"Because Of You" as written by Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen and Schaffer / Smith....
Ooo, want to but I can't help it
I love the way it feels
This got me stuck between my fantasy and what is real
I need it when I want it
I want it when I don't
Tell myself I'll stop everyday
Knowing that I won't
I got a problem, and I (don't know what to do about it)
Even if I did, I don't know if I would quit
But I doubt it; I'm
Taken by the thought of it

And I know this much is true
Baby, you have become my addiction
I'm so strung out on you
I can barely move, but I like it

So, then it's all because of you (all because of you)
So, then it's all because of you (all because of you)
And it's all because of you (all because of you)
So, then it's all because
Never get enough
She's the sweetest drug

Think of it every second
I can't get nothing done
Only concern is the next time I'm gon' get me some
Know I should stay away from
'Cause it's no good for me
I try and try, but my obsession won't let me leave

I got a problem, and I (don't know what to do about it)
Ooo, even if I did, I don't know if I would quit
But I doubt it, I'm
Taken by the thought of it

And I know this much is true
Baby, you have become my addiction
I'm so strung out on you (strung out on you)
I can barely move, ooo, but I like it (but I like it)

So, then it's all because of you (all because of you)
So, then it's all because of you (all because of you)
And it's all because of you (all because of you)
So, then it's all because
Never get enough (never get enough)
She's the sweetest drug

Ain't no doubt (no doubt, hey)
So strung out (strung out, hey)
Ain't no doubt
So strung out (hey)
(Over you)
Over you (you)
Over you (you)

(Because of you
And it's all because of you
Mmm, never get enough
She's the sweetest drug)


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"Because of You" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen Mikkel Eriksen

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i figured it was about his obsession with a girl. But ive later come to realize that in this song Ne-yo, in an attempt to prove how Hollywood he's become, is explaining his sex addiction, and the fact that he cannot reamin faithful to a girl because he is obsessed with sex.
    "Want to but I can't help it
    I love the way it feels
    It's got me stuck between my fantasy and what is real
    I need it when I want it
    I want it when I don't
    Tell myself I'll stop everyday, knowing that I won't"
    talking about how he can not stop his obsession with sex, not just a particular girl.
    sexyl0veon March 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was listening to the radio on my ride home tonight. The DJ was talking about how he interviewed Ne-Yo and they discussed this song. He actually said that the song isn't about what people would assume (a girl) it's about having an addiction to anything really. Drugs, a thing, a place and could be a person as well. Thought I'd share this info. =)
    kristenleaneon April 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningyeah he's singing about a girl alright. a girl named MARY JANE
    cupcake199315on February 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentafter viewing the music video for this song i believe it was intended to describe feelings for a girl that are similar to those of drug addiction. that being said, this song does also remind me of mary jane :)
    rastachicon November 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationNo offense, but sometimes people can be ridiculous.
    I understand the song because I'm in a situation like this. It's about a man who is obsessed with a girl sexually. It's not really a sex addiction, more of a sexual addiction to HER. The song is very specific.

    Want to but I can't help it
    I love the way it feels
    It's got me stuck between my fantasy and what is real
    I need it when I want it
    I want it when I don't
    Tell myself I'll stop everyday, knowing that I won't

    I've got a problem and I (don't know what to do about it)
    Even if I did I don't know if i would quit
    But I doubt it
    I'm taken by the thought of it
    (Seems like a sex addiction so far...BUT...)



    And I know this much is true
    Baby, you have become my addiction <----It becomes specific right here.
    I'm so strung out on you
    I can barely move...but I like it
    And it's all because of you (all because of you)
    So, and it's all because of you (all because of you)
    And it's all because of you (all because of you)
    So, and it's all because...
    Never get enough
    She's the sweetest drug <--------and here. He's obviously talking about a specific girl



    Think of it every second
    I can't get nothing done
    Only concern is the next time, I'm gon' get me some
    Know I should stay away from
    'cause it's no good for me
    I try and and try but my obsession, won't let me leave
    (The sex is so good and the lust between them is so strong that even though he knows what he is doing is wrong he's addicted and he feels like he can't stop)

    I've got a problem and I (don't know what to do about it)
    Even if I did I don't know if i would quit
    But I doubt it
    I'm taken by the thought of it



    And I know this much is true
    Baby, you have become my addiction
    I'm so strung out on you
    I can barely move...but I like it
    And it's all because of you (all because of you)
    So, and it's all because of you (all because of you)
    And it's all because of you (all because of you)
    So, and it's all because...
    Never get enough
    She's the sweetest drug


    Ain't no doubt
    So strung out
    Ain't no doubt
    So strung out
    Over you, over you, over you <--------Specific


    Because of you
    And it's all because of you
    Never get enough
    She's the sweetest drug


    And I know this much is true
    Baby, you have become my addiction
    I'm so strung out on you
    I can barely move...but it I like it
    And it's all because of you (all because of you)
    So, and it's all because of you (all because of you)
    And it's all because of you (all because of you)
    So, and it's all because...
    Never get enough
    She's the sweetest drug


    She's the sweetest drug

    Really, do you honestly think when he refers to "you" and "she" he's talking about his addiction? No, he's referring to this girl.

    Now, me personally, I interpret it as a guy who has had a sex addiction for a long time, then he finds this girl who finally satisfies him and he can't get away from her. He starts losing focus on other things, even important things that he needs to do because he is so physically attracted to her.

    Just my thoughts.
    JenniLee2003on January 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can TOTALLY relate to this song right now so i had to put it up!
    060489on February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about how much he loves a girl. but i have no idea. i could be totally wrong.
    jbfanherreon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a girl that he can't get enough of.

    At first, I thought it was about an unattainable girl that made him want her, but he could never get her. But that never stopped him from wanting to be with her. This theory was proven wrong, once I read the lyrics.
    jayden1on February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg i love this song
    its sooo catchy
    pwoah!
    and its too catchy im sorta getting sick of it now
    nooooooooooooo!
    more neyo!
    omgomkon February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol this song is about his sex addiction.
    AubergineDrea7son March 17, 2007   Link

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