Dressin' Up
Katy Perry Lyrics


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Saucer of milk, table for 2
You wanna pet my kitty, your such a dirty doggy.
It's your lucky night, cause I'm in the mood, I'm feeling spicy, I'm feeling real naughty.

Pick a part, you dream it up.
A dark vixen, a Lolita.
Oh boy, tell me your fantasy,
Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.

I can tell your obsessed, by your shortness of breath.
Ooh, my cookie monster wants a taste test.
Be a good boy, and I'll show you the rest
My little voyeur wants to play explorer.

Pick a part, you dream it up.
librarian, dominatrix.
Oh boy, tell me your fantasy,
Tonight's the night.

Tonight I'm gonna come alive,
Make you forget about your 9 to 5, Are you ready for your blood to rise?
Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.
Saucer of milk, table for 2
You wanna pet my kitty, your such a dirty doggy.
It's your lucky night, cause I'm in the mood,
I'm feeling spicy, I'm feeling real naughty.

Pick a part, you dream it up.
A dark vixen, a Lolita.
Oh boy, tell me your fantasy,
Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.

I can tell your obsessed, by your shortness of breath.
Ooh, my cookie monster wants a taste test.
Be a good boy, and I'll show you the rest
My little voyeur wants to play explorer.

Pick a part, you dream it up.
librarian, dominatrix.
Oh boy, tell me your fantasy,
Tonight's the night.

Tonight I'm gonna come alive,
Make you forget about your 9 to 5, Are you ready for your blood to rise?
Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.
Tonight I'm gonna come alive,




Make you forget about your 9 to 5, Are you ready for your blood to rise?
Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.

Overall Meaning

In "Dressin' Up," Katy Perry sings about a woman who is feeling spicy and naughty and wants to dress up in different personas for her lover. The lyrics describe a playful and flirtatious encounter between two individuals where one is teasing the other. The opening lines, "saucer of milk, table for 2, you wanna pet my kitty, you're such a dirty doggy," are a play on words signifying a naughty and suggestive game. The song conveys a message of confidence, sexuality, and self-expression. Katy Perry empowers herself through dressing up and acting out fantasies to please her partner.


The imagery in the song is evocative, with lines that conjure up different personas and characters that the woman is willing to embody for her lover. The verse "pick a part, you dream it up, a dark vixen, a Lolita," is an invitation for her lover to express his fantasies and desires. The song suggests that showing the vulnerable and intimate aspects of oneself can strengthen a relationship, and that it's perfectly okay to let oneself go in a safe and consensual manner.


The chorus of "Dressin' Up" suggests that the woman will "come alive," and that the man will "forget about his 9 to 5," indicating that the sexual encounter will be fulfilling and liberating for both parties.


Line by Line Meaning

Saucer of milk, table for 2
The singer is setting the stage for a sexual encounter, using a metaphor of serving milk to a cat and creating an intimate atmosphere for two individuals.


You wanna pet my kitty, your such a dirty doggy.
The singer is teasing their partner, implying that they want to engage in sexual activity with them, as if playing into a cat-and-dog roleplay scenario.


It's your lucky night, cause I'm in the mood, I'm feeling spicy, I'm feeling real naughty.
The singer is letting their partner know that they are ready and willing to engage in sexual activity for the night, using playful language to set the tone for the evening.


Pick a part, you dream it up.
The artist is telling their partner to choose their preferred role in a sexual roleplay scenario, encouraging their partner to openly express their fantasies and desires to fulfill them.


A dark vixen, a Lolita.
The artist presents two possible roleplay scenarios: one where their partner is seductive and mysterious, the other where their partner takes on the persona of a young girl with sexual experience beyond her years.


Oh boy, tell me your fantasy, Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.
The singer invites their partner to share their sexual fantasies and lets them know that they are willing to fulfill those fantasies by dressing up in a specific way for them on this night.


I can tell your obsessed, by your shortness of breath.
The singer has noticed their partner's excitement and arousal, an indication that their partner is highly interested in the upcoming sexual encounter.


Ooh, my cookie monster wants a taste test.
The artist is using a playful reference to the Sesame Street character, indicating that their partner is eager to engage in oral sex with them.


Be a good boy, and I'll show you the rest, My little voyeur wants to play explorer.
The artist encourages their partner to behave accordingly and listen to their instructions, while also indicating that their partner enjoys watching them and exploring their body.


librarian, dominatrix.
The artist presents two more roleplay scenarios for their partner to choose from: one where their partner is dressed conservatively and shy, the other where their partner takes on a dominating and commanding persona.


Tonight I'm gonna come alive, Make you forget about your 9 to 5, Are you ready for your blood to rise? Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.
The singer is hyping up the impending sexual encounter, promising to come alive and help their partner forget their daily grind. They ask if their partner is ready for a thrilling sexual experience, and remind them that they will be dressing up in a specific way for them tonight.


Tonight I'm gonna come alive, Make you forget about your 9 to 5, Are you ready for your blood to rise? Tonight's the night I'm dressing up for you.
The artist is hyping up the impending sexual encounter, promising to come alive and help their partner forget their daily grind. They ask if their partner is ready for a thrilling sexual experience, and remind them that they will be dressing up in a specific way for them tonight.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MATTHEW THIESSEN, LAMONT NEUBLE, KATY PERRY, CHRISTOPHER A. STEWART

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Comments from YouTube:

@JadeRatbag2001

When I was younger this was my favourite song and now I'm older, I understand the lyrics xD

@noor-zn2qz

I had the same with Hummingbird heartbeat XD

@noor-zn2qz

+Andrea it was one of my favorite songs that were made by Katy Perry 😂

@noor-zn2qz

Andrea oops i did XD

@snackdust1316

+Jade Gordon
I was going to make the same exact comment, lol

@gabiweiss4140

+Anastasia Diyre gghhhg

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@lorenzobarsotti4090

THIS SONG IS CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED

@saintbonesmorrison

The demo versión was better

@murilosousa2022

Um hino q deveria ter sido single🖤💜

@2010JackC

This song is so well written, why wasn't it a single, plus the production slays!

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