"Long Shot" as written by and Jerome Kern Ira Gershwin....
Long ago and far away
I dreamed a dream one day
And now that dream is here beside me
Long the skies were overcast
But now the clouds have passed
You're here at last
Chills run up and down my spine
Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

Long ago and far away
I dreamed a dream one day
And now that dream is here beside me
Long the skies were overcast
But now the clouds have passed
You're here at last
Chills run up and down my spine
Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

Just one look and then I knew
(Him, with her humming along)
That all I longed for long ago

Was you


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"Long Ago (And Far Away)" as written by Jerome Kern Ira Gershwin

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    General CommentSounds like she was with someone and they unexpectadly fell into a relationship. She thinks it probably won't work, but if they never try it, they'll never know for sure.
    quitejadedon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    aiimhighhitlowon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised not many people have left any comments of the song.

    i think it's about this girl (Katy possibly) that has this crush on someone she knows nothing is going to happen with. she believes that even if they do have a relationship it won't last long. yet, you don't know how things are gonna work out unless you try.
    MetalFairy93on July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha.
    this is probably one of her best.
    the way she sings in this one, and the lyrics ar ejust awesome.
    xbrokensoundsxon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAh, love this song. Especially when she says
    "What a pleasant surprise
    What a breath of fresh air
    You knock the wind out of me
    Blindsided and so unaware"

    There are also some errors in the lyrics here, I'll submit a correction.
    Grim_Poeton September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this songg. Katy Perry has such a cool voice.
    saragoesRAWRon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoopsies. so i think it's like a relationship that's seemingly coming out of the blue that may or may not work out. she really hopes it's gona, so they decide to go against the odds & try to be together anyway.
    saragoesRAWRon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKaty Perry is awesome (:

    I agree this is one of her best songs.
    dorky_twilighteron February 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti like kelly clarson's version better
    applesauce23on June 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love it! wow,it like written for all the complicated ppl with the complicated situations
    my favorite lines are

    my heart beat, beats me senselessly
    Whys everything got to be so intense with me
    Im trying to handle all this unpredictability
    And all probability

    its like her heart loves someone and wont let her stop thinking about them. it beats her with thoughts of him. and her situation is always so complicated and shes trying to figure it all out but its too unpredicatable and she cant figure out the "probability" or the outcome of the situation if she decides to take the chance and tell him about her feelings.
    eatPainon September 22, 2009   Link

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