The wonder of Music

Have you ever been driving around and a song comes on the radio, and even though you have hear the song many times before, for some reason, you actually hear the lyrics? Not only do you hear the lyrics, it feels as though they were written just for you?

This happened to be the other day while I was driving around with my daughter. The song for me was Katy Perry’s Roar. (One of my daughters favourite songs right now). It can on the radio and she excitedly screamed to turn it up, and she began whaling away uttering the odd word at the top of her lungs with full conviction. Then the actual words hit me. It was like hitting a brick wall. This song is exactly how I am feeling, and what I want to do about it. Holy Crow…talk about life imitating art or vice versa. Either way, When I got home I googled the actual lyrics, and have since adopted it song as my new theme song.

Katy Perry’s Roar

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, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
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
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

I find the words powerful and inspiring. And more importantly they speak to me with such truth, and honesty. I am slowly with the help of others I have positioned around me starting to find my roar, and more importantly help my kids and those around me find theirs.