Because Of You lyrics by Kelly Clarkson, 16 meanings. Because Of You explained, official 2019 song lyrics | LyricsMode.com
Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
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
×



Lyrics taken from /lyrics/k/kelly_clarkson/because_of_you.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Corrected by carynz5

Because Of You meanings Post my meaning

  • h
    + 11
    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.
    Add your reply
  • s
    + 5
    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.
    Add your reply
  • U
    + 4
    Unregistered
    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.
    Add your reply
  • U
    + 1
    Unregistered
    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.
    Add your reply
  • s
    + 1
    Soniyah
    As children we idealise our parents. It's very distressing to grow up and learn that the most happy childhood memories are often fraught with pain, hurt and shame. Parents need to start thinking about their children as more than just empty vessels. Children are incredibly receptive to actions and behaviours enacted by parents and naturally take up protective roles towards the abused parent. Let adult problems stay there and let it not plague the hearts and minds of our young special ones. I realised how parentified I'd become as a child, dealing with my parents' problems and taking care of my siblings. Up to this day the pain stays with me as I've lost out on a normal childhood and neglected myself. I've trying to cope with it and have an amazing partner who's helped me thus far. I maintain good relations with my parents but still cry each time after I meet them or talk to them because I still love them but it has killed off a part of me inside that cannot be repaired.
    Add your reply
  • thingk15
    + 1
    thingk15
    This song is reallly sad this is a good song for kids that are getting her by there mom or just the dad and or fighting with your boyfriend and or your best friend when I hard this song I makes me wanna cry because my boyfriend did the same thing he cheat on me he was with a girl in his school. And my bestfriend I love her so much and I never want to lose her and we fight all the time and she always makes me feel bad inside
    but we are still friends.
    Add your reply
  • b
    + 1
    brittt
    I had to sing this song a couple of times to get what it really meant and I finally got it I had the same thing happen to me my boyfriend brady had another girlfriend for 3 weeks and I finally found out and he said after that we never dated because that first time I broke up with him he wanted payback so I think the song is about payback because it said you only think of your own pain week later he said sorry I forgave him but every time I hear this song ill think of him=(
    Add your reply
  • n
    0
    nofacenoname
    Kelly wrote this song about her parents' divorce. My mom cheated on my dad a lot and he loved her more than anything. I found out as a kid by intercepting a phone call between my mom and her boyfriend and she asked me to hide it from my dad. I watched their relationship fall apart, and now being an adult, I avoid forming attachments to people. I've been married to one of my friends for years and I cannot even bring myself to love him. I just think about watching my dad cry, and take his frustrations out on me because I reminded him of her. This song kicks my a*s.
    Add your reply
  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    Love can give someone the power to break you. That's one thing I know from deep within the depths of my heart and soul. Love is like a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately you cannot choose who to love and how much. It has caused so much desruction in the world but is at the same time the causre of complete happines. That is what true love does, no matter how much you can try to justify it.
    Add your reply
  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    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.
    Add your reply
  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    I'm going through a hard time have been since septenber and one certain person took my bf away forever and there aint no one to talk to and when I get down so low I song it and its my revengs cuz I can't do anything to her cuz a)I'm a christan and it wouldnt be right b)what I would do she probably turn it around to hurt my c) I'm a pastors kid.
    Add your reply
  • b
    0
    beyoncesux
    The songs about her mother and how when there were problems in her house her mom shuts her out and left her to deal with it by herself as well as taking out her anger and frustration on her daughter. Its really sad cuz this happens in families everywhere where the parents neglect their kids cuz of their own selfish problems, and only turn to the kids when they need to dump on them and force their problems onto them. I think this is why alot of kids are depressed, cuz they have to constantly hold up their parents and get nothing in return :(
    Add your reply
  • p
    0
    Princess-Hayley96
    I once read this fan fic, and this girls mother remarried, and he started abusing them, s she runs away to live with her dad halfway across america, and she sings this song, and she means like how se always patched up her mother, but her mother didn't care about her. And how she had to be the strong one, and she was too young to cope with it all. I think that is inda the perfect meaning for those circumstances.
    Add your reply
  • l
    0
    lkjhgfdsa
    I was abused for many years of my life, by my own father. And allthough I try to forget it and be normal there is still something in me that makes me feel so little, fragil and broken when I think about it. And everytime I hear this song it makes me tear up it reminds me of the facts. I was so young, he should have known better than to lean on me. :(
    Add your reply
  • luvinGirlsAloud
    0
    luvinGirlsAloud
    I love it, its a beautiful song sung by a beautiful voice. Kelly Clarkson is like one of my favourite American artists! She is deffently up there in the charts with Beyonce! And she is my favourite singer eva! And Kelly not far behind her! Love all her songs! I no what she means! Its like finding it hard to trust people after something that has happened in the past! I always have been like this, very few people I feel I can trust. It makes me feel that there are others out there same as me.
    Add your reply
  • m
    0
    mel-mel
    Personally this song has a hidden message and that's like saying walk in the foot steps of someone else but don't make their mistakes.
    This is what she has done and unfortunately it takes her till she is hurt to realise this and she doesn't want to be hurt again by a selfish jerk. In reason for this she stays inside and wont open up untill many years later. It canralte to any one and her personal experiance.
    Add your reply
    View 11 more meanings

    Write about your feelings and thoughts about Because Of You

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!

    Top meanings Post my meaning

    • h
      + 11
      HazelDountLovesBullet
      I adore kelly clarkson! Why is it that the best winners of ai didn't plan on ever being on the... Read more →
    • s
      + 5
      strugglingmom
      I can relate to this song. My husband is 12 years older than I am. It was almost 3 years in the... Read more →

    official video

    Featured lyrics

    0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z