One of the Boys

Album: One of the Boys (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • Perry told New York radio's Z100 in an Internet interview that this is "a coming-of-age type song. Something happens from junior high to high school: We girls start blooming; guys start developing crushes. No longer are we playing dodge ball; we want to sit and paint our fingernails instead."

Comments: 4

  • Briley from You Don't Need To Knowlove this song, really cool
  • Norman Johnson from Mchenry, IlI am forever one of the boys! (Yes, I know that Songfacts claims I'm a guy, but that's my dad's name, don't ask me how it got there.) I'm very proud to be a tomboy!
  • Kitty from Montreal, QcYeah maybe she was a tomboy but she really wanted to be girly or whatever!
  • Paulina from Santiago, Chilehaha nice song.. I wonder if katy was tomboy or something like that, cause of what she says in the song.
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