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.