Roar - Katy Perry



The Experience:
Down but not out. You're sick of being pushed around. Angry at yourself for putting up with it for so long. And ready to change that. "Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough."

Music Video:
After crashing in the jungle, and losing her husband to a tiger (small loss, it would seem), Katy Perry takes life into her own hands, and turns every danger into an opportunity, gathering lots of trophies along the way. In the video Katy/TarzanGirl's husband is a jerk... but will she really as happy as she looks, all by herself? Can we be happy if we don't have anyone to share our victories with?

My Take:
I agree and disagree. Yes, courage is beautiful. That's what so appealing about the decisive beat of Roar. You need to stand up for who you are and what you believe in. When push comes to shove, sometimes you need to be the one who pushes hardest. You need to roar. Loud. But is that the only meaning of courage? No. There are others. Sometimes you need to stand your ground without pushing back. Sometimes you don't want to break - you want to heal. So be a champion. Get up. Brush off the dust. Don't be afraid to roar. But make sure you only roar when you really have to.

Ask Yourself:
Where do you draw the line? Why? When you make a stand, do you hurt others or heal them?

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 everything

You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake your ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, the fighter, dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me ROAR
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me ROAR
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake your ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, the fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me ROAR
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me ROAR
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Roar-or, roar-or, roar-or

I got the eye of the tiger, the fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me ROAR
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me ROAR
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar


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