"Behind These Hazel Eyes" as written by Martin Karl Sandberg, Kelly Clarkson and Lukasz Gottwald....
Seems like just yesterday
You were a part of me
I used to stand so tall
I used to be so strong
Your arms around me tight
Everything, it felt so right
Unbreakable like nothing could go wrong

Now I can't breathe
No, I can't sleep
I'm barely hanging on

Here I am
Once again
I'm torn into pieces
Can't deny it
Can't pretend
Just thought you were the one
Broken up deep inside
But you won't get to see the tears I cry
Behind these hazel eyes

I told you everything
Opened up and let you in
You made me feel alright for once in my life
Now all that's left of me
Is what I pretend to be
So together but so broken up inside

'Cause I can't breathe
No, I can't sleep
I'm barely hanging on

Here I am
Once again
I'm torn into pieces
Can't deny it
Can't pretend
Just thought you were the one
Broken up deep inside
But you won't get to see the tears I cry
Behind these hazel eyes

Swallow me then spit me out
For hating you, I blame myself
Just seeing you, it kills me now
Now I don't cry
On the outside, anymore!

Here I am
Once again
I'm torn into pieces
Can't deny it
Can't pretend
Just thought you were the one
Broken up deep inside
But you won't get to see the tears I cry
Behind these hazel eyes

Here I am
Once again
I'm torn into pieces
Can't deny it
Can't pretend
Just thought you were the one
Broken up deep inside
But you won't get to see the tears I cry
Behind these hazel eyes


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"Behind These Hazel Eyes" as written by Kelly Clarkson Martin Karl Sandberg

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is amazing... I can definitely relate to it...

    The first part says that she was in love with this guy, and that she thought they were going to last forever until he broke her heart even though she was confident with the relationship.
    I love the chorus... it's so deep, it's just kind of put out there that she can't deny that she was taken by surprise and that she's taking it badly because she thought he was "the one"; and that he won't get to see the tears she cries because of how he hurt her. The next stanza says that she told this guy everything, she was open-minded and felt good with him. On the outside she's smiling but on the inside she is a mess. The next part, "swallow me then spit me out" is kind of odd. I look at it as kind of an idiom, meaning he made her think that he loved her and brought her into this relationship, then just hurt her and left her there, and that next part, "for hating you I blame myself" suggests that she is still in love and isn't over him. So yeah, that's what I think.

    Great song :)
    katzilla315on February 20, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI know this is a love song, but it sounds like my relationship with my mother. >_<
    The first part - My mommy was everything to me. My best friend, an ally, essentially the only one nearby I could really talk to. We'd have a little while where we'd just cuddle and speak, maybe write a poem together, and I hoped this would be it forever. But it's not at the moment. <_>
    The chorus - After a bit of our fighting, we tried again, it just... Didn't work. I can't stand to be in the same space as her, and I think she feels it, too. I have no dad, so.. I really have nobody at the moment. and I do cry on the inside and wish we could make it better..Trying isn't working.
    The next - I did tell her EVERYTHING. "This happened today, and..yada yada yada.." and of all the other things, it was pretty nice just being able to Talk. But now I just.. Act like I'm okay around her, be strong about it, but I'm broken.
    Next - We used to fight a TON. Every minute, just a Raaage. And I really do blame myself for hating her, and for our little mess of a situation. >_<
    So that's my little bit of this song. If anyone wonders, I'm in fact a growing teenage girl (So above seems less creepy.)
    FaerenRoseon August 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you watch the video, it seems like she's getting married. was she ever engaged? because in the video she has a wedding dress and even has a wedding ring given to her and she throws it at him after she sees him kissing another girl
    Vasners19on May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a fun song to sing.. and its pretty too... her voice is amazing
    ihrtaphasiaon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that this song is about a relationship that came apart. Meaning that like the girlfriend got over her ex and moved on, but also still misses him in a way. That's what I think. I just can't really explain it, though.
    Music_Annon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI get what you're saying, Music Ann. I think it was that they were together, he was such a part of her that teh breakup tore her up inside and now she's trying to get it all together. She hates him but she blames herself because she's hurt because of latching onto him too much and it's not his fault, really.

    I love this song because it's so much like me... Plus, I have hazel eyes.
    cricket3on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with everyone else. My friend is a huge kelly clarkson song and most of the songs either remind her of herself or me. This song reminds her alot of herself and i agree.

    She used to have this boyfriend who always made her happy, and they went off and on for about a year. He broke up with her though because hes a stupid asshoel and doesnt realize how great she is. but yah they both moved on and its been like three years now... but he messed her up real bad. She was so happy and it seemed like he was and then one day he just randomly ended it... it wasnt right. And he knows that shes still crazy about him but wont forgive him cuz he messed her up and all her thoughts and feelings always go abck to him. I ofcourse dont get alogn with this jerk because he just likes to drag my best friend around so he knows he always has someone even though he doesnt really care about her.


    But ANYWAYs... the song could be about that because that is exactly how my best friend feels. =(
    twitterpatedon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthuge kelly clarkson fan* ... lol yah im bad at typing anything
    twitterpatedon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with cricket..this song reminds me so much of me & my situation & i have hazel eyes to lol
    future_wwe_divaon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomeone made a mistake in the lyrics... but anyways this is my favourite part of the song
    "all that’s left of me
    Is what I pretend to be
    So together but so broken up inside

    Cause I can’t breathe
    No I can’t sleep
    I’m barely hanging on"
    So how I'm feeling right now
    Fallouton January 24, 2005   Link

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