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TeenageDream
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Tricky Stewart
Monte Neuble
Stacy Barthe
Produced by Tricky Stewart
Background
vocals by
Katy Perry
Length 3:32
from the album TEENAGE DREAM
Singles "California Gurls"
"Teenage Dream"
"Firework"
"E.T."
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)"
"The One That Got Away"
"Hummingbird Heartbeat" (radio only)
"Part of Me"
"Wide Awake"
Digital single(s) "Not Like the Movies"
"Circle the Drain"
"E.T."


"Hummingbird Heartbeat" is a song written by Katy Perry, Tricky Stewart, Monte Neuble, and Stacy Barthe for Perry's sophomore mainstream album, Teenage Dream. It was the second or third song written for the album, and was around the time Perry had met her ex-husband, Russell Brand, of whom she said "He gives me that Hummingbird Heartbeat".

It was released as an Australia-only single on September 17, 2012. Upon the release of the Teenage Dream album, it peaked at number 124 on the Gaon Music Chart.

Writing and inspiration

Katy first had the idea for this song while she was in her hometown of Santa Barbra, California. "I was at breakfast when I saw this hummingbird, and hummingbird was having breakfast as well..... and I don't know if you know but hummingbirds are supposedly good luck and I was just thinking about hummingbirds. I was thinking 'How fast does their heart beat?', like 'how many beats per minute?' And using that idea as an idea for someone making you feel, instead of those butterflies, making your heart beat really, really fast."

Inspiration for the song

Lyrics


[Verse 1]
You make me feel like I'm losing my virginity
The first time every time when you're touching me
I make you bloom like a flower that you've never seen
Under the sun, we are one buzzing energy

Lets pollinate to create a family tree
This evolution with you comes naturally
Some call it science, we call it chemistry
This is a story of the birds and the bees

Even when seasons change
Our love still stays the same


[Chorus]
You give me that hummingbird heartbeat
Spread my wings and make me fly
The taste of your honey is so sweet
When you give me that hummingbird heartbeat
Hummingbird heartbeat

Oh, oh, hummingbird heartbeat
Oh, oh, hummingbird heartbeat

[Verse 2]
I've flown a million miles just to find the magic seed
I want a flower with the power to bring life to me
You're so exotic, get my whole body fluttering
Constantly craving for a taste of your sticky sweet.

I was on the bank, of a heart attack
You keep me alive, and keep me coming back
I see the sunrise in your eyes, your eyes
We've got a future full of blue skies, blue skies.

[Hook]
Even when seasons change
Our love still stays the same

[Chorus]
You give me that hummingbird heartbeat
Spread my wings and make me fly
The taste of your honey is so sweet
When you give me that hummingbird heartbeat
Hummingbird heartbeat

[Verse 3]
You love me, you love me
Never love me not (not, oh no)
When we're in perfect harmony
You make me sound like, like a symphony
Spread my wings and make me fly
The taste of your honey is so sweet
When you give me that hummingbird heartbeat, hummingbird heartbeat

hummingbird heartbeat (oh)
Spread my wings and make me fly
The taste of your honey is so sweet
When you give me that hummingbird heartbeat, hummingbird heartbeat

Oh, oh, hummingbird heartbeat.
Hey yeah, hummingbird heartbeat.
Hey yeah, hummingbird heartbeat.
Oh, oh, hummingbird heartbeat.

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