I felt it.
The wire touched my neck and
Then someone pulled it tighter
I never saw it coming
I started to black out and
Then someone said good morning
I took it as a warning
I should have seen it coming

So now I’ll take a chance on
This thing we may have started
Intentional or not I
Don’t think we saw it coming
It’s all adding up to something
That as of some involvement
That as for our commitment
I think I see it coming
If we step out on that limb

My heart beat, beats me senselessly
Why’s everything got to be so intense with me
I’m trying to handle all this unpredictability
In all probability

It’s a long shot and I say why not
If I say forget it I know that I’ll regret it
It’s a long shot just to beat the odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it there's no chance
Cuz you're the best I've got
So take the long shot

I realize that there is all this starting
That we're both scared about but
We’ll never see them coming
Throw caution to the wind and
We’ll see which way it's blowing
And to this pulling on
We’ll never see it coming
'Til it's much to close to stop

My heart beat, beats me senselessly
Why’s everything got to be so intense with me
I’m trying to handle all this unpredictability
And all probability

It’s a long shot but I say why not
If I say forget it
I know that I’ll regret it
It’s a long shot just to beat the odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it
There's no chance
Cuz I’m the best you got
So take the long shot

What a pleasant surprise
What a breath of fresh air
You knock the wind out of me
Blindsided and so unaware

Ahaa, ahaa, ahaa

Oh I waited for fact to come of fiction
And you fit my description
I never saw you coming
But we'll make it even though

It’s a long shot but I say why not
If I say forget it
I know that I’ll regret it
It’s a long shot just to beat the odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it there's no chance
Cuz you're the best I got
So take the long shot

You didn't expect this
Oh you never saw me coming
You didn't expect this
Oh you never saw this coming

I take the long shot
I take the long shot, shot, shot, shot, shot
Cuz you're the best I got

Oh I’m take this chance on you baby
I’m take this chance on you baby
I’m taking this chance


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    General CommentSounds like she was with someone and they unexpectadly fell into a relationship. She thinks it probably won't work, but if they never try it, they'll never know for sure.
    quitejadedon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    aiimhighhitlowon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised not many people have left any comments of the song.

    i think it's about this girl (Katy possibly) that has this crush on someone she knows nothing is going to happen with. she believes that even if they do have a relationship it won't last long. yet, you don't know how things are gonna work out unless you try.
    MetalFairy93on July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha.
    this is probably one of her best.
    the way she sings in this one, and the lyrics ar ejust awesome.
    xbrokensoundsxon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAh, love this song. Especially when she says
    "What a pleasant surprise
    What a breath of fresh air
    You knock the wind out of me
    Blindsided and so unaware"

    There are also some errors in the lyrics here, I'll submit a correction.
    Grim_Poeton September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this songg. Katy Perry has such a cool voice.
    saragoesRAWRon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoopsies. so i think it's like a relationship that's seemingly coming out of the blue that may or may not work out. she really hopes it's gona, so they decide to go against the odds & try to be together anyway.
    saragoesRAWRon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKaty Perry is awesome (:

    I agree this is one of her best songs.
    dorky_twilighteron February 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti like kelly clarson's version better
    applesauce23on June 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love it! wow,it like written for all the complicated ppl with the complicated situations
    my favorite lines are

    my heart beat, beats me senselessly
    Whys everything got to be so intense with me
    Im trying to handle all this unpredictability
    And all probability

    its like her heart loves someone and wont let her stop thinking about them. it beats her with thoughts of him. and her situation is always so complicated and shes trying to figure it all out but its too unpredicatable and she cant figure out the "probability" or the outcome of the situation if she decides to take the chance and tell him about her feelings.
    eatPainon September 22, 2009   Link

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