Let me start off by saying that I like all kinds of music. I don’t care if it is a boy band or a cheesy love song. I just like music and I may dislike the artist, but if they right a good song then why can’t you like it? I know a lot of people do not like Katy Perry and they dislike her music simply because they dislike her, well I do not think that is fair to the artist. And I know that her performance was apparently not the best at the VMA’s (I don’t watch that nonsense). So this is not as much of a review as a song, as it is more of a way to express how a song can make such a difference for your feelings.
So I know that I seem like this super bada** individual that takes crap from no one, but there was a time that, that wasn’t the case. And recently I have sort of felt like that girl again. And I had heard a clip of the song before it came out and didn’t like the music and the few words that I heard so I didn’t pay much attention to it. I sometimes do that and will revisit later. So I don’t know for sure what made me come back at that moment, but I listened again and I fell in love with this song. The first line, “I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath, scared to rock the boat and make a mess, so I sit quietly, agreed politely.” So many times have I actually not made a comment? I know surprising, when does this girl not speak up, but it happened for a brief moment. I forgot that was allowed to want what I want, feel what I want, and be who I am. Like she says “I guess I forgot that I had a choice, I let you push me past my breaking point”
“You held me down, but I got up. Already brushing off the dust, you hear my voice, you hear that sound, like thunder going to shake the ground, you held me down, but I got up 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”
So I love this song. It is the best feel good song that I have heard in a while. And yet again has helped me get through something. I know that I am strong but I often forget. I know that I deserve so much more than I get, but I again, forget. No matter what you may think of Katy, and while the lyrics are a little cheesy, the message is still a good one and I do not care what anyone says if you really listen you will hear the message and let it empower you.