RED Hearts: Katy Perry

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. RED Hearts will be posting every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through February. Today's RED Hearts post is from Jessica Goodman, 19, of Northridge, California, who writes about her favorite singer, Katy Perry, who just kicked off her world tour:

When I saw Katy Perry at the Vans Warped Tour last summer, I instantly became a fan. Her music is realistic and just straight to the point; it might not be romantic or lovey-dovey, but it's honest. She says what's on her mind, and that's what many girls my age are able to connect with.

Her hit song, "Hot N Cold," is about a guy who can't make up his mind about her, or as Katy sings: Cause you're hot then you're cold/ you're yes then you're no. See, her experience has become mine with this guy at school. I know how he feels--it's usually obvious when he's around me--but when he gets unsure or disgruntled, he picks a fight with me. The fact that he continues to come back to me makes me think he might be worth it in the end. Or not.

Lately, whenever I turn the radio on or walk into a store, the song is playing. And I know it's more than just a coincidence, especially when I change to three different radio stations within a one-minute span--and it's playing on all of them. It's like Katy Perry is trying to get an idea into my head.

Who knows if anything will ever come of my guy, but I guess that's the choice he has to make, because like Katy Perry says in her song, I know what I want.


RED Hearts guest poster Jessica Goodman is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which was recently published in paperback.