15 November 2010

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?
6 feet under screams 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 colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em falling 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 your 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 colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em falling 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 colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em falling awe-awe-awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Katy Perry's "Firework" moves me in so many ways. All I can say is I will forever own the night like the 4th of July! With so many people not able to be who they are for whatever reason, it's always nice to know that some celebs do GIVE A DAMN about the little people struggling to let their light shine. I think this song touches me, because growing up as a gay black man was always the hardest thing I ever had to do. Being ridiculed because I preferred fashion over basketball, because I cared that my jeans sat on my waist and not below my ass. I was teased and taunted because I loved being around my "girlfriends" and never wanted to kick it with the fellas.

I can honestly say that if it wasn't for my supportive mother, I would have probably tried to commit suicide because growing up and always feeling different is never easy. You're alone, you feel worthless and all you want is for someone to love and respect you for who you are. Thanks, Mom! Is so refreshing that the fashion industry accepts all extremes, especially homosexuals...hell, we thrive in the fashion world, and if I had to pick any universe to dwell in, this is it!

For anyone out there who still feels alone and trapped (I still do sometimes) just listen to the words of this song...it's poetry that touches you and let's you know that you are special and should demand to be heard, seen, loved!

I'm playing this song every morning when I wake up and right before I go to bed to remind myself that yes, I AM A FIREWORK; SHINING BRIGHTER THAN THE MOON!

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