Because Of You Lyrics by Kelly Clarkson


Kelly Clarkson Lyrics

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

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 Info:

• The song is about Kelly Clarkson's parents divorcing.

• The music video was directed by Vadim Perelman and chronicles the real life troubled childhood of Kelly Clarkson (she asked permission from her parents). The video won a 2006 MTV Video Music AWard for MTV Video Music Award for 'Best Female Video'.

• Kelly Clarkson, David Hodges (formerly of Evanescence), Ben Moody (formerly of Evanescence) share writing credits on the song. David Hodges & Ben Moody also produced the track for the album 'Breakaway'

• The single was released on August 28th, 2005, certified platinum by the RIAA, and peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at #2 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart as well as being an top 10 single internationally.

• The young girl in the music video is 'Kennedy Noel'. She performed the song live with Kelly Clarkson at the 2006 Grammy AWards.




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