"Because Of You" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
Hands on the mirror, can't get much clearer
Can't make this all go away
Now that you're bleeding, you stare at the ceiling
And watch as it all fades away

From what you do...because of you...

You know I can't be there each time that you call
I swore not to come, but I'm here after all
I know by the look that I see in your eye
I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
For what you do..

(What you do, what you do, was because of you) x2

Now that you did this, you ask for forgiveness
Doctor could you be my priest
Say you're mistaken, but look what you've taken
You laugh as you lie through your teeth

From what you do...because of you...

You know I can't be there each time that you call
I swore not to come, but I'm here after all
I know by the look that I see in your eye
I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
For what you do...

(What you do, what you do, was because of you) x2

Hands on the mirror, can't get much clearer
Can't make this all go away
Now that you're bleeding, you stare at the ceiling
And watch as it all fades away

From what you do...because of you...

You know I can't be there each time that you call
I swore not to come, but I'm here after all
I know by the look that I see in your eye
I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
For what you do...

(What you do, what you do, was because of you) x2
...Because of you


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"Because of You" as written by Michael Kroeger Chad Kroeger

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    General Commentactually I'm 99% sure this is about a person who self-injures...this time s/he has taken some drugs as well. S/He's been in and out of the mental health thing and knows how to work the system. Anyway...that's what I think?
    noraloston November 13, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm Kinda thinking it's about a girl who had an abortion and is suffering regret from it:
    "Now that you did this
    You ask for forgiveness
    Doctor could you be my priest?"
    She had the abortion and is asking for forgiveness. Her abortion doctor is her priest cause she would be ashamed to go to her priest about it.

    Basically he is afraid she is going to take her own life because of the abortion she had and he's not gonna let it happen. Though he is definitely not happy with the fact that she did it either.
    xtroleon June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a drug addict who lost everything for nothing and it is because of them. They blame everything and everyone but themselves. And the person singing is saying im not gonna see u do this to urself.
    becca_nutton April 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf it's about a drug addict, why is the line, "Now that your bleeding" in there? I'm not saying your wrong because i don't really know what the song is about, i'm just curious
    KoRnfreak_15on October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about a drug addict who is trying to commit suicide and the person is saying that he cant be there every time the drug addict needs help... that would explain the "now that your bleeding"
    kimbo762on October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh i forgot to say that im not sure if thats it but it sounds like that to me?..? but thats just a guess?..?
    kimbo762on October 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's sounds better and more like it. I originally though it was about suicide, but then again i'm not good at interpreting songs. So yeah, that sounds right. ;)
    KoRnfreak_15on October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUsually I'm pretty good at translating songs (about my only strong point) but this one confuses the hell out of me. At one point he's talking about how he won't stand around and watch her die, but then he's saying "now that you're bleeding you stare at the ceiling watch as it all fades away...from what you do, because of you". The last seven words seem to say it's her fault. I talked to my brother who listens to this song all of the time and he said that the line goes "You laugh as you lie through your teeth" which seems to make more sense. Then there's the part that goes, "Now that you did this you ask for forgiveness, doctor could you be my priest, you say you're mistaken but look what you've taken you laugh as you lie through your teeth". Maybe means that now that she's dying she wants to be forgiven? She has a secret, but she's not telling. "You laugh as you lie through your teeth". Maybe she made it look like she was attacked and it was really her attempting suicide? Or maybe I'm just looking too deep into this? I don't know...this is the first song I haven't been able to give an adequate meaning for.
    mb20rox111on November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm...i NEVER got drug addict-suicide maybe.
    i thought it was something about someone who seriously f-ked up and tries to stop-so yeah maybe drug addict. and at some points when they're desperate enough for 'drugs' or need them so bad-at that breaking point they don't see what's wrong.
    they go overboard-and apparently some kind of death is coming.

    maybe the 'laugh as you lie through your teeth" is like laughing at irony of something or in hysterics and laughing at themselves like,"god what an idiot i am" and they're laughing.

    i don't know - this song is so f-king confusing it's not funny. so it's anyone's guess.

    i've come to find that music-rock music especially is like abstract art. the #1 meaning is,

    "what does it mean to YOU?"

    but not all songs are like that,of course.
    resident_evilon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea pretty sure its self-injury type stuff...
    i love this song though so heavy... actually when i first heard the intro i thought it was slipknot until i heard chads voice...
    canadakickasson January 17, 2005   Link

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