Part of Me

From The Evanescence Reference

All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Bleed
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
Yeah Right
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs


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General Information

Written by: A. Lee, J. Majura, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn and W. Hunt

Part of Me is the eleventh track from Evanescence's fifth studio album, The Bitter Truth. Its working title was Pickle Mustard.[1][2]

The song details Amy's move from grief to re-embracing the magic of life. She explained the song in her Kerrang! cover story in March 2021:[3]

Vin1.jpg The more losses that we face, the more difficult it is to still have that abandon, to have that freedom and that childlike hope. And it's always a fight to come back to it and go, 'No, I'm not gonna let it go.' Just like in Part of Me, don't let a sweet dream die, I'm not gonna give up. That song is about that. I'm not gonna stay down. I'm still gonna have the belief in the magic. I really have to keep choosing that. It's hard, you have to talk about the struggle of that. I do for to be honest. It's always been a struggle. When you have a fresh loss, it's hard again and you kind of become fragile, standing in the doorway and like you're afraid to believe, you're afraid to get your heart broken again when you get hurt. Vin2.jpg


The song is "in a lot of ways" about Amy's relationship with the music and fans, and the line "drown me in your blinding light" is about being in the stage.[4]

Versions

Studio Version

Part of Me

Lyrics

Not on your life
Won't let it break me
Won't give up the fight
But on this last thread, I'm holding so tight
Feed my imaginings, don't let a sweet dream die

Not on your life
I'm not abandoning - I have survived
Somehow still standing through death and through time
I need your love back like a drug keeping me alive

Drown me in your blinding light

I will be more than my survival
Own these scars on my heart
Even in dreams I hear you calling
Breaking the surface, I won't let go
You're part of me

Can't stop me now
Just clawed my way back from deep underground
No time for hatred, no holding back now
Set me on fire, I like it the way it burns

Hands on your heart
Who really thought we would make it this far?
What good could come of embracing thе dark?
We found each other through brokеnness and now look how strong we are

Drown me in your blinding light

I will be more than my survival
Own these scars on my heart
Even in dreams I hear you calling
So I know it's still worth believing
It's not just a feeling
As long as I don't let it go
Don't let me go

I will be more than my survival
Own these scars on my heart
Even in dreams I hear you calling
Breaking the surface, I won't let go
You're part of me now and always

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