Chained To The Rhythm Lyrics by Katy Perry


Katy Perry Lyrics

Chained To The Rhythm Lyrics
(feat. Skip Marley)

[Verse 1: Katy Perry]
Are we crazy?
Living our lives through a lens
Trapped in our white picket fence
Like ornaments
So comfortable, we're living 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're living in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble

[Pre-Chorus:]
So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

[Chorus:]
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

[Verse 2:]
Are we tone deaf?
Keep sweeping it under the mat
Thought we could do better than that
I hope we can
So comfortable, we're living in a bubble, a bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble

[Pre-Chorus:]
So put your rose-colored glasses on
And party on

[Chorus:]
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

[Bridge: Skip Marley]
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!)

[Chorus: Katy Perry]
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 (chained to the rhythm!)

[Outro:]
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

[Thanks to SamNPS for adding these lyrics]

Chained To The Rhythm Info:

• The song features a guest appearance by Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley.

• The lyrics are a rallying cry for society to stop living in a bubble and become more politically involved and less complacent. She suggests that most people are chained to insidious "rhythm" of conformity.

On Jan 1st, 2017, the day after the US presidential inauguration, she joined various other female celebrities at the nationwide Women's March on Washington.

Released:
February 10, 2017

Genre:
Dancehall, disco

Length:
3:57

Writers:
Katy Perry, Max Martin, Sia Furler, Ali Payami, Skip Marley

Producers:
Max Martin, Ali Payami

Music video:
"Chained To The Rhythm" on YouTube

The video was released on February 21, 2017 and directed by Mathew Cullen. It features Perry in an amusement park called "Oblivia", a metaphor for the infinite distractions of modern society.

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