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Katy Perry: Roar Meaning

Song Released: 2013



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I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th, 2013 11:01pm report


    Simply put, "Roar" is talking about standing up for yourself. We shouldn't stay quiet about things and hold in how we feel, we should roar, or stand up for ourselves and be heard. That way, we will be floating like a butterfly, being free.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 6th, 2014 6:12pm report


    She has always been scared to say what she feels. Now the spouse is attacked by a tiger (as in the video) she doesn't have to bite her tongue any more she can (theoretically speaking) ROAR.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2018 2:47pm report


    I believe the lyrics mean that you can't keep quiet about how you feel or your views for the sake of others. Speak your truth.
    Also you can't depend on others to make your dreams turn to reality. Only you can do this. Maybe she had nobody believing her dreams as strongly as what she did and this is why she turn from "zero" to her "own hero".



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    anonymous
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    Sep 1st, 9:46pm report


    I think to this song is about to daunting for love and to be empowerment to other people but when there’s causing troubles with bravery or anything then everyone had to have a choice of bravery.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 21st, 8:36am report


    You held me down but i got up
    Cause i already had enough



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2019 3:10pm report


    This song helps me get through a bad relationship and about how I felt in my heart I felt hurt this morning but this song helps me get back up and be free from a bad relationship.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2018 11:09pm report


    I think Katy is gay so this is her way of telling the world

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    anonymous
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    Feb 16th, 2018 2:58am report


    I interpret this song as recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 14th, 2018 2:44am report


    Katy represents phases of women life

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    anonymous
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    Jan 30th, 2018 1:48pm report


    I think that katy perry was bullied when she was a kid, and how now she has the courage to stand up to them and isn't afraid to tell other people she is being bullied. Why do u think the first line is "I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath"?
    Anyways, this song could be about a number of things, but that is my best guess



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    anonymous
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    Jan 30th, 2018 1:10am report


    Let me make up a conspiracy theory. Tiger represents Asian while Lion is Christianity, the Western Civilization. Notice that Katy has a tattoo on her right wrist with the name of "Jesus" which is shown at the begging when she's still in the crashed plane and then she stretches like she just woke up. The ruined plane means the end of Christianity, and now she's ready to try a new world where she will eventually be the queen. If you enable "Autoplay" on YouTube, the next video will always be "Awake".



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2017 11:33am report


    I think this song means don't let people be mean like when l was bullied when l was a little kid. Lol ur gay



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    anonymous
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    Jul 14th, 2016 7:49pm report


    I think it is about standing up for yourself and believing in yourself with the right courage!



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    anonymous
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    Dec 11th, 2014 12:40pm report


    i think Katy perry meant you are you'r own person so you dont have to let others walk all over you . it means we all should stand up against the people who are useing us . she meant we all have a right to live our own life and we nead to take it RIGHT NOW .



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    anonymous
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    Jun 17th, 2014 6:05am report


    It's mainly about those bully and now she is not bullied.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 29th, 2014 4:26am report


    The verse "Dancing in he Fire" is compared to the book "Lord of The Flies" when the boys and made a fire on the tree and are trying to get it out by stomping (dancing) on it.



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    dancerella2125
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    Dec 5th, 2013 12:20am report


    When Katy was a kid she was bullied, and I think that in this song she is pretty much talking about how she has the wisdom to stand up to people now and let her voice be heard.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 18th, 2013 11:27pm report


    as a kid, katy was bullied. She now has the bravery & courage to stand up for herself, & she will roar so her voice will be heard. She believes that herself & all others bullied are true champions



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