"Waking Up in Vegas" as written by Desmond Child, Katy Perry and Andreas Michael Carlsson....
You gotta help me out
It's all a blur last night
We need a taxi 'cause you're hung-over and I'm broke
I lost my fake id but you lost the motel key
Spare me your freakin' dirty looks
Now don't blame me
You roll the cash out
And get the hell out of town

Don't be a baby
Remember what you told me
Shut up and put your money where your mouth is
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas
Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes, now
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas

Why are these lights so bright
Oh, did we get hitched last night, dressed up like Elvis,
Why, am I wearing your class ring?
Don't call your mother
Cause now we're partners in crime

Don't be a baby
Remember what you told me
Shut up and put your money where your mouth is
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas
Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes, now
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas

You got me into this
Information overload, situation lost control
Send out an S.O.S.
And get some cash out
We're gonna tear up the town

Don't be a baby
Remember what you told me
Remember what you told me
Remember what you told me
Told me, you told me, you told me
Shut up and put your money where your mouth is
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas

Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes, now
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas
That's what you get baby, shake the glitter, shake, shake, shake the glitter
Give me some cash out, baby
Give me some cash out, baby


Lyrics submitted by Rachel_Anne

"Waking Up in Vegas" as written by Katy Perry Andreas Carlsson

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    General Commenti think its about a high school couple who goes to vegas without their parents permission and get into trouble.. hah.
    i love this song though. veryy catchy. ive been singing it all day.

    "I lost my fake I'd but you lost the motel key"
    this line makes me think theyre young; cuz katy doesnt need a fake id now.

    "And why am I wearing your class ring?
    Don't call your mother"
    also class ring - high school
    and mother; well how many grown men would honestly call their mother when their hungover drunk in vegas?
    just my opinion
    darceroseon May 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis song is about a couple where the boy is blaming the girl because they lost all threre money but when went
    to vegas she had her douts about it but he was all happy and cocky with it and now that she,s winning he's angry
    with her so she's telling him to suck it up
    ladygaga231on May 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCatchy song, would do well on the radio. I think that the original version of it is better than the album version though, the album one's music is too quiet in the chorus.
    SMUSER17185761on June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the music in the beginning of the song. This song paints a good picture
    white_stone_3on June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha.
    this song is veryyyy cute :D
    xbrokensoundsxon September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its got a way more deeper meaning than hooking up at vegas, though.
    i think its like, they're both lost in a relationship and hes blaming it all on her.
    hence; thats what you get for waking up in vegas"
    and stuff xD
    xbrokensoundsxon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not a big fan on katy perry
    but i do like this song.
    can't wait till it's on the radio
    yankeesgirlon October 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. it's so catchy. =]
    katy perry is an awesome singer and songwriter. she doesn't sing about things that normal bands sing about, so it's a nice change.
    LilRocker7204on April 06, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningi think its pretty straight-forward what its about, the lyrics are very literal.
    to me its about her her boyfriend who got one drunk one night and took a split decision to go to vegas. They obviously had a good time until they passed out, woke up and realised they have no money to get home, no hotel room, no transport and might possibly have gotten married as shes wearing his ring.
    Now he's giving her dirty looks and blaming her and shes insisting its not her fault as they're both in this mess togther which is why she doesnt let him call his mother because they would get into trouble.
    katylee1on April 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's so cute and fun! :D

    Also, one of the lyrics is wrong:
    On the line "I lost my fake I'd but you lost the motel key",
    It's "ID", not "I'd".

    And I agree with xbrokensoundsx, I do think it has a deeper meaning, but then I Wiki'd
    the song and under 'Lyrical inspiration', this is what it says:

    " Perry explained "Waking Up in Vegas" to The Sun September 26, 2008:

    "Vegas gives me that 'what the f--- feeling.' It's really close to LA so one night you could be having a beer with your friends and, when you wake up, you're in Vegas."

    Perry said that the song has some real-life inspiration, [6][7] In a chat with PopEater.com, Perry revealed that she and her then-boyfriend "decided to get fake married". "I was 21. We took all the pictures with the minister, with the fake cake, in the fake chapel and got a fake marriage certificate. We went and bought a wedding dress and a suit at a thrift store, and scanned the pictures and the certificate to my family members, my manager at the time [and] totally freaked the s--- out of them. It was the most hilarious, stupid prank I've ever pulled, I still have the wedding dress and the certificate." Perry added that the song isn't about apologizing: "[It's] basically a song about getting into trouble with your best friend or your boyfriend or your girlfriend - or whoever you're with - and not having any ' I'm sorry for what I did ' ". "

    So yeah, there you go. :D All in all, another great Katy Perry song, and it'll probably
    be a big hit soon! :]
    WhiteLighton May 13, 2009   Link

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