Wide Awake | Katy Perry

What is the meaning and main idea of Katy Perry's Wide Awake song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Continue reading this article to find the answers. And for your reference, below is the complete lyric of the song.

Wide Awake - Katy Perry

I'm wide awake[x3]

Yeah, I was in the dark
I was falling hard
With an open heart
I'm wide awake
How did I read the stars so wrong?

I'm wide awake and now it's clear to me
That everything you see, ain't always what it seems
I'm wide awake
Yeah, I was dreaming for so long

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I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn't dive in
Wouldn't bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
Till I woke up on
On, on the concrete

CHORUS
Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I'm letting go tonight
Yeah, I'm falling from cloud nine

I'm wide awake
Not losing any sleep
I Picked up every piece and landed on my feet
I'm wide awake
Need nothing to complete myself, no

I'm wide awake
Yeah, I am born again
Outta the lion's den
I don't have to pretend and it's too late
The story's over now, the end

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CHORUS

Thunder rumbling
Castles crumbling
(I'm wide awake)
I am trying to hold on
(I'm wide awake)
God knows that I tried
Seeing the bright side
(I'm wide awake)
But I'm not blind anymore
I'm wide awake[x2]

CHORUS

I'm Wide awake[x4]

Meaning, Main Idea, and Message of The Song

"Love is blind," that's what an old aphorism says. The saying means that when people falls in love they cannot see something or someone objectively. With love in mind, people can see something which is just good as perfect. Influenced by love, people will see someone who is not so beautiful as the prettiest person in the world.

Not only in terms of physical appearance, the aphorism also applies in terms of attitudes. The most obvious example is how people adore celebrities. Of course those celebrities, either singers or actresses or actors, have dark sides. But, as you can see, people seems not to care about celebrities' dark sides. They adore them as if they are perfect. However often those celebrities are reported to behave inappropriately, people's admiration to them seems not to subside. It happens because people love them. And love is blind.

Well, this Katy Perry's Wide Awake song seems to tell about similar phenomenon. The phrase 'Wide awake' in the song represents the situation after a girl is free from blind love she previously had to her boy. In other words, when she fell in love with the boy, she felt like she was dreaming or blind. Everything seemed to be so sweet. And now she is awake, wide awake. She is not dreaming anymore. Yes, everything doesn't look beautiful as it was. Situation is not as comfortable as it was. And it hurts badly to know that everything was beautiful just because she was dreaming. Worse, she had dreamed for so long. Waste of time. But, the most important thing is that she is awake and trying to hold on and to see the bright side of everything she has been through.

Well, that's my interpretation of Katy Perry's Wide Awake song. Your comments are highly appreciated.

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    1. so, agree...!!!

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    2. I also agree, however it's not the God that lives on a cloud with a white cape and a beard, she's found God in herself. Being 'wide awake' to me means that she has awakened spiritually. She needs 'nothing to complete' herself as she knows that she is already perfect. 'Falling from cloud 9' means she's awaking from the illusion she's beeing living and she's realised now 'that everything you see, ain't always what it seems'. The fact that she's 'crashing from a high' could mean that despite the fame and fortune that she has experienced of late, it was still not true happiness and now that she's awake she has realised her true self and can be truly happy.

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  2. Considering that Katie Perry sounds like racket and her lyrics are rubberish, it was as if I picked up a comic strip or plugged into a parody to discover she was "christain." I chuckle to myself every time I think about that because just like all superficial mantra; hollywood, poorly written fictional novels, political party schemes, god, and ultimately, Katy Perry...none of the above mentioned know one damn thing about truth or sacrifice. Hollywood is an illusion, fiction is well, just fiction, political parties know how to conduct and convince the masses their fictional illusion, god promises the "fruit" of following the fiction and illusion to death and Katie Perry attempts to sing about it (if you would like to call that singing and talent). And up-chuck goes my lunch. Barfff!

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  3. and i clap to you good fellow! ^^^^ my thoughts as well.

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  4. Everyone who is hating on her need to stop! She has come a long way and she is following her dreams. In addition, she actually made it happen! Everyone has their opinion, but if no one has anything good to say, then don't say it! Write it on a piece of paper, fold it neatly and shove it up your ass!

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  5. I believe that its not that because i think Katy Perry sold her soul to the devil and now shes awake of whats happening and she always dreamt to be a star a popular she knows God and shes a Born again and now I think she realizes what she has done and it says that "i wish i knew then would dive in wouldnt bow down" that means she bow down and dive in with the devil and now shes awake. This is my point of view so i hopeyou guys will respect it :) God Bless ! Jesus loves you!

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    1. yeah,my thoughts exactly..thanks

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    2. My thoughts exactly!

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  6. if we all knew katy Perry personally, i supppose we could better interpret her song. I know nothing about her, so i can only take it at face value and we can interpret this song in various ways. mostly it would depend on individual experiences and knowledge of life as well as human behaviour. I personally think that katy is no different than many 'artists' young, lost, fast pace life, no significant experiences with anyone, very naiive and limited to grasping meanings of reality. Most of these young singers write about the same thing as their lives are similar and their pain is similar too...make up your own interpretation...unless you know her personally, you can't go wrong....

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  7. This may seem crazy, But this song is about her regreting selling her soul to the devil!!! The fruits that they offered, she ate and now she realises shes been had! "Wide Awake" Her younger self even trys to warn her and save her from the choice she made. theyre fight off her demons in the video! its gets MUCH MUCH deeper than i can explain. do your research on the illuminatti and then watch the video carefully. shes warning us !!!

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    1. i totally agree with OWL. Obviously she sold her soul to the devil...and is her singing about now she realised what Illuminati is doing to her.

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  8. I totally agree with OWL,it is all about the illuminati stuff,she has come to realise it was all a LIE,that was why she said ''It isn't always what it seems''...she had to go back to her childhood days when she knew GOD,cause she was in a dark maze and couldn't get out..also,she got carried away with the fame she didn't even notice d ground breaking,and thereafter she was weak,and d demons tried blocking her,even in d garden,d ''charming'' prince and d hynotised flower tried but she knew better,and she ran into Love,and GOD is love. It is all a warning. Listen to ''Roar''...she is changed...

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  9. I think this song is awesome

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  10. At the end of the video, what she saw was the light. This was the path out of the dark maze. I do have to agree with the points rhema sozo has made considering she was not hypnotized by the flower and she knew better than to trust the prince. The light at the end was the love of God, if you have never heard of her past, she had a strict family in which she could only listen to gospel, and the only way she heard any other genres were through a friend. Her family was upset, but tried to be supportive of her soon to be career. I DO FEEL SHE FOUND WHAT SHE HADN"T SEEN IN A LONG TIME, NEVER SOLD HERSELF OUT TO SATAN. SHE JUST NEEDED ANOTHER REMINDER AT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. Katy had just not had time to think of God as much as she should have. But now that she's had a breakthrough, she realizes she needs to focus more on God and not get caught up in the cameras. This was a reflection of the little christian girl, in which Katy is remembering who she is from her roots before this all happened, starting with her parents.

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  11. If she wrote this song about regretting selling her soul to the devil, then why in the world did she do that skit on the music awards which was done after that song came out?

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