Swish Swish
Katy Perry Lyrics


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They know what is what
But they don't know what is what
They just strut
What the fuck?

A tiger
Don't lose no sleep
Don't need opinions
From a shellfish or a sheep
Don't you come for me
No, not today (woah)
You're calculated
I got your number
'Cause you're a joker
And I'm a courtside killer queen
And you will kiss the ring
You best believe

So keep calm, honey, I'ma stick around
For more than a minute, get used to it
Funny my name keeps comin' out your mouth
'Cause I stay winning
Lay 'em up like

Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket (basket, woah, basket, woah)
Can't touch this
Another one in the casket (casket, woah, casket)

Your game is tired
You should retire
You're 'bout as cute as
An old coupon expired (woah, woah)
And karma's not a liar
She keeps receipts

So keep calm, honey, I'ma stick around
For more than a minute, get used to it
Funny my name keeps comin' out your mouth
'Cause I stay winning
Lay 'em up like

Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket (basket, woah, basket, woah)
Can't touch this
Another one in the casket (casket, woah, casket, let's go, woah)
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket (basket, woah, basket, woah)
Can't touch this
Another one in the casket (casket, woah, casket, woah)

They know what is what
But they don't know what is what
Katy Perry (woah)
They just know what is what
Young Money
But they don't know what is what (what, woah)
They just know what is what
But they don't know what is what (woah)
They just strut
Hahaha, yo
What the fuck? (Woah)

Pink Ferragamo sliders on deck
Silly rap beefs just get me more checks
My life is a movie, I'm never off set
Me and my amigos (no, not Offset)
Swiss swish, aww I got them upset
But my shooters'll make 'em dance like dubstep
Swiss, swish, aww, my haters is obsessed
'Cause I make M's, they get much less
Don't be tryna double back
I already despise you (yeah)
All that fake love you showin'
Couldn't even disguise you, yo, yo
Ran? When? Nicki gettin' tan
Mirror mirror who's the fairest bitch in all the land?
Damn, man, this bitch is a Stan
The generous queen'll kiss a fan
Ass goodbye, I'ma be riding by
I'ma tell my Biggz, yeah that's the guy
A star's a star, da ha da ha
They never thought the swish god would take it this far
Get my pimp cup, this is pimp shit, baby
I only rock with queens, so I'm makin' hits with Katy

Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket (and another one, and another one) (basket, woah, basket, woah)
Can't touch this (can't touch this)
Another one in the casket (and another one, and another one) (casket, woah, casket, woah)

They know what is what
Do they know?
But they don't know what is what
They just know what is what (woah)
But they don't know what is what (woah)
They just know what is what
But they don't know what is what




They just strut (woah)
What the (woah)

Overall Meaning

The song "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry is an upbeat and powerful anthem that celebrates individuality and self-confidence while taking shots at those who try to bring people down. The lyrics "They know what is what, but they don't know what is what, they just strut, what the fuck?" emphasize that despite others' opinions and judgments, people should be true to themselves and not let anyone make them feel inferior. Katy Perry then goes on to assert her dominance, proclaiming that she is unstoppable and that her haters' games are tired. She also mentions that karma will always catch up to those who try to bring others down.


The chorus of the song consists of the phrase "Swish swish, bish, another one in the basket, can't touch this, another one in the casket" which further emphasizes Katy Perry's confidence and success. The basketball references in the song create a fun and energetic vibe that matches the overall tone of the lyrics.


Overall, "Swish Swish" is a confident and empowering song that encourages listeners to be themselves and not let anyone else bring them down.


Line by Line Meaning

They know what is what
Those who oppose me are aware of the situation


But they don't know what is what
Those who oppose me lack comprehension of the situation


They just strut
These opponents are flaunting their disregard for me


What the fuck?
What is happening?


A tiger
I am a force to be reckoned with


Don't lose no sleep
I maintain a calm and confident attitude in the face of opposition


Don't need opinions
I disregard the negative opinions of my opponents


From a shellfish or a sheep
I don't seek support from weak, invertebrate followers


Don't you come for me
Don't challenge me or threaten me


No, not today (woah)
Not at this moment, or ever


You're calculated
You've thought through your strategy


I got your number
I understand your strategy


'Cause you're a joker
You're trying to be funny or frivolous


And I'm a courtside killer queen
I'm confident and strong, and I know how to win


And you will kiss the ring
You will show respect to me as the superior opponent


You best believe
You should be aware and ready for my strength and power


So keep calm, honey, I'ma stick around
Stay calm, because I'm here to stay


For more than a minute, get used to it
I'm not going anywhere anytime soon


Funny my name keeps comin' out your mouth
My opponent keeps mentioning me, even though they don't like me


'Cause I stay winning
I continue to succeed, despite the efforts of those who oppose me


Lay 'em up like
I dominate, taking down those who challenge me


Swish, swish, bish
I'm unstoppable, like a basketball player making shots


Another one in the basket (basket, woah, basket, woah)
I keep succeeding and overcoming obstacles


Can't touch this
My opponents can't stop me


Another one in the casket (casket, woah, casket)
My opponents continue to fall, while I keep rising


Your game is tired
Your strategy is old and worn out


You should retire
You should give up before you get defeated


You're 'bout as cute as
You're not impressive or effective


An old coupon expired (woah, woah)
You're worthless and not worth my time


And karma's not a liar
What goes around comes around


She keeps receipts
Karma keeps track of who deserves what


Pink Ferragamo sliders on deck
I'm living my luxurious lifestyle


Silly rap beefs just get me more checks
My opponents only make me more successful


My life is a movie, I'm never off set
My entire life is glamorous and exciting


Me and my amigos (no, not Offset)
Me and my friends are living the life, without any drama or issues


Swiss swish, aww I got them upset
I'm getting under my opponents' skin and making them angry


But my shooters'll make 'em dance like dubstep
My team will take care of my opponents and make them look foolish


Aww, my haters is obsessed
My opponents are so dedicated to trying to take me down, it's become an obsession


'Cause I make M's, they get much less
They're jealous of my success and wealth


Don't be tryna double back
Don't try to come back to me after being defeated


I already despise you (yeah)
I hate my opponent already


All that fake love you showin'
The fake support you're showing doesn't fool me


Couldn't even disguise you, yo, yo
You're not even good at pretending to like me


Ran? When? Nicki gettin' tan
I'm always busy and always succeeding, unlike my opponents


Mirror mirror who's the fairest bitch in all the land?
I'm the one who is most successful and powerful


Damn, man, this bitch is a Stan
My opponents are so obsessed with me, they're like fanatics


The generous queen'll kiss a fan
I'm a kind and gracious person, even to my fans


Ass goodbye, I'ma be riding by
I'm leaving these defeated opponents behind and continuing on my path to success


I'ma tell my Biggz, yeah that's the guy
I'm going to keep my team close, and they will always be successful with me


A star's a star, da ha da ha
I'm a true superstar, and no one can deny it


They never thought the swish god would take it this far
My opponents underestimated my power and ability


Get my pimp cup, this is pimp shit, baby
I'm living my best life and enjoying my success


I only rock with queens, so I'm makin' hits with Katy
I only work with the best, and Katy is one of them




Lyrics ยฉ PROMNITE PUBLISHING, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brittany Hazzard, Duke Dumont, Katy Perry, Onika Tanya Maraj, Percy Jr. Sledge, Roland Clark, Sarah Theresa Hudson, Maya Jane Coles, Paul Sledge, Sarah Hudson

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Adrian-ve5tv

Real meaning of this song is actually depressing:
1:10 signifies for haters
1:13 as you can see that the mascot of the sheep team is actually a wolf hiding under the sheep, it represents people who has a fake personality (Taylor Swift)
1:15 people carrying Katy Perry's sad face, signifies haters making fun of her on her depression.
1:38 referrees going to give the ball to them without any concerns, signifies haters who doesn't seem to care about her feelings
2:11 Katy Perry's fall being replayed over and over again it is supposed to make some people laugh, represents people who really like someone too see them fail over and over again
2:23 Tiger's coach writes HELP and no one cares, represents Katy Perry's help from her depression but no one seems to care.
2:28 people making fun of Katy Perry's depression.
2:36 represents the help of her fans
2:57 Katy Perry juggling a basketball on her feet, represents her achievements or songs that people seem to forget that she has.
3:00 signifies Taylor Swift playing dirty on their feud
3:21 represents people who doesn't care on their feud
3:33 signifies how fast is their feud spread across the media
3:47-4:05 represents Katy Perry's inner thoughts by rapping of Nicki Minaj
4:06 Nicki Minaj advises Katy Perry to do better
4:57 Katy Perry is finally determined to win on their feud
5:22 represents Taylor's inner thoughts? (I'm not sure)
5:25 represents haters fooled by fake news about Katy Perry
5:34 Katy Perry's inner self, Last Friday Night reference
5:48 represents Taylor Swift or haters explodes on hatred on Katy Perry
5:54 represents Katy Perry's last laugh on haters and or Taylor Swift



All comments from YouTube:

@kacchanlovesblackpink8322

Ft. Nicki Minaj should be considered a music genre

@Lucifer_inferno666

Kacchan....are you? :o

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@keylie3764

I didnt know you like blackpink...

@iwannabeacow6853

@@kc-lv4gh I just listened to it and it's awesome! It's extremely relatable to anyone who has been a target of bullying. Keep going, your music is going to make it and so are you ๐Ÿ’ฏโค๏ธ

@woozworldES

Nicki*

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@hridhaynivas5373

Taylor: bad blood
Katy: Swish Swish
Corona: you need to calm down

@GaythDaboul-op2vu

hridhay nivas best comment๐Ÿ‘Œ

@aaradhyaurmaliya8150

Lol it's the opposite.

@silviaboatta5510

Lol XD

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