Thursday, January 6, 2011


I try really hard not to listen to Katy Perry songs. For a number of reasons. But the biggest reason is that they are so addicting to me. I kind of love them. However, they, more often than not, don't have lyrics I agree with or have lyrics that are very suggestive. Either way, when one of her songs comes on I am quick to change the station. Sadly, it's a hard choice, to listen or not to listen. For the most part I am able to make the right choice.

That being said, I am in love with Katy Perry's song "Fireworks". Finally, one of her songs with lyrics I can let my kids listen to. The lyrics speak to the place I feel like I am in  on my journey of fabric design.

Maybe the 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 glow
And when it's time you know

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 colors burst
Make 'em go boom boom boom, make em brighter then the moon moon moon

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time you let it flew

 As a result, I cannot help but cry when this song comes on. I turn it up full blast and cry and dream and cry some more. I'm sure my kids think I am loony tunes seeing that the only time I have time to listen to music right now is in the car during my chauffeuring duties. I do try to keep the tears to a minimum. Lest the children feel like they need to call their grandmas to rescue them.

I realize that is so cheesy, or maybe we could say passionate? But it perfectly describes how I feel most days. That there is this light, these fireworks, just waiting to explode. All they need is a little ignition. A little recognition.

For now I  suppose I am just setting up the show.

Someday, my friends, someday. 


Brianna said...

I am going with passionate. You are and I know will continue to be one of the most passionate people I know.

Keep dreamin' you little FIREWORK!

Tobi said...

Totally relate to the emotional song thing (and the conflicting desires about listening to or not listening to Katy Perry - totally kills me that she used to be a Christian music artist).

Your passion will take you a long way. Keep setting up the show. We can't wait to see it!

April Weeks said...

Thank you for a clearer glimpse into your soul. It is certainly beautiful.

Megs said...

it's gonna happen for you!!

my rebel took over said...

I have the exact same feelings about her music! I could have written those first few lines word for word! I fail miserably most of the time at changing the station, unless the girlies are in the car.

I love that you're passionate about fabric design. I can't wait to see what you come up with!