Song Lyric Sunday 10/1/17 – Roar

Yes, I know I’m about 12 hours tardy with my submission for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. I also know this is my first post in a week. I’ve been a little MIA this week due to work issues and I was out late last night partying my ass off at a local Octoberfest with a bit of a spiritual experience thrown in (future post about that!), hungover this morning so I just now have the mental focus to do a post. Sorry!

Anyway, self-love. A difficult topic for sure, especially given my own personal struggle with it over the years. From being in bad relationships, to the bullying I endured in school, the homophobia I endure at work today and the years of bitterness I had about being shut out of an aviation career, up until I a couple of years ago I had a very negative self-image. It wasn’t until I got my first tattoo that I really started cleaning my self-image up and while it’s still not perfect, I’m gradually working on it.

So, where does this take me for this prompt? I had two songs in mind and was torn between them, but Helen actually picked one of the ones I was torn over (I guess great minds think alike!) so I’m going with this catchy 2013 Katy Perry song that has quickly become like a sports anthem. Katy Perry is one of those artists I listen to by myself – I would never admit to any of my close personal friends that I actually am a fan.

In a way, I imagine she feels this song in her bones too given her upbringing (for those unaware, Katy Perry is actually Katy Hudson, as in the former charismatic Christian rocker) and finally shedding those shackles and finding her true inner self.

So here then is “Roar” – written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee and Henry Walter.

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly, agree 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 (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a 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 oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh 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 (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a 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 oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’re gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a 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 oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’re gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…
Source:Β https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/katyperry/roar.html

Hope you enjoyed this song and found some inspiration in it as I have. Love yourself. Be yourself. Be happy. That’s my wish for you today. In the name of your respective deity, amen.

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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 10/1/17 – Roar

    • You’re not the only one who I’ve heard say that. Like they know the song because it’s played everywhere (especially at sports venues) but they never actually listened to the lyrical content. Sure, it’s a fun, catchy song but the lyrics make this song all the way.

      I’ve got a long way to go but I’m definitely doing better.

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      • Unfortunately, I find myself not paying attention to the lyrics all the time. There have been times when I was sorry I did because the lyrics were so shallow. Anyway, thanks for opening up my eyes to this particular song. 😊

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