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Kelly Clarkson – Stronger lyrics
You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know
I dream in color
And do the things I want!

You think you've got the best of me
Think you've had enough the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby, you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong

Chorus:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes you fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

Bridge:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

You heard that I was starting over with someone new
They told you I was moving on, over you
You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You tried to break me, but you see

Chorus:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes you fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

Bridge:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day you left is just my beginning
In the end

[Repeat chorus]
[Repeat bridge x2]

I'm not alone
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    You don't need a man in your life to make it through all you need is a hard-core vision of what you want and a clear head. You can acheive anything you want. Success is in your hands, not a man's so I think this song means that she doesn't need a man in her life, and the heartbreak he caused her only made her stronger. So in the end if a guy hurts you, you really do grow from that, you become stronger. Honestly he helped you, in a weird twisted way. But that's what this song means to me. No one stops you from being you.
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    "stronger" is a song about when you are knocked down, you won't stay knocked down. It tells us that we can get right back up, dust ourselves off, and start clean. It shows me that even in times of dark, we are built to have courage and be able to be who we are. We show passion in what we love, not what didn't love us. We think of the future, not the past. We carry on with our lives, without a care in the world.
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    When my parents decided not to be together anymore it shows my mom she can be strong cause he left us just hanging an now that I see him more hes ex is totally crazy an I tell my dad all the time "what dosent kill you makes you stronger" I also started listeing to it when the boyfriend I had for 6 months left me an tried playing mind games on me. I always loved kelly clarkson an always will all her songs have strong good meanings to make yourself feel good at the end of the day :)
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    I haven't been strong since my great nan minnie, my pet millie and my friend leonie died, I'm a wreck without them. I'm so lonely without them. I aready had and have trouble at school with making friends and when I found this out it made it 100x harder. I miss them so much and I've had night mares since they died. But, I've got to try and stay strong for me and my family. :(
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    The day that my ex broke up with me, I sang this song walking home as loud as I could. When I got to the chorus, I realized that I was already over him because he'd dumped me for another girl, and there is no point in wasting my time on someone who doesn't care about me. So then I started think about how my family has made it through so many hard times. This song means a lot to me.
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    This song is so moving and sweet. It makes you think that you are invincible and that you can do anything and you can do it all by yourself. It sends you such a good thought to your mind. Its saying that you are strong and that no words can hurt you in any way and that when you get hurt but your still alive that means that you can do more that what you thought you could. You can do anything!
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    People can't be strong in every case but I think the worst thing ever is to seem miserable front of a person who dnt love you. Example I had a friend n we were good together but after she tried to get my boyfriend n she did it, after a day later I was with the red eyes front of her I can't tell how I was feelin' when she laughed at me its so hard but I always say to be strong is good but inside of a person who trying to be strong is full of passion.
    And I think this song is telling to be strong after one relationship n it's true cuz you cant' be week front of your old lover after a relationship he or she, its not impotant that's make you small, our old lover can suppose that we are noting without him. But no we are always stronger.
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    I like this song. The day my first guinea pig died, this song played on the radio, and I immediately remembered her. It actually pulled some pain away from me, to be honest. I feel like it's her saying, "hey, i'm in a better place now. You were good, but now it is time for you to focus your heart to others and not me. You did all you could - you have the others now. There's going to be better luck for you and some others - just wait. I helped you focus on yourself, i helped you through tough times, i helped you get all these guinea pigs, i helped you open up, i helped you in so many ways you don't know but will know soon. I have freedom to do what i want to do now, i am safe, i'm now your guardian angel. " so, when you've lost someone very special in your life, this song will have forever sentimental value to you. You will find someone else, not to take the place, but to get that pain away. And believe me - it's true and it helps. Lots.
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    When a guy cheats on you with a girl that is oviously not even close to the girl you are, he has to know it was a favor to you. He gave you the chance to be free and find a guy that is amazingly way better than him and for you. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. "thanks to you I got a new thing started
    thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
    thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
    you know in the end the day you left is just my beginning
    in the end".
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    This song means alot to me. It helpe me wen o most need it. An I jst want to tank kelly for puttting this song out der cuz it expresses alot of pplz feelings. Itz sometimes only takz a sond to realise dat you only live once so you hav to enjoy it and mak de best of it and nt bee sad. So smile to life and it wil smile bak:)
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    "our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am i to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of god. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of god that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "
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    It honestly means that every single person has something they will have to overcome and every person can overcome it. There are many people who run away from the pain but think about how far that will get you. No human is better than another and we can overcome asnything everybody has the strength to do it but will everyone excercise that strength. If we overcome and become stronger we will find the happiness or whatever each of us is searching for.
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    Every one has strength in themselves. Each can stand on their own two feet. To love a person is having the strength to face the unknown. Meaning to love, there is a risk to be hurt or be in pain. There is no perfect relationships, there are ups and downs, and it is a part of life. But because there is love you are strong to face it with them. To be happy with someone means to be happy with yourself first. With them the happiness increase. Two is better than one. They become stronger because they uplift one another. No man is an island.
    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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    The meaning of stronger is that poeple can put you down and people can hurt your feelings but at the end of the day the only thing that matter is not those people but the ones that you have beside you and love you. The only way people are going to brake you down is if they can get inside your head don't let them ignore them. Because everyone is beautiful on the inside and out and no one can change that. Just let the negativity roll of your shoulders and be who you are. Life will be rough and no one ever has a perfect life we all make mistakes we just have to learn from them. Remember that you are a beautiful person and no one will ever take that from you.
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    God is my rock, I can do all things through christ who gives me strength. We are never alone if we call on him, believe me he hears and he will answer. God has the strength and power here so why wouldn't a rely on him. We go through trials to mold us into the person we needed to be, it 's how we act in those times and pull ourselves up that shows the fighter in us. God will never leave us nor forsake us - so what doesn't kill us - with his help - can only make us stronger! :-) pray.
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    This song made me think I would be strong enough to stop a moving car but now, here I sit, in the dismal hospital room with my arms and legs cast and my neck broken. My life shattered. How could you do this to me delta? I was your #1 fan but then you made me think I was stronger than what I am. I will never walk, never move and that is your fault. I blame you.
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    All boy the same. We shouldn't tired because of them. We can do everything without them. I am stronger. I dare them "go on and try to tear me down". When he left me. I cried. It is in the past. Today. I smile. Maybe. He thinks I will cried more and more but it is his image. I am here alone but lonely. I have many best friend. They make me smile everytime. And I love them. With me, a good friend better than a bad lover. I have a beautiful sorrow :)
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