Not too long ago the song Firework was being heard and endlessly sung by legions of teenage girls, many with less than perfect pitch. I have to confess that the only part of the lyrics that seemed to cut through for me was the soulful wailing of Katy Perry singing “…baby you’re a firework…(blah, blah, blah)…make em go oh, oh, oh…(blah, blah, blah)…boom, boom, boom.”
Try suspending judgment for just a moment and take a look at just one section of the lyrics of 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?
Six 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
Cue the chorus. As an anthem for teenage girls (and anyone struggling with self-esteem issues), this one has some merit. Go ahead - take a look at the complete lyrics and see if you agree. As you reflect on the upcoming 4th of July celebrations, remember that it is about celebrating the independence of a nation – one of our best holidays here in the USA. But, when you hear the boom, boom, boom that signals the arrival of a particularly bright and beautiful firework, think of the person in your life that is ready to let their own light shine.
This 4th of July at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we are celebrating all the people that just need a little positive nudge to believe they are indeed a firework. This world, our nation, and your community will be better for it. Happy Independence Day!
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