Firework

Album: Teenage Dream (2010)
Charted: 3 1
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  • Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
    Drifting through the wind
    Wanting to start again

    Do you ever feel so paper thin
    Like a house of cards
    One blow from caving in

    Do you ever feel already buried deep
    Six feet under screams
    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 and show 'em what you're worth
    Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
    As you shoot across the sky-y-y

    Baby you're a firework
    Come and let your colors burst
    Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
    You're gonna leave 'em falling down down down

    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 a reason why all the doors are closed
    So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
    Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
    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 and show 'em what you're worth
    Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
    As you shoot across the sky-y-y

    Baby you're a firework
    Come and let your colors burst
    Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
    You're gonna leave 'em all in awe-awe-awe

    Boom, boom, boom
    Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
    And 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 and show 'em what you're worth
    Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
    As you shoot across the sky-y-y

    Baby you're a firework
    Come and let your colors burst
    Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
    You're gonna leave 'em all in awe awe aweWriter/s: ESTHER DEAN, MIKKEL STORLEER ERIKSEN, TOR ERIK HERMANSEN, KATY PERRY, SANDY JULIEN WILHELM
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 4

  • Albatross from Taipei, TaiwanLife is like a firework. You gotta ignite the fuse and make it beautiful.
  • Mike from Norwalk, CtFantastically written song. Katy Perry was once known as Katy Hudson and got her start in music singing Christian rock.
  • Hannah from Charlottetown, PeThere is one thing about the song that baffles me. If she's saying "be like a firework" does that mean being a burst of colour that only last 2 seconds and is soon forgotten by people immediately after? Or am I thinking way too deep?
  • Tricia from Rockville Centre, NyAt first I didnt like this song..but the more I listened to it and the words....I was SOOOOOOOOO inspired! Its so true...the words describe how people ..especially kids....who they feel like the amount to nothing and just drifting thru the world...life. THis song really could get you thinking. Its going to be used in an upcoming movie called PROM....so perfect for young people in this crazy every changing world! Hats off to you Katy!
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