Piece By Piece Analysis

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The song I chose for the song explication is “Piece by Piece” by Kelly Clarkson. Kelly’s singing career started when she won American Idol in 2002. Since then Kelly has produced major hits that get stuck in your head and you can’t help but sing along. Though her song “Piece by Piece” is one of my favorite songs she has ever produced. Kelly opens up about her relationship with her father to her fans and the world. With Kelly’s emotional attachment to “Piece by Piece,” it makes a great song with a narrative background. In an article “Kelly Clarkson: Her Heartbreaking Relationship With Her Biological Father Revealed” by Emy LaCroix, it talked about Kelly’s past and how she didn’t have the best childhood growing up due to her parents divorcing. “And all I remember is your back / Walking towards the airport, leaving us all in your past” (lines 3 and 4). Her song goes straight into talking about how her father abandoned her when she was six, and her family. People can also relate to her song because some people may not have grown up with a father figure. In the song, it also said, “I made something of myself and now you wanna come back” (line 17). This is saying her father only wants to be in her life now due to her fame. Another part of the song that talks about her father…show more content…
Her husband was the one to pick up all the pieces her father let fall. She talks about how he saved her from all the holes her father left behind and how he filled them and showed her what a true man is and what a great father is. “I will never leave her like you left me / And she will never have to wonder her worth” (36 and 37). Kelly starts talking about how she will stay by her daughter’s side and doesn’t want history to repeat itself. She wants a relationship with her daughter and wants to be there for her when she is growing
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