"One of the Boys" as written by and Katy Perry....
I saw a spider
I didn't scream
'Cause I can belch the alphabet
Just double dog dare me
And I chose guitar over ballet
And I take these suckers down cause they just
Get in my way
The way
You look at me
Is kinda like a little sister
You high-five
Your goodbyes
And it leaves me nothing but blisters

So I don't want to be one of the boys
One of your guys
Just give me a chance
To prove to you tonight
I just wanna be one of the girls
Pretty in pearls
Not one of the boys

So over summer something changed
I started reading Seventeen
And shaving my legs
And I studied Lolita religiously
And I walked right in school
And caught you
Staring at me
'Cause I know
What you know
But now your gonna' have to take a number
Its OK
Maybe one day
But not until I get my
Diamond ring

'Cause I don't want to be one of the boys
One of your guys
Just give me a chance
To prove to you tonight
I just wanna be your homecoming queen
A pin up poster dream
Not one of the boys

I wanna be a flower
Not a dirty weed
And I wanna smell like roses
Not a baseball team
And I swear maybe one day
Your gonna' wanna' make out make out make out with me

(Don't wanna be)
Don't want to be
(Don't wanna be)
Don't want to be
(Don't wanna be)

'Cause I, I don't wanna be one
One
One of the boys
I just wanna be one of the girls
So pretty in pearls
Not one of the boys


Lyrics submitted by killstar

"One of the Boys" as written by Royce Porter Darrell Wayne Perry

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentI think its about a girl who has always been a tomboy and hung around her guy friends, and she has possibly had a crush on one of them for quite sometime but he has never noticed her because she was 'one of the boys' and thought of her as like a little sister but then later on over the summer she grew up and "blossomed", so all the guys started likeing her but shes over that guy cause she has other options now

    its pretty relatable to most girls, as when you get older, guys who never noticed you before suddenly begin to pay attention
    bananaturtleson May 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell for one, you have about 300 errors in these lyrics haa.

    But also I love this song. It's about a tom boy who always had a thing for a boy who just did not see her in that way. But when she started making herself less tom boyish he falls, but then she just has too many guys after her, and he is not her first choice anymore.
    Arobsonskiion October 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. This is soooo me. If I could sing, I would have written and sung it myself. Badly, but I would've.

    Pretty obvious what it's about; tomboy grows up and she's tellin' all her guy friends about it. =D Hells yes.
    sketchymurron June 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is me.
    end of story :)
    BECKERZ13on June 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so bulls**t telling the world that if you want to be happy and date you have to act like every other girl in the world. Just fit in, its easier. I would love a girl that played guitar, football and just did fun things instead of being the carbon copy of the tall blonde hair superficial models that are just no fun to be around. I am deeply disappointed in this song I kinda grew to Perry's songs the more I listened to them but when I ran into this song I nearly threw my Ipod out the window. How can she sing a song like fireworks where the message is to be you and that the light of people comes from being an individual and then have a song like this telling the world to just conform.
    TheFitz35on June 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really cute song about how, over time, your gender identity fluctuates in accordance with where and what you want to be.
    cat_unbreathingon June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont like the studio version. i like how she sings it with rufus the lamb.
    aiimhighhitlowon June 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    aiimhighhitlowon June 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really catchy, I love it!
    Nikki--xoxoon June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song,
    but 'cos' is not a word, and it goes "and i walked right into school and caught you staring at me" , or at least i'm pretty sure it does.
    Stewie840on June 15, 2008   Link

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