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Music Monday “Firework”

Today’s Music Monday combines D’s favourite series of films and the song that she likes to sing and hear most of all.

It’s “Firework” by Katy Perry, the lyrics are just wonderful. So positive and basically saying be yourself, accept yourself and others for who you are.

Here’s the lyrics:
“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?

Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under?
Scream 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 4th of July

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, 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 on, let your colours burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you 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 4th of July

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, 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 on, let your colours 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
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through-ough-ough

‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, 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 on, let your colours 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
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon”

D sings this with her class in music lessons and if she’s having an anxious moment, we play it at home/en route too.

She was overjoyed when the third in the series of Madagascar films came out and we went to see it at the cinema. One particularly wonderfully visual sequence was set to Firework and D’s face just lit up, she was transfixed.
You can watch the song from the film here.

Needless to say, the DVD was very eagerly anticipated and it’s been watched and enjoyed already.

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You can find out more about Katy Perry here.

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I can’t mention Firework without including the duet that Katy did with Jodi – an autistic girl – it was incredibly moving and it needs no further words, just views. To watch it click here.

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Comments on: "Music Monday “Firework”" (1)

  1. […] of her favourite songs is Firework by Katy Perry – click to read our Music Monday and hear the song – it’s one we’ve shared previously but she wanted it mentioned again […]

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