deCODED: Katy Perry - Part Of Me
Katy Perry's latest official single "Part Of Me" came out right after the singer announced that she was divorcing her husband Russel Brand. Coincidentally, during her first performance of the song at the Grammys, she changed the original lyrics to one part from "You can keep the dog/ I never liked him anyway" to "You can keep the diamond ring/ it don't mean nothing anyway". Ouch! The "diamond ring" lyrics now appear in the single version and Katy sings them in the video. We asked you which version you preferred and 80% said the latter! Looks like Katy is getting her revenge in a not-so-subtle way. Let's take a closer look at the lyrics to "Part Of Me"...
"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"
Some days can be harder than others when you're going through a breakup. Sounds like Katy's ex didn't treat her so well and she feels used and discarded after breaking up with him.
"You took my light, you drained me down / 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"
He may have thought she let him get the best of her, but that's not true. She held onto herself, her soul, and her strength and he can never take that part of her away. She's back stronger than ever.
"Throw your sticks and stones / Throw your bombs and your blows / But you're not gonna break my soul"
Everyone knows the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me" and Katy is saying that she's even strong enough to withstand bombs and blows because her soul and her self-worth is unwavering.
"I just wanna throw my phone away / Find out who is really there for me / 'Cause you ripped me off, your love was cheap / Was always tearing at the seams / I fell deep and you let me drown"
In hard times, you see who in your life is really there for you, and who is willing to help you through it. It sounds like she fell for somebody who was really not worth her love.
"So you can keep the diamond ring / It don't mean nothing anyway / In fact you can keep everything"
Yikes, do you think this is a jab at her ex Russell Brand? Weigh in below in the comments!
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