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Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You lyrics

I will not make the same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself
Cause my heart so much misery

I will not break the way you did,
You fell so hard
I've learned the hard way
To never let it get that far

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid
!

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out

I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake
A smile, a laugh everyday of my life

My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with


Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid


I watched you die
I heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry in the middle of the night
For the same damn thing


Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I try my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid

Because of you
Because of you



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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    I adore kelly clarkson! Why is it that the best winners of ai didn't plan on ever being on the show? Kelly's frien made her go, and David Cook was only there to support his brother who was auditioning, but they made him try out, too.
    I really love this song because its so. Heartfelt. You can just feel it. She's saying that she's screwed up now because she let you influence her so much, and now she's afraid to trust anyone. God I know how that feels. It really sucks. I'm glad she has songs like this and not just the pop fluff I would have expected from ai.
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    Because of you" is about the negative legacies parents leave their children with. They enforce their ideas and bad experiences they've had on their kids without realizing the true impact of their words. It's about the vulnerability they create within their children. It's about the way kelly has been influenced by her mother leaning on her in a way that a child shouldn't have to deal with. I believe kelly wrote this song for the future generations when we have children. To make people understand the true impact their words have on their children and to tell us it's not ok; kids need stability and encouragement to go out and experience things for ourselves.
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    Because of you of kelly clarkson promulgates how a girl changed her life's perception after knowing a damn guy. They broke up but she had many realizations that made her a better one. She lost the one she love but did not give up on life. She said that she will never do the same mistake the guy did to her. Though she is now afraid to trust anyone, she has in mind that in choosing someone to love is to pick the deserving one not just whom you think the perfect one.
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    strugglingmom
    I can relate to this song. My husband is 12 years older than I am. It was almost 3 years in the marriage that I was able to know his insecurities and hang ups from his family. He imposed a lot of limitations to me, being young and in love, I thought it was his way of caring, but it was not. 10 years after and 3 kids, He is still controlling everything and does not care about my self improvement. He only thinks of himself and what he can get from our relationship, I have adjusted so many times to him but still he is not satisfied. I finally gave up trying to please him. I'm all worn out and got nothing to give anymore emotionally, mentally and physically. "because of you, I am ashamed of my life because its empty!) Now am trying to get back up, but its hard and I'm struggling. Am not giving up though.
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    This song reminds me of my ex. I was 18 n I was half asleep n he raped me. I didn't trust people easily after that I still don't completely. My bf I didn't really trust him until 2 yrs after we were together. He was patient with me n understood. It's been 6 yes we have been together now.
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