Song Symbolism Essay
The song “Firework” by: Katy Perry has a lot of symbolism. With her beautiful voice, and to her amazing lyrics, people can really relate to what she is saying. From her lyrics in “Firework” I was able to pull out three lyrics that I think have the most symbolism.
“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind wanting to start again? ”, “Cause baby you’re a firework, come and let your colors burst”, and “You don’t have to feel like a wasted space, you’re original, cannot be replaced” are the three lyrics that stood out to me the most with the most symbolism.
In the song “Firework” by: Katy Perry, her imagery and similes give the song more depth and emotion. “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind wanting to start again? ” is one of the lyrics from her song. In this section of lyrics the plastic bag symbolizes worthlessness, wasteful, or uselessness. Drifting, symbolizes searching or feeling lost. Wanting to start again symbolizes wanting to start over. These lyrics mean that someone feels worthless and lost and wants to start their life over.
But Katy Perry shows through her emotion in her voice that no one is worthless, or wasteful. The thought of fireworks reminds someone of the 4th of July and the dark night sky being lit up with thousands of colors. When Katy Perry sings about fireworks, she thinks of expression. “Cause baby you’re a firework, come and let your colors burst” is the chorus in the song. The fireworks symbolize personality and emotions. The colors bursting symbolize that a person is not afraid to show who they really are.
These lyrics mean that people have their own emotions and personalities and that they should not be afraid to show who they really are. Again, Katy Perry’s lyrics make a person feel important as an individual. “You don’t have to feel like a wasted space, you’re original, cannot be replaced” is one of the most important lyrics. The wasted space symbolizes nothing or emptiness. Original symbolizes that no one is or ever will be exactly the same. The lyrics mean that a person doesn’t have to feel like they are nothing because there is nobody that is the same as them so they are unique.
Katy Perry is an expert when it comes to self expression and individuality. Katy writes her lyrics filled with powerful and inspirational similes, metaphors and of course symbols. She tells an important message through her music. The message is that a person should not feel worthless and even though they are original they are unique and special in their own way. She understands people’s feelings and emotions and writes about them to show people that they are not alone. Katy is an inspirational song writer and icon for many.