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Katy Perry: Roar Meaning

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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    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.


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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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    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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    Jan 12th, 21:28 report

    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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    Dec 12th, 12:52pm report

    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.


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    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.


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    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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    Mar 21st, 2020 3:26pm report

    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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    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


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    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.


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    Aug 21st, 2019 8:36am report

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


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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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    Nov 20th, 2018 11:09pm report

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


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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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    Feb 14th, 2018 2:44am report

    Katy represents phases of women life


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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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    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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    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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