"Brick by Brick" as written by and Katy/wells Perry....
The weight of my words
Are like feathers from a bird
My mouth, it moves but you won't hear a thing
Cause I've dug myself deep
I managed to fit both my hands and feet
All my little white lies
Smell like a big old bucket of bleach

In one ear
And out your other
So lock and key
You won't open up for me

So brick by brick
I am breaking through these walls
Oh between you and me
I'm not giving up
I'm not giving giving up

I guess
And it feels like you're in China
And I am in Peru
When ever I am sleeping next to you
We can hear the crickets singing
Oh all throughout the night
OH boy can we just get used
To something so right'

And sure I confess
I'm a mess
I'm a mess of mistakes
But please count to ten
Before you go and throw it all away

So brick by brick
I am breaking through these walls
Oh between you and me
I'm not giving up
I'm not giving giving up
On on on us

Cause if you give up
Then what am I supposed to do
All these dreams
Never will come true
Without you
Vocal ad lib

Brick by brick
I am breaking through these walls
Oh between you and me
I'm not giving up
I'm not giving giving up

Oh baby don't give up
On this love
Don't give up
On this love


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"Brick by Brick" as written by Katy Perry Greg Wells

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    General Commentmy fav song by her. everything about it is great.
    jaxzy316on August 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"The weight of my words
    Are like feathers from a bird
    My mouth, it moves but you won't hear a thing"

    Her words mean very little to him as this point, she has lost her importance in his life.

    "Cause I've dug myself deep
    I managed to fit both my hands and feet"

    She is mainly to blame for the situation at hand.

    "All my little white lies
    Smell like a big old bucket of bleach"

    She has screwed up and been dishonest in the past, but tries to wash herself clean from all of her past mistakes.

    "In one ear
    And out your other
    So lock and key
    You won't open up for me"

    He is closed off from her, and uninterested in anything she has to say as this point.

    "So brick by brick
    I am breaking through these walls
    Oh between you and me
    I'm not giving up
    I'm not giving up
    on love"

    She is doing everything she can to get back to what they once were.

    "And it feels like you're in China
    And I am in Peru
    Oh when ever I am sleeping next to you
    We can hear the crickets singing
    Oh all throughout the night"

    There is a profound distance between the two of them. They lie in bed and literally don't speak a word to each other.

    "Oh boy when can we just get used
    To something so right?"

    She is asking him to go back to the way things were, get used to the two of them again, because they are so right together.

    "And sure I confess
    I'm a mess
    I'm a mess of mistakes
    But please count to ten
    Before you go and throw it all away"

    She admits it's her fault, but wants him to take a little time to think things over before he gives up on her.

    "Cause if you give up
    Then what am I supposed to do
    All of these dreams
    Never will come true
    Without you"

    She can't live without him. She's not who she is meant to be if he's not by her side.

    This is a really, really beautiful song that proves that she indeed a very talented singer.
    PurplePantheron January 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning above mines explains it all. I love this song the lyrics were so deep.
    piper888on May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a woman who has cheated on a man. She told lies to him, an dug herself deeper in a hole. Once he found out, he wouldn't listen to her. She wasn't important to him anymore. But she won't give up on the love, so she tries to make things right with him to make the love right again.

    It's a really pretty song, and Katy's voice sounds amazing on it.
    bsfan18on June 15, 2011   Link

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