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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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    Apr 18th, 4:11am report


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



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 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, 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, 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, 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 24th, 2015 9:46am report


    This means that everyone sucks and are some assholes



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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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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 2015 6:52pm report


    My interpretation on this is that the song is trying to tell us to be yourself, and not to care about what others think of you. You are unique, and even though you have flaws, they are what make you YOU. Embrace your flaws, and your true colors will show, just like the song says.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 20th, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 1:27pm report


    Find the true you. Don't hold back.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 12th, 2015 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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