Firework
Katy Perry Lyrics


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Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin' in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you?
'Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

'Cause baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

'Cause baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through

'Cause baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon




Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Overall Meaning

In Katy Perry's song Firework, the lyrics talk about feeling lost, insignificant, fragile and hopeless. The singer is asking if you've ever felt like a plastic bag that's drifting with the wind and wanting to start over or like a fragile house of cards that's about to cave in with the slightest of blows. These metaphors perfectly capture the vulnerable and directionless feelings that one can have in life. However, the lyrics also acknowledge that there's a spark of hope within every individual, and that spark can ignite a fire that will help them shine bright like fireworks on the Fourth of July.


Perry is trying to motivate and inspire listeners by telling them that they are unique and valuable, that they should embrace their individuality and be proud of who they are rather than trying to conform to others' expectations. She encourages them to believe in themselves and to let that spark ignite their inner confidence, so that they can show the world their true worth.


Line by Line Meaning

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Have you ever felt worthless or insignificant, like a discarded piece of trash?


Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you feel lost and searching for a fresh start in life?


Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Have you ever felt fragile, like you could be easily torn apart or defeated?


Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin' in?
Do you feel vulnerable, like one small setback could cause everything to fall apart?


Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Do you feel like your problems are overwhelming and that you're suffocating under their weight?


Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing
Are you struggling in silence, feeling like no one around you can hear your cries for help?


Do you know that there's still a chance for you?
Do you realize that even in the darkest moments, there is still hope?


'Cause there's a spark in you
Because deep down, there is a glimmer of light within you that can be kindled into a great flame.


You just gotta ignite the light
You just need to recognize the spark within yourself and fan it into a brilliant blaze that illuminates your path.


And let it shine
Allow your true self to shine through, unencumbered by fear or insecurity.


Just own the night
Embrace the darkness rather than fearing it, and learn to use it to your advantage.


Like the Fourth of July
Celebrate your own personal freedom and independence, just like the holiday commemorating America's independence.


'Cause baby, you're a firework
You are a unique, extraordinary individual with boundless potential and the ability to light up the world around you.


Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Don't be afraid to prove yourself and demonstrate all that you're capable of achieving.


Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh"
Leave those around you impressed and awestruck by your talents and inner strength.


As you shoot across the sky
By taking risks and pursuing your passions, you'll soar to new heights and achieve your wildest dreams.


Come on, let your colors burst
Don't be afraid to let your true self shine through and express yourself boldly and vibrantly.


You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe
Your unique talents and individuality are going to inspire and amaze those around you.


Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
You are capable of achieving greatness that will outshine even the most impressive accomplishments.


It's always been inside of you, you, you
All of the potential and ability you need to succeed has always existed within you, waiting to be unlocked.


And now it's time to let it through
It's time to shed your self-doubt and embrace your true worth to achieve everything you've ever wanted.


Boom, boom, boom
Metaphorical explosions of joy and success that await you once you unleash your potential.




Lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Esther Dean, Sandy Julien Wilhelm, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Katheryn Hudson

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@recetasypan

If you are quarentiened
Remember
"After a hurricane
Comes a rainbow"
-Katy Perry 2010

The rainbow is coming... soon (July-2020)
We are close to the rainbow (Dec-2020)
We are almost in the rainbow (Dec-19-2020)
The rainbow is beggining (Apr-05-2021)
The rainbow is already here (04-17-2021)
I think the rainbow hasn't came btw ._. (Aug-11-2021)
The rainbow is now here in terms of pandemic :)
(Jan-08-2023)



All comments from YouTube:

@rvm7515

Damn, back then when Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Rihanna, David Guetta, and etc, were dominating the music industry... Miss these days :(

@raoulmohan5795

That's why I have a Lengendary playlists with everyone from 1990 to 2010, and a couple of exceptions.

@reecerowland4418

RvM I agree all pop music now is trash

@enviechrisx9333

Yes broo

@amiruldanish7278

its true dude

@istagfar7705

Musc at it's peak. I was barely conscious when this was out, I was 3, but this still gives me nostalgia. My favourite song in history.

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@meesapineapple1663

Once upon a time these songs were just catchy and we didnโ€™t understand its meaning. I miss that time...

@artwithfaith674

whats the songs meaning?

@frug121

@@artwithfaith674 it doesnt matter who you are but your special to someone and to live life the fullest

@lazarlazarevic6243

lol

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