Katy Perry: Roar Meaning
Song Released: 2013
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...
anonymous Nov 24th, 2019 11:03am report
It embodies the idea of growing up and having the right to speak up. It expresses the awakening of confidence in a teenager's life and encourages us to feel inspired and stand up to others. Like others have said, it relates to bullying.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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".
anonymous Sep 7th, 9:12pm report
Someone who is a "human" is bullied by a "lion" and finds a way to prove themselves by "roaring" and proves that everyone is worth something, "human" or not.
anonymous Mar 21st, 2020 3:35pm report
I wrote this song with josh and he’s nineteen, he wanted to be my girlfriend and I love him he’s talented and inspiring musician and he had a guitar with him and we’re writing this song with Olivia Rodrigo, she is the best, she’s seventeen. She’s about my brothers age she could be Matthews girlfriend I asked her a question about my vibe song and she asked my brother to go on a date with him. She’s so sweet and loving girl and she’s going to stay with me, and me and her are going to be sisters. And so she wrote the song roar, she had amazing voice and josh joined in and especially we hang out a lot. Me and josh, and Olivia are great friends and we talked and we’re great friends and I’m so lucky to have a boyfriend josh. He’s so sweet and nice and kind young man. I love him.
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anonymous Oct 17th, 2019 10:57am report
i think that its very good song and it help to have while sleep but under bed is dangerous so im sorry
anonymous Sep 1st, 2019 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.
anonymous Aug 21st, 2019 8:36am report
You held me down but i got up
Cause i already had enough
anonymous 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.
anonymous Nov 20th, 2018 11:09pm report
I think Katy is gay so this is her way of telling the world
anonymous Feb 16th, 2018 2:58am report
I interpret this song as recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship.
anonymous Feb 14th, 2018 2:44am report
Katy represents phases of women life
anonymous 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
anonymous 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".
anonymous 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
anonymous Jul 14th, 2016 7:49pm report
I think it is about standing up for yourself and believing in yourself with the right courage!
anonymous 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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