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I Kissed a Girl
Katy Perry Lyrics


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This was never the way I planned
Not my intention
I got so brave, drink in hand
Lost my discretion
It's not what I'm used to
Just wanna try you on
I'm curious for you
Caught my attention

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry Chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

No, I don't even know your name
It doesn't matter
You're my experimental game
Just human nature
It's not what good girls do
Not how they should behave
My head gets so confused
Hard to obey

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry Chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Us girls, we are so magical
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Hard to resist, so touchable
Too good to deny it
Ain't no big deal, it's innocent

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry Chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Overall Meaning

Katy Perry's song "I Kissed a Girl" was released in 2008 and quickly grabbed the attention of the public with its provocative lyrics. The song describes a heterosexual girl who kisses another girl just to try it out. The opening lyrics, "This was never the way I planned, not my intention," suggest the singer is not sure of what she is doing and is unsure of her own intentions. However, the line "I got so brave, drink in hand, lost my discretion" indicates that her bravery was fueled by alcohol.


The lyrics "It's not what good girls do, not how they should behave, my head gets so confused, hard to obey" depict the internal conflict of the singer. She is torn between what is socially acceptable and what she wants to explore sexually. The contrast of the lines "It felt so wrong, it felt so right, don't mean I'm in love tonight" suggests that, while the singer enjoyed the experience with the other girl, it does not necessarily mean that she is gay or in love with the girl.


The bridge of the song celebrates the idea of experimentation, stating, "Us girls, we are so magical, soft skin, red lips, so kissable, hard to resist, so touchable, too good to deny it." The line "ain't no big deal, it's innocent" reinforces the idea that the kiss was simply an experiment and did not have to carry any deeper meaning.


Line by Line Meaning

This was never the way I planned
I never intended to do this


Not my intention
It wasn't my goal to do this


I got so brave, drink in hand
I was emboldened by alcohol


Lost my discretion
I acted impulsively


It's not what I'm used to
This isn't typical for me


Just wanna try you on
I'm curious about you


I'm curious for you
I'm interested in you


Caught my attention
You piqued my interest


The taste of her cherry Chapstick
I liked the taste of her lipstick


I kissed a girl just to try it
I wanted to experiment


I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
I'm hoping he won't be upset


It felt so wrong
It didn't feel like something I should be doing


It felt so right
It felt natural and enjoyable


Don't mean I'm in love tonight
It doesn't mean I'm falling in love


No, I don't even know your name
I don't know who you are


It doesn't matter
That isn't important right now


You're my experimental game
You're someone I'm testing things out with


Just human nature
It's just instinctual behavior


Not how they should behave
This isn't how society expects girls to act


My head gets so confused
I'm feeling conflicted


Hard to obey
It's difficult to follow the rules


Us girls, we are so magical
Women are special and unique


Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Women are attractive and desirable


Hard to resist, so touchable
It's difficult not to want to touch women


Too good to deny it
It's impossible to ignore


Ain't no big deal, it's innocent
It's nothing to get worked up about, it's harmless


I liked it
I enjoyed it




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Lukasz Gottwald, Katy Perry, Cathy Dennis, Max Martin

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@OMEGATHENIETZCHIAN

"Just want to try you on"

"No, I don't even know your name. It doesn't matter."

"You're my experimental game."

"Hope my boyfriend don't mind it."

Geez, I'd feel so used. lol



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@pauly7667

2008: I kissed a girl

2020: I’m pregnant

@h2jdidnotyourfbi807

2032: she is the father

@zantriaalanti3315

Oops!

@zantriaalanti3315

How do you get pregnant at 12 years old

@zantriaalanti3315

@ItzNotKiana XD I know that I have 6 kids

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@ItzNotKiana XD why do you carr

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@angryteaparty5450

Me: Listens to this song
My mother: “Do you like women?”
Me: “No.”
My mother: “Phew-“
Me: “I like men too.”
My mother:

@andynotfound9458

Yea me too XD

@angryteaparty5450

That’s the story of how I went to a correction camp.

@davidetomo7745

@@angryteaparty5450 that's so sad

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