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Katy Perry "Walking On Air" Lyrics Breakdown: Watch Katy Find Her Bliss

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Katy Perry has just released her third (and best) Prism cut "Walking On Air," and we're already jonesing to sing it in the shower. The track is delightfully danceable, and the lyrics are perfectly Perry. After a big ole divorce and an infamous on-and-off romance, it's nice to hear Katy Perry lyrics that reflect a state of pure "Teenage Dream"-style glee.

Let's break it down.

 

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

 

Ladies and gentlemen, Katy has found her bliss. This evening, she hits the town with a spring in her step and a twinkle in her eye. Pray, what is the source of this state of extreme happiness?

 

You're giving me sweet, sweet ecstasy

Yeah, you take me to utopia

 

Unsurprisingly, Katy's bliss stems from success with another person, presumably in a romantic context. This person is making our girl feel like she's high, but without the aid of any drugs. Her use of superlatives like "utopia" suggests that her feelings have reached their zenith. Have they?

 

You're reading me like erotica

Boy, you make me feel exotic, yeah

 

We now learn that this person is a male person, and that their connection is indeed sexual. He's not just reading her "like a book," he's reading her like a sexy book. Well played, Boy.

 

Just when I think I can't take anymore

We go deeper and harder than ever before

We go higher and higher

I feel like I'm already there

 

So, like, not to be immature, but things are getting mad sexy up in here. One could argue Katy is simply referring to the deepness and highness of her "feelings," but following the previous couplet about "erotica," our minds can't help but enter the gutter. This Boy is teaching Katy her emotional and sexual limits. And she is NOT complaining.

 

I'm walking on air (tonight) I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air

 

She's walking on air, folks. Specifically tonight.

 

There's disco paradise, even heaven is jealous of our love

Yes, we make angels cry, raining down on earth from up above

 

"Disco paradise" sure sounds like an apt description of Katy's happy place. Compared to disco paradise, heaven is underwhelming. The angels are pissed they chose heaven as their permanent address, because disco paradise looks way sexier.

What's your "disco paradise," dear reader?

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

You're giving me sweet, sweet ecstasy

Yeah, you take me to utopia

You're reading me like erotica

Boy, you make me feel exotic, yeah

Just when I think I can't take anymore

We go deeper and harder than ever before

We go higher and higher

I feel like I'm already there

I'm walking on air (tonight) I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air

(to-to-tonight, to-to)

There's disco paradise, even heaven is jealous of our love

Yes, we make angels cry, raining down on earth from up above

Just when I think I can't take anymore

We go deeper and harder than ever before

We go higher and higher

I feel like I'm already there

I'm walking on air (tonight) I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, ohhh

I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

Heaven is jealous of our love

Angels are crying from up above

Tonight, I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air

Tonight, I'm walking on air

I'm walking, I'm walking on air (tonight)

I'm walking on air, I'm walking on air

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

Tonight, tonight, tonight, I'm walking on air

I'm walking on air

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