"Hurt" as written by Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry and Mark Ronson....
Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face
You told me how proud you were, but I walked away
If only I knew what I know today
Ohhh ohhh

I would hold you in my arms
I would take the pain away
Thank you for all you've done
Forgive all your mistakes
There's nothing I wouldn't do
To hear your voice again
Sometimes I want to call you, but I know you won't be there

I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself by hurting you
Some days I feel broke inside, but I won't admit
Sometimes I just want to hide 'cause it's you I miss
You know it's so hard to say goodbye when it comes to this

Would you tell me I was wrong?
Would you help me understand?
Are you looking down upon me?
Are you proud of who I am?
There's nothing I wouldn't do
To have just one more chance
To look into your eyes and see you looking back

I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself

If I had just one more day, I would tell you how much that
I've missed you since you've been away

Oh, it's dangerous
It's so out of line to try to turn back time

I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself

By hurting you


Lyrics submitted by Tangerine74

"Hurt" as written by Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry, Reid Perry

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +5
    Song MeaningSorry guys this is a gonna be a long post:
    Whenever I hear this song I think about my father. My mom raised me on her own and I never got to see my dad ever. I think the last time I saw him was wen I was in grade one. All my life I had been angry at him for not making an effort to come see me. I would also hate him for just not being there for me cos there are times in life when a girl needs her father there for her to help her through certain things and at times I would blame him for my problems in relationships.

    In July this year he passed away. And I was still angry at him only this time I was angry at him cos he had left without seeing me one more time, without even telling me once in my life ever that he loved me. I was angry cos he died without explaining to me why he was never there for me. And as I sat on my bed one afternoon while listening to music this song came along. Up until that day I was unable to cry about my dad passing, this song came on and I was sobbing. Especially in the chorus where she sings “I would hold you in my arms I would take the pain away Thank you for all you've done Forgive all your mistakes There's nothing I wouldn't do To hear your voice again” After my mom told me why my dad was so absent it started making sense to me why he couldn’t be there for me. “Would you tell me I was wrong? Would you help understand? Are you looking down upon me? Are you proud of who I am?” These questions are questions that will always haunt me because I will never have them answered from him.

    “There's nothing I wouldn't do To have just one more chance To look into your eyes And see you looking back” in this song at least they got to look into their dads eyes in my case I would sing There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to have just that one chance to look into his eyes.
    And just like the song says if I had one more day I would tell him how much I missed him since he left that last time I saw him in Grade 1.

    “I'm sorry for blaming you For everything I just couldn't do And I've hurt myself by hurting you” And most importantly for me on my side Now that I do know the whole story I am truly sorry for blaming him for everything I couldn’t do and I now realise that in me hating him I have hurt him and more importantly hurt myself more than I can ever imagine.
    Bellzyon December 08, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song was writen by Linda Perry, christina went to her with a small piano mellody and asked her to write the lyrics for it, she told linda that she wanted it to be about "pain", linda had six months prior lost her father and ended up writeing the entire song music mellody and lyrics all about her father, when christina heard it she ended up loveing it so much she simply recorded the lyrics and used it on the album.

    Its a very powerful and in a way peacful song.
    lycaoon August 13, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song makes me cry so much. Because my dad abused my mother and hurt me some. He left when i was a baby, but i still see him sometimes. I dont feel love from him, his life has been thrown away. for years i denied even having a father, i hated him. but, not until some short time ago. I realized how much i miss him, how i wish i had my dad here. I miss him. And this song says everything that i cant say.
    [s]aint.on February 22, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis reminds me of my Grandfather. It makes me sad.
    rachiedoubton February 16, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'll be honest, Christina is not one of my favourites, but this song is one of the best, if not the best I've heard this year. I can't relate to it but it still gets me emotional every time I hear it.
    SQI81on October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI almost forgot to add, did anyone see her perform this song @ the 2006 VMA's? Beautiful song, Stunning woman, gorgeous dress!

    Her performance was so chilling (in a good way).
    bottleofrainon September 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song sooo much, I`ve just bought back to basics and this record will make history. Christina is "the voice" of our era.

    BY the way, I also bought "a public affair" by jessica simpson and it`s a sh*t of a album
    kanedaon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me when my dad died, i was only 13, its really touching i love it.
    Baptized in dust.on September 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont even listen to this kinda music but i LOVEEE this song
    its so good.
    >__< i really should start respecting my parents..
    forever_hauntedon July 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe line that always gets me is, "Sometimes I wanna call you, but I know you won't be there" It's just so sad.
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon August 08, 2008   Link

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