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Riff: Katy Perry – “Choose Your Battles”

Oct 23, 2013

You are my hurt locker lover/Keep me walking on a wire/Don’t know when you’ll blow/So I tip toe through your triggered mine

from Choose Your Battles lyrics by Katy Perry

Featuring a shimmering synth hook lifted straight from Seal‘s “Crazy,” Perry insists that she’s a lover not a fighter by immediately surrendering on an atmospheric ‘love is war’ ballad which kicks off with a rather labored metaphor involving Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar winner; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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