Stronger
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone (sleeping here alone)
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want (I do the things I want)

You think you got the best of me
Think you've had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'll come running back
Baby, you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

You heard that I was starting over with someone new
They told you I was moving on over you

You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You tried to break me but you see

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinkin' 'bout me
You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning
In the end

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger (stronger)
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone (what doesn't kill you)

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I (what doesn't kill you)
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger (stronger)
Stand a little taller (taller)
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone (what doesn't kill you)





When I'm alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kelly Clarkson's song "Stronger" convey a message of resilience and empowerment in the face of heartbreak and adversity. The first verse describes the feeling of being alone in bed but still having the ability to dream in color and do what one wants. The second verse is directed towards a former partner who believed they had broken the singer but ended up being proven wrong. The powerful chorus repeats the message that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and encourages standing taller and being a fighter. The bridge thanks the ex-partner for allowing the singer to begin anew and live for themselves.


Throughout the song, the lyrics paint a picture of someone who has been hurt but refuses to be defeated. They are proud of themselves and their ability to grow stronger through hardship, and reject the idea that being alone means being lonely. The overall message is that it is possible to not only survive but thrive after a difficult experience.


Overall, "Stronger" is an anthem of self-love and perseverance that inspires listeners to embrace their own strength and resilience.


Line by Line Meaning

You know the bed feels warmer, Sleeping here alone (sleeping here alone)
I feel the loneliness of your absence every moment and it intensifies when I go to bed.


You know I dream in color, And do the things I want (I do the things I want)
My ability to dream and have control over my own life is not affected by your absence.


You think you got the best of me, Think you've had the last laugh, Bet you think that everything good is gone, Think you left me broken down
You might believe you have won and ruined everything for me, but that is not the case.


Think that I'll come running back, Baby, you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong
Just because you think I will come running back doesn't mean that you know me at all; you are completely mistaken.


What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, Stand a little taller, Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone, What doesn't kill you makes a fighter, Footsteps even lighter, Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
Going through trials and difficulties makes me stronger and a better fighter, but that does not mean I don't feel loneliness when alone or that I am completely over you.


Just me, myself and I
I am all that I have and I will continue to fight on my own.


You heard that I was starting over with someone new, They told you I was moving on over you
You have heard that I have moved on to someone new and have left you behind in the past.


You didn't think that I'd come back, I'd come back swinging, You tried to break me but you see
You never thought that I would come back and fight for myself, but I have surprised you and come back even stronger.


Thanks to you I got a new thing started, Thanks to you I'm not the broken hearted, Thanks to you I'm finally thinkin' 'bout me, You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning
Thanks to you, I have started a new life free from heartbreak and can focus on myself. The day you left me was just the beginning of my story.


When I'm alone
I can be happy and content even when I'm by myself.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Greg Kurstin, Alexandra Temposi, Joergen Elofsson, David Gamson

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Lyrics

You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want



You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong



What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone



You heard that I was starting over with someone new
But told you I was moving on over you



You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You try to break me but you see what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone



What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone



Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day to left was just my beginning
In the end



What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone



What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone



What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

When I'm alone



@nguyenThanh-TG

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in colour
And do the things I want
You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, cause you’re dead wrong
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
You heard that I was starting over with someone new
But told you I was moving on over you
You didn’t think that I’d come back
I’d come back swinging
You tried to break me, but you see
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I’m not a broken hearted
Thanks to you I’m finally thinking bout me
You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning
In the end…
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone



@hollieearnshaw9850

You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want
You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
You heard that I was starting over with someone new
But told you I was moving on over you
You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You try to break me but you see what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day to left was just my beginning
In the end
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
When I'm alone



@lexuanchung3011

lyrics full:
You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want
You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
You heard that I was starting over with someone new
But told you I was moving on over you
You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You try to break me but you see what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day to left was just my beginning
In the end
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
When I'm alone



All comments from YouTube:

@chathuriwijesinghe4235

Sexually abused at 12, beaten nearly to death at 16, 5 unsuccessful suicide attempts, years of therapy...... And now I’m a medical student hoping to be a neurosurgeon. So yes, what doesn’t kill you make you stronger and a fighter ❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜

Thank you so much for your kind words and this many likes 😍😍😍

@mekaylamarinelli8768

Chathuri Wijesinghe that’s inspiring! good luck for the future ❤️❤️

@naynay7774

Hey you did it :)

@georgehatworth3263

Somebody turn off this digital chum churner.

@fyresparks8979

I'm so glad you made it through and good luck! I hope you succeed in your dream! You got this!

@tarunkumarsi

Be strong and be motivation for the who are down. Lots of love 💛

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@Emers0ned

2014: My Enrolling Depression Year
2015: My Abusive Year
2016: My Suicidal Attempt Year
2017: My Great Grades Year
2018: My University Enrolment Year
2019: The Best Year Of My Life

I guess what doesn’t kill you does make you stronger.

@tarunmahesh4711

And here's hoping your 2020 is even more amazing😁😁

@charaprotectionsquad

My best year was 2017 😌

@Karina-kp5fx

@@charaprotectionsquad mine was 2014, 2015 to this year 2019 Isolated myself from everyone. idk what I feel about 2020, let's just hope fate plays nice to me.

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