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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "The One That Got Away" is among the cleaner songs in Katy Perry's catalog. Its only mature lyrics include one mention of alcohol ("steal your parents' liquor"), making out, and getting a tattoo. Otherwise, this fairly clean tune contains no profanity or other extremely adult content -- making it one of the better choices for Perry's younger fans.
What's the story?
In her track "THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY" -- the sixth hit single from her album Teenage Dream -- pop princess Katy Perry sings about losing her teenage love. Though the two teens steal their parents' liquor, make out in a car, and get matching tattoos, the rest of the song is an account of an adult who wistfully wishes her teen romance had lasted.
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