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Big thanks to my team, label, friends, family, lovers, teachers and especially my Angels for navigating me through this evolution. Thank you for your guidance, support, wisdom and laughter. I am humbled by the love I receive and the gift I get to give. Proud to have come so far and excited for how far I have to go, still; there is no there, there. I know nothing. Thank you for being a Witness and letting me Witness you.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
If I lost it all today, would you stay?
Could my love be enough to stimulate?
If shit hit the fan, grenades got thrown
Would you still show, oh?
Could you go down with me to the mat?
Could we get back up and eventually laugh?
Roll eyes at highs, cheers in the lows, and stay in the flow, whoa

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause I, I only got this life
And I ain’t got the time, no
Not to get it right, oh

[Chorus]
We’re all just looking for connection
Yeah, we all want to be seen
I’m looking for someone who speaks my language
Someone to ride this ride with me
Can I get a witness? (Witness)
Will you be my witness? (Witness)
I’m just looking for a witness in all of this
Looking for a witness to get me through this

[Verse 2]
When you tell me everything, and there’s no holes
You can scroll through anything, you’ve got the codes
Nothing to hide, it’s all in their eyes
And we just know, whoa

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause I, I only got this life
And I ain’t got the time, no
Not to get it right, oh

[Chorus]
We’re all just looking for connection
Yeah, we all want to be seen
I’m looking for someone who speaks my language
Someone to ride this ride with me
Can I get a witness? (Witness)
Will you be my witness? (Witness)
I’m just looking for a witness (yeah) in all of this (Oh)
Looking for a witness to get me through this
(Through this, through this, through this, through this)
(Through this, through this, through this, through this)

[Bridge]
Will you be my witness?
Could you be the one that speaks for me?
Will you be my witness?

[Chorus]
We’re all just looking for connection (We’re all just looking)
Yeah, we all want to be seen
I’m looking for someone who speaks my language
Someone (To ride this ride) to ride this ride with me (With me)
Can I get a witness? (Witness)
Will you be my witness? (Witness)
(Will you be my witness?)
I’m just looking for a witness in all of this
Looking for a witness to get me through this

Writer(s)

Katy Perry, Max Martin, Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha

Producer(s)

Martin, Payami

Length

4:10

[Verse 1]
A big beautiful brain with a pretty face, yeah
A babydoll with a briefcase, yeah
A hot little hurricane, ha!
‘Cause I’m feminine and soft, but I’m still a boss, yeah
Red lipstick, but still so raw, yeah
Marilyn Monroe in a monster truck

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause I can be zen and I can be the storm, yeah
Smell like a rose and I pierce like a thorn, yeah
Karate chopping the clichés and norms all in a dress

[Chorus]
Hey, hey, hey
You think that I’m a little baby
You think that I am fragile like a Fabergé
You think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
You think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me
(Br-br-break me)

[Verse 2]
Yeah, I bounce back like a pro ’cause I’m so resilient
LOL at all your limits
Keep your penny thoughts, I’m making a mint

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause I can be zen and I can be the storm, yeah
Smell like a rose and I pierce like a thorn, yeah
Karate chopping the clichés and norms all in a dress

[Chorus]
Hey, hey, hey
You think that I’m a little baby
You think that I am fragile like a Fabergé
You think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
You think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me (uh-uh)
(Br-br-break me)

[Bridge]
I ain’t got no strings (No strings…)
I’m no one’s little puppet
Got my own cha-ching, in my chubby little wallet
And secretly you love it
(You fucking love it)
And secretly you love it

[Chorus]
Hey, hey, hey (Hey)
You think that I’m a little baby
You think that I am fragile like a Fabergé
You think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me
No-o-o-o-oh
Hey, hey, hey
You think that I’m a little baby
You think that I am fragile like a Fabergé
You think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me
No-o-o-o-oh, no way (No)
No-o-o-o-oh, no way (No way)
No-o-o-o-oh, no way (Uh-uh)
Oh, you think that I am cracking, but you can’t break me (Uh-uh)
(Br-br-break me)

Writer(s)

Perry, Martin, Payami, Sia Furler, Sarah Hudson

Producer(s)

Martin, Payami

Length

3:34

[Verse 1]
I’m uptight
Playing by the rules in this game of life
365 days on the grind
Something’s stirring, I might need to unwind
Then, there’s you
Texting me a little bubble of trouble
I’ve tried to ignore these thoughts that rumble
I think I’m bored of being so careful

[Pre-Chorus]
Big city lights
Got me flirting with fire
Tonight I’ma let my hair down
Have a few rounds and just let go

[Chorus]
Like roulette, ooh-ooh
Wanna close my eyes and roll it with you
Like roulette, ooh-ooh
Wanna lose control and forget with you
Like roulette (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
Let’s roll it (Ah-ah-ah-ah)

[Verse 2]
They say everything in moderation
And sometimes, you got to give in to temptation
So I drop a pin to my location
Let’s roll the dice

[Pre-Chorus]
Big city lights
Got me flirting with fire
Tonight I’ma let my hair down
Have a few rounds and just let go

[Chorus]
Like roulette, ooh-ooh
Wanna close my eyes and roll it with you
Like roulette, ooh-ooh
Wanna lose control and forget with you
Oh, like roulette (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
Let’s roll it (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
Like roulette (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
Let’s roll it (Ah-ah-ah-ah)

[Bridge]
So tonight, we test limits (Test limits)
Take the safety off for a minute (For a minute)
‘Cause my love’s a bullet with your name written on it
Just load it and spin it

[Chorus]
Like roulette, ooh-ooh
Wanna close my eyes and roll it with you (Close my eyes with you)
Like roulette, ooh-ooh
Wanna lose control and forget with you (Lose control, lose control)
Like roulette (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
Let’s roll it (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
(Let’s roll it)
Like roulette (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
(Like roulette)
Wanna close my eyes and roll it with you
Like roulette

[Refrain]
They know what is what
But they don’t know what is what
They just strut
What the fuck?

[Verse 1: Katy Perry]
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
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

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]
So keep calm, honey, I’ma stick around
For more than a minute, get used to it
Funny my name keeps comin’ outcho mouth
‘Cause I stay winning
Lay ’em up like

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket

[Verse 2: Katy Perry]
Your game is tired
You should retire
You’re ’bout cute as
An old coupon expired
And karma’s not a liar
She keeps receipts

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]
So keep calm, honey, I’ma stick around
For more than a minute, get used to it
Funny my name keeps comin’ outcho mouth
‘Cause I stay winning
Lay ’em up like

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket

[Refrain]
They know what is what
But they don’t know what is what
Katy Perry
They just know what is what
Young Money
But they don’t know what is what
They just know what is what
But they don’t know what is what
They just strut
Hahaha, yo
What the fuck?

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
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)
Swish swish, aww I got them upset
But my shooters’ll make ’em dance like dubstep
Swish, 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
All that fake love you showin’
Couldn’t even disguise you
Ran? When? Nicki gettin’ tan
Mirror mirror who’s the fairest bitch in all the land?
Damn, man, this bitch is a Stan
Muah, muah, the generous queen will kiss a fan
Ass goodbye, I’ma be riding by
I’ma tell my —– Biggz, yeah that’s tha 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

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket

[Refrain]
They know what is what
Do they know?
But they don’t know what is what
They just know what is what
But they don’t know what is what
They just know what is what
But they don’t know what is what
They just strut
What the…

[Verse 1]
I live off the echoes of your “I love you’s”
But I still feel the blows from all of your “don’t want to’s”
When you’re drunk, you say I’m the one
Then you wake up
You suck my heart up in a vacuum

[Chorus]
‘Cause every day’s the same
Definition of insane
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu
So tell me something new
Figure out the Rubik’s Cube
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu

[Verse 2]
Your words are like Chinese water torture
And there’s no finish line, always one more corner
Yeah, they slither like a centipede
Why do you keep me
At the end of a rope that keeps getting shorter?

[Chorus]
‘Cause every day’s the same
Definition of insane
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu
So tell me something new
Figure out the Rubik’s Cube
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu

[Interlude]

[Chorus]
‘Cause every day’s the same
Definition of insane
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu
So tell me something new (Something new)
Figure out the Rubik’s Cube
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu (Déjà, déjà, déjà vu)
‘Cause every day’s the same (Every day’s the same)
Definition of insane (Definition of insane)
I think we’re running on a loop
Déjà vu (Déjà, déjà, déjà vu)

[Outro]
Déjà vu

[Verse 1]
I was fine before I met you
Truth is that I lost myself inside you
It is not fair to put all that on you
But you took control of a vulnerable soul (Yeah)
I am my mother’s daughter
And there are so many things I love about her
But I have, I have to break the cycle
So I can sit first at the dinner table

[Chorus]
You can’t clip my wings, can’t wilt my flowers
Stole my time, but I’ll make up the hours
‘Cause I’m a goddess and you know it
Some respect, you better show it
I’m done with you siphoning my power
Power

[Verse 2]
Hell hath no fury like a woman reborn
And now I’m burning like a blue flame once more
But don’t mistake my warmth for weakness
Don’t bite the hand that feeds or you’ll
You’ll never eat, no-oh

[Chorus]
You can’t clip my wings, can’t wilt my flowers
Stole my time, but I’ll make up the hours
‘Cause I’m a goddess and you know it
Some respect, you better show it
I’m done with you siphoning my power
Power (Hey)

[Bridge]
And now I’m taking it back
Electric as fuck (C’mon)
You can’t quiet this thunder, no (No-oh-oh)
Yeah, I’m taking it back
Lit all the way up
Even in the dark, I glow (I glow, I glow)

[Chorus]
You can’t clip my wings, can’t wilt my flowers
Stole my time, but I’ll make up the hours, oh
‘Cause I’m a goddess and you know it
Some respect, you better show it
I’m done with you siphoning my power
Power

[Verse 1]
I’m losing all direction
Slipping into quicksand
I’ve shattered the illusion
Seen behind the curtain
I’m disenchanted
Dancing on a wire
Juggling desire
Every hit gets harder
When you’re fighting without armor
I’m disheartened

[Pre-Chorus]
Do I start over, rediscover?
Submit to the sweet surrender

[Chorus]
It’s a mind maze, all these head games
Caught in a cage (Caught in a cage), a complex cage
Am I a car on fire?
Will I be devoured?
I gotta free myself and get out of my own way

[Verse 2]
I used to be so sparkling
But now it’s not so charming
What used to stimulate me
Now can barely wake me
I’m unresponsive
Will I find salvation?
Some kind of moderation?
Spinning all these plates is
Gonna be a challenge
A delicate balance

[Pre-Chorus]
So do I start over, rediscover?
Submit to the sweet surrender

[Chorus]
It’s a mind maze, all these head games
Caught in a cage (Caught in a cage), a complex cage
Am I a car on fire?
Will I be devoured?
I gotta free myself and get out of my own way

[Refrain]
Get out of my own way
Get out of my own way
Get out of my own way

[Outro]
So do I start over, re-rediscover?
I submit to your, your sweet surrender
Your sweet surrender
Your sweet surrender
No

[Verse 1]
Saw your picture on accident
Your face has changed
The lines are sinking in
I pressed play, I should haven’t
Congratulations
But do you ever wonder what we could have been?
(I wonder what we could have been)

[Pre-Chorus 1]
But your mind plays tricks with distance
Always makes things feel so unfinished

[Chorus]
I miss you more than I loved you
I do
I miss you more than I loved you
(I wonder what we could have been)
I miss you more than I loved you
I do
I miss you more than I loved you
(I wonder what we could have been)

[Verse 2]
I saw a balloon floating away
I thought, “Did someone let go, or did they lose it?”
So strange, you know all my secrets
Please keep them safe
And darling, you know that I’ll do the same
(You know that I’ll do the same)

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Though we’re no longer in existence
Baby, you’ll always be in my orbit

[Chorus]
I miss you more than I loved you
I do
I miss you more than I loved you
(I wonder what we could have been)
I miss you more than I loved you
Oh, I do
I miss you more than I loved you

[Bridge]
We were a match, but not a fit
We were a dream, unrealistic
We didn’t lose, we didn’t win
(Sometimes I wonder what we could have been)
Oh

[Chorus]
I miss you more than I loved you
Oh, I do
I miss you more than I loved you
(I wonder what we could have been)
I miss you more than I loved you
(Though we’re no longer in existence)
Oh, I do
I miss you more than I loved you
(You’ll always be in my orbit)

[Outro]
Ohh-oh-oh-oh (You’ll always be in my orbit)
No-oh-oh-oh-oh (You’ll always be in my orbit)

[Verse 1: Katy Perry]
Are we crazy?
Living our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white picket fence
Like ornaments
So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble
Aren’t you lonely
Up there in utopia
Where nothing will ever be enough?
Happily numb
So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]
So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one is on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm
Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one is on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

[Verse 2: Katy Perry]
Are we tone deaf?
Keep sweeping it under the mat
Thought we could do better than that
I hope we can
So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]
So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one is on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm
Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one is on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

[Bridge: Skip Marley]
It is my desire
Break down the walls to connect, inspire
Ay, up in your high place, liars
Time is ticking for the empire
The truth they feed is feeble
As so many times before
They greed over the people
They stumbling and fumbling
And we’re about to riot
They woke up, they woke up the lions
(Woo!)

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one is on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm
To the rhythm
To the rhythm

[Outro: Katy Perry]
Turn it up
Turn it up
It goes on, and on, and on
It goes on, and on, and on
It goes on, and on, and on
‘Cause we’re all chained to the rhythm

[Verse 1]
Please don’t tip-toe
Come close, let’s flow
Anchor in me, and get lost at sea
The world’s your oyster and I am the pearl
Open waters
Sink into me slowly

[Chorus]
So baby, come and take a swim with me
Make me ripple ’til I’m wavy
Don’t be scared to dive in deep
And start a tsunami
Tsunami

[Verse 2]
Don’t fight
Just ride the rhythm of the tide
We swirl, we spin
Salted, sun-kissed skin
We float together
Whatever weather
Embrace the breeze and sail away smoothly

[Chorus]
So baby, come and take a swim with me
Make me ripple ’til I’m wavy
Don’t be scared to dive in deep
And start a tsunami
Tsunami

[Bridge]
Oh, you’re waking up an ocean of emotion
That my body can’t hide (Can’t hide)
Tsunami (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Now you’re soaked in my devotion
‘Cause you opened up a paradise (Inside)
Tsunami (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Tsunami

[Chorus]
So baby, come and take a swim with me (Take a swim with me)
Make me ripple ’til I’m wavy (Make me ripple, baby)
Don’t be scared to dive in deep (Don’t be scared to)
And start a tsunami
Tsunami

[Intro: Quavo]
Ayy, yeah
Katy Perry, Migos
Ayy!

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
‘Cause I’m all that you want, boy
All that you can have, boy
Got me spread like a buffet
Bon a, bon appétit, baby
Appetite for seduction
Fresh out the oven
Melt in your mouth kind of lovin’
Bon a, bon appétit, baby (Woo)

[Verse 1: Katy Perry]
Looks like you’ve been starving
You’ve got those hungry eyes (Woo)
You could use some sugar
‘Cause your levels ain’t right (Woo)
I’m a five-star Michelin
A Kobe flown in (Woo)
You want what I’m cooking, boy

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]
Let me take you (Woo)
Under candlelight
We can wine and dine
A table for two
And it’s okay (Woo)
If you take your time
Eat with your hands, fine
I’m on the menu

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
‘Cause I’m all that you want, boy
All that you can have, boy
Got me spread like a buffet
Bon a, bon appétit, baby
Appetite for seduction
Fresh out the oven
Melt in your mouth kind of lovin’
Bon a, bon appétit, baby (Woo)

[Verse 2: Katy Perry & Quavo]
So you want some more
Well I’m open 24 (Woo)
Wanna keep you satisfied
Customer’s always right (Woo)
Hope you’ve got some room
For the world’s best cherry pie (Woo)
Gonna hit that sweet tooth, (Ayy) boy

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry, Quavo, & Both]
Let me take you (Woo)
Under candlelight
We can wine and dine
A table for two
And it’s okay (Woo)
If you take your time (Ayy)
Eat with your hands, fine (Yeah)
I’m on the menu
Go ahead

[Chorus: Katy Perry & Quavo]
‘Cause I’m all that you want, boy (All that you want)
All that you can have, boy (Ayy)
Got me spread like a buffet
Bon a, bon appétit, baby (Bon appétit)
Appetite for seduction
Fresh out the oven (Fresh out the oven)
Melt in your mouth kind of lovin’
Bon appétit, baby
‘Cause I’m all that you want, boy
All that you can have, boy
Got me spread like a buffet
Bon a, bon appétit, baby (Bon appétit)
Appetite for seduction
Fresh out the oven
Melt in your mouth kind of lovin’
Bon a, bon appétit, baby
Quavo

[Verse 3: Quavo]
Sweet potato pie
It’ll change your mind (Change)
Got you running back for seconds (Running)
Every single night

[Verse 4: Takeoff]
I’m the one they say can change your life (Takeoff)
No waterfall, she drippin’ wet, you like my ice? (Blast)
She say she want a Migo night
Now I ask her, “What’s the price?” (Hold on)
If she do right, told her get whatever you like

[Verse 5: Offset]
Offset
I grab her legs and now divide, aight
Make her do a donut when she ride, aight
Looking at the eyes of a dime, make you blind
In her spine and my diamonds change the climate

[Verse 6: Quavo & Katy Perry]
Sweet tooth, no tooth fairy
Whipped cream, no dairy
Got her hot light on, screaming, “I’m ready”
But no horses, no carriage

[Chorus: Katy Perry & Quavo]
‘Cause I’m all that you want, boy (All that you want)
All that you can have, boy (Oh)
Got me spread like a buffet
Bon a, bon appétit, baby (Eat it up, eat it up, eat it up)
Appetite for seduction (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Fresh out the oven
Melt in your mouth kind of lovin’
Bon a, bon appétit, baby
Bon appétit

[Outro: Quavo & Katy Perry]
Under candlelight (Yeah, woo)
Bon appétit, baby

[Verse 1]
I remember when you used to be my every other thought
But now my calendar’s so full, it’s easier to move on
Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Boulevard
I don’t fuck with change, but lately, I’ve been flipping coins a lot

[Chorus]
I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie
‘Cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do to reopen the wound?
So I take a deep breath and I save as draft

[Verse 2]
You don’t have to subtweet me
My number’s always been the same
But all’s been said and done
Will we ever really close this case?
Yeah, I will always be here for you, but I could no longer stay
Still my body goes in shock every time I hear your name

[Chorus]
I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie
‘Cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do to reopen the wound?
So I take a deep breath and I save as draft

[Bridge]
I’ve heard you’ve done some changing
I’ve been rearranging
Wish that I could know, but I just don’t know
Never get that time back
Fear we’d fall in old traps
Why can’t we just let go?
Staring at a fork in the fucking road

[Chorus]
I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie (Dogs lie)
‘Cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do to reopen the wound?
So I take a deep breath and I save as draft

[Verse 1]
You got patina, ain’t so green, nah
You earned this spot, got your receipts, yeah
Funny, gotta add addendums to your dreams
Still you never sleep, no
You never sleep, ah
Oh, you learned to dance, to bob and weave, yeah
To let that water roll off easy, yeah
You grew yourself above the weeds
Taller than the trees, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
So, don’t try and reinvent your wheel
‘Cause you’re too original
Baby, just stay classic
Ain’t broke, ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Your highs, your lows, just ride it

[Chorus]
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back around
It’s a pendulum, it’s a pendulum
Life’s a pendulum, it’ll all come back around
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back, it all comes back

[Verse 2]
So, just take those punches on the chin, yeah
Don’t fight the changes in the wind, no, no
‘Cause you’ll find your way home, oh
If you find a way to let go
Just let go

[Pre-Chorus]
Don’t try and reinvent your wheel (Your wheel)
‘Cause you’re too original (Original)
Baby, just stay classic
Ain’t broke, ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Your highs, your lows, just ride it

[Chorus]
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back around (Pendulum)
It’s a pendulum (All comes back around), it’s a pendulum
Life’s a pendulum, it’ll all come back around
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back, it all comes back around

[Bridge]
And there is no need to worry, the pages keep on turning
And it goes on and on, comes all the way around
There is no need to hurry if there’s a fire burning
‘Cause it goes on and on, comes all the way around
All the way around
Hey, around
Oh (All the way around), c’mon
Ain’t broke, ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Your highs, your lows, just ride it

[Chorus]
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back around (Oh-oh)
It’s a pendulum, it’s a pendulum (Life is, life is)
Life’s a pendulum, it’ll all come back around (Hey)
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back, it all comes back
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back around (Oh-oh)
It’s a pendulum (All comes back around), it’s a pendulum
Life’s a pendulum, it’ll all come back around (Pendulum)
It’s a pendulum, it all comes back, it all comes back

[Verse 1]
I built a wall so high, no one could reach
A life of locks, I swallowed all the keys
I was petrified, only knew how to hide
They can’t hurt me if they don’t know me
A full facade made a mirage outta me

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Then you came and started digging for a treasure underneath
And you found a better version of me I had never seen

[Chorus]
Into me, you see
Into me, you see
You broke me wide open, open sesame
Into me, you see
Into me, you see
You got me wide open, now I’m ready
Is this intimacy?

[Verse 2]
I was a ship floating aimlessly
So camouflaged, was my own worst enemy

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Then you came in like a sailor with a heart that anchored me
And every day, I wake up grateful I’m no longer lost at sea

[Chorus]
Into me, you see
Into me, you see
You broke me wide open, open sesame
Into me, you’ll see
Into me, you’ll see
You got me wide open, now I’m ready
Is this intimacy?

[Bridge]
Oh, ’cause no one’s ever seen me like this
Seen right through the bullshit
I pray that I can keep unfolding
Pray that I can just stay open
Just stay open, just stay open, just stay open

[Chorus]
Oh, ’cause you broke me wide open, open sesame
Into me, you’ll see
Into me, you’ll see
You got me wide open and now I’m ready
This is intimacy

[Verse 1]
I lost my tug of war today
Took my foot off of the brakes
(The definition of insanity is looping on repeat, and expecting things to change)
But what comes up must hit the ground
So I drink these anvils down
(She always comes to me highly disguised, an angel whispering, so many pretty shapes)

[Chorus]
It’s a dance with the devil
A stumbling tango
It’s a dance with the devil
Trying to borrow from tomorrow

[Drop]
It’s a dance
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
It’s a dance
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
It’s a dance

[Verse 2]
Just want to connect
But you won’t let me do it
So I get altered, (Twisted and conflicted, so I casually can shoot the shit)
Wish less was going on
Wish I could just throw the ball
And ignore it all
(Constantly distracted by the noise of my ping-pong)

[Chorus]
It’s a dance with the devil
A mercurial wrestle
It’s a dance with the devil
Trying to borrow from tomorrow

[Drop]
It’s a dance
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
It’s a dance
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
It’s a…
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)

[Bridge]
But what, what is it worth
Waking up with a crown of clouds?
What is it worth
When my head spins out with doubt?
Wish I could measure
When the poison is pouring out
Oh…

[Outro]
It’s a dance
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you (It’s a dance)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you (It’s a dance)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you (It’s a dance)
(Oh, no, oh, no, I don’t need you)
Oh, no, oh, no (It’s a…)

[Intro]
I can see it happening
Happen, I can see it happening
I can see it happening
Happen, I can see it

[Verse 1]
Can’t go with the flow, got to make waves
Even though I look at the sand, and I’m just one grain
But my intuition says there’s a bigger mission I must embrace
So I’m, I’m pushing my thoughts to a new place

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m kicking and screaming
‘Cause it won’t be easy
To break all the patterns
If I’m not evolving
I’m just another robot
Taking up oxygen

[Chorus]
It’s something bigger than me
I can feel it beginning
Something bigger than me
Yeah, I can feel it opening
Tried to ignore it
But it keeps on growing
Out of control
It’s something bigger than me
And I can feel it happening

[Verse 2]
So I’ll speak my truth though my voice shakes (I must)
Try to summon the strength to look fear in the face

[Pre-Chorus]
But I’m kicking and screaming
‘Cause it won’t be easy
To break all the patterns
If I’m not evolving
I’m just another robot
Taking up oxygen

[Chorus]
It’s something bigger than me
I can feel it beginning
Something bigger than me
Yeah, I can feel it opening
Tried to ignore it
But it keeps on growing
Out of control (out of control)
It’s something bigger than me
And I can feel it happening

[Interlude]
Happening (Oh-ah, oh-ah, oh-ah)
Happen, I can see it happening
Happen, I can see it happening (Oh-ah, oh-ah, oh-ah)
Happen, I can see it happening
I can see it, I can see it, I can see it happening

[Chorus]
It’s something bigger than me
Something bigger than me
Yeah, I can feel it opening
Tried to ignore it
But it keeps on growing
Out of control (Out of control)
It’s something bigger than me
And I can feel it happening

[Outro]
Happening (I can feel it)
Happen, (I can see it) I can see it happening
(I can feel it)
Happen, I can see it

[Verse 1]
I’m thirty-something going on thirteen
Still a sponge to everything
Saucer eyes wide, yeah, I still believe
And a sparkle in my steps
Smiling with my teeth

[Pre-Chorus]
They say that I might lose my Midas touch
They also say I may become irrelevant
But who the fuck are they anyway?
I don’t care what they say

[Chorus]
I won’t act my age
Time is just an invention man has made
No, I won’t act my age
It’s just my reflection that is out of date
‘Cause it’s all in your attitude
It’s all in your point of view
I won’t act my age
Just need a little bit of Peter Pan and some imagination
No, I won’t act my age

[Verse 2]
So, I recommend that you lose your mind
It was the only thing that was keeping me behind

[Pre-Chorus]
They say curb your curiosity
They also say prepare to amend your dreams
But who the fuck are they anyway?
I don’t care what they say

[Chorus]
‘Cause I won’t act my age
Time is just an invention man has made
No, I won’t act my age
It’s just my reflection that is out of date
‘Cause it’s all in your attitude
It’s all in your point of view
I won’t act my age (c’mon)
Just need a little bit of Peter Pan and some imagination
No, I won’t act my age

[Bridge]
How old would you be? Yeah
How old would you really be
If you didn’t know, yeah
How old you really were?
How old would you be? Yeah
How old would you really be
If you didn’t know (Know)
How old you really were?
(Hey!)

[Chorus]
I won’t act my age
Time is just an invention man has made
No, I won’t act my age
It’s just my reflection that is out of date
‘Cause it’s all in your attitude
It’s all in your point of view
I won’t act my age
Just need a little bit of Peter Pan and some imagination
No, I won’t act my age

[Outro]
Oh-oh, I won’t act my age
Ooh, yeah, ooh
Ooh, yeah, ooh
I won’t act my age

Promotional Pictures

Executive Producers

Katy Perry & Max Martin

A&R

Lauren Glucksman

All tracks mixed by Serban Ghenea at
Mixstar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA

All tracks mastered by Randy Merrill at
Sterling Sound, New York, NY, except for
“Chained To The Rhythm” feat. Skip Marley
mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound,
New York, NY

Direct Management Group

Bradford Cobb, Martin Kirkup, Steven Jensen, Ngoc Hoang & Isaac Lekach

Art Direction

Nicole Frantz

Front and Back Cover Art Direction

David Rudnick

Layout

Ted Lovett

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