"Vacation" as written by and Canton Dorrelle Jones....
I don't need an education
Just a microphone's intoxication
And I can't deal with concentration
Just give me tongues and stimulation

Who are you to know my story
Who are you to read my book

I don't think you know how crazy people say I am
"You're running in the deep end Katy
Why don't you give a damn?"

I've lost all sense of navigation
But got my Californication
Don't give me words of hard debration
I only accept infatuation

I'm a fragile kind of glass
I won't wear your stupid mask

I don't think you know how crazy people say I am
You're running in the deep end Katy
Why don't you give a damn?

I still hold hands with my creation
But cross my eyes at its elation
And if I miss my graduation
I'll have one fucking long vacation


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"Vacation" as written by Canton Dorrelle Jones

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    General Commenti think this song is about the whole music bizz... becoming known(famous)

    "Oh I don't need an education
    Just a microphone's intoxication."

    a lot of young artists end up dropping out of school..(avril, etc...)

    "Who are you to know my story
    Who are you to read my book"

    You become famous(known), ppl know about you and who you are, and it probably freaks you out.

    "I'm a fragile kind of glass
    I won't wear your stupid mask"

    the music industry is always trying to make ppl out to be something they're not...

    "And if I miss my graduation
    I'll have one fucking long vacation"

    being in this industry, you're gonna miss out on a lot of things.. like, the olsen twins missed thier senior prom, to host SNL...
    ClicheBeaution January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWho are you to know my story
    Who are you to read my book
    I don't think you know how crazy people say I am
    "You're running in the deep end, Katy
    Why don't you give a damn?"

    I can definetly identify with that... my name is even katie. lol.
    brokemywingsxon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbout life before, during, and when you are famous.

    This is my favorite pop song lol. I don't normally listen to pop, but I can like this.
    .nevermindon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much..My fav line is "who are you to know my story". It just sounds familiar for some reason...
    YouCanForgetMeon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI didn't even think about the whole music biz thing. I just kind of thought this song was like "I'm sick of all this, all I wanna do is sing. Screw you guys."

    we all feel like that sometimes...I think.

    bleh, I'm probably wrong.
    shelovesbrandnewon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think I read somewhere that Katy went to a Catholic school and when I listen to this song, I seem to think of her rebelling against that religious school. Perhaps she didn't care for their practices and wanted to believe she had the right to her own beliefs....referring the the line "I won't wear your stupid mask". It's just my theory of her not wanting to hide behind a mask of religion and to accept their beliefs as her own. Not that I think she's totally dissing the idea of religion or a higher power, but not to be forced fed the practices, beliefs, and fears.
    angelkisseson October 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's about how she's tired of being told what to do and how she's breaking all the rules. so people are asking her why she's being so careless and telling her how she's running out of luck and stuff.

    i adore this song, especially how she screams the chorus to give emotion.
    xx_darling_xxon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love Katy Rose....and how she screams the chorus.
    she_speakson February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOk, musically, this song doesnt mean that much to me, but lyrically..OH DEAR GOD! i absolutely love and can relate to every single line she's saying, she just wants to say in this song that while some people tend to be the realistic-scientific kind that cares about education and all that shit, other people care about feelings and trying to make the world a better place through whatever they do (basically art)

    Katy exposes one controversial thought though, that those educated type of people often tend to think theyre very important and beyond making mistakes and most importantly wear masks because they actually do thons of mistakes, hence

    "im a fragile kind of glass, i wont wear ur stupid mask"

    oh and when she says
    "who are you to know my story
    who ar eyou to read my book"
    it means history and literature courses.

    this song is just amazing and it really made me proud of myself to be the "eccentric" in school, it really gives you a beautiful feeling for being different...

    Love it!
    Hotel-Paperon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti personally absolutely adore this song.

    but i'm not sure about "Hotel-Paper"s interpretation of

    "who are you to know my story?
    who are you to read my book?"

    i don't think it is to do with literature, i just think she is fed up of everyone prying into her life and knowing everything about her.


    ily katy rose :)
    Lumos.on September 01, 2007   Link

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