"Part of Me"
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Released March 26, 2021
Length 3:59
Producers Nick Raskulinecz
Label BMG
Chronology
'The Bitter Truth'
"Far From Heaven" "Part of Me" "Blind Belief"


"Part of Me" is the eleventh track on Evanescence's fifth studio album, The Bitter Truth.

Background[edit | edit source]

The working title for this song was "Pickle Mustard", being one of the last songs Amy Lee finished lyrics to for the album.[1] She finished them on September 12, 2020 and announced it via a Instagram story.[2] She confirmed it was "Part of Me" by replying to a fan on Twitter asking which song was under the forementioned title:

"Hint: it kept its initials (excluding articles and prepositions)"[3]

The song details Amy Lee's move from grief to re-embracing the magic of life.[4]

"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 that 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 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, like standing in the doorway and like you're afraid to believe, you're afraid to get your heart broken again when you get hurt."[4]

Amy said the song is "in a lot of ways" about her relationship with Evanescence's music and fans, and the "Drown me in your blinding light" line is about standing in the stage.[5]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

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 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 hеart
Who really thought we would make it this far?
What good could comе of embracing the dark?
We found each other through brokenness
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

Audio[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Amy Lee - songwriting, lyricist, vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Troy McLawhorn - guitar, songwriting
  • Jen Majura - guitar, songwriting
  • Tim McCord - bass guitar, songwriting
  • Will Hunt - drums, songwriting
  • Tiago Nunez - programming
  • David Campbell - strings arrangement
  • Alan Umstead - strings conductor
  • Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra - strings
  • Nick Spezia - strings engineer
  • Nick Raskulinecz - production, mixing
  • Ted Jensen - mastering engineer

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Garner, George (September 2020). "Evanescence: Why Amy Lee Is Done Being Silent". Kerrang!.
  2. See Amy's Instagram story here. "So I decorated this pickle to celebrate. Now I'm throwing it away because it smells really strong and it's grossing me out."
  3. Lee, Amy (December 5, 2020). "Hint: it kept its initials". Twitter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Garner, George (March 10, 2021) ""I needed to face the abyss head on": Evanescence's Bitter Truth laid bare". Kerrang!.
  5. The Record Club's interview with Evanescence (April 14, 2021)


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