"Addicted" as written by Kelly Clarkson, David Hodges and Ben Moody....
It's like you're a drug
It's like you're a demon I can't face down
It's like I'm stuck
It's like I'm running from you all the time
And I know I let you have all the power
It's like the only company I seek is misery all around
It's like you're a leech
Sucking the life from me
It's like I can't breathe
Without you inside of me
And I know I let you have all the power
And I realize I'm never gonna quit you over time

It's like I can't breathe
It's like I can't see anything
Nothing but you
I'm addicted to you
It's like I can't think
Without you interrupting me
In my thoughts
In my dreams
You've taken over me
It's like I'm not me
It's like I'm not me

It's like I'm lost
It's like I'm giving up slowly
It's like you're a ghost that's haunting me
Leave me alone
And I know these voices in my head
Are mine alone
And I know I'll never change my ways
If I don't give you up now

It's like I can't breathe
It's like I can't see anything
Nothing but you
I'm addicted to you
It's like I can't think
Without you interrupting me
In my thoughts
In my dreams
You've taken over me
It's like I'm not me
It's like I'm not me

I'm hooked on you, I need a fix, I can't take it
Just one more hit, I promise I can deal with it
I'll handle it, quit it, just one more time, then that's it
Just a little bit more to get me through this

I'm hooked on you, I need a fix, I can't take it
Just one more hit, I promise I can deal with it
I'll handle it, quit it, just one more time, then that's it
Just a little bit more to get me through this

It's like I can't breathe
It's like I can't see anything
Nothing but you
I'm addicted to you
It's like I can't think
Without you interrupting me
In my thoughts
In my dreams
You've taken over me
It's like I'm not me
It's like I'm not me


Lyrics submitted by amore739

"Addicted" as written by Kelly Clarkson David Hodges

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir One Music

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  • +5
    General Commenti love this song ALOT. it completely reminds me of whats happening to me right now. I dont even really like kelly clarkson... a friend of mine told me this song reminded her of me. So i looked up the lyrics and listened to the song and it really does.


    It's like you're a drug (this boy that means so much to me IS my drug and he does drugs.. but that doesnt really have to do with the song its just a weird coicidence)
    It's like you're a demon I can't face down (yah he treats me like shit.. and i just can't throw him away)
    It's like I'm stuck (i am SO stuck on him... its been like 2 years now)
    It's like I'm running from you all the time (im always trying to get away from him and his bad examples for me... but i always end up following him)
    And I know I let you have all the power (he does have complete power over me and he knows it)
    It's like the only company I seek is misery all around (he doesnt hang out with the best crowd and i ofcourse hang out with them too...)
    It's like you're a leech (haha.. yah)
    Sucking the life from me (yup)
    It's like I can't breathe (thinking about him which is like all the time makes it hard for me to breathe)
    Without you inside of me (but ofcourse without me thinking about him i dont think i could make it)
    And I know I let you have all the power
    And I realize I'm never gonna quit you over time
    (nope never gonna stop... which is sad but i dunno.. its hard)




    yah i could keep going but i dont think that anybody really cares about how much this song reminds me of myself... but ayh so i think thats what the songs about lol and this whole song just makes me want to cry.
    twitterpatedon January 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs well as love being addicting, this song could very much be about recovering from an eating disorder. Eating Disorders are extremely addicting and once you try it, you tell yourself that you're going to stop, but you need only one more time. And after that, you always need just one more time. It's a battle of self-control and it takes over your life. It becomes everything you think about while trying to recover.

    I love this song. It hits me hard. Amazing song.
    0miia0on October 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor me this song talks about eating disorders. What makes me think this instead of a bad relationship:
    It's like you're a demon
    -Having an eating disorder is a lot like being posessed by something that controls you

    And I know these voices in my head
    Are mine alone
    -Even though you know no-one else sees you as fat and that the anorexic/bulimic voice is something you've created, it's still difficult to give up

    I'm hooked on you
    I need a fix
    I can't take it
    Just one more hit
    I promise I can deal with it
    I'll handle it, quit it
    Just one more time
    Then that's it
    Just a little bit more to get me through this
    - To me this speaks of the bulimic forever telling themself "this is the last time, just once more"
    gracicleon March 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song applies to eating disorders as well, specifically people with anorexia.
    seangelon March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol this song just makes me laugh so hard for some reason...
    pop_iton January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though these lyrics are not that creative or anything, and though it does sound somewhat trite, i love this song. My first love(my ex) moved 7 hours away to go to college, and I couldn't handle it. I experienced the feelings in this song then, and im going through it right now,5 months after the breakup. Its not that im a stalker or crazy or anything. But when he moved away i couldn't breathe, literally, i started getting anxiety and it took over my life. i turned into a completely different person, thats why i think my favorite line of this entire song is"its like im not me". I'm not the same person even now, better, yes, but not the same. I'd always try to explain the way I felt everyday to EVERYONE, and well this song pretty much sums it up for me. Occasionally I have nightmares where we got back together, those are the worst. Everyday I wake up and my subconscious is constantly thinking about him. No matter how much I tell myself its DONE, MOVE ON! "and i know these voices in my head are mine alone." You can hear the anger in her voice too, and i'm at that same state of mind. Just so much ANGER towards the addiction, in this case an ex. Even though its not really an "addiction" it is. It makes you angry because no matter how much you know its wrong, and stupid, you continue doing it, and you really can't help it. So simple but sooo much meaning, for me anyway. ;(
    lilbeatleluveron May 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of Kelly Clarkson's most intense songs. It's about a woman in the throes of addiction which is slowly destroying her, but it makes her feel amazing and gratifying when she's high. It can apply to substance addiction or to a destructive relationship.
    musicrocks13on November 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI've gotten stuck and lost that I don't even see this song, how I know I am suppose to see it. I realize this song should be about heartache and love, it really is but I see it as a mental illness. I see it as the character is so stuck and lost. They cannot think. They need the disease. It is weird but they need the disease because it is the only thing they can blame and UNDERSTAND. They crave it so much, but it always brings pain. Always running from it but they need it.
    DJN8on January 04, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commentahhhhh this song reminds me of this crazy compulsive liar I used to think I was in love with. I gave him my heart now this is what I have to deal with. I am hooked and even though I know he is terrible for me I continue to miss him and want to talk to him. This song just says completely what I am going through, highly unusual.
    AKSmith6on February 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe girl is clearly a stalker.

    but it doesn't say much about me considering i listened to it like 30 thousand times once this guy last winter broke my heart.

    asshole.
    SnortMyPixieDuston March 25, 2005   Link

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