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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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    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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    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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    Jul 6th, 7:43am report


    When i heard this song,i've already think that this song emphasized we need to be honest to our life.We need to be in our self because we have each other uniqueness and deep sense of appreciation in our common humanity.We are individuals with intrinsic self worth.Moreover,this song trying to express that we need to show our 'true colors'.We must know that we are sister and brothers inhabiting the planet earth.Way back when I'm in elementary,I'm trying to ask myself what is my gender reference? So I forward to what make me happy which is 'gay'.Dont be afraid to show who you are because you're only the one who knows everything within yourself.



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    GoldenDragonLeaf
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    Jun 27th, 6:52pm report


    Be yourself. That's the most important thing.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2017 2:14pm report


    fireworks means to be yourself do not hide who you relly are.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2017 1:12am report


    I feel like this song is telling us that we are who we are and that we should stay true to yourself.This song is a reminder to all of us that we are unique and can not be replaced which I believe is a powerful message



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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th, 2016 11:44am report


    think this song is based on when you are going through hard times and that you should always believe in yourself. Also never giving up. Also I think it could also be about when there is always a to make yourself up to the top and happy times, even when you have sunk to the bottom or are going through sad times.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 30th, 2016 9:03am report


    I think this song is about comparing humans to fireworks. And if you listen to the lyrics... it sounds like she believes the Chinese are taking over the world. I know I'm not the only one with this view... there are hundreds of articles on the topic and Katy Perry wanted to show her support through this song to raise awareness. Spread the truth.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 17th, 2016 7:38am report


    This song has meaning. She believes in this person until the end. She feels down, like she can't do it. But, she knows this other person can. She knows they have a spark, and, even though she can't be as good as they can, she wants to encourage them. She knows they have potential. They have a destiny, and she wants to do her bit to help.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2016 4:11am report


    It's a very great song i really love it.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2016 3:44pm report


    This lovely song means that if you feel unwanted,unappreciated invisible you shouldn't feel sad instead show the world what you got cause we all are like fireworks we're full of light and we should make those who saddened us surprised by showing off you're power of brightness and light to them like a firework. This song shows how related we are to a firework when we stand up to those who are making you sad



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2016 3:36pm report


    This lovely song basically means that if you ever felt like you were invisible, don't feel bad show the world who you are and surprise them by being YOU cause you are special you shouldn't feel unwanted cause you are like a firework you're full of light



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    anonymous
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    Feb 17th, 2016 2:05pm report


    I think this song is based on when you are going through hard times and that you should always believe in yourself. Also never giving up. Also I think it could also be about when there is always a to make yourself up to the top and happy times, even when you have sunk to the bottom or are going through sad times.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2016 2:26pm report


    This song is about life and I love it



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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2015 10:36am report


    It means to live honestly.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 24th, 2015 9:49am report


    This means that everyone is beautiful in there own way and shouldn't think differently about themselves because of that person that try to put them down and ruin their self-esteem. It means that you should never give up on what you like and love to do. You are perfect and you are the best in the whole wide world and never forget that !!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)



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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd, 2015 9:20pm report


    Fireworks is about how you shouldn't be silent on what you feel or how you feel. You should be yourself and never change for anyone. Let yourself go into the things you like to do



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