Although Katy Perry has yet to speak out publicly about her split from husband Russell Brand, she sent a pretty clear message out about her post-breakup emotions via Sundays night’s Grammy performance of new single “Part of Me.”
The midtempo pop song — Perry’s next single — features several key phrases that speak to her relationship with Brand and the apparent emotional ups and downs she suffered along the way.
“Days like this I want to drive away/ Pack bags and watch your shadow fade/ You chewed me up and spit me out like I was poison in your mouth/ You took my life, you drank me down/ But that was then and this is now.”
Perry’s message in the song is one of empowerment and moving on, with lyrics like “This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me,” “You’re not going to break my soul” and “Look at me, I’m a sparkling firework, a dancing flame/ You’ll never put me out again, I’m glowing.”
Perry’s most intense lyrics accuse a former lover of deception and a lost innocence, the most obvious Russell reference being a statement about her wedding band: “You can keep the diamond ring, it don’t mean nothing anyway/ In fact, you can keep everything — except for me.”
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