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Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley, "Chained to the Rhythm"

Are we crazy?

Living our lives through a lens

Trapped in our white-picket fence

Like ornaments

So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble

So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble

Aren't you lonely

Up there in utopia

Where nothing will ever be enough?

Happily numb

So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble

So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble

 

Aha, look so good

So put your rose-colored glasses on

And party on

 

Turn it up, it's your favorite song

Dance, dance, dance to the distortion

Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat

Stumbling around like a wasted zombie

Yeah, we think we're free

Drink, this one is on me

We're all chained to the rhythm

To the rhythm

To the rhythm

Turn it up, it's your favorite song

Dance, dance, dance to the distortion

Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat

Stumbling around like a wasted zombie

Yeah, we think we're free

Drink, this one is on me

We're all chained to the rhythm

To the rhythm

To the rhythm

 

Are we tone deaf?

Keep sweeping it under the mat

Thought we can do better than that

I hope we can

So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble

So comfortable, we can't see the trouble, the trouble

 

Aha, look so good (so good)

So put your rose-colored glasses on

And party on

 

Turn it up, it's your favorite song

Dance, dance, dance to the distortion

Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat

Stumbling around like a wasted zombie

Yeah, we think we're free

Drink, this one is on me

We're all chained to the rhythm

To the rhythm

To the rhythm

Turn it up, it's your favorite song

Dance, dance, dance to the distortion

Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat

Stumbling around like a wasted zombie

Yeah, we think we're free

Drink, this one is on me

We're all chained to the rhythm

To the rhythm

To the rhythm

 

It is my desire

Break down the walls to connect, inspire

Ay, up in your high place, liars

Time is ticking for the empire

The truth they feed is feeble

As so many times before

They greed over the people

They stumbling and fumbling

And we're about to riot

They woke up, they woke up the lions

(Woo!)

 

Turn it up, it's your favorite song

Dance, dance, dance to the distortion

Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat

Stumbling around like a wasted zombie

Yeah, we think we're free

Drink, this one is on me

We're all chained to the rhythm

To the rhythm

To the rhythm

 

Turn it up

Turn it up

It goes on, and on, and on

It goes on, and on, and on

It goes on, and on, and on

'Cause we're all chained to the rhythm

Interpretation of Chained to the Rhythm

The song gives a taste of the singer's fifth album. The music video shows the singer in a leisure park. The unshakable environment can be a metaphor for the constant distractions of modern society. The deeper you enter into the lyrics, the more you read out the subtext.

The lines call for more political commitment. By being "chained to the rhythm", we may not question our own opinion. Katy Perry sings about the illusion of freedom, which is enjoyed in a comfortable bubble, a false reality. However, there are no concrete statements on the Trump era. The combination of text and video leaves the scope for interpretations open. Political consciousness is indicated without being designated or figuratively represented.

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