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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 14th 2013 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.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 24th 2019 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.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 3rd 2018 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 Jun 2nd 2022 report
You're gonna hear me roar
you'll hear me roar
You're gonna hear me roar
anonymous Sep 16th 2021 report
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
anonymous Mar 13th 2021 report
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
anonymous Dec 12th 2020 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.
anonymous Sep 7th 2020 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 Oct 17th 2019 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 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 report
You held me down but i got up
Cause i already had enough
anonymous Mar 18th 2019 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 report
I think Katy is gay so this is her way of telling the world
anonymous Feb 16th 2018 report
I interpret this song as recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship.
anonymous Feb 14th 2018 report
Katy represents phases of women life
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