"Thinking of You" as written by and Katy Perry....
Comparisons are easily done
Once you've had a taste of perfection
Like an apple hanging from a tree
I picked the ripest one
I still got the seed

You said move on
Where do I go
I guess second best
Is all I will know

[Chorus]
Cause when I'm with him
I am thinking of you
Thinking of you
What you would do if
You were the one
Who was spending the night
Oh I wish that I
Was looking into your eyes

You're like an Indian summer
In the middle of winter
Like a hard candy
With a surprise center
How do I get better
Once I've had the best
You said there's
Tons of fish in the water
So the waters I will test

He kissed my lips
I taste your mouth
He pulled me in
I was disgusted with myself

[Chorus]

You're the best
And yes I do regret
How I could let myself
Let you go
Now the lesson's learned
I touched it I was burned
Oh I think you should know

[Chorus]

Looking into your eyes
Looking into your eyes
Oh won't you walk through
And bust in the door
And take me away
Oh no more mistakes
Cause in your eyes I'd like to stay


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"Thinking of You" as written by Katy Perry

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  • +7
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!!

    i think its like...with a boy you were crazy inlove with but people changed...things ended..and you thought it was for the best. but nothing and no one can compare to how great it was. and everything leads back to that one person, all you can think is about them...
    urbantaichion January 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Cause in your eyes I'd like to stay"

    This song is just soooooo perfectly done.
    It's always about that one person that you keep coming back to. I mean even if you're in your different worlds already, the things you do together, the memories that make you go figure why it ended. Pretty much about your one and only great love.
    ReeSeSon May 19, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song its exactly what i would like to say to that one guy who never leaves my mind... even though im in a relationship there was one point in time where i had to choose between the two and everyday i think of how it could be if his eyes where the ones i looked into everyday and how i may have eneded up happier. i had him right in my arms and i just didnt think i guess and just let him go and even though were still close friends we never speak anymore and it makes me think about him even more... he lives farther away then my boyfriend know and i feel there are so many more things we have to say to each other but when i left his house one night i ran into the guy im with know and was with before him... and i just screwed up that night i guess... i do have them days of regret and when ide like to try to do anything to go and catch him off gaurd and see what happens we were really happy together and we could have been happier but things changed i wish i could just see how things would have turned out cause he never did anything to hurt me and i feel so bad for walking away when he thought he had ahold... and i did to but sence i let another back in he told me to just move on cause theres more then him out there and know everyday i regret coming home that night but things happen for a reason you know... theres thoughs nights i dream of him and you know they say everytime you dream of someone they are thinking of you.?.?.? well... i just hope thats true cause if so then he thinks of me as much as i think of him and that leaves a happeness in me that maybe someday in the future we will come back to eachother again and just start fresh again... in your eyes is where ide like to stay robert =]
    jami1andonlyon November 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningFor me, this song is about a lost love that she wants to come back, but she doesn't have a chance because she already lost it. And then she have a new lover, but everytime she's with him she thinks of her true love, the one that she lost and she regrets that she let him go. She also uses similes and metaphors to describe how grateful and bad she felt when she remembers him. I don't know, but this song is very well written, and it makes me think of my first love too!
    justingleekon November 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hadn't thought about the song in that way untill reading those comments...

    To me it's about being unfaithful to my boyfriend.

    We were fine and perfectly in love for over a year untill I went on holiday and met someone and cheated and now my boyfriend and I are on the rocks and all I can think of is the other guy whilst with him which is leading to our inevitable break up..

    "Comparisons are easily done
    Once you've had a taste of perfection
    Like an apple handing from a tree
    I pick the ripest on i still got the seed"

    Before we were fine now I keep comparing my boyfriend to him because he is more my 'taste of perfection'.

    "You said move on
    Where do I go?
    I guess second best is all I will know"

    The other guy has now told me that it cannot work for us due to distance and various other things, so second best; the boyfriend, is all I will know.

    "Cause when I'm with him I am thinking of you, thinking of you
    What you would do if
    You were the one who was spending the night
    Oh, I wish that I was looking into your eyes"

    Obvious.. just wishing it was him instead.

    "You're like an Indian summer in the middle of winter
    Like a hard candy with a surprise center"

    The fact he walked into my life when everything was going okay and suprised me by disrupting my normal relationship.

    "How do I get better once I've had the best?
    You said there's tons of fish in the waters"

    I feel that he is the one for me even though he does not and he also tries to convince me that I can move on from my boyfriend..

    "He kissed my lips I taste your mouth
    He pulled me in, I was disgusted with myself"

    Thinking of him all the time, and the disgust with myself as I think of being unfaithful to my boyfriend.

    "The best, and oh, I do regret
    How could I let myself let you go?
    And now, now the lesson's learned
    I touched and I was burned"

    Me not fighting for this other guy enough and letting him go. The 'lesson learned' and getting 'burned' is the fact that all the affair has caused is pain and suffering for everyone involved.

    "Wont you walk through and
    Bust down the door and
    Take me away
    No more mistakes
    'Cause in your eyes I'd like to stay"

    Wishing that he would come and save me from the heartache whilst with anyone else. The 'mistakes' being the cheating.



    ANYWAY, that's just a different perspective of the song from my personal POV.
    amillionheartson August 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamillionhearts: that's an interesting take on it. i think the only line that wouldn't really fit is the "You said there's tons of fish in the waters
    So the waters I will test" cause if you're still with the original boyfriend you're not really testing the waters but i think both your version and the version of no one being able to replace the ex both work very well with the song. And you're version sort of works wit the video with the blood on her hands, like she's done something wrong.
    Mystical_nighton August 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about a love that was great and strong thatshe let go. they both know that it may be better for them to be apart. but she will always love him. and now that she has found someone else, she cannot get him off her mind. she knows that no one will ever be as great as that guy she loved.

    Great song.
    redsoxchix73on February 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think she's singing to a girl.
    Because:

    a)If you watch the first video that was made, it's pretty obvious.
    b)Read youtasteofblood's comment.

    But I guess it doesn't really matter, she's singing about her ex, whether he/she be deceased or maybe they just broke up, and she's now with someone new, either way she misses them.
    iNTiMACYon February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Comparisons are easily turned
    Once you've had a taste of perfection
    Like an apple hanging from a tree
    I picked the ripest one
    I still got the seed"

    She was in love with a man who went off to war. There's no "comparison" with him and this new man, seeing as she's already "had a taste of perfection".

    "You said move on
    Where do I go
    I guess second best
    Is all I will know"

    Since he was going to war, he didn't want her to be just sitting at home worrying about him or waiting for him, especially if he didn't come back. So he told her to just move on with her life.

    That's my take on it. Especially since it keeps flashing back to him being in the war and her having pictures of him on her dresser.

    In the end, he ends up dying in war, and she's stuck with this man she's moved on with. She's having a lot of trouble moving on because she is so in love with this man at war that she was once with and all she wants to do is be with him. But she can never be with the man that she was in love with again.
    Cooorahon March 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, because I can relate to it on every single level. I love my boyfriend will all of my heart. We have been dating for two years, and someday I want to marry him. But in my church, guys are called as missionaries from the time they are 19-21. (sounds weird, but you can learn more about it at lds.org) He leaves soon, and for two years I will not be able to see him, talk to him, call him, and only write him letters once a week. While he is gone I am going to miss him terribly, but I will have to go on with my life. I will probably date other guys, and perhaps kiss some too, but every moment I'm with another guy, every kiss I share with another guy, I will be thinking of my love. We have to be apart, but that doesn't mean I will stop loving him. Our love will be put to the test, and after two years, if our love is true, we will be reuinited. So... I love listening to this song, because it reminds me that even though he's going to be gone, he will still be in my thoughts every single moment. It is a beautiful song.
    random_lisaon March 17, 2009   Link

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