"Part of Me" as written by and Katy/gottwald Perry....
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 dancing 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 nothing 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!
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
This is the part of me, no
Away from me no
This is the part of me, me, 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


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"Part Of Me" as written by Max Martin Bonnie Mckee

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CYPMP

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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionThese are the fixed lyrics:

    "You took my life
    You drained me down
    But that was then
    And this is now"

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

    "Cause you ripped me up
    Your love was cheap
    It was always tearing at the seams
    I fell deep and you let me drown
    But that was then and this is now"

    "Now look at me I'm sparklin'
    A firework, a dancin' flame
    You will never put me out again
    I'm glowin' oh-oh whoa oh"

    "So you can keep the diamond ring
    It don't mean nothing anyway
    In fact you can keep everything, yeah, yeah
    Except for me"

    Agree with the others, it's a screw you to Russell Brand, especially when she started with ET at the Grammy's, which we can assume was written for him. I love Katy Perry and how strong she is.
    imnotalivexon February 23, 2012   Link
  • +3
    MemoryLast year my boyfriend broke up with me and started dating one of my close friends. He told me this over a text. I was a crying mess and my friend ending up driving me home while I complained about all the horrible things he did to me. Eventually, I ran out of things to say and we turned up the radio. That was the first time I heard this song, and by the second chorus I was singing along. I'm not a big pop fan, but this song really means a lot to me, and reminded me that there are parts of me that no man will ever have :)
    Cheer101on September 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment“Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong — that is your oath.” Oath of the Knight's Templar

    If a man doesn't stand for something, he'll fall for anything. The cost of standing by your beliefs can be a high one, but the cost of abandoning them is even higher. This is the part of me, you'll never take away from me. It doesn't have to be military propaganda to push a war effort, it can be a mantra for safeguarding your faith.

    Edmond: Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you Count of Monte Cristo
    pdaconon August 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is basically about how even though you broke me down, there is always this one part that you can never break and that part, as small as it may be, it will help me rebuild myself into a better version of myself once you're gone.
    NeonWolveson June 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "bombs and blows". The other version also says "So you can keep the diamond ring. It don't mean nothing anyway" instead of "You can keep the dog for me. I never liked him anyway".

    The song meaning is pretty self-explanatory....she dealt with an emotionally abusive man but he did not break her soul and he never will.
    RoseTeaCup1216on February 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust for the record this is an old track of Katy's that was cut from the Teenage Dream record so its probably safe to say it was written FOR Russell... doesn't mean the timing of the release doesn't mean anything.

    That's all I got. Good song, not amazing but I'd like to see her do more of these kind of slightly deeper (relatively) songs. She rocks regardless.
    Johann4uon February 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song! She's saying that she can be crazy and she can do whatever she wants cause its her life...that's what I think.
    grule2819on May 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTypical military propaganda. Getting kids to enlist for the coming invasion of Iran.
    ProtexBlueon May 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    MemoryA couple months ago, I had this huge crush on this cool guy at school. After the last day of school, I found out he liked me back, but he thought I was weird. Believe it or not, I got super-mega-ultra-trimately depressed, and cried over him for two weeks in a row before sleeping.

    Then, when I wanted to get over him, I heard this on the radio, even though it's old, and I decided to become independent, and not let my heart get broken so easily another time. Katy Perry rules. End of story.
    NyanConverse28on August 15, 2013   Link
  • -1
    Lyric CorrectionInstead of saying "bombs and boots" I think she's saying "bombs and bones". Not sure but at least it rhymes better.
    simdaneson January 29, 2011   Link

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