Songs for Healing 62

Roar

by Katy Perry

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

[Chorus]
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

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

[Chorus]
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
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

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
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Songs for Healing 46

Katy Perry singing Part of Me:

I can relate to this song so much. It is a lot like how my life was with my ex-boyfriend, except for the fact that we never married. I decided about a year into the relationship that I would never do that, that I would never had a child with him.

Since seeing Katy Perry sing this song at the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, I have been singing this song and Adele’s Rolling In the Deep. After realizing that I was multiple I would talk sometimes to the inners about him. It was a horrible shock to learn that others inside were involved with him, had loved him, and that he had abused and betrayed them as well.

I never cried about this abusive relationship since breaking up with him. I was glad that I didn’t. I told the inners in our multiple system that it was good that we didn’t cry. That he didn’t deserve our tears. That he had made us cry so much while we were involved with him. Not tears for him. He doesn’t deserve our tears. Realizing the pain and anguish we endured, we are releasing some of that through the tears, through the present truth that we deserve a healthy peaceful reciprocal relationship. Tears of health and healing.

Days like this I want to drive away
Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade away
‘Cause you chew me up and spit me out
Like I was poison in your mouth
You took my light, you drained me down
That was then and this is now
Now look at me

[Chorus:]
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
Throw sticks and stones, throw your bombs and bones
You’re not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no

I just want to throw my phone away
Find out who is really there for me
You rip me off your love is cheap
Was always tearing at the seams
I fell deep and you took me down
But that was then and this is now
Now look at me

[Chorus]

Now look at me I’m sparkling
I’m a firework, a dancing flame
You’ll never put me out again
I’m glowin’ oh ah oh
So you can keep the diamond ring
It don’t mean nothing anyway
In fact you can keep everything yeah yeah
Except for me

[Chorus x2]

Lyrics