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This chart will look wacky unless you
rotate your phone


Katy Perry


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Am:   x02210


Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010


D:    xx0232





Strum Guide

Verse and Bridge Strum:


D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Pre-Chorus and Chorus Strum:


D d D d D d D d

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



Capo 1


Intro:  / G - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / C - - - /


G                         Am

   Do you ever feel       like a plastic bag

Em                                     C

     Drifting through the wind    Wanting to start again

G                           Am

    Do you ever feel,       feel so paper thin

Em                              C

    Like a house of cards    One blow from caving in


G                           Am

   Do you ever feel         already buried deep

Em                                      C

   Six feet under scream  but no one seems to hear a thing

G                                     Am

   Do you know that there's      still a chance for you

Em                                         C

    Cause there's a spark in you     You just gotta



    G                Am

Ignite the light

       Em         C

And let it shine

      G            Am

Just own the night

              Em             C

Like the Fourth of July  ‘Cause baby you're a



 G          Am 

Firework      Come on show 'em

     Em          C

what you’re worth   Make 'em go

 G               Am

"Oh, oh, oh!"     As you shoot across the

Em       C

sky-y-y   Baby you're a

 G     Am 

firework   Come on let your

 Em     C

colors burst   Make 'em go

 G            Am

"Oh, oh, oh!"  You're gonna leave 'em fallin'

 Em                C



G                                    Am

     You don't have to feel        like a waste of space

Em                    C

    You're original   cannot be replaced

G                          Am

    If you only knew     what the future holds

Em                         C

    After a hurricane     comes a rainbow


G                                    Am     

   Maybe your reason why     all the doors are closed

Em                                      C

    So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

G                            Am

   Like a lightning bolt   your heart will blow

Em                                           C

   And when it's time, you'll know  You just gotta






Em (2)

Boom, boom, boom, even brighter than the

   C (2)

moon, moon, moon.  It's always been inside of

  G (2)

you, you, you, and now it's time to let it

    D (2)

through-ough-ough,’cause baby you're a





 G                          Am     

Boom, boom, boom,     even brighter than the

   Em                       C

moon, moon, moon. 

G                          Am     

Boom, boom, boom,     even brighter than the

   Em                       C

moon, moon, moon. 


End (no final chord)

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.