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Firework - Katy Perry - A Cappella Cover (Mike Tompkins)

A really cool a capella version of Katy Perry's Firefox, made by Mike Tompkins. For the original music video by Katy Perry, click here.

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 cavin' in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
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 Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colours burst
Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!"
You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

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 blow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Baby you're a firework
Come let your colours burst
Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!"
You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

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

Baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colours burst
Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!"
You're gonna leave 'em goin' "Ah, ah, ah!"

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



NOW SEE HOW I MADE THIS



Firework

Colours burst

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colours burst
Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!"
You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own









FIREWORKS= See picture.

DRIFTING= If something is drifted, it is pushed and moved by things out of its control, usually the power of the sea or the wind.

PAPER THIN= As thin as a sheet of paper.

A HOUSE OF CARDS= A construction you can make by making a pyramid with playing cards. Just one light blow or a touch and it all will crumble down. (see picture).

CAVING IN= (of a building or cave) Crumbling down, collapsing.

ONE BLOW FROM CAVING IN= The only thing you need to make it cave in is a blow (a blow is when you expel air through your mouth in a focused way).

BURIED= To bury /berɪ/ is to put something inside a hole in the ground and then cover it back with earth. (when people die, they are usually buried; when a dog wants to hide a bone, it buries it in the garden).

SIX FEET UNDER SCREAM= (scream = shout) These are two sentences and it is connected with the previous line and the next line (there's no punctuation, so it may be difficult to see the grammatical structure). This paragraph says: Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under (ground)? (You) scream, but no one seems to hear a thing.

TO HEAR A THING= It is common to use this kind of construction in negative sentences. See these examples:
- I can't hear anything = I can't hear a thing (or: I can't hear a sound)
- I can't say anything = I can't say a word
- I don't understand anything (that) you say = I can't understand a word you say
- I can't sleep at all = I can't sleep a wink (wink= when you close one eye)
- I can't feel anything = I can't feel a thing.
- I can't eat anything more = I can't eat one more bite.
- I can't walk anymore = I can't walk one more step.

CHANCE= Opportunity.

CAUSE= (coll. also spelled: coz, cos, cuz, cus, 'cause) Because

SPARK= A fragment of light or fire. A little bit of energy or fire that can start a big fire or explosion. "There's a spark in you" means that you have inside that little thing you need to start a big personal "explosion", a big change that will make you start acting.

GOTTA= Have to, must.

IGNITE= To set fire to, to cause to burn, to start a fire or explosion.

SHINE= Send out light.

OWN= Possess.

LIKE= (preposition) the same as

THE FOURTH OF JULY= The day the USA celebrates its national day. The main celebration for that day is great fireworks in the sky (in that respect, it's the equivalent of Guy Fawkes Day in the UK).

'EM= (coll.) Them.

WORTH= Valuable.
Show them what you're worth= show them how valuable/important you are.

GO= (coll.) Say.
- The cat goes meow and the cow goes moo.
- She saw me and she went, "oh, hello, why are you here?"


BURST= Come out as in an explosion.

A WASTE OF SPACE= If something is a waste of space, it is useless and it shouldn't be there, because we can make room for more important things.

REPLACED= Substituted.

IF YOU ONLY= We use "if" with "only" (+ past tense) to express a wish. It's equivalent to the construction WISH + past tense. Both constructions use the unreal past but they're talking about the present.
- If I could only be taller = I wish I could be taller (= I want to be taller)
- If only you didn't lie so much = I wish you didn't lie so much
- If only that was true = I wish that were true
- If he could only understand = I wish he could understand

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS= What possibilities are there in the future waiting for you.

HURRICANE= /hʌrɪkeɪn/ A terrible storm with an extremely strong wind (see picture).

RAINBOW= A bow (arch) of colours you can sometimes see in the sky after the rain (see picture)

YOU'RE REASON WHY...= You are THE reason why that happens, you are causing it to happen or stopping it from happening (so you are responsible). That means that you can also change the situation if you want.

A LIGHTNING BOLT= (or simply LIGHTNING) discharges of electricity you can see in a storm (see picture).
The sound you hear from a lightning is called a THUNDER.

BLOW= Explode.

WHEN IT'S TIME= When the right moment arrives.

LET IT THROUGH= Let it go out.

This song wants to be a boost for your self-confidence. The message is: you are valuable and special, and you have inside you all you need to make your dreams come true. That powerful inner energy is represented by the fireworks that come from your chest and go up to heaven to make a beautiful display and show everyone how great you are. So stop hiding in a corner, afraid of the others, and come out to make a stand and get what you really want.

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