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(feat. Kelly Clarkson)

[Reba:]
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

[Reba & Kelly:]
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
[Reba:]
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
[Reba & Kelly:]
Because of you
I am afraid

[Kelly:]
I loose my way
And it's not too long (before you point it out)[Reba & Kelly]
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness [in your eyes][Reba & Kelly]
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

[Reba & Kelly:]
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
[Reba:]
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
[Reba & Kelly:]
Because of you
I am afraid

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

[Reba:]
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 [Reba & Kelly]
I am afraid

[Reba:]
Because of you...
[Kelly:]
Mmmmmm... Oooooh...
[Reba:]
Because of you...
[Kelly:]
Mmmmmm... Oooooh...



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    UnregisteredApr 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Some young woman watched an adult woman (mom aunt sister) in her life suffer and die from an abusive unhappy relationship. Iv been there myself for 10 yrs. Because i loved him and still do and always will but one day i said the hell with him and now am in a wonderful relationship and no matter the overwhelming love i feel for my ex i will never put myself in that sad misery again. There is good men in the world.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 11:02 am
    This is me and my exs song!! I hate his slimy guts and now im hurt and guard myself from others a lot
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 12, 2011 at 4:47 am
    I feel its about how she learned at a young age to be on guard and put up a wall. And how she seen it happen to some one close and now she does it to protect herself frm getting hurt.
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    countryobsessedNov 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    This song may have been Kelly Clarkson's first, but Reba completes it so well! It is a good duet and I love it! Thanks to her ex, she is paranoid to date anyone ever again.
  • Abby96
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    Abby96May 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    I love this song and Reba's voice sounds great. I love this song and before I even knew that Reba sang it I loved it already. This song is great.

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