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Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 08:55

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Katy Perry's "Roar" lyrics

Katy Perry's new single "Roar" just landed - and not only are you hearing it first on Nova - but we've got the lyrics for you too!

Katy - who scaled dizzying heights with her second album, Teenage Dream - makes her long-awaited return to the forefront with "Roar". "Roar" is the first single to be taken from Katy Perry's third studio album, Prism, due for release in October.

Katy announced her return by sending a gold-plated truck through the streets of Los Angeles. She then released a series of teaser videos, where she burnt her signature blue wig, ominously appeared at a funeral and introduced us to this fiesty feline.

The '90s inspired artwork for "Roar" was released last week and makes a whole lot more sense now we have the lyrics for the track:

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly, agree 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
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna’ shake the crowd
You held me down but I got up
Get ready cos’ I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire
Cos’ I am a champion, and you’re gonna’ hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion, cos’ I am a champion
And you’re gonna’ hear me roar-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
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna’ shake the crowd
You held me down but I got up
Get ready cos’ I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire
Cos’ I am a champion, and you’re gonna’ hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion, cos’ I am a champion
And you’re gonna’ hear me roar-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
You’re gonna’ hear me roar….

Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar

I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire
Cos’ I am a champion, and you’re gonna’ hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion, cos’ I am a champion
And you’re gonna’ hear me roar-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
You’re gonna’ hear me roar

Lyrics from Katy Perry's 'Roar', Copyright © 2013, written by Katy Perry, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Max Martin and Bonnie McKee.

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