"Long Shot" as written by and Katy/ballard Perry....
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 asks for some involvement
That ask for our commitment
I think I see it coming
If we step out of 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, 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 these odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it, there's no chance
'Cause you're the best I got
So take a long shot

I realize that there is all this starting
Things we're both scared about
That 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
Until 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
In 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 these odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it, there's no chance
'Cause you're the best I got
So take a long shot

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

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 these odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it, there's no chance, no chance
'Cause you're the best I got

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 these odds
The chance is we won't make it
But I know if I don't take it
It's a long shot but I say why not
Oh you never saw me coming


Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong

"Long Shot" as written by Glen Ballard Katy Perry

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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  • +2
    Song MeaningTotally about Stockholm Syndrome. Go look it up and you'll see what I mean by the first verse alone.

    Kelly Clarkson blatantly had no idea what it was about when she took it from Katy Perry lol
    AerithSpectreon April 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOH MY GOD. This song is amazingggg. Like her other songs are good but my gosh, Im in love with this!
    Chiwowwow2on March 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.. does anyone else interpret it this way:

    So ur out partying and drinking and next thing u know u wake up next to someone("i started to blackout.. then someone said good morning"). Maybe it was someone she had been crushing on for a while, but never expected to get with or maybe it was a friend ("i never saw it coming", "i should've seen it coming", "intentional or not i don't think we saw it coming", "i think i see it coming").

    ANYWAY EVERYTHING GETS COMPLICATED because she wants to "take a chance on this thing we may have started" so she wants to turn this hook up into something more, but she is conscious that the odds are against them and that it will prolly never be more than a hook up.. but regardless she has feelings for the guy so she feels that since they started someting they might as well give it a shot and hope that it evolves into something..

    -anyway this is how i interpret this song.. because that was my situation. and sadly my situation ended up more like "don't let me stop you".. :(
    IfUSeekALuison March 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan someone explain the first line to me "I felt it the wire touched my neck, then someone pulled it tighter".. I really don't get that..
    IfUSeekALuison April 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA fantastic song, and oh-so catchy. :)
    I wish people would stop correcting lyrics sometimes.
    You never know you might actually be wrong. xD
    And hey, if you're not sure go buy the cd and look in the lyrics booklet. ;)
    AmzieDaizyon July 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song. Very catchy. The lyrics are self-explanatory. Going against the odds to be be with someone you love (or might love). Following your heart instead of your head.
    WildcardHBon February 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMY OTHER FAVOURITE<3
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI realize that there is all this DOUBTING.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!

    Its my favorite form this cd I think!
    Nikki--xoxoon March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and I love Kelly Clarkson but I find it kinda disappointing that she did 2 Katy Perry songs. But I love Katy Perry too so I guess it's alright
    thefallingstaron March 12, 2009   Link

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