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Challenge, March: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

ANNOUNCEMENT: Since February is an asshole of an abbreviated month, and since we're about to run into a weekend, I'm announcing a nothing_hip GRACE PERIOD. Any fics posted between now and Sunday night (March 3, let's say at midnight Eastern time) will count as being on time for the Wall of Shame/Glory.

(And you can continue posting fics for that challenge indefinitely; also remember that if you get put on the Wall of Shame but post a fic for that challenge late, you can get taken off the Wall of Shame.)

In the meantime, since it's the end of the month, I am posting the challenge song for March! Sign up here to get in on March's WALL OF GLORY/SHAME challenge. This month I'm going to say that you have a week to sign up to get in on this, so any time between now and March 7. But if you don't sign up for the challenge and you still post a fic, you will get on the wall of Lesser Glory and I'll still link your fic in the post at the end of the month, so no worries, you're just living a cowardly, risk-free life, you weenie.

March's song is "Wide Awake," by Katy Perry. I really like the video for this song, actually, I would recommend watching that and then writing me fic with weird Minotaur/Labyrinth imagery. Also this song kind of bums me out because I imagine that Katy Perry is literally the only person in the world who thought that Russell Brand might be an awesome, Prince Charming-esque husband. Oh, was he not easy to live with, what a shock. :/





Wide Awake, Katy Perry

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake
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

[Pre-Chorus]
I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn't dive in
Wouldn't bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
'Til I woke up on
On the concrete

[Chorus]
Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I'm letting go tonight
Yeah, I'm falling from cloud nine

I'm wide awake
Not losing any sleep
I picked up every piece
And landed on my feet
I'm wide awake
Need nothing to complete myself, no

I'm wide awake
Yeah, I am born again
Out of the lion's den
I don't have to pretend
And it's too late
The story's over now, the end

[Pre-Chorus]
I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn't dive in
Wouldn't bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
'Til I woke up on
On the concrete

[Chorus]
Falling from cloud nine (it was out of the blue)
I'm crashing from the high
I'm letting go tonight (yeah, I'm letting you go)
I'm falling from cloud nine

I'm wide awake
Thunder rumbling
Castles crumbling
I'm wide awake
I am trying to hold on
I'm wide awake
God knows that I tried
Seeing the bright side
I'm wide awake
I'm not blind anymore...

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake

[Chorus]
Yeah, I'm falling from cloud nine (it was out of the blue)
I'm crashing from the high
You know I'm letting go tonight (yeah, I'm letting you go)
I'm falling from cloud nine

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
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