You Can Also Do It! Katy Perry’s Firework


Katy Perry is one of the most successful young female pop artists in America. Maybe, everyone knows Katy Perry if they are interested in pop. She is the first female solo singer to have more than 5 songs hit number one on the Billboard music chart in one album. This was unreachable even for pop queens such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and only Michael Jackson had accomplished this feat among male solo singers. Katy Perry is such a super idol that she has been selected as the ‘Most Wanted to Be’ figure by the world’s teenaged girls. It is not a well-known fact but she was raised in an ordinary American missionary family. When she was young, she was just good at singing but not extraordinary. Also she didn’t have an outstanding appearance. However, she had extraordinary patience. She never gave up no matter what and pushed forward to have her dream come true. A documentary film Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) shows, in detail, how she came up to this point after having experienced so many failures and frustrations.

Many people criticize Katy Perry as a lucky singer who became successful as she met the talented producers by luck. In some sense, she deserves jealousy and envy from others because as such an ordinary girl she rose to the top of the Billboard music chart so quickly like a Cinderella. However, we can see how she is different from others in many ways: she never gave up even when others did, she wasn’t overwhelmed by depression because of a breakup with her boyfriend and she always tried her best to entertain her fans at concerts. Katy Perry’s Firework says that she stands on the top in the end after having gone through the tribulations and sufferings, and delivers a hopeful message giving confidence to her fans that everyone can also achieve what they want just as she did. Firework is included in her third studio album Teenage Dream (2010), and of course it recorded number one on the Billboard music chart. This song is still the icon of hope to many teenaged girls all over the world.

Katy Perry
– 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?

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

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 colors 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 waste of space

You’re original, cannot be replaced

If you only knew what the future holds

After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you’re 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

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


Listen to the song of hope that this young woman delivers. Let’s not give up our dream. Let’s power up and run forward. The world equally offers opportunity to everyone. Let’s examine ourselves whether we are rejecting the world’s offer because we are weak. As the lyrics say, let’s ignite the light within our mind and fire it up to the sky. Katy Perry whispers to you through this song, “You can also do it!!”