Rise - Katy Perry



The Experience: When the fire's at my feet again and the vultures all start circling, they're whispering, "You're out of time”. But still I rise... You can be more than the mold you're cut from...



Music video: The visuals reveal deep themes behind the lyrics of Rise. It's a battle with the wind, against the wind, to use that very same wind to rise. That wind, invisible but still real, still traitorous, still powerful, is a symbol of life's ebb and flow. It's the stuff that both dreams and failures are made of. But the dreams only come true for the people who fight. The ones who train, who drag that parachute behind them wherever they go, even when it seems like nothing more than dead weight in the harsh southern Utah hills. It's not... unless you've given up on rising. 

The Meaning of Rise: Katy Perry turns the struggle of competition into something much deeper - a statement about what lies at your core. You can't truly know who you are until everything hits the fan - when the fire's at my feet again and the vultures all start circling. You either fold in the madness and chaos or you prove how deep your roots run. You need angels. You need fight. And you can't negotiate over who you are.

Ask yourself: Do you have a story? Do you just survive, or do you thrive?

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LYRICS:

I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can’t write my story
I’m beyond the archetype

I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
‘Cause my roots they run deep, oh

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it
I will transform

When, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, "You’re out of time”
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels
They say

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

‘Cause when, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, "You’re out of time”
But still I rise

This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

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