Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SOLSC Day7 - I'd Rather Roar!





Slice Of Life Story Challenge: Day 7 -- I'd Rather Roar!

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I like to listen to local radio stations when I'm driving. The station I listen to the most is Sunny 95 (WSNY) out of Columbus, which plays adult contemporary pop "refreshing music" with some older music sprinkled in. Sunny 95 plays the music of a number of artists -- Adele, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Journey, Daughtry, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Levine, Genesis.... I would love to listen to a few more artists that Sunny 95 doesn't play, but I find the station's playlist to be fairly satisfactory. 

A lot of the music on Sunny 95 is upbeat, which is great for driving. Slow, somber music would put me to sleep, and falling asleep while driving generally does not have good consequences, so I try to avoid that. And I don't enjoy the wild, crazy, hard rock stuff -- that kind of music just sets my nerves all a-jangle -- so I'm happy to avoid that type of music as well. Sunny 95 plays a nice mix of music which is just right for me.

Usually, that is.

There is one song that Sunny 95 plays that I despise: Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." I hate hate hate that song. The tune is catchy, but I hate the lyrics and the message the song conveys. So much so, that if that particular song comes on, I immediately switch to a different station. Any station. Immediately. After a few minutes, when I'm sure that there's no longer any danger of hearing any of that song, I switch back to Sunny 95. 

Usually, that is.

Sometimes I enjoy the music on the other station I turned to, and just stay with that station. It's Sunny 95's loss. What else can I say? They should stop playing that song!

Now, I would like to present the lyrics to a different Katy Perry song, one that has a much better message: "Roar."

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, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready 'cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

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 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, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready 'cause I've had enough
I see it all, I see it now

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 oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar!

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar!

Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar!

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 oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar!

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar!


I'd much rather roar!

:-)

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JudyK  March 7, 2018




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