.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Mar 29th, 3:48pm report

    It means when you fall in love with the snake of hell. You are on his side, there's no going back.


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    Mar 25th, 3:48pm report

    Backwards it says "everyone will sing hail Lucifier, everyone will crawl!" says it very clearly!


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    Mar 13th, 3:15pm report

    It's about meth. Meth is also called shit so she says "do you dare to do this?" S h I t got it? Good.


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    Mar 12th, 3:09pm report

    I think the song is metaphor for heroin or some other serious drug in the guise of a woman. If you think of the song in this way (that the referenced women is actually a life altering drug) the entire song makes perfect sense.


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    Mar 10th, 3:27pm report

    Definitely in reference to accepting satan, and selling your soul to him..


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    Mar 10th, 3:04am report

    Its all about QUEEN katy perry having everything she wants, warning those who stand in her way and about a handsome prince



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    Feb 17th, 2:12pm report

    A 'dark horse' is essentially an underdog. She's saying you can play around with her but in the end she'll eventually make you love her because she's pure magic. He confirms this when he said he was going to "hit it and quit it" but "messed around and got addicted"


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    Feb 3rd, 2:25pm report

    Drug addiction.


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    Jan 12th, 2014 1:35pm report

    It's a double meaning song talking about a girl talking to a guy saying that if he want her he better know what he's getting himself into while on the other hand I'd say the real meaning is that the verse is the p.o.v of the illuminati and the chorus is katy Perry warning th ed guy/person of what he's getting into and there is no turning back


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    Jan 10th, 2014 1:16pm report

    To me it is from the POV of the illuminati and how, when you accept, you can't even take it back: "Once you're mine, there's no goin back." Also, about selling her soul: "So you wanna play with magic, boy you should know what you're fallin for."

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