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"The One That Got Away" is a song originally by Katy Perry that Melanie Martinez covered on her YouTube channel. She later took the video down.

Theme

This song is about reminiscing about a lover whom the singer is not with anymore. She thinks that if she could go back in time, she would do things differently and they would still be together.

Katy Perry revealed that the song is about Josh Groban.

Video

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Summer after high school when we first met
We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead
And on my 18th birthday
We got matching tattoos
Used to steal your parents' liquor and climb to the roof
Talk about our future like we had a clue
Never planned that one day
I'd be losing you

[Chorus]
In another life, I would be your girl
We'd keep all our promises, be us against the world
In another life, I would make you stay
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away

[Verse 2]
I was June and you were my Johnny Cash
Never one without the other, we made a pact
Sometimes when I miss you
I put those records on
Someone said you had your tattoo removed
Saw you downtown, singing the blues
It's time to face the music
I'm no longer your muse

[Chorus]
In another life, I would be your girl
We'd keep all our promises, be us against the world
In another life, I would make you stay
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away

The one
The one
The one
The one that got away

[Bridge]
All this money can't buy me a time machine, no
Can't replace you with a million rings, no
I should have told you what you meant to me, whoa
'Cause now I pay the price

[Chorus]
In another life, I would be your girl
We'd keep all our promises, be us against the world
In another life, I would make you stay
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away

The one (the one)
The one (the one)
The one (the one)

[Outro]
In another life, I would make you stay
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away