Piece By Piece Lyrics by Kelly Clarkson


Kelly Clarkson Lyrics

Piece By Piece Lyrics
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]
Writer: Gregory Kurstin
Copyright: Lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., Kurstin Music

Piece By Piece Info:

• After a discussion with her sister about their family life, she co-wrote the song in a first-person narrative to her father, who left after their parents divorced when she was five years old.

Kelly explained: "This song is basically my past, present, and future. It's my love letter celebrating and thanking my husband for being a man that knows how to love me and our children without expecting anything in return. Also, this is a promise to my kids that I will never cease to love them, and be present in their lives always."

She further explained: "From my experience as a child, going through a couple marriages with my mom, I never had a man stick around. Whenever people said, 'I'm in love,' it didn't really hold very much weight or gravity with me."

"I didn't realize how much that affected me as much as it did until I met Brandon and I fell in love. I was like, 'Wow, this is a completely different feeling.' I didn't know what I was missing. I wrote 'Piece by Piece' about a conversation I had with my sister about that."

• It is one of only three songs that she wrote for the album. She explained that she usually writes "a ton on the records, I didn't this time because I was miserably pregnant."

• Kelly likes to think of this song as the "happy ending" to Because Of You, where she sung of how she is scared to fall in love, as she fears going through the same pain her parents did.

• Her emotional performance of the song on the February 25, 2016 episode of American Idol was met with a standing ovation from the audience. She broke down in tears near the end, along with Keith Urban .

From the Album:
Piece By Piece (2015)

Released:
November 9, 2015

Recorded:
2014

Genre:
Pop

Length:
3:44 (radio mix)
3:31 (Idol version)

Writers:
Kelly Clarkson
Greg Kurstin

Producer:
Greg Kurstin

Music video:
"Piece By Piece" on YouTube

The video features joyful images of children, mothers and pregnant women. It ends with Clarkson holding her own baby daughter, River Rose, who leans in to give her mom a sweet kiss.

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