02. Teenage Dream
Katy Perry Lyrics


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You think I'm pretty
Without any make-up on
You think I'm funny
When I tell the punch line wrong
I know you get me
So I'll let my walls come down, down

Before you met me
I was alright
But things were kinda heavy
You brought me to life
Now every February
You'll be my Valentine, Valentine

Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance until we die
You and I
We'll be young forever

You make me feel like I'm living a, teenage, dream
The way you turn me on
I, can't, sleep
Let's run away
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

My, heart, stops
When you look at me
Just, one, touch
Now baby I believe
This, is, real
So take a chance
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

We drove to Cali
And got drunk on the beach
Got a motel and
Built a fort out of sheets
I finally found you
My missing puzzle piece
I'm complete

Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance until we die
You and I
We'll be young forever

You make me feel like I'm living a, teenage, dream
The way you turn me on
I, can't, sleep
Let's runaway
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

My, heart, stops
When you look at me
Just, one, touch
Now baby I believe
This, is, real
So take a chance
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

I'ma get your heart racing
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight

Let you put your hands on me
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight

You, make, me feel like I'm living a, teenage, dream
The way you turn me on
I, can't, sleep
Let's runaway
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

My, heart, stops
When you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby I believe
This, is, real
So take a chance
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

I'ma get your heart racing
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight

Let you put your hands on me




In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight (tonight, tonight, tonight)

Overall Meaning

In Katy Perry's song "Teenage Dream", she sings about a special person who she is in love with. The song is upbeat and sounds like a youthful, carefree anthem. But let’s look deeper into the lyrics.


The first verse speaks to Perry's love interest appreciating her for who she is without any makeup or perfection. The line “I know you get me” reveals that the person she’s in love with understands her on a deeper level. She then describes how this special person has brought her to life and makes her feel young and alive. The second verse reveals that the couple took a spontaneous trip to California and got drunk on the beach, which seems to be a metaphor for living in the moment and enjoying life.


Overall, "Teenage Dream" is a song about falling in love and experiencing the excitement and passion of youth. It’s also a reminder to live in the moment and enjoy life to the fullest.


Line by Line Meaning

You think I'm pretty
You believe that I am beautiful without any enhancements or makeup on my face.


Without any make-up on
You think I'm attractive without the need for any cosmetic or aesthetic alterations and enhancements.


You think I'm funny
You find me humorous and entertaining, even when I make mistakes in my humor.


When I tell the punch line wrong
Even when I make mistakes in my humor and end up telling the punch line of the joke incorrectly, you still find me funny.


I know you get me
I am aware that you understand me and can relate to me on a deeper level.


So I'll let my walls come down, down
I am willing to let go of any barriers or reservations that I have so that we can connect more deeply and intimately.


Before you met me
Prior to our relationship or encounter, I was doing fine but was also dealing with some heavy issues or problems in my life.


I was alright but things were kinda heavy
At that time, I was managing my life and getting through my problems, but they were weighing me down and causing me distress or difficulties.


You brought me to life now every February
Since meeting you, you became a significant influence in bringing me back to life and making me feel alive and joyful even in every February when we celebrate Valentine's Day.


You'll be my valentine, valentine
You have a special place in my life and heart as my valentine on this important day of celebration and love.


Let's go all the way tonight
We should go all out and make the most of our evening together tonight.


No regrets, just love
We should not hold back or regret any of our actions or feelings because we are in love with each other.


We can dance until we die
We can have as much fun as we want and feel happy and alive together.


You and I
We both will enjoy ourselves and be happy together in this moment.


We'll be young forever
We will always be young at heart and feel the joy and happiness of youth as we stay together.


You make me feel like I'm living a, teenage dream
Being with you feels like I am living out a dream from my teenage years, as if everything is perfect and beautiful.


The way you turn me on
Your presence and actions turn me on and excite me in intimate and sexual ways.


I, can't, sleep
You make me so excited and energized that I cannot sleep, even though I should.


Let's runaway and don't ever look back
We can leave behind any of our worries, doubts, or fears, and just enjoy our time together without caring about anything else.


My, heart, stops when you look at me
As soon as you gaze into my eyes, my heartbeat rockets up and feels like it stops momentarily.


Just, one, touch
Just the sensation of your touch can make me feel all sorts of exciting sensations and emotions.


Now baby I believe this is real
Now, I believe that everything we have together is real and true, and not just some passing fancy or infatuation.


So take a chance and don't ever look back
I hope that you will also take a chance and pursue a deeper relationship with me, without any doubts or second thoughts about our future together.


We drove to Cali
We went on a road trip to California together, seeking adventure and excitement.


And got drunk on the beach
We drank alcohol on the beach and got tipsy and lightheaded.


Got a motel and built a fort out of sheets
We found a motel and constructed an indoor fort using just some bed sheets for a fun, playful experience.


I finally found you
After a long journey and search for love and connection, I finally discovered you and found my missing puzzle piece.


My missing puzzle piece
You are a critical and essential part of my life, filling in the gaps and making everything feel whole and complete.


I'm complete
With you in my life, I feel fulfilled, happy, and satisfied in every sense and aspect of my existence.


I'm a get your heart racing
I hope to excite and thrill you with my actions and words, making your heart beat faster and harder than ever before.


In my skin-tight jeans
I will wear close-fitting pants or trousers that emphasize my figure and shape, in order to look attractive and sexy.


Be a teenage dream tonight
I hope to embody and fulfill all of your teenage fantasies and dreams, making you feel like you are living out all of your wildest desires and hopes tonight.


Let you put your hands on me
I am willing to allow you to touch me in intimate and sensual ways, in order to express our love and affection to each other.


Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight
This evening is going to be full of love, passion, and excitement, as we explore each other's bodies and souls in every possible way.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Benjamin Joseph Levin, Bonnie Leigh McKee, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Lukasz Gottwald, Martin Max Sandberg

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@LuForce1980

My Daughter Died of Cancer
On December 8th 2012...
Buried 12/12/12
I Never got a chance to Thank Katy Perry for a Video she made for my daughter to lift her Spirits during the time she was fighting her Cancer in 2011-2012...
In the video Katy Perry made for her she acknowledged her and said that she heard she was sick and also heard that her song (Firework) was my daughters favorite song so she sang that song to her ...
My daughter of course was ecstatic when she saw her favorite singer singing her favorite song...
They ended playing this Katy Perry Song at her Funeral...
There was a Million People at her  Funeral...I've never seen so many people in my life at a Funeral... And the procession to get to the Cemetery was as if she was the  President  getting escorted there. Shutting down Highways and Stopping any traffic...
My Daughter was a Special Angel...
There is a Part in Katy Perry's song (Firework) that she sang to my daughter where she says...
(You're Original Cannot Be Replaced)
I ended up putting these words and this quote on my daughters Gravestone...
If Anyone out there has any connections to Katy Perry please tell her I said Thank You with all my Heart...
To My Daughter...
See You Soon Best Friend.



All comments from YouTube:

@soppa4239

the biggest mistake we did as kids was wish we were older.. now we wish we were young again...

@p.7489

Right. My parents always told me adult life isn’t all that’s cracked up to be. And to enjoy being a child. Being an adult stinks 😷.

@kieranreynolds5896

Yeah I'm 14 and I ain't gonna miss my childhood I hate it, atleast being a adult you have a job meaning you got a purpose atleast other than being another mouth to feed

@tanaazchannel875

Yes

@bluedaylight1243

Its not for me, i think my teen hood is really a mess and i really hate where i live. Also im really looking forward to get out from this place, idc if it cost my teenage years

@tylerbruno07

Kieran Reynolds same because I want a chance to live for myself in life

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@milsy2091

This was 10 years ago and now shes pregnant. Time sure flies by.

@dannymazariegos3284

MilMil for real

@ita2552

wait what

@aguinmox3043

Irish potatoes sorry bro no more sexy petite katy anymore

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