This week’s number one song on the iTunes top 10 is “Firework” by Katy Perry.  There is absolutely no surprise in Katy Perry being at the top of the list this week and it is due to her skyrocketing popularity and her amazing talent when making music.  Everything she puts out she seems to find its way on the top ten of iTunes and in this case at the number one spot.  The song “Firework” believe it or not, is one of my favorite songs out there right now.  It is unbelievably inspirational and really can pick anyone up when they are down.  It first starts off with Katy Perry asking the listener, asking if this is what you feel right now.

“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

Drifting through the wind

Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper-thin

Like a house of cards

One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep

Six feet under scream

But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you

Cause there’s a spark in you”

In the end of her little “questionnaire” she leaves you with one last question telling the listener that there is still a chance.  What she means here is that there is still a chance to turn your life around and there is still a chance to feel good about yourself again.  In the chorus she states how you can show them what you got and to basically always keep your head up.

“Cause baby you’re a firework

Come on show ’em what your worth

Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”

As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework

Come on let your colors burst

Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”

You’re gunna leave ’em fallin’ down-own-own”

She is saying here that anyone can be a “shining star” and anyone can stand out and become noticed.  There is no need to stay in your shell and she is telling you just break out and be yourself and show the world who you really are.  She is saying how everyone is amazing in his or her own way and there is no reason to hide yourself from the public.

This song just proves that Katy Perry is one of the best role models out there right now just by listening to her words.  I do not think people really realize how much music affects a person’s life and how it can really help them get through tough times.  When people are down they have the tendency to lose themselves in their music and just really listen to the words of each song.  By losing yourself in “Firework” you can easily snap the funk that you are in and start to feel better about yourself.  I believe Katy Perry will continue to write songs that are inspirational because it sends a good message to the public and continues to portray her as a good role model for everyone in our society.

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One Response to “Firework”

  1. Hah.. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one awake at this hour of the night doing blog posts before their due… Procrastination strikes us once again, I guess… I’m also mad at you now, as I’ll have “Like a G6” stuck in my head until I go to bed… But now I’ve digressed wayy past where I should be..

    I find Katy Perry weird. She’s vocally talented, and extremely attractive(In my opinion, at least), but she just seems weird… She’s no where near the crazy level of “Lady Gaga”, but I find her respectable…. Although, it is a little bit harder to take her seriously after her skit on Sesame Street wasn’t allowed to air, as she apparently showed too much skin for young children to see.. (After seeing the music video for “California Girls” this isn’t at all difficult to believe, haha)

    I have to agree with you, at how incredibly inspirational this song was.. It’s an instant day bringer-upper. I actually first found out about this song from a gay friend, who’s gone through a lot of issues for being gay. After listening to it, I can see how he would connect to it.

    Before finishing this comment, I watched the music video for the song.. I’d never seen it, and it’s pretty amazing.. A few scenes were particularly powerful.
    One of the scenes involved two children covering their ears while their parents were fighting.. The older brother, and the younger sister. The sister was crying, and just couldn’t handle it. But, the brother erased his fears, and went and pushed his father out of the way after hitting his mother. It’s just inspirational, and incredible…. This type of feel in music needs to be encouraged.

    Thanks for this review… Maybe I’ll get “Like a G6” off of my head, and have this one stuck in it now… lol

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