You’re A Firework

6 Jul

Self-esteem is most often a problem for many of us. Some may have too much of it, which is in other words, arrogance. Others may have incredibly low self esteem, which causes a whole lot of issues for not only ourselves but in our dealings with other people. I’ve suffered from low self-esteem for a very long time and it often creeps back into my system at the most inappropriate of times, and that really sucks, for lack of a better word.

I’m not going to go into any details or analysis of low-self esteem today. Perhaps for one of my next posts I’ll go into it further. Today, I’m just going to write out and interpret the lyrics of ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry, a song I feel is very apt for all those suffering from low self-esteem. I know that a lot of you have heard this song, but have you really listened to the words? Here’s my interpretation.

Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’

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

Now, this is something I’m sure many of us feel. It’s when we feel sort of stuck, trapped and unsure of where we are going with our lives. We are simply drifting and feel as if at any moment we’re about to break, desperate to have a do over.

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Well, this just speaks for itself. There are a lot of times when we just want to scream, hoping that someone will notice but a lot of the time no one seems to understand and therefore do not hear our hidden cry for help.

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

There’s something special in each and every one of us. We all have a gift, something special to offer the world. Often it is masked by our own fears, our low self-esteem but we should take that small step to just do it. To know, in our hearts, that we can do whatever we set our mind to.

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 gonna leave ’em fallin’ down-own-own

Show all those who have said that “you can’t”, those who have put down and made fun of your dreams, that you can do it. Show the world what you’re made of. Prove all ‘haters’ and ‘non-believers’ wrong. Because when you do, you will shock them and that feeling is oh-so-good.

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

The top two lines are very important to me because I have often felt this way. I used to question my existence, wondering why I was put on this Earth. I felt exactly as the top line stated, as a ‘waste of space’. Having gained some confidence and taking charge of my life, I’ve realised that I’m here, alive, in this world for a reason. I’m unique as are everyone of you. We are who we are and we should continue to be ourselves because everyone else is already taken. No matter what hurdles and obstacles come our way, there is always a silver lining. Often, whatever bad we go through is paving the way for something better.

Maybe your 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

Here’s an example for the top two lines. There are times when you can’t seem to find the right job or the right guy/girl and you feel defeated, that nothing is working for you. Somewhere down the line, however, you end up with that perfect job or you find the right partner for you, sometimes you’re lucky and you get both. Someone once told me that the reason why you can never find the right guy/girl is because the right person out there is praying really hard. Waiting will always be hard, but like a ‘lightning bolt’, in a split second, things may change and you’ll just know it.

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

Each and every one of us is special. Our talents and whatever makes us special has and will always been inside us. It’s time to let it show.

So, if you ever feel that you’re not special, that you can’t do something or that you will never be able to live your dream, listen to this song. Sing it out loud if you have to because it reminds us all that we each have a special spark in us and that it’s time for all of us, if we have not already, to let it shine.

Here’s the video for you to watch.


One Response to “You’re A Firework”


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