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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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  • h
    +10
    HazelDountLovesBulletMar 13, 2009 at 2:56 am
    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
  • EmoChick190
    +6
    EmoChick190Mar 11, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    this song really reminds me of my ex boyfriend because he hurt me so bad and now that we arent together anymore i find it hard to trust other guys because of him and im finding it hard to love again.
  • c
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    candy_girlSep 28, 2008 at 9:41 am
    Because of someone stopping you or controlling you,you can't love...you can't do what you want because all the things that you do seem to be wrong.You're like in the middle of nowhere.
  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffAug 18, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    she's saying that she can't love or get close to anyone because of the actions of her mother. she watched how her mother handled things in a very anti-relationship manner, and that's all she knows now.
  • reina23
    +3
    reina23Mar 19, 2009 at 10:02 am
    This song is really great! :) In my opinion it's about finding it hard to trust someone when there's something in your past that's holding you back in doing something that you are not sure if it'll work out. Something like that.

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