You would possibly assume “Baby, you’re a firework,” isn’t fairly proper as a result of a firework isn’t a factor individuals say. No, that’s not the error. Next, you would possibly guess that the error is with “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind,” as a result of don’t issues drift on the wind? Well, that’s between you and your plastic luggage.
But the misheard lyric is within the refrain, which in accordance with Google goes, “Cause baby, you’re a firework. / Come on, show ’em what you’re worth. / Make ’em go, oh.” In the official lyrics video on Perry’s YouTube web page, it’s both “oh” or “ah” as a result of the font they used again in 2010 is so bizarre I genuinely cannot inform!
However, Katy Perry advised her fellow American Idol decide Luke Bryan when he tried to sing the track that, quote, “It’s not ‘up, up, up,’ and it’s not ‘ah, ah, ah,’” per People. Bryan then requested the query on all of America’s thoughts: “What is it then? Because I’ve been dying to know all these years.” Haven’t all of us been dying to know this for years!?
Straight from Perry: “It’s ‘awe, awe, awe,’ everybody. Get it right! It’s not ‘Fireworks’ it’s ‘Firework.’”
Now, clearly this is smart and I’ve zero questions, however then again…what? Kerouac’s A-w-w does sound like “awe” as in superior, as in “I am in awe of this firework and so I exclaim out loud the word awe.” That stated, it does rhyme higher (type of) with the following line, “As you shoot across the sky.”