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Katy Perry - The One That Got Away Fix


"I'm so pleased to select 'The One That Got Away' as my sixth single because this song shows a very different side of me that I haven't shown with my past singles on this record, I think that everyone can relate to this song. I wrote [it] about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through. It's a bittersweet story. Hopefully, the listener learns from hearing it and never has to say they had 'The One' get away."[5]




Katy Perry - The One That Got Away



"'Summer after high school, when we first met/ We make out in your Mustang, to Radiohead,' Katy Perry reminisces on the opening of her latest, potentially record-breaking single. We've always known that she had a penchant for the alt-rock, but we wonder if KP's 18-year-old self ever thought she'd be substituting the sounds of Thom Yorke and co. for the sugar-coated melodies that have made her one of the best-known artists on the planet today? 'Used to steal our parents' liquor, and climb through the roof/ Talk about our future, like we had a clue,' she continues over a toe-tapping drum beat and delicate piano riff as she agonises over the loss of her one true love. 'In another life, I would be your girl/ We'd keep all our promises/ Be us against the world,' she mourns on a chorus as instantly satisfying as a mugful of Kenco. Word of advice Katy, we'd keep this one well away from Russell if you want to avoid history repeating itself."[26]


While Johnny Cash's cover of "You Are My Sunshine" plays quietly in the background, the woman's older self now sports a dark conservative long-sleeved dress and is revealed to have driven to that same spot where the boyfriend had died. She walks up to the edge of the cliff and leans against a fence when the boyfriend (either a ghost or a hallucination) appears before her on the other side of the fence. The two hold hands, revealing matching tattoos on their hands. When the older woman snaps back to reality, the Johnny Cash music stops suddenly and the boyfriend vanishes. Saddened, the elderly woman turns back and silently walks away from the cliff to return home as the screen fades to black.


Jillian Mapes of Billboard commented that the video was "beautifully-shot" and praised the interesting plot.[48] A writer of Rolling Stone wrote: "It's a cute clip for a sweet song, but the heavy-handed aging makeup is hard to get over."[49] Erin Strecker from Entertainment Weekly compared the video with Titanic (1997) and Rihanna's video for "We Found Love". Strecker also noted that the video was more "tragic" than he was expecting from Perry.[50] Jocelyn Vena of MTV News said: "Katy Perry's moody, contemplative clip for 'The One That Got Away' perfectly encapsulates both the joy of falling in love and the heartbreak of letting go. It travels through time and space and recalls the story of Perry's one that got away."[51] Consequence of Sound's Chris Coplan called the video a "little more somber" than the videos Perry made for "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)".[52]


Katy Perry revealed the inspiration behind the song during an interview with TheDirt.com. She said it came from looking back at a past relationship wondering where you two would be if the relationship never ended. "Its a song about the one that got away, you know? I think a lot of people will relate to it, especially if you're like a Facebook fan. People will Facebook you from your past, you know, they'll creep up on you-they'll find you and all of a sudden you are looking though their pictures and you're like 'oh my god...we were supposed to get married' or like 'those kids are supposed to be mine'. It's like this weird thing." She continued by adding "or you know when you're young and you promise the world to that other person and it just doesn't work out."


On September 28, 2011, Katy Perry tweeted the words "The One That Got Away... It's happening!!!", along with a picture of the official single artwork, via TwitPic. The photo was taken during Perry's photoshoot for the October issue of InStyle. The artwork shows a pink-haired Perry looking up at the sky while wearing a disc-shaped hat. The photo gives a whimsical nod to the 70s, with its distinctively retro appearance. Billboard commented saying that Perry looked "retro and pensive". Amy Sciarretto of PopCrush commented that the artwork shows Perry in a "deep thought and remembering the one that actually did get away from her."


The video begins with an old Katy Perry at a modernistic home with who is presumably her husband. She makes herself a cup of coffee and thinks about the past when the song begins. As she sits on her bed, it cuts back to a younger Perry with her boyfriend, an artist (played by Diego Luna). They paint portraits of each other, dress up, and dance at a party. He gives her a tattoo with hot ink. These scenes are inter-cut with shots of the older Perry sadly reminiscing, as she sits on her bed at night. In the flashback, the younger Perry and her boyfriend are seen fighting, culminating in her splashing red paint on one of his elaborate paintings after he did the same to one of her paintings. He leaves angrily and drives away. The younger Perry appears to the older Perry in her bedroom: younger Perry sitting next to older Perry, both singing. The younger Perry is also shown in older Perry's closet, crying and singing. The angry boyfriend is seen driving; he opens the mirror above him and finds the veil of the dress Perry wore when partying. As he stares at it, he decides that he wants to make up with her, but he does not notice the large boulders on the road. He tries to avoid running into it and crashes off a cliff, the car going up in flames and dies (possibly at the same time the younger self of the woman dies). The older Perry is seen standing at the cliffside where the car crashed, while Johnny Cash's cover of "You Are My Sunshine" plays in the background. The ghost of the painter appears and holds hands with older Perry, revealing matching wing tattoos on their hands. However, the song in the background is cut when the ghost vanishes, and the older Perry slowly walks away from the cliffside.


Jillian Mapes of Billboard commented that the video was "beautifully-shot" and praised the interesting plot. A writer of Rolling Stone wrote: "It's a cute clip for a sweet song, but the heavy-handed aging makeup is hard to get over." Entertainment Weekly's Erin Strecker compared the video with Titanic (1997) and Rihanna's video for "We Found Love". Strecker also noted that the video was more "tragic" than he was expecting from Perry. Jessica Misener of The Huffington Post gave a positive review towards the outfits in the video. Jocelyn Vena of MTV News said: "Katy Perry's moody, contemplative clip for 'The One That Got Away' perfectly encapsulates both the joy of falling in love and the heartbreak of letting go. It travels through time and space and recalls the story of Perry's one that got away." Consequence of Sound's Chris Coplan called the video a "little more somber" than the videos Perry made for "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". Laura Schreffler of Daily Mail noted that Perry is "showing a side of herself that she hasn't shown before" with the vulnerability and the "shocking, heartbreaking twist[s]."


With each passing verse, Clarkson continued to pour her emotions into the song, never shying away from its message about meeting the perfect person at the wrong time. By the song's first chorus, Clarkson delivered squeaky-clean high notes, giving the song an ethereal quality that works well with the lyrics.


Clarkson isn't a stranger to a powerful belting moment, and during the song's second chorus, she delivered just that as she increased to a crescendo. Each of Clarkson's "the one that got away" repetitions built and built until the song's final moments. That's when Clarkson reverted to the angelic high notes from the track's beginning. The result? A completely jaw-dropping build to the emotionally raw final note. It's safe to say this performance left the audience breathless; they, of course, jumped to their feet to applaud Clarkson. Who wouldn't?


Katy Perry once said that this Song was about your first love, which would make since as to why this song sounds so deep, as you never forget your first love. The first verse is about the relationship and the little things that shaped it - meeting the summer after high school, making out in his mustang, getting matching tattoos, and climbing up to the roof with their parents liquor talking about what their future would be like - but they didnt plan it to end so soon, something in their relationship went wrongIn the chorus it gives us hints as to what happened - "In another life, we'd keep all our promises, I'd make you stay, so I don't have to say you were the one that got away". I think he promised her that he'd always be hers, then tried to leave her, and she let him - but later regrets doing so.Verse two refers to the fact that they used to be inseparable, and where he's at now - he's moved on (someone said you had your tatoo removed) and the realization that he has finally hit her (it's time to face to music; I'm no longer your muse) Verse three says that she's famous now, making slot of money, but no amount of anything could replace how she feels for him, and she can't go back in time to fix what she regrets doing. It also gives another hint as to what happened : "I shouldve told you what you meant to me; cause now I've paid the price" means that she shouldve, when he told her that he didn't want to be with her, said that he meant slot to her, and maybe he wouldve stayed, but she didn't and now shell have to pay the consequences.


I love this song actually..... This song goes deep in LoveThis song actually talks about two people who are deeply in love,but one simple mistake rips them apart. Its actually the lady who acts then the guy's respond is not good,later on the lady hurts the guy so deep then he goes away feeling bad hurt later on he sees something that reminds him of her,but its to late to go back...... The lady feels so much regrets for she was the causer and realized that she shouldn't have let the guy go...... 041b061a72


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