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PRISM
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Greg Wells
Produced by Greg Wells
Length 4:27
3:33 (demo)

"By the Grace of God" is a song written by Katy Perry and Greg Wells for Perry's fourth studio album, Prism. The song was written about Perry experiencing suicidal thoughts during her divorce from Russell Brand.

Background

The song was written and recorded for the album in November 2012, being the first track made for the record. Perry debuted the song by performing it live during the 2013 iTunes Festival in London. The song was the first track written for the album. Working titles for the song were "Grace of God"  and " The Grace of God". The demo track features a more stripped down version of the instrumental. This version was said to have been played during the first few Prism listening parties.

Lyrics

Was 27, surviving my return to Saturn.
A long vacation didn't sound so bad.
Was full of secrets locked up,
Tied like Iron Mountain.
Running on empty, so out of gas.

Thought I wasn't enough,
Found I wasn't so tough.
Laying on the bathroom floor.
We were living on a fault line,
And I felt the fault was all mine.
Couldn't take it anymore.

By the grace of God,
(There was no other way.)
I picked myself back up.
(I knew I had to stay.)
I put one foot in front of the other and I,
Looked in the mirror and decided to stay.
Wasn't gonna let love take me out that way.

I thank my sister for keeping,
My head above the water (above the water).
When the truth was like swallowing sand.
Now, every morning,
There is no more mourning.
Oh, I can finally see myself again.

I know I am enough, possible to be loved.
It was not about me.
Now I have to rise above,
Let the universe call the bluff.
Yeah, the truth will set you free.

By the grace of God,
(There was no other way.)
I picked myself back up.
(I knew I had to stay.)
I put one foot in front of the other and I,
Looked in the mirror and decided to stay.
Wasn't gonna let love take me out that way.

That way, no, that way no.
Not in the name, in the name of love.
That way, no, that way, no.
I am not giving up.

By the grace of God,
I picked myself back up.
I put one foot in front of the other and I,
Looked in the mirror (looked in the mirror).
Looked in the mirror (looked in the mirror).

By the grace of God,
(There was no other way.)
I picked myself back up.
(I knew I had to stay.)
I put one foot in front of the other and I,
Looked in the mirror and decided to stay.
Wasn't gonna let love take me out that way.

References

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