Thursday, December 9, 2010

Firework

2 finals down, 2 next week, along with a big presentation. I have been studying lots so I gave myself 10 minutes to create a post as a break.

Don't you hate it when you hear a song on the radio and like it and then you hear who sings it and you wish you didn't like it? That's how I was with this song.

I heard it on the radio a couple of times kinda in the background while I was thinking of other things or my children were in the car talking to me. Then it came on again and I heard this part of the lyrics "Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed so you can open one that leads you to the perfect road" and I burst into tears. And I listened to the rest of the song and liked those lyrics too. So I looked online to find the lyrics and find out who sings it. Then I found out--Katy Perry.

I am not a fan of hers and don't listen to her music...but I LOVE this one. I looked up her official video to see if it was postable. I was surprised that most of the video was okay, but unfortunately there are a couple of things that prevented me from sharing it. Too bad cuz Katy looks really pretty in it. Anyway, I found this video on YouTube and while it isn't dramatic, it allows you to hear it and see the lyrics. Maybe some of you don't listen to this kind of music and might find it annoying to listen to, so I copied the lyrics below it.



Firework—by Katy Perry
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

Drifting throught 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.

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine.
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July.


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.


You don't have to feel like a waste of space.
You're original, cannot be replaced.
If you only knew what the future holds,
After a hurricane comes a rainbow.


Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road.
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it's time, you'll know.

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine.
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July.

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 slet your colors burst.
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own.

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon.
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through.

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 slet your colors burst.
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em goin "Oh, oh, oh!"

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon.
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon.
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Let's keep hope for our future. Let's try to see those things inside us that we need to bring out, for ourselves and for others. Let's learn to have confidence and joy, and find uplifting, encouraging thoughts wherever we can, even if they come from unexpected sources.

4 comments:

  1. valerie, this is a great song. It is also so true. You are a firework! and you just need to keep hope burning inside. remember that you can't change the past. You can't change where you are right now. The only thing you have control over is what you are going to do about it. It is our own attitude that lifts us up or smashes us down. I also like to think a thought that helps me when things have been especially hard and people of been extra rude or mean that is simply this: Why would I allow someone who treats a daughter of God so badly to determine what my relationship is with others around me, with myself and even with God. Why would I give someone (anyone) that kind of power over my life. You just keep doing right what you are doing and it WILL work out.

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  2. Wow, finals!
    Hang on, you're almost finished for a few weeks and I'm sure you'll relish that!

    Great lyrics.
    You are an amazing woman going through some tough stuff. Love you!

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  3. Love these lyrics! "You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine"!
    Good luck with the rest of your finals! Hope you get a nice little break before you have to hit the books again. :)
    And ditto what Tauna and Patty Ann said!!!

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  4. One more week and you get a break!
    Isn't it cool how songs speak to us? This is a good one, regardless of who sings it! Just remember you're awesome!

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