Part of Me
Katy Perry Lyrics


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Days like this, I want to drive away
Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade

You chewed me up and spit me out
Like I was poison in your mouth
You took my light, you drained me down
But that was then and this is now
Now look at me

This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no
Throw your sticks and your stones
Throw your bombs and your blows
But you're not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no

I just wanna throw my phone away
Find out who is really there for me

You ripped me off, your love was cheap
Was always tearing at the seams
I fell deep, you let me down
But that was then and this is now
Now look at me

This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no
Throw your sticks and your stones
Throw your bombs and your blows
But you're not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no

Now look at me, I'm sparkling
A firework, a dancin' flame
You won't ever put me out again
I'm glowin', oh whoa
So you can keep the diamond ring
It don't mean nothin' anyway
In fact you can keep everything
Yeah, yeah, except for me

This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no (away from me)
Throw your sticks and your stones
Throw your bombs and your blows
But you're not gonna break my soul (my soul)
This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no

This is the part of me (no)
Away from me
This is the part of me (me, me, me, me, me)
No

Throw your sticks and your stones
Throw your bombs and your blows
But you're not gonna break my soul




This is the part of me
That you're never gonna ever take away from me, no

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Part of Me" by Katy Perry depict a powerful message of overcoming heartbreak and disappointment. The song talks about the singer's determination to leave behind a toxic relationship and start anew. The lyrics "Days like this, I want to drive away, pack my bags and watch your shadow fade" show the singer's desire to escape the painful memories of the past and move on. The lines "You took my light, you drained me down, but that was then and this is now" conveys the idea that the singer is ready to take back control of her life and find her inner strength.


The chorus of the song, "This is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me, no, Throw your sticks and your stones, Throw your bombs and your blows, But you're not gonna break my soul," signifies the singer's realization that her spirit cannot be broken by anyone. The lyrics express the idea that, despite the pain she has endured, the singer will not let anyone else take away her energy or hold her back, as she revels in her newfound freedom.


Overall, the lyrics of "Part of Me" encourage the listener to find their own inner strength to move on from detrimental situations and to embrace their individuality.


Line by Line Meaning

Days like this, I want to drive away
On some days, the singer wants to escape from the pain of her past relationship.


Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade
She wants to leave everything behind and move on from her broken relationship.


You chewed me up and spit me out
The singer feels like her ex-partner consumed and discarded her like she meant nothing.


Like I was poison in your mouth
Her former partner treats her as if she was poisonous and harmful to them.


You took my light, you drained me down
Her ex-partner sucked the happiness and energy out of her.


But that was then and this is now, now look at me
Despite everything she has been through, the singer is now stronger and better than before.


This is the part of me, that you're never gonna ever take away from me, no
She has come to the realization that she owns a part of herself that nobody can ever take away from her.


Throw your sticks and your stones
The singer is not afraid of people's physical or emotional attacks against her.


Throw your bombs and your blows
Even if people try to harm her, she won't allow them to destroy the essence of who she is.


But you're not gonna break my soul
People can try their best to defeat her, but they won't be able to break her spirit and soul.


Now look at me, I'm sparkling
The singer has gone through a lot of pain, but she is now glowing and is full of life again.


A firework, a dancin' flame
The singer is full of energy and is shining bright like a firework or a dancing flame.


You won't ever put me out again
Her ex-partner will never be able to bring her down again.


I'm glowin', oh whoa
She is at her best and is shining like a beautiful and radiant light.


So you can keep the diamond ring
The singer is telling her ex-partner to keep the material things he gave her because they don't matter anymore.


It don't mean nothin' anyway
Material possessions have no value compared to the priceless part of herself that she now owns.


In fact you can keep everything
She is letting go of all the material things that were associated with their past relationship - letting go of the past.


Except for me
She is the only thing that truly matters - focusing on herself and her true value.


This is the part of me, away from me
She is expressing that nobody can take away the part of herself that is truly hers to own.


This is the part of me, no
The part of herself that she is referring to is something that is a part of her innermost being.


Throw your sticks and your stones
The singer is still not afraid of the attacks, judgement or criticism from others.


Throw your bombs and your blows
She is still ready to face any challenges and trials that come her way.


But you're not gonna break my soul (my soul)
She is confident that nobody will be able to break her core spirit and essence.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Bonnie Leigh McKee, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Lukasz Gottwald, Martin Max Sandberg

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