Why Katy Perry Would Rewrite 'I Kissed a Girl' If It Were Released Today
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"Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it," the singer says of her breakout single.

Katie Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" is about to turn 10, and those 10 years have definitely dated her bisexual breakout hit.

Released in April 2008, Perry is the first to admit the anthem hasn't aged well when it comes to both gender and sexuality.

"If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it," she told Glamour in a video in which she watched fan covers of some of her biggest songs.

"Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it," Perry added. "Your mind changes so much in 10 years, and you grow so much. What's true for you can evolve."

The singer-songwriter also said society has "changed conversationally" since the song's 2008 release. "We've come a long way," she explained. "Bisexuality wasn't as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity."

Revisit the song's music video and lyrics below:

This was never the way I planned

Not my intention

I got so brave, drink in hand

Lost my discretion

It's not what, I'm used to

Just wanna try you on

I'm curious for you

Caught my attention

I kissed a girl and I liked it

The taste of her cherry chap stick

I kissed a girl just to try it

I hope my boyfriend don't mind it

It felt so wrong

It felt so right

Don't mean I'm in love tonight

I kissed a girl and I liked it

I liked it

No, I don't even know your name

It doesn't matter

You're my experimental game

Just human nature

It's not what, good girls do

Not how they should behave

My head gets so confused

Hard to obey

I kissed a girl and I liked it

The taste of her cherry chap stick

I kissed a girl just to try it

I hope my boyfriend don't mind it

It felt so wrong

It felt so right

Don't mean I'm in love tonight

I kissed a girl and I liked it

I liked it

Us girls we are so magical

Soft skin, red lips, so kissable

Hard to resist so touchable

Too good to deny it

Ain't no big deal, it's innocent

I kissed a girl and I liked it

The taste of her cherry chap stick

I kissed a girl just to try it

I hope my boyfriend don't mind it

It felt so wrong

It felt so right

Don't mean I'm in love tonight

I kissed a girl and I liked it

I liked it

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