The One That Got Away (3:47)

Cover of Teenage Dream

From Teenage Dream and 18 other releases

The The One That Go Away Songfacts says: The song was chosen to be the sixth single from Teenage Dream. “I’m so pleased to select ‘The One That Got Away’ as my sixth single because this song shows a very different side of me that I haven’t shown with my past singles on this record,” said Perry. “I think that everyone can relate to this song. I wrote (it) about when you promise someone forever, but you end up not being able to follow through. It’s a bittersweet story. Hopefully, the listener learns from hearing it and never has to say they had ‘The One’ get away.

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Summer after high school when we first met
We made out in your Mustang to Radiohead
And on my 18th birthday we got matching tattoos
Used to steal your parents' liquor and climb to the roof

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