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Dark Horse - Katy Perry

Dark Horse

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This Dr. Luke produced ballad (the third single from PRISM) finds Katy with her sights set on a guy, and she won't take no for an answer. It was selected as a promotional single from Prism after the singer asked fans to choose between this song or the dance club heavy "Walking On Air." The song features a verse from Juicy J. The Memphis rapper told RapFix Live host Sway Calloway about their collaboration: "Dr. Luke gave me a call and was like, 'Hey man, Katy Perry wants you to feature on one of her songs for her album' and I was like, 'Wow.' I couldn't believe," he said. "He sent me the track over, I did the verse and like a week later he called me again and he was like, 'She wants to meet you she wants you to come to the studio.'" The recording process was something new for the rapper. "It was a little different. I did a lot of different versions to it. I recorded almost three verses because I wanted to make sure everything fit with the song and that she was satisfied," Juicy J said. "So it was a little challenging to make, but I've been doing this for a long time and I had fun doing it so it wasn't a problem." Dr. Luke also served as executive producer on Juicy J's Stay Trippy album. The term "Dark Horse" is used to describe a person whose abilities or possible course of action are unknown, or to a somebody who reveals unsuspected talent. The earliest-known use of the phrase was in novelist and future Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli's 1831 novel The Young Duke: A Moral Tale Through Gay. He described a horse race where, "a dark horse, which had never been thought of... rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph." Uses of the term "Dark Horse" in popular music include a 1974 single, album and tour by George Harrison named after the phrase. The former Beatle also named his record label Dark Horse Records. In addition, Canadian rockers Nickelback gave their 2008 album the moniker of Dark Horse and Alternative rock band Switchfoot titled the first single off their 2011 Vice Verses "Dark Horses." This song was co-penned by Sarah Hudson, who is a singer-songwriter and a member of the Pop group Ultraviolet Sound. She isn't related to Katy (whose real name is Katy Hudson), however Sarah is the first cousin of another famous person with the same name, the actress Kate Hudson. Perry revealed at a special album release party with iHeartRadio that the song was inspired by the 1996 movie The Craft, which is, "about warning a guy that if you're going to fall in love with me, make sure you're sure because if not, it's gonna be your last." The singer added that it reminded her of the moment she heard the Teenage Dream single "E.T.." The song finds Perry playing seductress and putting a potential lover under her spell. She described the lyrics to MTV News as "kind of witchy and dark, as if I was a witch warning this man not to fall in love with me, and if you do know I'm going to be your last." Perry went on to describe the tune as having a "witchy, spell-y kind of black magic-y idea." Along with Juicy J, Perry performed this song at the Grammy awards in 2014. She went with a witchcraft/enchanted forest theme, staging an elaborate spectacle where she emerged from a giant crystal ball and sang to an anthropomorphic horse. Those who believe in Illuminati found lots of evidence of Perry's involvement with the group in her performance. The song hit the top of the Hot 100 after Perry performed it on the Grammy Awards on the previous Sunday. "This #1 is the most unexpected one I've ever had," said the singer. "'Dark Horse' has been a dark horse of a song, since August when the KatyCats voted to release it early on iTunes, before PRISM even came out." Perry enlisted Matthew Cullen to helm the video in which she plays a mystic queen in ancient Egypt. The pair previously worked together before, on her "California Gurls" clip. Juicy J also appears in the visual, emerging from a mummy's sarcophagus. Members of the Muslim community criticized the video, citing the part around the 1:15 mark when Perry kills a a male subject, who is wearing a pendant that forms the word "Allah," the Arabic word for God. The jewelry is also destroyed. Following a petition, which was signed by more than 65,000 people, the pendant was digitally removed from the scene.


Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, United States. Perry's success was so sudden in 2008 it seemed as if she was an overnight success when the opposite was true. The daughter of Pentecostal pastors, she was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Raised by born-again parents, Katy was initially attracted to gospel music, sometimes sneaking pop music in to balance the inspirational tunes Show more ...

Dark Horse - Katy Perry

[Intro]
Yeah
Ya'll know what it is
Katy Perry
Juicy J, aha.
Let's rage!

[Verse 1]
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
Your enemy
Your enemy


[Pre-Chorus]
So you wanna play with magic
Boy you should know what you're falling for

Baby do you dare to do this
Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse


[Chorus]
Are you ready for
Ready for
A perfect storm
Perfect storm

Cause once you're mine
Once you're mine
There's no going back


[Verse 2]
Mark my words
This love will make you levitate
Like a bird
Like a bird without a cage

We're 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


[Pre-Chorus]
So you wanna play with magic
Boy you should know what you're falling for

Baby do you dare to do this
Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse


[Chorus]
Are you ready for
Ready for
A perfect storm
Perfect storm
Cause once you're mine
Once you're mine
There's no going back


[Bridge]
She's a beast
I call her Karma
She eat your heart out
Like Jeffrey Dahmer

Be careful
Try not to lead her on

Shawty's heart is on steroids
Cause her love is so strong

You may fall in love
When you meet her

If you get the chance you better keep her
She swears by it but if you break her heart
She turn cold as a 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
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


[Pre-Chorus]
So you wanna play with magic
Boy you should know what you're falling 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)

[Chorus]
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 (ohhhh)
There's no going back



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