"Not Like the Movies" as written by Greg Wells and Katy Perry....
He put it on me, I put it on,
Like there was nothing wrong
It didn't fit,
It wasn't right
Wasn't just the size
They say you know,
When you know
I don't know

I didn't feel
The fairytale feeling, no
Am I a stupid girl
For even dreaming that I could

If it's not like the movies,
That's how it should be, yeah
When he's the one,
I'll come undone,
And my world will stop spinning
And that's just the beginning, yeah

Snow white said when I was young,
"One day my prince will come"
So I wait for that date
They say its hard to meet your match,
Find my better half
So we make perfect shapes
If stars don't align,
If it doesn't stop time,
If you cant see the sign,
Wait for it
One hundred percent,
With every penny spent
He'll be the one that,
Finishes your sentences

If it's not like the movies,
That's how it should be
When he's the one,
And my world will stop spinning,
And that's just the beginning

Oh yeah,
Cause I know you're out there,
And your, your looking for me
It's a crazy idea that you were made,
Perfectly for me you'll see

Just like the movies
That's how it will be
Oh but that's how it should be
Cinematic and dramatic with the perfect ending
Oh it's not like the movies,
Oh but that's how it should be
When he's the one,
You'll come undone,
And your world will stop spinning,
And it's just the beginning


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"Not Like the Movies" as written by Greg Wells Katy Perry

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    General CommentYeah, it's about how things should be perfect, and will be when you meet your perfect match, and we shouldn't believe we are in love just because we need to be or think that whoever your dating or whatever is what you deserve. So, she's saying being in love should be like the movies. Love this song!
    meinthemirroron August 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is about the girls who tell themselves that real love isn't like a fairytale. It's about the ones who settle for someone who isn't "the one", because they'd prefer that over being alone. She's saying they shouldn't do that because true love IS like the movies, and soulmates exist, and "the one" is out there, somewhere, waiting for you. And she knows first hand, because she was one of those girls before.

    "One hundred percent with every penny spent
    He'll be the one that finishes your sentences".
    PurplePantheron December 29, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about expecting too much out of a guy, it doesn't mean it isn't love but it's a different kind. But through her point of view it wasn't right, and in the song personally I hear a sexual type thing.
    Hence the lyrics "it didn't fit, it wasn't right, wasn't just the size." I'm assuming through these words shes going through a process of comprehending what feeling she might expirence through sex with someone she believes she's in love with, the world would "spin" and it would be just them.
    I've only had that expirence with one guy and no others nonetheless, so maybe Katy is insinuating for her, her first time wasn't her fix and it wasn't with the one. Because it should be magical, at least that's how everyone makes it out to be.
    arkion May 21, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn the other note I think this song is about marriage and not sex, possibly jumping into one that seems right but really isn't. Love is patient, so think about it.
    arkion May 21, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me want to cry. So beautiful.
    Elektronauton August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, Katy's new album will be the best! ♥
    MusicLover23on August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about engagement and falling in love. If it's not like the movies when he proposes to you and you don't feel anything special, then it's not right. Simple as that. It's really deep and moving. It makes me cry.

    Teenage Dream is going to be AMAZING! <3
    shelizabethyon August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!

    I think the lyrics mean that you should not have to second guess with love--it should be a sure thing. And if it's not all out "like the movies", then it's not worth it. You shouldn't settle.

    I think I read in Seventeen magazine that his is about Travis McCoy and how it just wasn't how it should be.
    xxmodernloveon August 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much,
    at first i thought it was about her first time having sex.
    but i completely agree with shelizabethy.
    teenage dream is amazing!
    racheygeeon August 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYes, I agree that it pretty much has to do with a proposal not feeling or being the same as it seems like in the movies. It reminds me of Sex and The City of when Charlotte gets engage with Trey, and it's just so ridicules.

    But anyways, this song may obviously go even deeper, like maybe the guy isn't really the right one for her.
    spunkychickon September 03, 2010   Link

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