I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed 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.
The opening lines from the song Roar by photogenic Californian popstar Katy Perry, from her fourth studio album Prism (2013). Co-written by Perry, the empowering single topped the charts in 14 countries, including the UK and the USA.