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Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Dave Katz
Sam Hollander
Produced by S*A*M and Sluggo
Background vocals by Katy Perry

"If You Can Afford Me" is a song written by Katy Perry, Dave Katz, and Sam Hollander for Perry's debut mainstream album, One of the Boys. The song was released as a single in Australia and New Zealand where it peaked at 28 on the New Zealand Top 40, and remained there for three weeks. The song makes "mockery ironies" and satire about an ex-boyfriend.

Live performances

A "rock version" of the song was performed live during the Hello Katy Tour.

Lyrics

If you want me
The cherry on top
the pick of the pack
The crème de la crop
If you want me you better do better
than that tonight
Oh Oh
If you want me
It takes more than a wink
More than a drink
More than you think
If you want me you're gonna have to
break the bank tonight

'Cause some don't have the patience
Some call me high-maintenance
But you pay the bill
'Cause that's the deal

(Chorus)
If you wanna ride
Just name your price
Don't play cheap with your heart
Don't make a bet if you can't write
the check
For me, for me
'Cause I can be bought
But you'll pay the cost
If you can afford me

If you want me
I'm not a piece of ass
A one night stand
A storage shed
I think you better walk by (by) tonight
Oh no
If you want me
Then stop begging
I don't put out for charity
If you want me there's no discount price
tonight

But I don't need your dollar bills
I just want something real
'Cause nothing's free
Except lovin' me

(Chorus)
If you wanna ride
Just name your price
Don't play cheap with your heart
Don't make a bet if you can't write
the check
For me, for me
'Cause I can be bought
But you'll pay the cost
If you can afford me

If you want me
The cherry on top
The pick of the pack
The crème de la crop...

(Chorus)
If you wanna ride
Just name your price
Don't play cheap with your heart
Don't make a bet if you can't write
the check
For me, for me
'Cause I can be bought
But you'll pay the cost
If you can afford me

If you wanna ride
Just name your price
Don't play cheap with your heart
Don't make a bet if you can't write
the check
For me, for me
'Cause I can be bought
But you'll pay the cost
If you can afford me

Credits

Personnel

  • Guitars — Sean Gould, Dave Katz
  • Programming — Sam Hollander, Dave Katz
  • Recorded — Sean Gould at Freshkills (New York, NY)
  • Mixed — Joe Zook at Aus Studios (Studio City, CA)

Publishing

  • Published by When I'm Rich You'll Be My Bitch [ASCAP] administrated by WB Music Corp.
  • EMI Blackwood Music Inc. and Reptillian Music administered by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. [BMI]
  • Mayday Malone Music and State One Songs [ASCAP] administered by S1 Songs [ASCAP].

References

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