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Peacock
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Ester Dean
Stargate
Produced by Stargate
Corey Enemy & Mia Moretti Remix

Corey Enemy & Mia Moretti Remix.

"Peacock" is a song written by Katy Perry, Ester Dean, and Stargate for Perry's sophomore mainstream album, Teenage Dream. Perry said the song is an example of her "fucked up humor" because the message of the song is clearly saying that she wants to see her boyfriend's penis.

The song was not supposed to land on Teenage Dream, as her record label were not too fond of her referring to a male’s genitalia as a "peacock".

They were all a bit worried abut the word ‘cock’ and it gave me déjà vu because they did the exact same thing with "I Kissed a Girl". They said, ‘We don’t see it as a single, we don’t want it on the album.’ And I was like, ‘You guys are idiots’.

—Katy Perry

Perry also said about the song during the unavailing of her album artwork that, "It's just a silly play on words. Peacock: It's an obvious innuendo, and I love an obvious innuendo."

The song was met with generally negative reviews from the media though it managed to chart at number fifty-nine in Canada and number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart following the album's release. In worldwide countries the song reached #52 in the Czech Republic, and #125 on the UK Singles Chart. It has also sold over 400,000 copies in the US despite never being a single or a promotional single.

Background

According to Perry, the whole point of writing the song was to play with words since she loves innuendos. Midway through recording the album, Perry recalled saying to the people she was working with: "Look I've got a lot of jewels, but I really don't have the crown. I really don't have that full-blown presentation". So she then decided to get back into the studio and work with Stargate, a production team co-producing Teenage Dream, during a late-night session and made several more songs. Of these were "Firework" and "Peacock".

Perry said about the song: "I’m hoping it will be a gay-pride anthem, Peacocks represent a lot of individuality.... It’s not just like, 'I wanna see your bulge.'" And then she went on to clarify: "It does have the word cock in it, but art is also in fart! It’s all in how you look at it".

Live

Katy Perry performed this song, and other album tracks, at an exclusive Beach-themed party.

Remixes

These remixes were released in a promo CD (maxi-single) in the United States on October 10, 2010.

  • Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti Vocal Club Mix — 5:30
  • Hector Fonseca Club Mix — 8:37
  • Hector Fonseca "Main Squeeze" Club Mix — 8:51
  • Hector Fonseca "Main Squeeze Dub — 7:46
  • Manny Lehman Club Mix — 9:53
  • Manny Lehman Tribal Dub — 10:31

Lyrics

[Hook]
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
[Verse 1]
Word on the street, you got somethin' to show me, me
Magical, colorful, Mr. Mystery, ee
I'm intrigued, for a peek, heard it's fascinating

Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath

Words are mislead
Such a tease
Wanna see the show-ow
In 3-D, a movie
Heard it's beautiful
Be the judge
And my girls gonna take a vote

Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath
[Pre-Chorus]
I want the jaw droppin', eye poppin', head turnin', body shockin'
(Uh, uh, oh, Uh, uh, uh, oh)
I want my heart throbbin', ground shakin, show stoppin', amazin'
(Uh, uh, oh, Uh, uh, uh, oh)

[Chorus]
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
Don't be a chicken boy, stop acting like a beeotch
I'm a peace out if you don't give me the pay off
Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
What you waiting for, it's time for you to show it off
Don't be a shy kinda guy I'll bet it's beautiful
Come on baby let me see
Whatchu hidin' underneath
[Hook]
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your
[Verse 2]
Skip the talk, heard it all, time to walk the walk
Break me off, if you're bad, show me who's the boss
Need some goose, to get loose, come on take a shot

Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath
[Pre-Chorus]
I want the jaw droppin', eye poppin', head turnin', body shockin'
(Uh, uh, oh, uh, uh, uh, oh)
I want my heart throbbin', ground shakin', show stoppin', amazin'
(Uh, uh, oh, uh, uh, uh, oh)

[Chorus]
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
Don't be a chicken boy, stop acting like a beeotch
I'm a peace out if you don't give me the pay off
Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
What you waiting for, it's time for you to show it off
Don't be a shy kinda guy I'll bet it's beautiful
Come on baby let me see
Whatchu hidin' underneath
[Hook]
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
[Bridge]
Oh my god no exaggeration
Now all this time was worth the waiting
I just shed a tear
I am so unprepared
You've got the finest architecture
End of the rainbow looking treasure
Such a sight to see
And it's all for me

[Chorus]
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
Don't be a chicken boy, stop acting like a beeotch
I'm a peace out if you don't give me the pay off
Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath
Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock?
What you waiting for, it's time for you to show it off
Don't be a shy kinda guy I'll bet it's beautiful
Come on baby let me see
Whatchu hidin' underneath
[Hook]
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock

Come on baby let me see
What you're hiding underneath

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak

position

Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 56
Czech Republic (IFPI) 52
UK Singles Chart 125
US Hot Dance Club Songs 1

References

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