Through Explanation you See the Lyrics in a New Light
Are we crazy?
Living our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white-picket fence
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?
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
Are we tone deaf?
Keep sweeping it under the mat
Thought we can do better than that
I hope we can
So comfortable, we can't see the trouble, the trouble
Aha, look so good (so good)
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
Turn it up
It goes on, and on, and on
'Cause we're all 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.
The wishlist in Audials One is the fastest way to get "Chained to the Rhythm" by Katy Perry and all other songs of your favorite artists and bands. Moreover, Audials automatically adds lyrics to all songs.
Launch Audials One. Under "music wishes" in the area "Music and More" and "+ music wishes" enter Katy Perry to receive the song. By clicking on the single "Chained to the Rhythm" the track is displayed. Select now "Wish track" to let it appear in the wish list. After closing the window and clicking on "Fulfill" the song is sought and recorded.