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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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    Jan 22nd, 2014 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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    Mar 20th, 3:26pm report


    She is saying that no matter what people do to you or how they treat you you are still amazing so don't let those haters get you down.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 16th, 3:48pm report


    Fireworks is about how u should always be yourself don't let people bring you down because your special in your own way.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 1:46pm report


    Yes, nice song about shining bright like a firework. Believe in yourself.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 1:27pm report


    Find the true you. Don't hold back.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 12th, 1:20am report


    I think it means that even if your father tells you that margaritas are homosexual, you still be yourself and drink them. Now a days there is so much pressure to be the Dictator, and often, "Feeling like a plastic bag" is felt more frequently. This song gives all hope that we will "Start Again". This song is for all of us who "drift in the wind", because you have to ignite the light, and let it shine. Just own the night, like the 4th of July.


    -@BarlaMitchell (Twitter)



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    anonymous
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    Jan 11th, 1:49am report


    I think that the song is telling you to be yourself no matter what happens.It dosen't matter what others think about you. In other words you only live once, so don't waste it worrying about what others think about you.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2014 10:32am report


    To be yourself. It doesn't matter what people think, be yourself, follow your dream.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th, 2014 9:06am report


    Firework by Katy Perry is a powerful song that is also very meaningful, the song talks about not keeping secrets but to reveling them to the world and not to be afraid of what happens, it also uses poetic devices very well to concrete its meaning, this song is a very inspirational. Let me explain, the song is talking about life getting better overcoming fears and obstacles in life also to believe in people and yourself, another part of the theme of the song are gays, people that are bullied, lesbians and people with disabilities as you see in the video clip. Thanks.



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    SoulOfMusic
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    Jun 23rd, 2014 6:56am report


    This song is so amazing. If I wouldve never heard it I wouldnt be writing this right now, I dont know where I would be. Its funny how music works, its like an escape from everything but then one day one song just changes your life. Im going into Junior year of high school and ever since I was in 3rd grade I was never able to express myself. I was the, "shy girl" and I didnt wanna be that. For years I had no friends up until the end of 8th grade I heard this song and it spoke to me like no song had ever done before, "baby you're a firework, come on let your colors burst, make em go oh oh oh", this song basically said, girl, be yourself! If you go through high school shy again nobody will ever know you and you will never enjoy anything, and I was so nervous but all it took was this song to make me open up like the crazy person I am, and now I have friends and an amazing boyfriend I couldnt be happier, listen to this song because it will change your life, if you're having trouble being yourself or finding who you are, may this song speak to you like it did to me, cause remember, "your original cannot be replaced, if you only knew what the future holds", high school is just a small 4 year slot of your life but its something youre gonna remember til the day you die, so dont live it as a fake person, be yourself, you never know what it does for you:) thanks Katy Perry, you changed my life. Music doesnt just run in the head, nor the heart, music runs in the soul.



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    anonymous
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    May 4th, 2014 5:46am report


    My opinion is be yourself, don't let anyone make you feel like a waste of space.



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    anonymous
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    May 1st, 2014 5:25pm report


    I think the song is about fireworks coming out of the sky on the 4th of July.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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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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