I like "Spiritual", but to be honest, I'm not sure exactly what the song is about. Is it intended to be a religious song? Or is it about her love toward John Mayer? I've heard both interpretations. Regardless of the interpretation, I really like the aesthetic quality of the song, since it is very soft and has a very catchy arrangement, which is a combination that I like, and one that works very well with Katy's voice. As for where Spiritual ranks compared to the rest of Prism, that's hard to say, since I like the entire album so much. Does this help with your interpretation?
Ok, I think the reason why you heard it playing during Christmas season, has to do with the thought that it is a religious song. The song itself you like but the meaning behind it catches you off guard, your unsure and hence why it randomly made an appearance in your dream. Hope with helps :D
That makes sense. Do you know what the official interpretation of the song is? Or, how do you interpret the song?
Unfortunately, I don't know the official interpretation of the song cause I believe only the true writers know the real meaning and interpretation. However, I'm able to gives you my interpretation
Firstly, the background leading up to the song -
After the split with Russell, it is shown through other songs in the album and the POM film, that it had affected her (as it would anyone that gets divorced or simply breaks up).
Summary of song -
The song itself is about her finding someone that made her feel special again, possibly John (but might have been someone else). As for the theme, Katy has written the song in a religious context, possibly due to her strong religious beliefs (not essentially speaking about God, but of a spiritual sense overall).
Katy talks about having looked to God after the split and possibly wondered and wanted to find love again. She thus has found that person, someone that makes her feel special, which was hard to do. The reference to a desert rose states this - since this plant is very tough yet sensitive to water ( Katy is tough but she is sensitive to love). So she states that she is incredibly grateful that she has managed to find someone that has made her bloom. (References also to kissing and "making out")
She expresses here how it happened, to a certain extent she actually doesn't know but she doesn't seem to care too much, cause it's been a while since she has felt this way therefore she has given in to the great feeling she feels for this person.
This is the ultimate expression of how she feels about this love. The fact that it is heart before mind, that she has never felt this way before, she is free and happy (how she feels when she is doing mantra).
She states here that she has become addicted to this love.
After the split. Katy was in a dark place, she looked to God and spiritual meditation for help. Then came along someone that managed to mend the broke heart and make her feel special again, more so than she has ever felt before. As such she had became addicted to the feeling she felt and the love that she had for this person. Metaphorically she is a desert rose, a plant that is tough in every way (something you need to be when your a celebrity) but when it comes a to the sensitive stuff, stuff that actually matters to our well being she is sensitive.
Hope this wasn't too complicated for you to understand