M People – ‘One Night In Heaven’ 8. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ 9. Kerry Ellis – ‘Defying Gravity’ (G-A-Y Remix) 10. Aqua – ‘Turn Back Time’ (Metro Scuba Club Mix) 11. Alex Party – ‘Don’t Give Me Your Life’ 12. Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – ‘Valerie’ 13. Shakira – ‘Whenever, Wherever’ 14. Five – ‘Keep on Movin 15. Wham! – ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ 16. S Club 7 – ‘S Club Party’ 17. Take That Feat.
Lyrically, the singer extends a boxing metaphor throughout and borrows from an 80s rock song. Perry also said she wrote ROAR during a period when her heart hurt after she and her BF broke up. Uh, while she doesnt explicitly say who its about, we can make the leap and think she must be talking about her on-off BF John Mayer . Heres our assessment of ROAR. I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything. Perrys assessment is that she wasnt firm on anything, so she was susceptible to falling, perhaps for things she shouldnt like in love with a fellow musician. We cant help but think that her shattered marriage to Russell Brand is referenced here, as well, since the line has a negative connotation. We interpret the notion of falling for everything as falling for someone elses BS. I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire / Cause I am a champion and youre gonna hear me ROAR / Louder, louder than a lion / Cause I am a champion and youre gonna hear me ROAR. Eye of the Tiger is a song by Survivor, which was huge in the 80s and used in Rocky III. It focuses on triumphing over anything and anyone in life that hurts you. The lion is the king/queen of the jungle, and Perry is using that metaphor to the fullest. But its so easy to relate to, and thats why fans have responded so fervently. Now Im floating like a butterfly / Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes. Perry references boxing again, this time paraphrasing Muhammad Ali, who said he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. She definitely kept things consistent with her metaphors and the line is one of hope and of strength. Yes, heartache and heartbreak sucks. But dusting yourself off and rebounding canandwill happen. Thats how we read Katy Perrys ROAR. PopCrushers, tell us your take on the song and these lyrics. Do you agree with us or do you do you have a different song meaning?