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Power of the Roar

Let’s talk about my most recent favorite song, shall we?

Now, I don’t usually listen to Katy Perry, but I honestly love her new song “Roar”. Why?
Well, obviously it is catchy, and I like any song I can have fun singing to.
However, I mostly like it because I feel like it is an empowering song.
I’m not positive if I want to compare it to the “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, but that is the best comparison that comes to mind.

I mean, I want to listen to this song when I wake up to start the day, when I work out, or when I need a little encouragement.

Just take a look at the lyrics:

“I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed 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, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, the fire
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 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, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna 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, the fire
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 oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar! x2

Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar!

I got the eye of the tiger, the fire
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 oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar! x2″

Side note: I put my favorite lyrics in bold. Of course, I like the chorus, but there are also good verses.

There is a power in words and music. I really find the words in this song to be positive, encouraging, and empowering. I’d recommend this song to anybody, especially young girls. Instead of listening to these songs about accepting being hurt, crying over love, and even seeking revenge, I believe they should listen to songs like this. This is a girl overcoming what she has been through and stepping up to her full potential with confidence and enthusiasm.

And I believe this song can be applied to multiple situations.

  • Being put down by others and their opinions
  • Knocked down and even hurt by loved ones
  • Having a dream dismissed by others
  • Struggling in school or trying to achieve a goal

Basically, I think this great motivational music, and that is my opinion. I hope you enjoy it as well and possible share it with someone you think needs a little encouraging.

What did you think of the song? Or what songs make you feel empowered?

–Steph

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