Katy Perry’s “Who Am I Living For?” – Interesting Lyrics

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Katy Perry’s Who Am I Living For? is definitely deeper than I Kissed a Girl. It definitely contain spiritual and Biblical undertones.

I can feel a phoenix inside of me
As I march alone to a different beat
Slowly swallowing down my fear, yeah yeah

I am ready for the road less travelled
Suiting up for my crowning battle
This test is my own cross too bare
But I will get there

It’s never easy to be chosen, never easy to be called
Standing on the frontline when the bomb starts to fall
I can see the heavens but I still hear the flames
Calling out my name

I can see the writing on the wall
I can’t ignore this war
At the eh-end of it all
Who am I living for?

I can feel this lightness inside of me
Growing fast into a bolt of lightning
I know one spark will shock the world, yeah yeah

So I pray for a favour like Esther
I need your strength to handle the pressure
I know there will be sacrifice
But that’s the price

It’s never easy to be chosen, never easy to be called
Standing on the frontline when the bomb starts to fall
I can see the heavens but I still hear the flames
Calling out my name

Is it a song about occult initiation? Some might interpret the song as a religious song, perhaps about Christianity. But the terminology used however strongly points to occult mysteries: reference to a phoenix (a metaphor of man’s spiritual rebirth), a sacrifice, light growing from inside (illumination), duality between heaven and hell, etc. What do you think?


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Levi
Levi

I think it’s her confession. She talk about needing strength and praying for favors. She comes from a very Christian home. She talks about the flames calling her name and seeing the writing but she can’t ignore the war. I truly believe it’s an introspective commentary. Its a struggle, the struggle all men face “who am I living for” she sees the writing on the wall and she knows her place, yet she’s been givin a crown but she knows not who’s the giver of this crown. What makes it bad is she admits she doesn’t know who she is living for but she is going to keep living that way. Her head is heavy from the crown but she accepts her burden her cross to bare not knowing who she is baring it for!

theophilus
theophilus

She bears her crown for satan.

Jay'Rod
Jay'Rod

It is so sad these days to see so many who have lost their way and err upon this path of eternal damnation. This songs depicts so many things by which I see & understand to be occultism, yet me being me knows that she knows and understands she'll open her eyes in hell if a change in her lifestyle and heart doesn't come about and she repent. Yet I wonder upon a line in her song that ghough at first mind I see her asking for strength to carry on from Satan because thd load and burden he gives his followers are so heavy. Could she at second thought be asking for someone a Christian to intervene on her behalf and help her out because the load is far too heavy and she's possessed without the will are know how to break free. This could also be my wish., but for now I will stick to my first mind though I have to wonder if anyone has witnessed to her since she sold her soul. Other than that there is demonic lyrics throuhout this song.

John
John

Let him with eyes, see.

I see only affirmation of the Word.

At the end of it all, who are YOU living for?

theophilus
theophilus

she made her choice and now she’s whining.

Edie
Edie

This song is about Perry's personal struggle between the direction she wants her music to take her and her fans and what pop culture and the media expects and wants from her. She is a former gospel singer, so she does have strong Christian roots. Her debut single "I Kissed A Girl" is sexually charged and homo-erotic, which obviously butts heads with a Christian belief system. Songs from this album like "Peacock" and "T.G.I.F" are about lust and gluttony. The title of "Who Am I Living For?" states the idea of the song – is she performing music that she feels in her heart or is she performing music that will boost her record sales? "I march alone to a different beat" means even though her songs are similar to artists with more unapologetically sexual songs like Rihanna with "S&M" and Ke$ha with "F**k Him He's A DJ" (yes, that is the actual title), she feels separate from them because she knows there's more to music than sex. "I am ready for the road less traveled/suiting up for my crowning battle" she's mentally and spiritually preparing herself to write and perform music she feels more comfortable with, possibly with a… Read more »

Renee
Renee

This is how I interpreted these lyrics. Asking for the favor of Esther (God gave favor Esther) especially means she’s asking God to help her on an ascending role, not a descending one.

crashcar
crashcar

I can feel a knot inside of me

As I march alone to a different beat

Slowly swallowing down my dripping fear, yeah yeah

I am ready for the road less travelled beastility

Suiting up for my crowning battle crowning in pregnancy is when head starts to show

This test is my own knot too bare

But I will get there

It’s never easy to be chosen, never easy to be called

Standing on the fronte line when the knot starts to swell

I can see the dog star but I still hear the hot breath

Calling out my name

I can see the dripping on my wall

I can’t ignore this w***e

At the knot of it all

Who am I living for?

I can feel this wetness inside of me

Growing fast into a bolt of lightning

I know one photo will shock the world, yeah yeah

So I pray for a favour like Esther night with the king

I need your knot strength to handle the cum pressure

I know there will be sacrifice

But that’s the pearl of great price

jack vanluit
jack vanluit

I really hate the firework song. I found myself having to leave the room when it is played at work. I mean a spokesperson for inner beauty comming from a person who would be insignificant if she had a boob reduction and gained 35 pounds. I cringe when I hear people whose benifiting moslty through outer beauty try to sell to others, who are less fortunate with their looks, to look within is themselves and accept who they are. It's like eventhough using my body is what got me here, other people should look within. I guess she does not want competition. I recall watching the beverly hillbillies and Granny found the cure for the common cold. When her remidy started to appear that it didn't work, Granny indicated that you must rest for a few days, drink alot of fluids, eat soup first, ( thing you do anyways for a common cold) then take the medicine for it the remidy work. I thinking of a group of people who after taking Katy's advice of focusing within, finding that it did not work as they still see the more beautiful people appearing happier. They ask Katy " what happened, you… Read more »

theophilus
theophilus

why fight for the devil when you’ll end up swimming the backstroke in the lake of fire for eternity? These people actually KNOW its satan that owns them because they were told. Trouble it, they can’t get out now, I suppose. Better to die in the name of Jesus and live for eternity than have a few bright years with peeps cheering for you.

John
John

Let him with ears, hear.

I find in this song nothing but a strong affirmation of the Word.

Of course there will be sacrifice. Jesus never made any bones about that.

theophilus
theophilus

ain’t no phoenix in the Bible.

luapm
luapm

I think she is referring more to the heroes journey as proposed by Joseph Campbell. The idea of sacrifice is to sacrifice the symbolic part of you that is negative the pats of your psyche that cause you to feel less or to fail or to turn a blind eye. In sacrificing that part of your self psychologically you can become more balanced and change your point of view becoming more enlightened, being re born ( which happens in many religious stories, and fire can represent knowledge. A phoenix is re born from the ashes of flame, as far as I know there are prob many stories with differences ). I like this song and I have studied a great deal of myth religion and psychology. But this is just my opinion you can see things how you like I prefer to see everything in a positive sense no matter what it was intended as, I control how I see things and so does each one of us. 🙂

you can only gain from it what you see in it.

Mike
Mike

It sounds more like some Armageddon-type stuff. Possibly more like the Red Horse in 'Revelation' where peace is taken "from the earth, and that they should kill one another" [6:4] (the word kill in the Greek means to butcher like preparing meat). Fritz Springmeier talks about how the 'ALEX' system of encrypted communication could possibly be used as a mass-trigger for mind control victims who, according to Russ Dizdar, quite commonly refer to themselves as 'chosen ones'.

I can see the writing on the wall
(Reference to the book of Daniel? The writing on the wall which means: Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.") [Daniel 5:27-29]

I can’t ignore this war
At the eh-end of it all
Who am I living for?

Judging by the satanic garbage she puts out which gets mistaken for 'entertainment', it seems pretty clear who she's living for.

pride
pride

is so creepy

J0$H
J0$H

NOT a christian song!!! as much as it may seem, she is against it! shes doing whatever it takes to be famous and thats all thats required. second verse: "i can feel a light thats inside of me…growing FAST into a BOLT OF LIGHTNING" havent we heard what all that represents? WAKE UP! and in case youre still not sure, the next line, "i know one spark will shock the world" …yeah, she defff knows whats up. and she has another song, "pearl' where the fist words are, "she is a pyramid…" -_- yeah, music is defff evil…i wish i could quit it lol

Bora
Bora

Hello everyone! actually i believe in other dimensions,i believe i reborn to the Mother Earth,n i really respect hindus,and buddhists,i am working on myself how to become a REAL light in the world,how to help people,n our planet.Unfortunately i c a lot of false signs,n i hate the fact,how they use these religions to give people something new,something exicting,but at the same time misleading them…if u follow ur heart,n always make decisions with love,u already help the world alot. I dont blame the satan for this,i dont blame God,if somethings wrong about the world or in my life,i blame myself.N once i realize that i start to work on the problem.Cus life is for u!!Not against you…that is why i dont like what mainstream media is doing,how they TRY to control people in a lot of ways.But u have a choice.U can choose LOVE!it doesnt matter if u believe God,or some energie,or Buddha,or Krishna,or Moses,angels Jesus,Mohammed,Jehova…if u follow the signs of love,n not follow ur ego,or ur fears u will win this…what u call it?war? I already win,if i choose the right road.Everyone should find out where it is,n how to stay on it. Just love each other,n love ur… Read more »

Rory
Rory

It souds like she is in purgatory and can not decide whether to go towards heaven or hell, although it seems that she should has to either her fortune and fame or her faith- which could be the reference of the war/ weapons(like bombs). But the referece of the phoenix could be the symbol of how when a phoenix can die it gets a new life and the lightning bolt reference could be link to greek mythology about zeus being all-powerful and how they believed that when lightning appeared it was because zeus was mad.

This is my personal opinion and i am an atheist but i respect other peoples views also 🙂

Henry
Henry

Ok guys this song is clearly against the illuminati. She is basically saying that she wants to expose them but there will obviously be sarifice (they kill people who go against them) and she knows about them and if she exposes it it will shock the world. seriously she is not such a bad person you know. btw i heard the real interview in which she said she sold her soul yeh well it was edited what she was really saying was that other artists artists usually sell their souls but she had to work her work her way to the top.

Zame
Zame

People can say a lot of things. I can say I'm a dog, that doesn't mean I am one. Many people may say they are Christians, many people may say they are a Hindu, many people may say they are Satanists, but that doesn't make them one. How does Katy live how does she act? The way a person lives shows what they think is important. Clearly she values her boobs and sex, as most of her songs and videos display. In many countries everyone is a "Christian"; it's just a normal thing to say and to claim to be a part of. Some people understand what being a "Christian" means, and some don't. Think of all the other celebs who have come from Christian backgrounds, or have claimed to be a Christian. Katy isn't trying to trick anyone (I think), she's just applying a part of her childhood, that she doesn't quite understand. As for this song, I don't think it's necessarily Christian, nor do I think it's necessarily about the occult. Let's not forget the title "Who Am I Living For?" The song title is not "I am Living For God", and it is not "I am Living… Read more »

logan
logan

She knows what is comming and has given up her seat in the 2012 bunkers. This is her way of saying she has made her choice and knows she wont get through it but isnt affraid.

katherine P
katherine P

I wish Jesus can come down to give me a musical talent that way I can become famous and fight and or expose the Illuminati. I don't care whats the consequence. Everyone please fight for god

(the good side)

Iki
Iki

I think that she has come to terms with the illumitnati and she know she will be sacrificed if she tries to leave she is no longer afraid of it but still is if you know what i mean "i can see the heaven but i still hear the flames" i think she trying to say that the way out is right in front of her but so hard to reach

kiljoy
kiljoy

you don't get as famous as her in such a quick time without doing something for somebody,and the old 'but she has sung for years story just makes them look more easily to be used'..

katherine P
katherine P

@kiljoy Katy Perry has been doing her singing career since she was 15 years old it's not like she just woke up famous. it even took her about three years to accomplish her first album "one of the boys" and she has been dropped by 3 major record companies. Shes 26 now and she still can't get a Grammy which she deserves

Santi Italia
Santi Italia

I think it's the rarest song of the album, It may be about the 'spiritual war' or be strong and select the correct. But when people say 'illuminati' I think it's really stupid, Because people wanna make a drama of everything :/

Please, stop thinking that everysong/videos has occult messages. Any way, 'Who Am I living For?' is different to all her songs of 'Teenage Dream'

Another thing: Katy said, that she's still christian & God is in her life, God is a very big part of her.

Thank you.

Emery
Emery

Just because someone mentions the illuminati does not mean they are being dramatic. Simply observant.

Katy has said many things about her stance with spirituality.

She has also said "I sold my soul to the devil"

so……………………………………

Zame
Zame

Just because she says she is a Christian doesn't mean she is. I can say I'm a dog, but that doesn't make me a dog. Often people with a Christian upbringing will claim to be Christians till the cows come home, no matter how they are living. People will live according to what they think is important.

DMK
DMK

Didn’t read all of the above, but Esther is also a name associated with Eastern Star.

WeLiveInASadWorld
WeLiveInASadWorld

oh my god, please, this can't be!

I love Katy, i don't her to go to hell, or to be an Illuminati, i will pray for her!

this is so sad, i love her, she seems to be a very very good person, i want God to save her.

oh my god, i'm so SICK OF THIS @#*)(*)@#*)# WORLD, i wanna get away from here, these people are crazy, they're brainwashing people, their own brothers.

please god SAVE US

watcher
watcher

keep up the good work vc, its really scary, wats going to happen next ?all these stars that are being used are very high up, they have masses of people behind them,not even knowing whats really going on. if you look at whats happening around us its evident that everything is falling into place for the one world gov.

VC,

just wondering if you would be able to look into the masons wanting to re-build the temple of solomon . Ive read that once the temple is re-built that is when the rapture will take place, but ive also read that the masons wants to build it to launch their one world gov system and the anti-christ . a heads upon this will clear any uncertainties

nymphsecret
nymphsecret

this song dont sound like gospel at all, so i dont get how anyone can even think she was singing gospel or even a christian lyric. it gives me more a feeling of the background music in the end of a horror movie where the main character has to go through trials to end the evil before it pulls him down after all because he made up his mind to late.

Fraka
Fraka

I think that she is making fun AGAIN of the gospel. I noticed that in her song " hot & cold" that was about God telling her: DECIDE with me or with the world…. and in the video " California Girls" she choose the fame.

This just hurt my heart….

Tired of This
Tired of This

You think this song is Dark how about "ET (Futuristic)" as I mentioned before on this website.

[Verse 1- Katy Perry:]

You’re so hypnotizing

Could you be the devil

Could you be an angel

Your touch magnetizing

Feels like I am floating

Leaves my body glowing

They say be afraid

You’re not like the others

Futuristic lover

Different DNA

They don’t understand you

[Bridge- Katy Perry:]

You’re from a whole other world

A different dimension

You open my eyes

And I’m ready to go

Lead me into the light

[Chorus- Katy Perry:]

Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me

Infect me with your loving

Fill me with your poison

Take me, ta-ta-take me

Wanna be a victim

Ready for abduction

Boy, you’re an alien

Your touch so foreign

It’s supernatural

Extraterrestrial

[Verse 2- Katy Perry:]

You’re so supersonic

Wanna feel your powers

Stun me with your laser

Your kiss is cosmic

Every move is magic

[Verse 3- Katy Perry:]

This is transcendental

On another level

Boy, you’re my lucky star

I wanna walk on your wave length

And be there when you vibrate

For you I’ll risk it all

All

Denise
Denise

With this song , she is obviously saying that she is allowing demonic forces enter her. Sting me with your lasers, shows how she has let Satan Penetrate her. Disturbing indeed.

Katy should have held on to her faith instead of selling out and becoming corrupt. Another one bites the dust.

mike
mike

I think it's getting a little ridiculous…. It's just a metaphor! Sure its full of sexual innuendos and and naughty lyrics but if she wrote a song about how she loves a guy sooo much because he is of her own species and really cool would it be half as interesting? It's just about being in love and completely taken away by it, or being in love for the first time and how new and different it is, or even having sex for the first time. The moment katy perry starts doing blatent illuminati symbolism, or lyrics that really lean towards occult meaning, I will be the first to jump ship, but I really don't think that's the case here!

I wouldn't be surprised if artists start to use illuminati symbolism more, not because of true intent from their manipulators, but because of how much attention it is garnering them lately….

resurrected
resurrected

Well I remember actually seeing a clip of her saying that she sold her sould to the devil so I will say it is of the occult because once you go with him there is no coming back. Then she married that Rusell dude who seems to be so far from her christian living. When she got married I don't think that she has a church or christian like wedding service either.

soldier
soldier

its all in her head. i feel the same way when i commit adultery or smoke some weed. "i can hear the flames calling me" or when im doing a favor or giving advice " I can see the heavens". Its just her mind telling her right from wrong. nothing crazy going on here…never was. shes a spiritual lady that has done some things against her religion. dont mean she worship the devil. Just means she did some "bad" things. we all have.

hiro
hiro

She compare her self to Esther the Pagan Goddess who originate The Easter Holiday.

another open eye
another open eye

what?? read the bible! queen esther was not a pagan goddes.

Esther
Esther

"In "Who Am I Living For?" Katy Perry expressed about their spirituality and faith, citing the biblical character in music, Esther as inspiration."

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Te

Esther
Esther
Syrus
Syrus

What she's really referring to is the ubiquitous spiritual war between fear and love. It becomes obvious now where she stands. Despite all the high-mindedness and grandiose rhetoric, our elites are altogether heartless beings. It also adds an extra layer to this song when you consider the same choice belongs to all of us. Overcoming this figurative vacuum of humanity isn't possible without completely rising above insanity and violence.

fluke
fluke

Hi good people,

Katy Perrys lyrics are very decadent, basically of the exact same type as gagas.

As i had hoped, Vigilant have reported on atleast one of them. Would be interesting to

see more interpretations.

Jake
Jake

"I am ready for the road less travelled

Suiting up for my crowning battle

This test is my own cross too bare

But I will get there"

This one struck my attention. "The road less travelled" seems to be the opposite of mainstream musicians road. i.e. illuminati. She has chosen to take the less travelled path. She knows it will be a challenge, to fight against the illuminati, but she knows it is something that must be done.

"I can feel this lightness inside of me

Growing fast into a bolt of lightning

I know one spark will shock the world, yeah yeah"

The lightness isn't always a reference to illumination. In this song, it references knowledge. And if she shares this knowledge with the world, it will cause mass hysteria.

Katy Perry is not an Illuminati slave. In Fact, she is just the opposite.

Please everyone, do not take one interpretation to be fact. As a song writer myself, i know how easily lyrics can be misunderstood. It is CRUCIAL to know who is on our side.

Lauren
Lauren

I agree with you. The road less traveled is the road of the Christian the one who sacrifices everything to do what is right while all the rest of the world dwells in dark chaos and drunken stupor. I know I know….she's a pop star she shows her skin she shows her body but what takes place in her mind….perhaps she knows better I mean everybody in the end does get an opportunity to make a FINAL choice…

Jake
Jake

You can even take a step back and see Katy's career slowly form, as opposed to just "appearing" like almost all of the illuminati slaves.

Katy got to where she is on her own. No illuminati involved.

Mike
Mike

Christianity is satanic, devil worshipping occult insanity, most rock music is songs to these fictitious entity, Jesus, who is really a symbolic respresentation of the telepathic collective of evil Jews. Christianity was created by devil worshippers to trick stupid people into worshipping their race, to brainwash them into serving their brats on their knees. All white women who believe in stupid bible s**t will have sex with disgusting Jew males upon request.

resurrected
resurrected

Mike I disagree with your comment but to each it own because at the end of the day you have a choice to accept or to reject any information that is presented to you. I am not sure why everyone else want to be in other people hearts and mind states when none of is can live for or though each other. I know that the name of Jesus has always giving me much more peace then any human being as even giving me. I have felt God presents many time when I am at my purest state and still is it us a struggle to stay there but this world is nothing but an evilness of presence. I do not believe that man created itself and from what I see if this is the best that man can do for itself by the kind of world that we have created then we need much more then ourselves. Humanism at it best can and will only create more evil.

Denise
Denise

You think that's bad, hear the lyrics to E.T. 🙁

diana
diana

really really sad…..and more sad is that the american christian are not standing up and opposing these ppl, instead we buy their movies and their albums, and directly or indirectly support the work of satan.

……………..its high time for christians to wake up!!!

NJBeliever
NJBeliever

Occult and satanic references galore.

Anon
Anon

Google the "black awakening" according to Russ Dizdar who has been working to help free DID mind slaves for years. I can feel this lightness inside of me Growing fast into a bolt of lightning I know one spark will shock the world According to those Dizdar has helped free, there is a coming event where mind-control slaves will be triggered (lightness, bolt of lightning = dissociation) to cause a great chaos. According to his info, it will be a global trigger and is to help make the way for a new ruler and usher in the NWO (order out of chaos). Alter personalities programmed for this purpose know of this coming chaos. It’s never easy to be chosen, never easy to be called If you listen to Svali, you know those programmed with illuminati bloodlines believe they are chosen ones. They are told that from a very young age. At the eh-end of it all Who am I living for? She's okay with the sacrifice – with the war – because she knows she's living for, what bloodliners would refer to as, the greater good. The coming world leader. The NWO. I know there will be sacrifice But that’s… Read more »

Leela
Leela

im confused. i mean, no one seems to realize that katy (kat beta programming) is a victim of MK….so how can she even THINK for herself. she isnt even that bright! i dont think she wrote the song….but how can someone who has been a victim of MK go to Hell. its not fair to say they will go to Hell because one of their programming alters had them partake in satanic rituals. Jesus loves the little children, red and yellow black and white we are precious in his site.

We are His children. Being a victim of torturous satanic abuse does not make you part of Satan's army. God is more powerful than Satan. The bible is real! i dont understand how they take part in rituals showing their allegiance to Satan. is killing, torturing, raping, sodomizing, beastiality on children, feces and urine intake, IS THIS RIGHT????? bohemian grove, MK ULTRA, electroshock??? NO ITS NOT RIGHT! IT IS PURE EVIL! IT IS WRONG! SATAN WANTS MOST OF US BLINDED….NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT. BIGGEST DECEPTION.

AND I DO NOT THINK KATY IS DOOMED. SHE IS ALSO ONE OF GOD'S CHILDREN AND I PRAY FOR HER.

melah
melah

are u serious? she has admitted to selling her soul

shes definitely a goner

melah
melah

katy is in a way saying she'll be ok when the world is in chaos..

""Standing on the frontline when the bomb starts to fall"

I can see the writing on the wall

I can’t ignore this war… …

I can feel this lightness inside of me (Illuminati)

Growing fast into a bolt of lightning

I know one spark will shock the world, yeah yeah""

the world being shocked… makes you think, Why is she talking about war related things… its clear she knows something is up, and that she has the "devil's" protection so she'll witness but be alright in the end

""It’s never easy to be chosen, never easy to be called

Standing on the frontline when the bomb starts to fall

I can see the heavens but I still hear the flames

Calling out my name ""

They're calling her name… shes going to be ok

melah
melah

This is also what rihanna's UMBRELLA talks about

the "devil" in the song mentions things and tells her that it will be ok.. cus he has her and she'll besafe

"told you ill be here forever.. you can stand under my umbrella"

thenewchrisbrown
thenewchrisbrown

In my opinion, I believe this and her song "Firework" could quite possibly be a start of some type of change occurring in her life. I would love to see Katy Perry come back to God. For anyone who knows what it is like to feel the awe-inspiring love of God should know that when you have run away from it, you always want to go back. With that said, I believe within the next few years we will see a shift in Katy Hudson (Katy Perry) for the better.

To God be the Glory!

Amazed
Amazed

The lyrics to her song "Firework" are not as innocent as they seem.

"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 Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework

Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow

And when it's time, you'll 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"

It's all about finding the light within yourself. Sound like New Age Luciferianism to me!

Lauren
Lauren

Why must finding strength within yourself and being happy with who you are always have tro have some kind of negative root?!!!!! What do you think Christ wants us to be self-conscious hermits with no sense of self-esteem or self-worth?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ugh!!!!! is it so wrong for someone to encourage someone else to love and feel good about themselves dang yall!!!!!!!!!!

Warrior
Warrior

Amazed, I totally agree with you! That's the first impression that I got of this song also. Ignite the light=illuminate. Of course she has to dress it up and make it appealing by making it into a feel-good, believe in yourself type song. All I got out of the video was that it's okay to be homosexual. Which is what I get out of every American movie, TV show and music video these days. I'm sick of it!

Kiji
Kiji

The song is extremely telling. Whether it`s Christian or occult (i personally think she`s singing about both), she`s outright saying that her life is one big struggle now that she has chosen a particular path. I also notice there isn`t any hope in the song. Usually when a person goes through any type of struggle there`s this idea that the struggle will end. Here, even when she says "i will get there" it`s just a matter of meeting a fate; like a prisoner saying "eventually i`ll die and that`s just the end of it all."

I don`t understand (fan or no fan) how anyone can listen to this and not hear pain and confusion. SHE`S AN UNHAPPY PUPPET!! She reminds me (in this song) of Michael Jackson during his interviews during the molestation allegations. It`s like she (as did he ) has accepted this fate, this ending, this unhappiness as her life and she`s ready to die. THis song sounds like she`s a shell of herself.

Siilver_Chii
Siilver_Chii

I totally agree with you, I think right now she is starting to really want out of the industry and to retrace what her first calling was, a christian. I just hope that somehow she makes the right decisions, she way too talented to be used as puppet.

ION 6
ION 6

#1 sheo probably did not write this song, she probably bought rights from a song writer.

OK on that note the song amost seems throwback to Christian roots. Phoenix has been used by Christianity since early on to sybolize both spiritual birth and the Ressurection. The Song seems to be about wanting to be Christian and do the right thing but being conflicted by how she is close ebough to bad to hear the flames calling. So many bands now a days are all about talking in cryptic talk about their faith. When Nero was killing you for having a banned religious belief that seems OK, but right now they are in a place where they can sing about Wiccan, agnostic, Islam, Atheism, Christianity, gnostic or Catholic styls and no fear of arrest or death. Why not just say what they mean. If she bought a song that was more open rather than just symbolic then it would not even be here on this site.

ZeroForever
ZeroForever

When I first read these lyrics and listened to the video, my first impression was something religious. Then I looked at them a little harder and I understood the occult undertones. Something was bothering me that wouldn't go away in my mind, so I kept looking at it and examining it. Perhaps this song is occult in nature, but maybe she's "seeing the writing on the wall" and questioning "who she is living for." Perhaps she is realizing that there is a battle going on, chose the wrong side, and realizes that there will be a sacrifice on her part to walk a different path. She says it's "never easy to be chosen and never easy to be called" and that could refer to her affiliation and incredible success with the music industry. "This test that is her cross to bear" could refer to her making the sacrifice to give it all up and walk the path less traveled toward the heavens she can now see instead of the path she is currently walking, which she seems to believe is leading her to the flames. I'm just trying to give this conversation something new to think about. Luckily for us,… Read more »

Siilver_Chii
Siilver_Chii

Reading through the lyrics, I feel that katy is conveying the two phases of her life. The first is her once christian roots, and then the second is her being manipulated into a sex kitten. If you look at this verse: I am ready for the road less traveled Suiting up for my crowning battle This test is my own cross too bare But I will get there this verse clearly is very christian in nature, since Christians are always persecuted for any if not all reasons possible, from being lunatics, to fanatics, and even just plain weirdos. And the absolute goal for a christian is to survive this world to be crowned in heaven. It’s never easy to be chosen, never easy to be called Standing on the frontline when the bomb starts to fall I can see the heavens but I still hear the flames Calling out my name from this verse, we have the connotation that it has religious roots, but if you look at it carefully, its mostly about her struggling with who she has become with who she was before. The frontline is the music industry, and the bombs are the values that she held… Read more »

Trace
Trace

No surprise at all from Katy Perry. Her career went nowhere when she tried wholesome Christian ideals. When she found the casting couch, she got what she wanted. No differently than Gaga, Kesha, Britney, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, etc.

ThirdEyeAwake
ThirdEyeAwake

You can interpret "I can feel a Phoenix growing inside me" as "I can feel a change/rebirth inside of me", as well. I'm bot sure if she's just another puppet or what, but I believe it's fair to say that we have no clue if she worships God, Satan, or the freaking Dali Lama and who cares. As long as her videos are positive and she has a good heart that's all that matters. So many are overtly paranoid

ThirdEyeAwake
ThirdEyeAwake

You can interpret "I can feel a Phoenix growing inside me" as "I can feel a change/rebirth inside of me", as well. I'm bot sure if she's just another puppet or what, but I believe it's fair to say that we have no clue if she worships God, Satan, or the freaking Dali Lama and who cares. As long as her videos are positive and she has a good heart that's all that matters. So many are overtly paranoid…

kittypaw
kittypaw

Because of phoenix and crowning and lightning bolt, it sounds so occult mysteries. But I would not state it is occult because of light, it is in the Bible too that God is light, and that decent people have light within while non-decent people have darkness within. Jesus' words. Also, christianity opposes heaven and hell too, so that is not an occult reference as well imho. But as phoenix and crowning and lightning bolt are there, and the whole is confusing, this is not Christian. Once there is confusion, one van be sure the thing is not Christian. Jesus is obvious and he himself refers to it too!

tim mulark
tim mulark

that title was used by Reanna too yet Ive not read anything from that song she did with wale.

Whitney
Whitney

I've liked this song for a long time, and when I first heard it I immediately thought of Illuminati s**t. Lol.

VD's vigilant!
VD's vigilant!

She admitted to that?

Angie
Angie

honestly, i think it's about Christianity. i didn't get a disturbing vibe from it, instead a tingle. i guess, yes, it could be interpreted both ways, but i'm leaning towards the Chritianity thing.

but for clarification, maybe we should ask Katy. :))

katherine P
katherine P

Yes someone really should ask her about all of this. Thats a great idea. I need to know the truth.

GuntherDS
GuntherDS

I think for clarification we should read the King James Bible… There's nothing Christian about it.

fairytale
fairytale

First of all I'm so excited that Vigilant posted this small article because I had emailed him asking about the lyrics to this song!! At first I truly did think this was a Christian song and was kind of inspired by it, but after reading about how Katy admitted to selling her soul I am inclined to think differently. One thing I think we should notice is that she never says who she's "living for" and you either serve God or you don't. Also, this song seems to be talking about a war "standing on the front line when the bombs start to fall", this could refer to spiritual warfare, but it could also literally refer to coming events… kinda creepy.

IH8Zionists
IH8Zionists

Illuminati scums will regret defying the lords orders n betraying his commands. Selling soul to the devil for fame n rich which is only temporary in this life?

Rocket
Rocket

I don't understand.

If an artist is involved in the illuminati then why is it that Katy Perry can release a song like Firework and release a song like this?

Or does firework also have some sort of subliminal meaning?

Surely it doesn't make sense to release some evil songs and some good songs?

I'm confused.

Responder
Responder

Maybe "fireworks was a social commentary on acceptance on self image, sexuality, death/rebirth, and angst (parents fighting). Though the visual message conveys positivity – these elements will hardly be of any threat to an industry that pumps out messages of "live fast die young".

Herculescrane
Herculescrane

2 for them, one for us….

Willem
Willem

Tell me Lexy V: why exactly can't she go out and say "I feel Christ in me"? If you are a born again Christian like me you supposed to be filled with the Holy Spirit and give worship to Jesus Christ. Why than is she singing in a cryptic language similar to the type of people that oppose the God of Israel. There is nothing biblical or Christian about the phoenix. Its origins are found in Egyptian, Arabian, Chinese and Japanese mysticism and are commonly known to be part of the masonic / illuminati belief system.

Lexy V
Lexy V

Seriously. Is EVERYTHING about the Illuminati. I mean, phoenix isn't really Illuminati (symbolism came WAY before the Illuminati existed); in fact, the symbolism of rebirth is very much present in Christianity (um, Christ's rebirth anyone?). She can't exactly go out and say "I feel Christ in me". For one, everyone thinks about innuendos these days (unfortunately). Two, it would single out only Christian fans, and others would feel isolated. So instead she says about another symbol of rebirth – a phoenix. And the whole "lightness" issue – Christianity is all about bringing light. I mean, God did say let there be light. So I think this is WAY more a Christian song than anything else. Just remember there can be more than one (or two) interpretations to things.

Not Blind
Not Blind

@ Lexy V

The Illuminati is most certainly using the symbol of the Phoenix to speak volumes about their future hopes for society.

"A phoenix rising from the ashes" = Order out of chaos. They want to create destruction and cause death in order to fulfill their architectural designs for a New World. Just as in child birth, there's lots of pain and blood. You cannot have a rebirth without these two things. The phoenix is said to be beautiful, so they also view their New World as something beautiful arising from ugliness.

Sheena
Sheena

Huh, who would've guessed sometimes her lyrics had meaning to them?

camille
camille

HILARIOUS. best comment on this post.

she is only of those people that if she were standing right in front of me, the only thing i would be able to do is beat the s**t out of her. i just wanna stomp her face into the concrete.

i know it's so terrible of me to say, but oh well. she deserves it.

Dark Knight
Dark Knight

This song fits for her because she sell her soul to the Devil

thekid
thekid

hey im 14 and me and my best friend were talking about the NWO and occult symbolism,

my friend proposed a theory that the NWO isnt real, and all this symbolism is just there to distract us, give us the 'thrill' of knowing about a 'huge' secret, i mean the 'illuminati'(which i will call them because i dont know what they are really called' is a very big organization, they will always be one step ahead of us, and this lucifer craze with them is just a cover…. you think they'd be dumb enough to make it THIS obvious? somethings up, they'r messing with us :/

blessed eyes 123
blessed eyes 123

listen, they have this on the internet because it is a bear trap and no1 is gonna listen anyway. ive talked to my dad for hours, interpreted the fake news, he still likes democrats and thinks cnn is real. ppl think what makes them most comfortable generally, and illuminati doesnt make ppl comfortable so 99 percne tof ppl choose not to believe it. ive always been a truth seeker and speaker though, trust me dude, consider my first two points 1)no one will believe it anyway 2)for those that do its a bear trap, pce im out

Dana
Dana

I have no idea what to say to this besides…what happened to her?

I kissed a girl was enough. Then im hearing she sang gospel and was in the church THEN i see cream shooting out of her boobs from california girls….what the FUUUCKKK

greymatter
greymatter

Alot of times some of these lyrics are written for these artist. And they are forced to sing it. I wanna know if she really likes to sing a song about being sacrificed?

Dan
Dan

Hopefully she will make the right choice in the end.

ReallyForReal
ReallyForReal

This is occultic. She like most of these folks try to confuse you by throwing in a Christian reference here or there.

David K.
David K.

Why would Kate Perry be trying to confuse us with occultic messages? She's obviously not a Christian based on her other songs and videos. Christianity owes its existence to the occult and mythology. For whatever reason people deified prominent individuals that actually existed and somehow history and myth were blended and the general population would take these stories as literal truth. I doubt Kate Perry is "in on it". Most of these pop stars are ignorant and easily led and manipulated by the industry. They're w****s. Now Lady Gaga is something else because I think she knows about the evils of the industry but she loves the fame and is unashamed. She's a fame monster and her followers are little monsters. She's a parody of the w***e pop star. She clearly understands her role in infecting the youth and encouraging dissociative behavior. And she was obviously photographed in a masonic building once. Masons are not all bad though.

Warrior
Warrior

Satan, or Lucifer, deceives by slipping a little bit of lies in with the truth. He cannot create, only pervert and destroy what God has made. An example of his doing this is when he tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." TRUE: Eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil did open their eyes, and they knew good and evil. FALSE: They did die, in the truest of ways: distancing themselves and the rest of mankind from God until the birth of their Messiah. They died spiritually. Also, they of course did not become "like God". Another more obvious example of this is when Satan tempted Jesus. He tried to convince Jesus to do three forbidden things, saying each time, "For it is written…"; quoting Scripture. Yes, Lucifer appears as an angel of light because he is in fact an angel, though certainly not one of God's. But if you are truly born again in the blood of Christ… Read more »

David K.
David K.

First of all, did she write the lyrics? These pop stars never strike me as interested in the occult, so either their image is fake and they are knowledgeable about the occult or they're handlers or writers are inputting these messages. I will say you people who are scared by this should not be. The occult or pagan philosophies aren't evil. It all depends on how its used. The symbols must be distorted to be considered black magic so for example, a five pointed star such as the Cowboys symbol must be distorted or turned upside down for it to have a negative energy. And Christians need to get more comfortable with Pagan symbology because it's the core of their Bible. The All-seeing eye on the dollar bill is supposed to represent the great architect not the elite. But I will say the fact that it was placed on paper money is suspicious since money is a huge tool for manipulation. Oh yeah and Novus Ordo Seclurum refers to the New Atlantean idea of the mystery schools which philosophers such as Plato belonged. Secular is not evil, but New Order could be. The idea of a New Order sounds sinister… Read more »

viola
viola

Back it up with Bible verses, quotes. Not just your words. And explain please.

neko
neko

you guys should listen to her other song it´s called E.T. its her next single and it got very odd lyrics to it´s about a romance with an alien and that she wants to be abducted, that this "futuristic lover" lead´s her to the light and he opens her eyes, he is her "lucky star", hes from another "world or dimension" BUT! the most disturbing part of the song is the first verse(tell me what you guys think):

-You're so hypnotizing

Could you be the devil

Could you be an angel

(for me she is referring to lucifer he was an angel and now he is a devil)

Mrs M
Mrs M

one spark will shock the world, she is referencing 'divine spark', or gnosticism: we have the spark of being gods inside us. She's a tool.

JONATAN
JONATAN

Listen to most of Marina and The Diamonds song! Also watch the music video for Invisible Light by the Scissor Sisters!

neko
neko

wow the invisible light video and lyrics are so disturbing ._. i was like WTF? thats so blasphemous and disturbing

JONATAN
JONATAN

It really is! It's so demonic and wow that's all I can really say it's just so wow

SkepticalHippo
SkepticalHippo

Esther's Favour (NOT a prayer…KP is the one "praying")

Esther 4:16-17 (English Standard Version)

16"Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and IF I PERISH, I PERISH." 17 Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.

I wouldn't be surprised if she starts acting in more films (rumored to be in a Muppet movie this year) and then PERISH shortly thereafter. Similar to Aaliyah.

http://www.celebtoast.com/2010/03/18-actors-who-d

blessed eyes 123
blessed eyes 123

good verse to bring u and good point but switch to kjv, that esv was to make money like all the rest of the translations, w/ illuminati john piper promoting it. i know this to be true. they even switch "men" to "people" and way worse, if you ask me catholics/illuminatists/businessmen, had everything to do with all other versions other than the kjv. dont listen to me though no1 does, but i wont shutup!

Darren
Darren

She's not Christian. It's occult.

KingDavidLives
KingDavidLives

Obviously not Christian.

peeping out
peeping out

Never a good thing to be the elite's "chosen"…

C-LECTA SKI
C-LECTA SKI

So glad you posted this, i heard this song months ago & knew there was something terribly wrong with it. Its such shame that these are who the youths look up to in todays society.

Katty
Katty

Im 17, and I dont look up to these people at all. But then again I am a Vigilant Citizen, and one of the few youths that know the truth behind the industries

X
X

awww good for you

Lamar
Lamar

WAY TO GO TO FOR LEARNING

Willem
Willem

Matthew 7:15-20

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them..

"I can feel a phoenix inside of me". First line of the song says enough. Nothing biblical about it. Holy Spirit inside of me is everything I need.

dj
dj

amen!

viola
viola

AAAAAmen to that !

Harbie
Harbie

This just hurts my ears…

G. Brown
G. Brown

Yea, Vig. Quite interesting that she would use these words in her song. The title alone says all, well it would for those who have their Illuminati antenna's up… "Who Am I Living For?" Ms. Perry has also said she has souled her soul to Mr. Lucifer himself already, it is all over Youtube.

Marley
Marley

Thumbs up if you knew immediately after reading "I can feel a phoenix inside me" to know exactly who Mrs.Perry is living for.

Lauren
Lauren

I think the Phoenix means more than one thing you shouldn't think it entirely bad or good.It just means a spiritual rebirth whether good or bad is decided by the person.We all must be like a phoenix and rise from what is broken or destroyed within us at some point.To not rise and gather ourselves to be stronger and wiser people would be foolish and defeat the very point of life.

to live is to struggle,to grow in the struggle is to survive.

Lamar
Lamar

WAIT A SECOND DIDN'T SHE SELL HER SOUL FOR THIS FAME MAKES U WONDER WHO SHE REALLY LIVING FOR ??? P.S IT ISN'T GOD

ARM
ARM

"So I pray for a favour like Esther".

"Heavy is the head that wears the crown".

I think she's reffering to the Jewish queen Esther from the old testament "Book of Esther".

ARM
ARM

referring***

ARM
ARM

BTW, this is the deceiving part !!!

X
X

all these artists talk about s**t getting "heavy". Flo+Machine has that illuminati song "heavy in your arms", which i soooo used to love. What up with the heavy references.

blessed eyes 123
blessed eyes 123

no one thinks youre dumb because you cant spell, we all repect your opinion, true knowledge is humility, dont worry about what ppl think, were in the same cause and its not to prove were smarter than on antoerh

Eugene asem
Eugene asem

Think we should pray for her. Same for Beyounce these two used to be really Godly.

Silvershell
Silvershell

So it seems we have another start on her way to doom. It's sad because i actually believed that Katy wasn't capable of falling with the others. I though that if confronted with this offer, she'd back down and disappear from the limelight… like some have. She has even called out Lady Gaga about blasphemy on her song "Alejandro"

This is truly sad. The song to me, shows are uncertainty. She can "see the light, but still hear the flames calling her name"

Time will tell, and surely, we will see what she has chosen.

Of course, to the masses, this will just be another "hip pop song!"

Silvershell
Silvershell

*star

nana
nana

Obviously Katy chooses the flames. I noticed this song as soon as i got the album. Talking about pyramids and flames

shame shame

right on
right on

you got her album?

neko
neko

i bought it to and other song thats very "Illuminatin" is E.T.

nana
nana

Oh yea!

ET is so creepy.

Especially when you have people singing along (me) and it says

"You're so hypnotizing

Could you be the devil

Could you be an angel

Take me, ta-ta-take me

Wanna be a victim

Ready for abduction "

what if there was aliens and nOW THEYRE GONNA TAKE US all because Katy Perry made us sing it, lol

X
X

lol…..i have her first one

Freedomisinyou
Freedomisinyou

Let me get this straight, your path is the destruction an decay of our young peoples minds. What can you do but not support these fools, for real don't view, buy, or even talk about! Unless being vigilant of course. Oh and all illumination is not bad, i'm in the path of Alchemey, now r their alchemist who are corrupt sure prob. most but remember knowledge has the power to corrupt but that's not a definite it's how you use that energy, do you let it take you over, do you do good with it? Every one that has had their eyes opened to this site have been " Illuminated" a bit think about it, NOW YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO SAY TO YOURSELF I WAN'T TO GO DO BAD OR I WAN'T TO GO DO GOOD! It's up to u remember that! THese people today seem to turn evil with knowledge, but knowledge isn't evil, it's liberating to say the least. I think some people can't handle it so they become weak thus evil, not knowing who you are or what you stand for is a big mistake! Not to say their aren't evil people in the entertainment industry… Read more »

NJ
NJ

I quit listening to her music the moment I found out her pig of a dad was a former priest and when asked why they left the church she simply stated that it was 'boring'. What's sad is that there are some gospel singers walking down her path (DC talk) i hated them anyway, Krystal meyers (check out her new album where her shirt has the eye of horus and her song 'shine' which sounds way too far than describing God … but maybe I'm paranoid), flyleaf they had a shirt with the ey of horus, KJ52 … maybe stacie orrico. I mean I looked up to her a s a little preteen growing up in a britney/christina crazed world and she was the only form of purity to me but in her last 2 albums she started showing more skin and she clearly stated that a girl shouldn't show skin to be accepted.

NJ
NJ

P.S:My last lne was still talking about Stacie Orrico.

ayu
ayu

As we all know, Hollywood is fond of mythology and pagan ancient civilization. I think it is better when we are attracted to some 'historical' or 'semi-historical' Hollywood movies, we already have REAL-objective basic information about the history of many great past civilizations, or mythological characters with their symbolic meaning.

blessed eyes 123
blessed eyes 123

o ya, im soooooooooo educatede about history from watching hollywood movies. just being sarcastic i understand what your saying, also understand why im being sarcastic though. they re-wrote history a long time ago, the overtones of it are everywhere i look.

mp3
mp3

esther… qabalah comes to mind

lots of being "sacrificed" discussed here, like she's been "chosen" to be "sacrificed"… I think in the context of what she really is rather than what people think she is, it's an allusion to who calls her to be a puppet, but that's just how it comes off to me. I'm sure there's more to discuss here, but that's the basic feeling I get.

ayu
ayu

Too bad. i am afraid poor katty perry' fans who never read any academic or historical material explaining the myth of the bird phoenix would think that it's a 'cool' name of a mythological bird named. or worse, they know what is phoenix via reading The Harry Potter! duh!!!

Not Blind
Not Blind

Lots of key words: Phoenix, sacriface, lightning, crowning…

The heaven and flames are symbolic of being between the two worlds. As above, so below. She knows she's going to be sacrificed and seems to be comfortable with it. The fact that she states that she needs 'your' strength is significant of the energy exchange involved in idol worship as well as ritualistic activities. All this simply equals how pothetic she is.

By the way….. FIRST!

Avid Gamer
Avid Gamer

The saddest thing about the occult undertones of this song is that Katy Perry used to sing gospel! She was raised in the church and now she hands her talent over to the illuminati, so that they can use it to do what they do. a 180 if i've ever seen one. Tragic.

thefirestarter4jc
thefirestarter4jc

AVID GAMER, you are right she sang gospel which would assume she was a Christian at some point, but that does not necessarily mean that she was. She may have teetered w/her whole walk and then when the point of choosing fame over Christ came we see who won, sad really, by the song though it seems she may still have a last chance so to speak…it is a shame, but she follows in a long line of others, Elvis, Beyonce, just to mention a couple, and not to mention Hollywood movie actors as well. There comes a time when we are presented with our destiny or defining moment and we must choose which way we will go, the road less traveled or the popular road. Me personally, I choose the road less traveled!

Brendan
Brendan

That's just one interpretation, it could just as easily be seen as a christian message. Think about it, she's the "chosen" one, she's bearing a cross, and she needs to "pray" (to God?) for "strength". I think it's way more obviously supposed to be about christianity than the occult, although it certainly could be interpreted both ways but this is a good time to apply the principle of parsimony and go with the simplest explanation.

Adriane
Adriane

I agree I think it can be interpreted as a Christian song. I get more tones of christianity than the occult in this song.

butterflyeffect
butterflyeffect

If it is a Christian song, she is certainly not a Christian follower. So the sacrifices and religious theme is referring to who else and what? She left Christianity to become a worldly singer.

clintA
clintA

Rom 12:1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." That could be the sacrifice she's talking about. It seems to me that she is questioning her decision to turn from God/put Him in the back seat. Maybe she's realizing that no matter what this world has to offer, it wont fulfill the emptiness she's feeling.

tiffy
tiffy

Thank you!!! I'm trying to figure out how someone can NOT be a true follower of Christ or Christian but yet put out Christian songs… you can't because that's hypocrisy at its finest! Thats like mcdonalds trying to sell the whopper saying they invented it are you kidding me. If it walks like a duck quacks like a duck then its a duck not a " well maybe its a penguin in disguise" crap. There are no half roads when it comes to following and loving God and Christ with your everything it either IS or ISN'T there is no " i kissed a girl and liked it" or " let's go all the way tonight" or " I got Jesus on my necklace" and then " but i'm a Christian" .

Alex
Alex

I think she knows whats going on. She knows that there is God and there is Satan. But Satan is decieving her because she quotes "I can see the heavens but I still hear the flames

Calling out my name". the fact that she knows she has to choose either side shows she is deciding which road to take. Pray for her-she is lost.

Mystery
Mystery

We should all just have a Fast offering for her, and many others because they have been used by Satan and the get trapped again and again, we need to help them out, if they knew what was going on things might be different.

viola
viola

I tend to agree with you but… At face value, this song so seems to be a Christian one… But let us keep in mind that this is how the devil works : he lurs us, keeps things blurry… to confuse us more easily. I just don’t get the phoenix referrence… it’s the only too odd thing for me. And there is nothing Christian about that symbol. Don’t the Bible tell us that Satan can morph into an angel of light ? Didn’t he use scriptures to tempt Christ. Christ had to know scriptures to recognize the ungodliness of the devil’s words, though they appeared godly at face value. We must judge a tree by its fruits… and Katie’s recent pictures and music videos are full off occult symbols. I thought : maybe she is getting out of it all. This song sounds so Christian but there is NOTHING Christian about the phoenix. Why is she “swallowing down her fear” to follow Christ ? Jesus is scary ? …. “bolt of lightening”… ? Isn’t lightening an occult symbol (mind programming) they often flash in music videos recently ? (and not so recently) Why will the “spark of [Christ] shock the… Read more »

katherine P
katherine P

I'm a Christian myself and also probably Katy Perry's #1 fan. So to hear this its really heartbreaking for me. I think she doesn't want to be in the Illuminati but shes scared of the out come I can feel a phoenix inside of me As I march alone to a different beat Slowly swallowing down my fear, yeah yeah This line is saying that she want to march in the good side but everyone in the fame world is marching in the bad side "in a different beat" then her. "slowly swallowing down my fear" meaning she is going to have to stop being afraid of the devil's consequences and fight for god . "I am ready for the road less traveled" meaning she is ready to take the good side unlike many famous people who gave in COUGH* COUGH* Rhianna . "Suiting up for my crowning battle" meaning she is getting ready to fight for god with no shame "This test is my own cross too bare But I will get there" Meaning that god is testing her faith in him and she will not give up on him so she will stand strong. It’s never easy to… Read more »

viola
viola

I tend to agree with you Adrianne… At face value, this song so seems to be a Christian one… But let us keep in mind that this is how the devil works : he lurs us, keeps things blurry… to confuse us more easily. I just don't get the phoenix referrence… it's the only too odd thing for me. And there is nothing Christian about that symbol. Don't the Bible tell us that Satan can morph into an angel of light ? Didn't he use scriptures to tempt Christ. Christ had to know scriptures to recognize the ungodliness of the devil's words, though they appeared godly at face value. We must judge a tree by its fruits… and Katie's recent pictures and music videos are full off occult symbols. I thought : maybe she is getting out of it all. This song sounds so Christian but there is NOTHING Christian about the phoenix. Why is she "swallowing down her fear" to follow Christ ? Jesus is scary ? …. "bolt of lightening"… ? Isn't lightening an occult symbol (mind programming) they often flash in music videos recently ? (and not so recently) Why will the "spark of [Christ] shock the… Read more »

iheartwebbot
iheartwebbot

Uhhh, she said she wanted to be the next Amy Grant and it didn't happen so she "sold her soul to the devil" Seriously it was in a taped interview.

J
J

Maybe a start of a change of heart for finding no peace in this so called fame? Just because you sold your soul doesn't mean you won't admit the Truth.

Rawkz
Rawkz

Yes I am pretty sure as much that this is a Christian message.

I can infer such from her songs like I Kissed a Girl, and from her recent interview about how she decided to leave Gospel because things didn't work out. Yeah in that interview, she also specifically told us how she 'sold her soul to the devil'. And look at how she's pushing the limits of promiscuity.

Poor Katy, she may have won the battle but lost it all.

Indeed, she puts God over music.

Laura
Laura

The problem is that Katy Perry doesn't follow Christian beliefs. So why would this song be about her Christianity? Actions speak louder than words, or in this case, actions shed light on words..

mike
mike

I agree with previous comments that katy's lost. I disagree that just because she sings about her experiences since leaving the church she is being a hypocrite by singing about her faith. Are we not allowed to experience different things? After all being an artist and songwriter is about expressing our feelings and thoughts with one another. I personally related to this song SO MUCH when it came out…. being the son of pastor, and leaving the church for my own reasons, you start to experience the world and realize that there are opposing forces out there, and if you are not serving One… you might find yourself serving the other unknowingly…. I think that is what the song is about.

joy
joy

in every article, you'll be sure to see I'M FIRST!

Not Blind
Not Blind

@Joy. I was being sarcastic.

If more people would give their analysis and opinion as well as stating that they're first, less people would get agitated. It's always nice to be first once in a while, but adding substance is so much more important. This is what I was attempting to demonstrate.

IAmLonefrog
IAmLonefrog

So she prays for a fovour like Esther huh? The name 'Esther' means 'hidden': Esther's real identity as a Jewess was hidden for many years. Esther saved the Jewish people of Persia (Esther 8:15-10) Letters were sent throughout the kingdom repealing the decree of death for all Jews. There was great rejoicing, and an annual festival was celebrated to commemorate the courage of Esther and the deliverance of the Jews. This festival was called Purim. The Canon of the Old Testament contains an exciting and interest holding dramatic book called Esther. It is an unique composition that leaves many wondering why it is even included in the Scriptures as seemingly it does not mention God or prayer. 1. March 17 — Ta'anit Esther — a feast to Queen Esther, the heroine of Purim 2. March 18 — Purim 3. March 19 — Shushan Purim — the day Purim is celebrated in Jerusalem and other cities. Thus, the entire 48-hour ultimatum to Saddam Hussein occurred precisely during the time of the Purim celebration! Thus, you can see that President Bush deliberately chose March 20, 2003 as the start of his war against Iraq because of important occult and current Jewish, considerations.… Read more »

IAmLonefrog
IAmLonefrog

or it could just be about the pain of being physically sodomized

blessed eyes 123
blessed eyes 123

ok listen, if you know the Bible really really well like i do, then you will see how EVERYTHING THE ILLUMINATI DOES IS A COPY OFF OF IT, they way they are "chosen" "reborn" "illuminated" "can see in the dark" etc etc etc…. the devil wants to be like God and so do all his minions such as katy perry and yes BRACK OIBAMA ya i said it black ppl!@!@@

viola
viola

I'm Black, and I approve this message. LOLLL Thumbs up !

Rin
Rin

I think this song's telling us tat she's confused now between following evil or our Lord.. well.. at da end, it's human's choice to choose who is he or she living for… for me, I will alwayz stay in Jesus Christ's side till da end of time.. it's not gonna be easy, but I know tat He's with me and take care of me alwayz… 🙂