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The Trouble With Katy Perry's "Roar"

Is She A Boxer Or A Tiger?

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The lyrics are baffling. Let's break it down.

I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)

Get ready 'cause I've had enough

I see it all, I see it now

Holding, biting, or spitting is illegal in boxing. She is a boxer.

Holding, biting, or spitting is illegal in boxing. She is a boxer.

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

Filmed in Junglescope. So, Katy Perry is a tiger?

Filmed in Junglescope. So, Katy Perry is a tiger?

Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar

Lions and Tigers. Famous rivals. She is a tiger, yes.

Lions and Tigers. Famous rivals. She is a tiger, yes.

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

Now I'm floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee

Muhammed Ali. Katy as Boxer?

Muhammed Ali. Katy as Boxer?

I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

Katy's plea to bring back NBC's Stars Earn Stripes? So confused. Lachey!!! Katy Perry. Boxer, but possibly a celebrity competitor or high ranking military official.

Katy's plea to bring back NBC's Stars Earn Stripes?

So confused. Lachey!!! Katy Perry. Boxer, but possibly a celebrity competitor or high ranking military official.

You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground

Boxers and tigers use auditory senses. Is she talking to an opponent or an antelope?

Boxers and tigers use auditory senses.

Is she talking to an opponent or an antelope?

Apologies, Ms. Perry.

Two metaphors in one song. It's too much for the brain.

Getting close, though.

[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

"Eye Of The Tiger." The song feat. in Rocky IV. That's a boxing movie. She's a BOXER (and anti-communist). Did it!

"Eye Of The Tiger." The song feat. in Rocky IV.

That's a boxing movie. She's a BOXER (and anti-communist). Did it!

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

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

TIGER EARS. Katy Perry is a TIGER. Ok, did it for real! Maybe? AHHHHHHHHH!!!

TIGER EARS. Katy Perry is a TIGER. Ok, did it for real!

Maybe? AHHHHHHHHH!!!

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter,
dancing through the fire

Katy is a self-immolating Buddhist Monk? This is getting dark.

Katy is a self-immolating Buddhist Monk? This is getting dark.

'Cause I am a champion...

Champion. Katy Perry is a BOXER. She won a belt. Finally.Game Over? I thought boxers fought in boxing MATCHES? Game Over? So confused. HELP!!!

Champion. Katy Perry is a BOXER. She won a belt. Finally.

Game Over?

I thought boxers fought in boxing MATCHES? Game Over? So confused. HELP!!!

Wait a second here...

hold on...

Wait...

Yup.

That's Right.

Got it.

KATY PERRY IS TIGER FLOWERS!!!

Tiger Flowers. The first African-American middleweight boxing champion. A Tiger and a Boxer! NAILED IT.A Pop Star and a Student Of History. What a clever girl.

Tiger Flowers. The first African-American middleweight boxing champion. A Tiger and a Boxer! NAILED IT.

A Pop Star and a Student Of History. What a clever girl.

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