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Katy Perry: Wide Awake Meaning

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Song Released: 2012


Wide Awake Lyrics

I’m wide awake (x2)

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...

  1. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2012 report

    Bit of a corny interpretation but i think it's about Katy realising that fame and fortune is not necessarily as important as virtues, though then she became famous that's all she thought about.when she's falling fRom cloud nine she's falling from all the bliss, fame fortune when she realizes that she shoulda spend more time on virtues? just a guess.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2012 report

    i completely disagree with serggg. you dont know her faith. for all you know this song could be about her and God. she is a christian and her first albums(by the name of katy hudson of course) were gospel albums. but i honestly think its about her regretting the moves she made, shes "wide awake" now and trying to break free from her wrong doings. but shes being watched by people who dont agree with this and would go to great lengths to make sure it doesnt happen. hence that odd cat. and the little girl is her real inner self thats been taken away from her by the choices she made and even the ones made for her. and at the end when the little girl leaves her it signifies that she no longer has herself anymore. all of her efforts were useless. shes back at the beginning. she needs to find a new way to get out of the life she made for herself.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2012 report

    The only thing i can´t stop thinking about is that the drug bath salt should bring you on the so called cloud nine ... i don´t really thing that she had been doing drugs but i wonder if that is just a coincidence or if that was on purpose because the song was released around the time when the drugs was going round in the media ...

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2012 report

    I think this song is about how she was really in love, but then got hurt and fell back to reality ("falling from cloud nine")

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2012 report

    Katy was in trouble and she had to find her way out but she didn't take the right path and she has to struggle.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2012 report

    I think she's turning to God. Not for help. She had always been with him but all christians have times where they stop caring that God is there. That's usually when life is good, they don't need anything. I think after her divorce, she was going through a rough patch. She just realizes that there are better things in life. The little girl on the musis video is like her gaurdian angel, yet it's her younger self, who existed in a world where she didnt know anything but. Christianity.

    I also noticed that the music video showed her in a labrynth, which can give the meaning of being lost. The fruit, that could've been like the fruit adam and eve weren't aloud to eat, that was y later it showed her in a wheel chair with the fruit in her hand. The little girl was her savior. And angel or perhaps God.
    That's my take on it. We will never really know unless Katy tells us!

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2012 report

    I think it's more about her old marriage, and fame how in those two elements she had lost herself and turned into societies puppet without realizing. She was surrounded with negative things such as paparazzi and a bad marriage, hence the prince who she wast about to fall for and then didn't. the little girl, young Katy, is the only way she can escape is going back to being herself instead of what she has been molded into. The butterfly was a repetitive symbol in the video showing how at first a butterfly is a Caterpillar, small and slow and wondering around just waiting to be magnificent. Very much like herself when she was starting off then they get stuck in a cocoon, like the media, finally they break free and become beautiful and free creatures, able to do what they want without anything keeping them from flying. I think the video is a short story of her fame and how she got there and where she is going.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2012 report

    Katy uses terms like "born again" "lions den" and if you watch the video, there are butterflies which means "new life". Everyone is going to have their own opinions but by her having such strong christian beliefs from when she was younger, it's definitely hinted that it's about her christian faith. The little girl which represented Katy as she was younger when she was all about the Lord. There are references for Russel Brand also, like in the music she punched her "prince" which symbolizes that she doesn't need anybody, but the Lord himself. I think this video shows a great message, and a lot of people could relate to it. Losing your faith and then coming back to it, can be very common.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2012 report

    I think it means that she was famous and whatnot for so long that she forgot that there is more to life than just money and fame. I think the little girl was her as a child, and she represents Katy trying to make something of herself.

  10. secretskept
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    Jul 4th 2012 report

    Serggg... I normally dont have a problem with being called a Jesus Freak, because trust me, I AM ONE! but When you disrespect it... then I have a problem. mind keeping your Jesus reemarks to yourself? thanks:)

  11. secretskept
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    Jul 4th 2012 report

    Yeah – I was in the dark
    I was falling hard
    With an open heart
    How did I read the stars so wrong?
    And now it’s clear to me
    That everything you see
    Ain’t always what it seems
    Yeah – I was dreaming for so long
    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
    Falling from cloud 9
    Crashing from the high
    I’m letting go tonight
    Yeah I’m falling from cloud 9
    Not losing any sleep
    I picked up every piece
    And landed on my feet
    I’m wide awake
    Need nothing to complete myself, no
    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
    Thunder rumbling, castles crumbling
    I am trying to hold on
    God knows that I tried
    Seeing the bright side (I’m wide awake)
    But I’m not blind anymore
    I’m wide awake


    Ok, if she WAS in the Illuminati, then it may be a cry for help, or just saying shes AWAKE to what Was really happening. if she wasn't, It may just be a normal song, that has no meaning behind it. Some people do that, though I have a hard time believing Katy Perry, would write a song with no meaning.

    I personally believe she was telling us"she is AWAKE" to what has been going on in her life, and she wants a change.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2012 report

    This is fully about the illuminati and if u watch the music video there is tons of clues. From her eating the forbidden fruit, to her crushing her soul in her hands. To the rabit hole with poparotsies to the mental hospitals with satanic heads. The child was her true spirit.

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2012 report

    i think she fell off a clif in the dark and she was falling hard and woke up on the concret

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2012 report

    Even people have been through the toughest times and for Katy perry with her ex-husband. There is always a way to come back on earth and find yourself again and that's why people need to wide awake and go back to their normal selves throw thick and thin times. Find a way that this is the reason why i have this career for a specific reason.

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2012 report

    Serggg i agree with you the song has nothing to do with her faith its about her love life




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