Piece By Piece Album Lyrics by Kelly Clarkson


Kelly Clarkson Lyrics

Piece By Piece Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Heartbeat Song

This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Been so long I forgot how to turn it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long

You, where the hell did you come from?
You're a different, different kind of fun
And I'm so used to feeling numb
Now, I got pins and needles on my tongue
Anticipating what's to come
Like a finger on a loaded gun

I can feel it rising
Temperature inside me
Haven't felt it for a long time

This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Been so long I forgot how to turn it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long
This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Turned it on
But I know you can take it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long (all night long)

I, I wasn't even gonna go out
But I never would've had a doubt
If I don't know where I'd be now

Your hands on my hips
And my kiss on your lips
Oh, I could do this for a long time

This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Been so long I forgot how to turn it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long
This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Turned it on
But I know you can take it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long

Until tonight I only dreamed about you
I can't believe I ever breathed without you
Baby, you make me feel alive and brand new
Bring it one more time, one more time

This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Been so long I forgot how to turn it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long
This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Turned it on
But I know you can take it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long

This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Been so long I forgot how to turn it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long
This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it
Turned it on
But I know you can take it up up up up all night long
Oh up up all night long



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Invincible

You know I was broke down, I had hit the ground
I was crying out, I couldn't make no sound
No one hears the silent tears collecting
You know I had lost hope, I was all alone
Never been so long till you came along
Teacher, I feel the dots connecting

Beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall
Cause I can take on so much more than I had ever dreamed
So beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall
Cause baby, I am ready to be free

Now I am invincible
No, I ain't a scared little girl no more
Yeah, I am invincible
What was I running for
I was hiding from the world
I was so afraid, I felt so unsure
Now I am invincible
Another perfect storm

Now I am a warrior, a shooting star
Know I got this far, had a broken heart
No one hears the silent tears collecting
Cause it's being weak, but strong in the truth I found
I have courage now, gonna shout it out
Teacher, I feel the dots connecting

Beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall
Cause I can take on so much more than I had ever dreamed
So beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall
Cause baby, I am ready to be free

Now I am invincible
No, I ain't a scared little girl no more
Yeah, I am invincible
What was I running for
I was hiding from the world
I was so afraid, I felt so unsure
Now I am invincible
Another perfect storm

I was running from an empty threat
Of emptiness
I was running from an empty threat
That didn't exist
I was running from an empty threat
Of abandonment
I was running from an empty threat
That didn't exist

Now I am invincible
No, I ain't a scared little girl no more
Yeah, I am invincible
What was I running for
I was hiding from the world
I was so afraid, I felt so unsure
Now I am invincible
Another perfect storm

Now I am invincible
No, I ain't a scared little girl no more
Yeah, I am invincible
What was I running for
I was hiding from the world
I was so afraid, I felt so unsure
Now I am invincible
Another perfect storm



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Someone

So this is my apology
For saying all those shitty things
I wish I really didn't mean
I'm sorry, I'm not sorry
You had your red flags up and raised
More traffic than east LA
But I drove in anyway
My common sense on holiday
People fall out of face, we were a crash course
We will just be a place stuck on your passport
You travel to sometime
But I hope you will find

[Chorus:]
Someone to cry for, someone to try for
Someone to turn your crooked roads into her streets
Someone to fight for, someone to die for
Someone whose arms will hold you tight enough to be
The reason you breathe
Be the reason you breathe

We stay in love like vacation homes
You're like summers on the sunny coast
But when the cold needs a winter coat
You say you will until you don't
You wore a compass around your neck
A different north than we ever read
Well did you get where you're going yet?
Wish you the worst, wish you the best
I don't know how I fell into your rearview
Paralyzed, lullaby, I couldn't hear you
So I hope you were right
And next to you tonight, there's...

[Chorus]

So this is my apology
For saying all those shitty things
I wish I really didn't mean
Sorry, I'm not sorry



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Take You High

We don't know where this is going now
But I'm feeling love for you
I'm feeling something new yeah yeah
We don't know where this is going now
But don't be afraid tonight
Don't be afraid of heights, no

Let me open your heart wide
When your angels fall out of the sky
I'll be the wings that make you fly
When you come down I'll take you high
I'll take you high
I'll take you
I'll take you

If I'm dreaming don't roll over yet
Perfect like porcelain
This could be heaven sent, yeah
Kiss the wind and just hold on to me
'Cause in the free fall is when
We get to live again, yeah

Let me open your heart wide
When your angels fall out of the sky
I'll be the wings that make you fly
When you come down I'll take you high
I'll take you high
I'll take you
I'll take you

When we feel down and we're lost and we're wasting away
Let's escape
There's a place deep in your heart where the trouble can't go
That's a heart
Yeah

I'll take you
I'll take you
I'll take you



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Piece By Piece

And all I remember is your back
Walking towards the airport, leaving us all in your past
I traveled fifteen hundred miles to see you
Begged you to want me, but you didn't want to

But piece by piece, he collected me
Up off the ground, where you abandoned things and
Piece by piece he filled the holes that you burned in me
Six years old and you know, he never walks away
He never asks for money, he takes care of me
He loves me
Piece by piece, he restored my faith
That a man can be kind and a father could stay

And all of your words fall flat
I made something of myself and now you want to come back
But your love, it isn't free, it has to be earned
Back then I didn't have anything you needed so I was worthless

But piece by piece, he collected me
Up off the ground, where you abandoned things and
Piece by piece he filled the holes that you burned in me
Six years old and you know, he never walks away
He never asks for money, he takes care of me
Cause he loves me
Piece by piece, he restored my faith
That a man can be kind and a father could stay

Piece by piece [x6]

Piece by piece I fell far from the tree
I will never leave her like you left me
And she will never have to wonder her worth
Because unlike you I'm going to put her first
And you know, he'll never walk away,
He'll never break her heart
He'll take care of things, he'll love her
Piece by piece, he restored my faith
That a man can be kind and a father should be great

Piece by piece [x3]



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Run Run Run

(feat. John Legend)

(originally by Tokio Hotel)

[Kelly Clarkson:]
I wonder how your body tastes
Inside of someone else's place
Pull away your eyes there's nothing left to heal
I'm alone but I know everything you feel

And you waited on the rain
Through tears my heart is caged
And we fall through fate
And we rise and rise again
And I run, run, run, run, run
And I run, run, run, run, run
I run, run, run, run, run
I just run, run, run

[John Legend & Kelly Clarkson:]
Tell me how you closed the door
Knowin' nobody could love you more
Tellin' all your friends that this love
Was just made for bleedin'
Hung up underwater but still we keep on
Tryin' to breath in

And you waited on the rain
Through tears my heart is caged
And we fall through fate
But we rise and rise again
And I run, run, run, run, run
And I run, run, run, run, run
I run, run, run, run, run
I just run, run, run

[Kelly Clarkson:]
Our lust for fightin'
Tied up in silence

[John Legend & Kelly Clarkson:]
And you waited on the rain
Through tears my heart is caged
And we fall through fate
But we rise and rise again
And I run, run, run, run, run
And I run, run, run, run, run
I run, run, run, run, run
I run, run, run
And I run, run, run, run, run
And I run, run, run, run, run
I run, run, run, run, run
I just run, run, run

Our lust for fightin'
Tied up in silence



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I Had A Dream

If you wanna lead be a leader
If you wanna dream be a dreamer
Climb to the top of that mountain and scream it
But remember when you get to the top
Everything you say is gonna matter
Everything you do is gonna add up
It's what you asked for
So don't get mad when it's not what you thought

Careful now girl with them jezebel ways
Fell on your head, you're queen of cliches
Little one playing with the big ones now
Hope you're ready when it comes back around

I had a dream that we were more
A generation to behold
Lighting fires with our words
Instead of useless smoke that blurs
The lines of hiding home
Expression that lives on
An army with a song
That lingers on and on
I had a dream

If you wanna preach be a preacher
If you wanna teach be a teacher
Remember that the footprints you're leaving will tell us all who you really are
It's too bad you can't see what you're worth
Spreading your legs instead of using your words
Character is shown by the things that we do
The one thing you're never gonna hide is the truth

'Cause anyone can sell when they're selling out
And anyone can fly when they're falling out

I had a dream that we were more
A generation to behold
Lighting fires with our words
Instead of useless smoke that blurs
The lines of hiding home
Expression that lives on
An army with a song
That lingers when we're gone
I had a dream

I had a dream
I had a dream that we were more (I had a dream that we were more)
A generation to behold (to behold)
Lighting fires with our words (lighting fires with our words)
Instead of useless smoke that blurs
The lines of riding home
Expression that lives on (lives on)
An army with a song
That lingers when we're gone (when we're gone)
I had a dream
I had a dream
I had a dream
I had a dream



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Let Your Tears Fall

Watch your tear fall, let them fall, falling now
Make the seas calm, take you in my arms, you cry
Let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
It's not a crime to fall apart sometimes
It's not a crime to ask why to ask why, you cry
Let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your tears fall

I will come, no I won't run
I'm not scared to care
Come to me when you're in need
Set it free, let the truth breathe

Tell me all your secrets
Tell me all your fears
I won't push you away
I'll only pull you near
No I won't judge you
And I'll help you through
Tell me all your secrets
Sharing your pain
Confess it all in me
No matter tell me your name
No I won't judge you
And I'll help you through
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
No I wont judge you
And I'll help you through

So give it all, give it all to me
And you can call whenever you need me, you cry
Let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your tears fall

I will come, no I won't run
I'm not scared to care
Come to me when you're in need
Set it free, let the truth breathe

Tell me all your secrets
Tell me all your fears
I won't push you away
I'll only pull you near
No I won't judge you
And I'll help you through
Tell me all your secrets
Sharing your pain
Confess it all in me
No matter tell me your name
No I won't judge you
And I'll help you through
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
No I wont judge you
And I'll help you through
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
No I wont judge you
And I'll help you through

I know you been on your knees
I'll run to your side baby
I run to your side baby, oh
I know you've been on your knees
I'll run to your side baby
I'll run to your side baby

Tell me all your secrets
Tell me all your fears
I won't push you away
I'll only pull you near
No I won't judge you
And I'll help you through
Tell me all your secrets
Sharing your pain
Confess it all in me
No matter tell me your name
No I won't judge you
And I'll help you through
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall
Let your tears fall
Let your, let your tears fall

Let your tears fall



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Tightrope

I'm on the tightrope, you've got your reasons
When did it get so hard to breathe?
Hide in the spotlight, I'm feelin' so tired
Your hands are burnt from holdin' me
And maybe you and I will fall in time
Eventually
Maybe we'll both die trying
But I can't bring myself to leave
Cause I've looked

[Chorus:]
And I ain't seen nothin' like you
The way you light up every room tonight
So easily
And I have moved mountains, babe
Just a stumble and too long a grace
And I, I still can't compete

You're on the tightrope, I've got my reasons
How did we get so tangled?
You turn, I stay straight, I bend and you break
We're so messed up but I know
That you and I will fall in time, eventually
Or maybe we'll both die trying

[Chorus]

Oh you and I will fall in time eventually
Or maybe we'll both die trying

[Chorus]



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War Paint

Face to face but miles away
Building trenches out of empty spaces
Lay here next to me
Enclose the distance in between

I'll take off yours if you take off mine
Reveal the things that we're trying to hide
Take off yours if you take off mine
Take off mine, yeah

'Cause we would be beautiful without our war paint
Our war paint
And we could have it all once we let our walls break
Our walls break
Why in the hell do we fight on the front line
We both know that we're here on the same side
We could be beautiful without the mistake of our war paint

Scar to scar, I want to know every story that you've never told
Don't shut me out, don't think too much
Don't keep that barricade up

I'll take off yours if you take off mine
Reveal the things that we're trying to hide
Take off yours if you take off mine
Take off mine, yeah

'Cause we would be beautiful without our war paint
Our war paint
And we could have it all once we let our walls break
Our walls break
Why in the hell do we fight on the front line
We both know that we're here on the same side
We could be beautiful without the mistake of our war paint

So hold me close and kiss my skin
Don't be afraid, let me in
I'll hold you close and take your hand to my heart
Here I am, yeah

'Cause we would be beautiful without our war paint
Our war paint
And we could have it all once we let our walls break
Our walls break
Why in the hell do we fight on the front line
We both know that we're here on the same side
We could be beautiful without the mistake of our war paint

'Cause we would be beautiful without our war paint
Our war paint
And we could have it all once we let our walls break
Our walls break
Why in the hell do we fight on the front line
We both know that we're here on the same side
We could be beautiful without the mistake of our war paint
Our war paint



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Dance With Me

Lights of London, lights of Spain
Lights of New York, light of LA, LA
Streets of laughter, streets of pain
The morning crashes, still the night remains
The night remains

And when the music starts and the lights go down
We will all be found
No one's fighting anyone, we're all dancing on the ground

C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
Feel the music like a lover's kiss
Feel the rhythm like a warm embrace
C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
I'm wide awake

It's 4 AM and the room won't stop
My heart is pounding, how your body rocks
Your body rocks
My lips, they quiver on your skin
Let's take this dance and just breath you in
Breathe you in

And when the music starts and the lights go down
We will all be found
No one's fighting anyone, we're all dancing on the ground

C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
Feel the music like a lover's kiss
Feel the rhythm like a warm embrace
C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
I'm wide awake

Come on, come on and dance with me
Come on, come on and dance with me
Come on, come on and dance with me
Come on, come on and dance with me

C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
Feel the music like a lover's kiss
Feel the rhythm like a warm embrace
C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
C'mon and dance with me
I'm wide awake

C'mon and dance with me
I'm wide awake, yeah



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Nostalgic

Don't be sad that it's over
Just be happy that it happened to us
Don't look back and remember
Drunken tears
Remember the love

In my head I see you laughing from the words I said
Felt like a new beginning
In my head I see you standing there
The words you said felt like a story ending

It will never ever be the same
Picture changes but not the frame
When I'm sleeping I still kiss your face
I can have it when I'm awake

Even though we lost it I still get nostalgic
Even if we want it you can't turn back the hands of time
Even though we lost it I still get nostalgic, nostalgic

I wonder if you're wearing that gold chain with a promise from me
Honestly felt so real then, even now it's not hard to believe

In my head I see you laughing from the words I said
Felt like a new beginning
In my head I see you standing there
The words you said felt like a story ending

It will never ever be the same
Picture changes but not the frame
When I'm sleeping I still kiss your face
I can have it when I'm awake

Even though we lost it I still get nostalgic
Even if we want it you can't turn back the hands of time
Even though we lost it I still get nostalgic, nostalgic

We will never ever be the same
We will never ever be the same
We will never ever be the same
We will never ever be the same
Never be the same

Even though we lost it I still get nostalgic
Even if we want it you can't turn back the hands of time
Even though we lost it I still get nostalgic, nostalgic



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Good Goes The Bye

They say Rome wasn't built in a day
But you and I went and built it anyway
And it only took a second to watch it all fall to dust
I thought you hung up the moon
And you thought I lit up the room
But the lights turned off and it was the end of us

[Chorus:]
Slam goes the door
Hush goes the phone
Out goes the phone
And I'm standing here alone
Burn goes the drink
Down go the tears
Drip goes the sink
And I'm missing you like hell
Break goes the heart
Wrong goes the right
Good goes the bye

It's like we pulled the pin out of a grenade
It just didn't go off right away
But man did it go off when it finally did
Everything's suddenly magnified
It's loud and it's quiet at the same time
As the echo of it's all over sets in

[Chorus]

I can't go back, we can't be friends
And we can't be what we were then
You can't be mine, and I can't be yours
And it's not love anymore

[Chorus]



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Bad Reputation

My love's a weapon and I'm knocking 'em dead
I got a hear that's tough as leather
Get what I want and just forget 'em
Well this game you're playin' is a russian roulette
Just 'cause I'm sweet when we're together doesn't mean I'm yours forever

I never should have looked into your eyes
Now everybody's gonna see your appeal

Don't go ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Don't go tellin' 'em, tellin' 'em all the plans we been makin'
'Cause everyone knows that I don't cry
You never see stars shining in my eyes
Ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Oh no, oh oh no, no, oh no
Oh oh, no no

Well I tell 'em tell 'em you're nothing to me
I tell 'em that you, you're just another
You're just like any other
Well I try to sell 'em but they ain't buyin' it
Baby they see me start to stutter when they ask if you're my lover

I'm losing sleep, what's gotten into me
I'm usually never this week baby

Don't go ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Don't go tellin' 'em, tellin' 'em all the plans we been makin'
'Cause everyone knows that I don't cry
You never see stars shining in my eyes
Ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Oh no, oh oh no, no, oh no
Oh oh, no no

I have got to pull myself together but I can't control it
My lips they know what they want, everybody knows it
Once a girl controlled the world with words that piece the bone
Now I'm smiling like a lovesick puppet, everybody knows

Don't go ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Don't go tellin' 'em, tellin' 'em all the plans we been makin'
'Cause everyone knows that I don't cry
You never see stars shining in my eyes
Ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Oh no, no no no
Oh no, no, no no no no
'Cause everyone knows that I don't cry
You never see stars shining in my eyes
Ruinin', ruinin' my my bad reputation
Oh no



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In The Blue

Some days I barely miss you
Some days I'm almost alright
And some nights I turn to kiss you
But you're not beside my side
Got this same damn conversation playing over and over in my mind
In my mind

Yeah my heart is wet and heavy but my body's on the run
'Cause the night is gonna get me and it's only just begun
I keep living on the memory of you and me
You me and the sun, in the sun

No matter where you are a little piece of my heart will be forever with you
In the blue, in the blue
In a thousand years we'll be far from here
I'll be forever with you in the blue, in the blue

Yeah I'm running from this city like a diamond in the sky
And I'm trying to count my blessings that are all the tears I've cried
I keep driving in this darkness to get you to get you off my mind, off my mind
I'll start over in a new place, put my feet back on the ground
Can't believe the mess that I've made just trying to drown you out
Baby one day I won't miss you
I'll stop looking for you in the crowd, in the crowd

No matter where you are a little piece of my heart will be forever with you
In the blue, in the blue
In a thousand years we'll be far from here
I'll be forever with you in the blue, in the blue

I see your face in every stranger
Footsteps down the hall
One breath, back of my neck
Shadows on the wall
Your voice is loud as thunder
I can hear it crashing in my head

No matter where you are a little piece of my heart will be forever with you
In the blue, in the blue
In a thousand years we'll be far from here
I'll be forever with you in the blue, in the blue
I'll be forever with you in the blue, in the blue



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Second Wind

Why do we build up all these idols just to watch them fall
You're wearing the crown, talk of the town
Then no one takes your call
Yeah maybe I've been down down down down
But I always come back around round round round, yeah

You can't forget about me
While you went looking I was getting even higher
Say what you want about me
Your words are gasoline on my fire
You can hate me, underestimate me
Do what you do 'cause what you do don't faze me
Just when you think I'm at the end
Any second I'mma catch my second wind

An airplanes only paper 'til it finds a breeze
Don't you know that it's the low that makes the high so sweet
When they try to break break break you
That's when you get your break break break through

You can't forget about me
While you went looking I was getting even higher
Say what you want about me
Your words are gasoline on my fire
You can hate me, underestimate me
Do what you do 'cause what you do don't faze me
Just when you think I'm at the end
Any second I'mma catch my second wind

I've been down down down down
But I always come back around round round round, yeah

You can't forget about me
While you went looking I was getting even higher
Say what you want about me
Your words are gasoline on my fire
You can hate me, underestimate me
Do what you do 'cause what you do don't faze me
Just when you think I'm at the end
Any second I'mma catch my second wind
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