What does Roar mean?

Katy Perry: Roar Meaning

Album cover for Roar album cover

Song Released: 2013


Roar Lyrics

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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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2013 !⃝

    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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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2019 !⃝

    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.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2018 !⃝

    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".

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2022 !⃝

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    You're gonna hear me roar
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    you'll hear me roar
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    You're gonna hear me roar

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2021 !⃝

    I think this song is about standing up to people who once hurt you and said bad things about you and at the time you were afraid and vulnerable but now you are strong and able to stand up to the bullies

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2021 !⃝

    This song was linked to Katy and Russell's divorce. "roar" means her confidence is back and she has found her empowerment from everything that happened between the pair.
    When the man in the video gets eaten by the tiger (russell) Katy finds she only needs herself to depend on to feel happy, confident and powerful

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2021 !⃝

    What do the words mean? Like I don't understand what they mean. How am I supposed to understand the songs if I don't know what the word means.

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  8. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2020 !⃝

    Roar gives the idea of confidence. Of growing and gathering confidence. In the song Katy grows more and more confident then shouting her voice and overcoming challenges.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2020 !⃝

    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.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2020 !⃝

    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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  11. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2020 !⃝

    I think Katy has the best singing voice of ever seen but I’ve been writing this empowering song to my favorite artists and single ladies, and I also write about empowering musicians like Shakira, Taylor swift, Jana Kramer, Alison Krause, they have lot of empowering and they also have fashion because I took fashion class with a friend who is older than me, his name is Jeremy, and so he and I are great friends, we talk a lot on Facebook it’s nice to talk to Jeremy he’s single, but he doesn’t have a girlfriend.

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  12. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2019 !⃝

    i think that its very good song and it help to have while sleep but under bed is dangerous so im sorry

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2019 !⃝

    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.

  14. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2019 !⃝

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

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2019 !⃝

    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.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2018 !⃝

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

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2018 !⃝

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

  18. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2018 !⃝

    Katy represents phases of women life

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