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Katy Perry: Firework Meaning

Song Released: 2009


Firework Lyrics

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 caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 2011 6:58am report


    Fireworks is a very beautiful song that has a very powerful meaning. This song talks about revealing your true self to the world instead of keeping it a secret. It tells us not to be afraid of what we have and who we really are but to be proud of it. The artist is trying to say that we should not be afraid to express who you really are in the inside, and not letting your flaws stop you from having a great life. Fireworks is basically about pride in one’s self and letting your “true colors” show- without worrying about what other people think of you. In other words, the song is basically telling us to be who we are and not what others want us to be. It is also is telling us to embrace our flaws- because they are what makes each one of us unique. We should also be proud of ourselves and stay motivated enough to reach our goals without letting anybody or anything stop us. I also think this song is about living your life like there's no tomorrow, even if you feel like giving up. She is saying that there is always a way to make your way back up, even if you've sunk to the bottom. "You don't have to feel like a wasted space, your original cannot be replaced.” You are your own person, and that person is amazing is their own way. Everything has its reason for being. Throughout the whole song, Katy is trying to comfort us by saying ‘you don’t have to feel like a waste of space, you’re original cannot be replaced’ and this makes an individual feel like there is someone in the world who cares about them and they are consoling them. In the song she says “come on let your colours burst” what she means by this is that we should be our true colours or in other words be our true self and learn to appreciate yourself as you are. Similarly, she is trying to remind us of the light we have within us. No matter if we are old or young, sick or well we should let it sparkle today and let it shine. Moreover, she is trying to show us that we don’t have try to fit in, because we are all individuals and shine on our own, be who you are and be proud of it. Hence, the powerful meaning to this song is one reason why this is a great song.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 26th, 2010 12:41am report


    I think this song is about living your life like there's no tomorrow, even if you feel like giving up. She's saying there's always a way to make your way back up, even if you've sunk to the bottom. "You don't have to feel like a wasted space, your original cannot be replaced.": You're your own person, and that person is amazing in it's own way. Everything has its reason for being.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 6th, 2011 2:02am report


    I think that this song was mainly targeted at anyone that has low self-esteem. The message in the song is very strong and meaningful. Firework is basically about pride in one’s self and letting your “true colors” show- without worrying about what other people think of you. In other words, the song is basically telling us to be who we are and not what others want us to be.
    It is also is telling us to embrace our flaws- because they are what makes each one of us unique. We should also be proud of ourselves and stay motivated enough to reach our goals without letting anybody or anything stop us.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 1:05pm report


    Fireworks is about being who you are. It is about becoming your own self and finding the amazing "fireworks" inside of you.
    Hope that helps! :)



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    anonymous
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    Aug 5th, 2013 8:05am report


    The song is about the radical Islamists. They live the life of a loser but have the chance to be great, they just need to decide to, they can explode like a firework, and go up in the sky for their great work.

    Think about it when you hear the song. You'll never again hear it as a positive inspiration again.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 18th, 2013 2:01pm report


    I think this song is about overcoming differences(challenges) and to be yourself.



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    nobodyyouknow
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    Nov 29th, 2012 11:20pm report


    My previous interpretation got mixed up. For some reason it was posted here, while it should be posted on "The Real Slim Shady".

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    nobodyyouknow
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    Nov 29th, 2012 11:18pm report


    I hate how every song has to have a meaning. Everyone has to know what they were thinking when they wrote that song. Well, if you must know what it means, I will do my best at explaining.

    It is about how in all of us there is a psychotic freak waiting to be unleashed. We all try to persuade it to stay hidden underneath. We just joke about it and feel a little greif. But Slim Shady has the balls to say it and spit it like no other can try to hit it. It is about how everybody is a little twisted. But he is the real twisted one and he is proud. He is no tgonna sugarcoat anything to anyone and he doesnt care what you think. We all have something like that in us.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 2012 11:40am report


    Katy is encouraging young girls everywhere to make guys cum and have guys jerk off to them. "Make em go uh uh uh " and "shoot" - obvious!

    Message: "Exercise for a tight body, show it off, and make 'em cum!"

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    anonymous
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    Aug 9th, 2012 8:52am report


    Firework makes you think you can do anything you belive in. Lets say you want to be a really good singer, just go to youtube and post a amazing cover of this song! More people will feel like they are a good firework. Live lofe like there is no tomorrow, Katy Perry made a master peice <3



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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 2012 6:21pm report


    It is about a man having an orgasm.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2012 4:36pm report


    Be as you are that is it!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2012 4:41am report


    In my opinion She's saying there's always a way to find your way back up, even if you've sunk to the bottom. "You don't have to feel like a wasted space, you are original cannot be replaced.": You're your own person, and that person is amazing in it's own way.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2012 3:41pm report


    To me, this song kinda motivational one.~LOVE AND HOPE.

    Keep holding on to your dreams. Never let anyone to put you down. Everybody is god special creation cos beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 3rd, 2012 3:18am report


    I think this song is about how you can live your life without paying attenion to the other,s insults.you,re like a firework and you have lots of abilities and you shouldn,t underestimate them.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 29th, 2011 12:20pm report


    Firework is (in away) a kind of love song. A guy could sing it to a girl yo tell her when she's having a bad day.

    The other interpritation is the usual-an inspirational song. It's about being you and not caring, just shining and showing everyone who you are.

    At my school, 5th grade choir sang and danced to this. They were great!



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    anonymous
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    Oct 11th, 2011 10:55pm report


    Katy is trying to say that we are all unique and special in our beautiful ways. When we slip and fall, when we feel insecure, we have to just simply get back up again, think positive and burst. show everybody that you don't care what they think. show them that you are who you are; that bright, powerful, beautiful spark. we should stand up for what we think is right loud and proud, make everyone say "wow". we are all fireworks and nobody can change that. when we feel like we want to start again, we have to think that there is still another chance. we just have to face that challenge and shoot up into the sky.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 13th, 2011 9:32am report


    The meaning behind firework is to have confidence and not let your insecurities stand in the way of your goals and dreams



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