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Dark Horse
Song

Dark Horse

Katy Perry
Album:
Prism

Song Meaning of Dark Horse by Katy Perry, and what it is about


It was created by Perry and Hudson during a writing session in Santa Barbara, California, the hometown of Perry. Juicy J was later asked to contribute a verse to the song.


Katy Perry said she wanted the song to have a "witchy, spell-y kind of black magic-y idea", so she wrote it from the perspective of a witch warning a man not to fall in love with her because if he does, she will be his last.


Juicy J stated Perry has a "very professional" work ethic and substantially involved in the song's composition. He said: "My verse I did on that song, she was singing it. She's really a genius, she was by the mixing board and telling the guy what to take in and take out. She's really hands-on with her music, she knows music."


In Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States, "Dark Horse" peaked at number one on the charts. Along with being on the Billboard magazine's Digital Songs chart, it also made it to the top ten in over 20 other nations, including New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Sweden.


Song Lyrics of Dark Horse by Katy Perry


Yeah, y'all know what it is

Katy Perry

Juicy J

Uh huh, let's rage


I knew you were

You were gonna come to me

And here you are

But you better choose carefully

'Cause I, I'm capable of anything

Of anything and everything


Make me your Aphrodite

Make me your one and only

But don't make me your enemy (enemy)

Your enemy (your enemy), your enemy


So you wanna play with magic?

Boy, you should know what you're fallin' for

Baby, do you dare to do this?

'Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse (hey)


Are you ready for, ready for (hey)

A perfect storm, perfect storm? (Hey, hey)

'Cause once you're mine, once you're mine (hey, hey, hey, hey)

(There's no going back)


Mark my words

This love will make you levitate

Like a bird, like a bird without a cage

But down to earth

If you choose to walk away, don't walk away


It's in the palm of your hand now, baby

It's a yes or a no, no maybe

So just be sure before you give it all to me

All to me, give it all to me


So you wanna play with magic?

Boy, you should know what you're fallin' for

Baby, do you dare to do this?

'Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse (hey)

Are you ready for, ready for (hey)

A perfect storm, perfect storm? (Hey, hey)

'Cause once you're mine, once you're mine (hey, hey, hey, hey)

Yup (Trippy)

(There's no going back)

Uh, she's a beast

I call her Karma (come back)

She eat your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer (woo)

Be careful, try not to lead her on

Shawty heart is on steroids

'Cause her love is so strong

You might fall in love when you meet her (meet her)

If you get the chance, you better keep her (keep her)

She's sweet as pie, but if you break her heart

She turn cold as a freezer (freezer)

That fairy tale ending with a knight in shining armor

She can be my Sleeping Beauty

I'm gon' put her in a coma (woo)

Damn, I think I love her

Shawty so bad, I'm sprung and I don't care

She ride me like a roller coaster

Turn the bedroom into a fair (a fair)

Her love is like a drug

I was tryna hit it and quit it

But lil' mama so dope

I messed around and got addicted


So you wanna play with magic?

Boy, you should know what you're fallin' for (you should know)

Baby, do you dare to do this?

'Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse (like a dark horse)

Are you ready for, ready for (ready for)

A perfect storm, perfect storm? (A perfect storm)

'Cause once you're mine, once you're mine (oh)

(There's no going back)

Release Date

2013

Songwriter/s

Katy Perry, Jordan Houston, Lukasz Gottwald, Sarah Hudson, Max Martin, Henry Walter

Producer/s

Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut

Label/s

Capitol

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