the beginning is her looking back at her past. then, shes in a labrynth, which shows that she tried many different things in life . the strawberry represents how she found what she wanted and when she took a “bite” out of it she thought it would be perfect, but it wasnt. the light coming out of her is a reference to firework, but it also shows how she made herself heard. when it opened it showed how her old self (the little girl) came through and the media, (mirror) did not see the old her. they didn’t look into her, they just looked into the person everyone thought she was. her touching the mirror shows how unreal the fame was for her. the floor crumbling shows how she almost lost herself from pressure to be perfect, and how it damaged her. even when the little girl is holding her hand it shows that she still held onto herself. and when the pressure became too much (wheelchair) the old her helped her get through it. the shaking strawberry showed how she was having a hard time. the guys in the masks showed how people still pressured her not to be herself. the little girl overthrowing them was her way of saying enough is enough, and decided to be whoever she wanted to be and not a product of the media. her walking through the meadow showed how she finally reached a place where she found happiness.the guy obviously represents how russell broke his promises. the little girl smirking also shows how she ignored her past mistakes (she also let go of the little girls hand, which showed she became what russell wanted her to be) and still went for him. punching the guy just shows how she’s moving on and she’s stronger and a better person than he is. the little girl smiling shows that she never stood up to a guy before, and that it was a shock to her. the hole in the hedges shows that she found a simple way out, and the way out was leaving him. her hugging the little girl is her embracing her past, but the little girl leaving (kathryn on the bike, katy perrys birth name is kathryn hudson) shows how katy let go of her past and decided to accept now. the butterfly represents the future and tthat life goes on.
Yeah I was in the dark, I was falling hard with an open heart. I’m wide awake. How did I read the stars so wrong? I’m wide awake. And now it’s clear to me that everything you see ain’t always what it seems. I’m wide awake. Yeah I was dreaming for so long. I wish I knew then, what I know now wouldn’t dive in wouldn’t bow down. Gravity hurts, you made it so sweet, until I woke up on, on the concrete.