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Katy Perry - Wide Awake (Official)

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Published on Jun 18, 2012

Get “Wide Awake” from Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’: http://katy.to/TeenageDream
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Directed by Tony ‘Truand’ Datis and produced by Dawn Rose & Danny Lockwood

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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 dreamin’ 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
‘Til I woke up on
On the concrete

(Chorus)
Fallin’ from cloud 9
Crashin’ from the high
I’m lettin’ go tonight
Yeah I’m fallin’ from cloud 9
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, no

I’m wide awake
Yeah, I am born again
Out of 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
‘Til I woke up on
On the concrete

(Chorus)
Fallin’ from cloud 9
(It was outta the blue, I’m)
Crashin’ from the high
I’m lettin’ go tonight
(Yeah, I’m lettin’ you go, I’m)
I’m fallin’ from cloud 9

(Bridge)
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 fallin’ from cloud 9
(It was outta the blue, I’m)
Crashin’ from the high
You know I’m letting go tonight
(Yeah, I’m lettin’ you go, I’m)
I’m fallin’ from cloud 9
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake

Music video by Katy Perry performing Wide Awake. (C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Wide Awake
  • Artist

  • Writers

    • Cirkut, Łukasz Gottwald, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry, Max Martin
  • Licensed by

    • UMG (on behalf of Universal Music); UMPI, UBEM, ASCAP, ARESA, PEDL, CMRRA, Sony ATV Publishing, AMRA, Kobalt Music Publishing, Pulse Recording (music publishing), Warner Chappell, and 28 Music Rights Societies

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Tunahan Güngör
Purple hair good on her hair
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Loucos por K-Pop
2018?
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WAYerz
I used to watch this video all of the time in 2012. I was always confused about some of the scenes and symbolism in the music video. I always interrupted the song as her split with her husband and/or a catchy song. 6 years later, as I am wiser than I was then, I now see this video has a WAAAAY deeper meaning than I thought 6 years ago. Katy Perry’s Wide Awake is a prime example of Monarch programming symbolism being promoted in mass media products. I remember Katy doing a therapy with Dr. Siri Singh on her Witness Tour. She stated how she struggled with her identity with being Katheryn and Katy Perry. This is also shown as she removes her wig at 0:32. Katy Perry is a persona, who is used as a cash cow to make the industry money, while Katheryn on the other hand is the person who she really is. She then begins to day dream and we are introduced into Katy Perry's mind. Showing her inner-world is a dark labyrinth that is full of traps and dangers. She doesn’t appear to know the ways of herself since she's caught up with the persona she portrays to the media. She's also stated many times before her One of the Boys era of how much she always wanted to be in the spotlight for her music since she came from a background of music. Now, she writes "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" is used to show how her perception of being a celebrity and being a musician is not what it is cracked out to be as it is seems from those who looks at entertainment industry from the outside. "And now it's clear to me/That everything you see/Ain't always what it seems" " 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 " She now regrets going against her parents wishes, who told her to only indulge in Christian music. Now she is stuck under contract with her label to be a persona she no longer wants to be. She is now paying the price of going against their wishes. At 1:45, she then releases a ball of light from her chest that shoots up in the sky. As a result, a child appears at 1:55. Light is the source of goodness and ultimate reality. The color of the light is white, which represent purity. The child represents innocents. This is a cry for help, so she can be in touch of her younger self to regain the innocence she had once when she was a child. @ 2:13, she walks into a hall with mirrors. As you notice, you can see Katy Perry's reflection, but not the child's. Later, a crowd of paparazzi appears in it. This can also be looked at as the media only seeing her for her persona, Katy Perry, disregarding her upbringing, which makes her the person she is today, as Katheryn Hudson. People chose to see what they want, even though we all are who we are. She then perseveres through that obstacle by pushing through the mirror, causing it to shatter, showing she has enough strength to over come this issue. The scene at 2:35 Now that her younger self went through the course of some events, she now understands how the entertainment industry works. She gains control having her younger self protecting her older self from harm by finally putting her foot down. She will no longer normalize the course of events that has happened to her. If you put your foot down, you're forcefully communicating someone must no longer do something. As soon as younger Katy does this, the Baphomet like creatures who control her, (record label & management), are then defeated and disappear and finally wakens since she finally has her freedom back. Where she finds the light at the end of the tunnel of her sanity 3:16. The moving cat with the eyes @ 3:18 symbolizes her being watched. Even though she's Wide Awake, she understands she's still under control of her management and label, so she has to be careful what she does or say. Even after Katy Perry moved in the video, so did the cat's head @ 3:45. The cat constantly watched her every move. An example of this from her Therapy Session with Dr. Siri Singh. After her label reviewed the video, they had it taken down since it was too in depth about her personal life of how she felt being an artist, her missing holidays working instead of being with family, and how she felt being tied down to being Katy instead of Katheryn. That Therapy session raised a lot of eyebrows with the viewers who watched it. Hence with her new hair cut and why she's sensitive to people not liking her new hair and sensitive to people wanting her to personify herself when she debuted in the industry. She is as free as her hair. With her being Wide Awake, she is more aware of how the music industry and the Hollywood life truly is. The meaning of her songs are literally in our face, yet we're too distracted as we are Chained To The Rhythm to miss these obvious details that artist like Katheryn tries showing us. Monarch programming is often referenced in popular culture.Most people let symbolism go straight to their minds without analyzing its true meaning. It is up to you to notice these messages and analyze them.
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luisa melo
Alguém do Brasil?❤
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Monique Archey
After being in the hospital and then having my mom die from Multiple sclerosis I related to her crash (being a working person and then being disabled and having to live with it) with her sickness and I gravitated to this song. I see the little girl as myself when I was a kid (for strength). And yes based on what I was being told by everyone I did feel like punching my husband, but now I don't. Great song, helped me get through a tough time.
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Amr Alnhal
The BEST music video everrrrrrr. 1B soon!
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Don Nacey
I love 💖 Katy Perry.. but why did she cut off that gorgeous black hair and dye her hair blonde??.. Hey maybe I’m just dumb male.. but really for me the Katy with black hair was absolutely beautiful and stunning..But hey no matter what she looks like she is a cool 😎 music artist we can relate to.. My favourite song is roar 🐯 which has helped me get through difficult times in my life.. Peace ✌️ out from Doctor 👨‍⚕️ love 💖 NEW ZEALAND 🇳🇿
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Leinora Merritt
99% of people aren't going to realize the lyrics are talking about she sould her soul and she regrets it now. Love the song though!
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Abigail Vanessa Arcee Grace
LOVE IT❤💛💚💙💜
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Krystal De Jesus
I love your song 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
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