A video seems like the perfect way for artists to let their creativity shine. To bring what they are feeling across to the audience in picture and not just through the words. The words they sing, the story they are telling can become a vision – something we can see – it lets us sense it in a different way. We hear the words but seeing that visual motion picture makes it mean so much more and more memorable (in most cases at least!).
This recently happened to me when watching the video Firework by Katy Perry. I heard the song and was like okay those lyrics are good people can relate to that – can be then inspired by the lyrics. But then I watched the video and it made it mean that much more.
Now besides the whole bizarreness of thinking of fireworks like spouting out someone’s chest all crazy – the video is awesome. And even if the fireworks coming out of the person is an odd visual it makes so much sense to the song. And really makes the point she is trying to make that much more prominent.
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
These first to verses just start the song off so well. I mean who has not felt that way? Who isn’t feeling that way? I feel like so often I am just blowing past my life – that I can’t seem to get a grasp and do things right. I can imagine what I want but to grasp it is impossible. Just like you are blowing away a used item that just needs to start from scratch. Or feeling like everything that happens slowly works you down until you are paper-thin and can not hold yourself up anymore. The judgement of those around you, not being what the world says you should be, being used, not being able to do what you love because you must first accomplish those things society makes important. There are so many things in this world that is placed there to bring you down. To get past those things is a challenge and one that must be overcome. . .
This song just reminds you that inside of you is such amazing light and potential and what is the point of hiding it?
Think of watching fireworks go off. How do they make you feel? What does it look it? How amazing are they?
Do they make you feel excited, happy, full of energy? There are so many words you could use to describe what they look like and how absolutely amazing they can be. They can be set to music, be put into shapes, they can be set off to celebrate some very memorable moments. They can be the main event. You have the same potential as those fireworks. All those words that can be used to describe fireworks can be used to describe you – unique, amazing, bright, and so much more. Fireworks need to be lite in order to go off – you need to be ‘lite’ and let your fireworks go off!
Everyone has their spark to be ignited – everyone can shine.
Here is the video – just watch the story – listen to the lyrics – get inspired
Comment – let me know if you agree – if you have felt this way or feel this way now – if this was something to inspire – I want your take on it. Share with me . . .