"Never Again" as written by Kelly Brianne Clarkson and James Patrick Messer....
I hope the ring you gave to her
Turns her finger green
I hope when you're in bed with her
You think of me
I would never wish bad things
But I don't wish you well
Could you tell
By the flames that burned your words
I never read your letter
'Cause I knew what you'd say
Give me that Sunday school answer
Try make it all OK

Does it hurt
To know I'll never be there
But it sucks
To see my face everywhere
It was you
Who chose to end it like you did
I was the last to know
You knew
Exactly what you would do
And don't say
You simply lost your way
She may believe you
But I never will
Never again

If she really knows the truth
She deserves you
A trophy wife, oh, how cute
Ignorance is bliss
But when your day comes
And he's through with you
And he'll be through with you
You'll die together, but alone
You wrote me in a letter
You couldn't say it right to my face
Well, give me that Sunday school answer
Repent yourself away

Does it hurt
To know I'll never be there
But it sucks
To see my face everywhere
It was you
Who chose to end it like you did
I was the last to know
You knew
Exactly what you would do
And don't say
You simply lost your way
She may believe you
But I never will
Never again

Never again will I hear you
Never again will I miss you
Never again will I fall to you
Never
Never again will I kiss you
Never again will I want to
Never again will I love you
Never

Does it hurt
To know I'll never be there
But it sucks
To see my face everywhere
It was you
Who chose to end it like you did
I was the last to know
You knew
Exactly what you would do
And don't say
You simply lost your way
They may believe you
But I never will
I never will
I never will
Never again


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"Never Again" as written by Kelly Clarkson Jimmy Messer

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this is about how her boyfriend who she thought she loved cheated on her and married the other girl. I think she wrote this about the same situation in Behind These Hazel Eyes.
    ilovekelly75on April 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI've always thought that, in this song, the guy murdured his girlfriend and is now she's haunting him. Also, I've assumed that he was having a string of affairs with his new wife and has a history of killing the women he was close to. It also gives the repeated phrase 'never again' a whole new meaning, as in she will literally never again be able to do those things. Take the second verse:
    If she really knows the truth,
    She deserves you
    (Saying that if she is still with him and knows he's killed and about his string of women, she must have a lot of faith in him)
    A trophy wife, oh how cute
    (Implying that she thinks that their relationship is little more than that)
    Ignorance is bliss
    (Saying that she knows she won't know until it happens to her)
    But when your day comes,
    And he's through with you,
    And he'll be through with you,
    (This implies that he's never going to hold down a relationship; also backs up the serial killer theory)
    You'll die together but alone
    (Saying that, although they're married, they'll never love each other)
    You wrote me in a letter
    What you couldn't say to my face
    (The way I interpreted it was that he left this 'letter' on her grave, begging for forgiveness)
    Well give me that Sunday school answer
    Repent yourself away!
    (Saying that she'll never forgive him, even if he apologized to her grave)
    k1e2l3l4y5on October 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentman...it WOULD suck to be her ex, heh.
    i wonder who this is about

    killstaron April 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love how revengeful this song is. i don't really like the sound of it, to poppy. but the lyrics are amazing.
    so much fucking rage!
    i can def relate to this song. it's about a guy that left her moving on with someone new, and she doesn't wish them happiness.
    lipslikemorphine07on October 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song. is freaking. INCREDIBLE.
    my last boyfriend kept me a secret from his friends because they don't like me for almost a whole YEAR. and he was "so upset he had to break up with me". yeah. he had a new girlfriend 2 weeks later.

    "If she really knows the truth
    She deserves you
    A trophy wife
    Oh how cute
    Ignorance is bliss"
    Here. Is where I really relate. I think he told her a fluff story so she wouldn't see him for who he truly is. My ex was an asshole, and apparently so is Kelly's. More power to you, Kelly!
    squidbaybayon December 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI loved this song when it first came out, but I can really relate to it now....

    Obviously about a guy that screwed her over but tried to give her the answers he thought she wanted. She was just tired of being treated like crap, and hopes he gets what's coming to him. Like she said, she doesn't wish bad things... but she definitely doesn't wish him well.

    Ah, the perfect angry break-up song!
    ClarinetDreameron May 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm just going to be a jerk and say this is from Big Brother's point of view in 1984.

    Think about it!
    "Bet it sucks to see my face everywhere"
    "You chose to end it like you did"
    "When you're in bed with her you think of me"
    "Don't say you simply lost your way"

    Then he talks about them being "trophy wives" and how they'll die "together but alone" (remember in the book how the marriages were terrible?)

    But of course, the real kicker is "Ignorance is Bliss". Almost from the ministry of ignorance itself!



    Don't get me wrong, I do like the song. ;)
    mikerobe007on October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing .. well the remix version anyway!
    To me this song is about that guy that ended it with you and is now moving on but you don't wish them happiness. Its like a more revengeful Since you been gone!
    Im_confusin_as_hellon April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts like a chick version of What comes around goes around by Timberlake... you know if Kelly and Justin did a duet, I might just have a guilty pleasure orgasm....
    Make it happen...
    chinguson April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso, im some-what dissapointed
    im not so crazy about this song.... yet.
    but she sure can sing
    xthatxkiddxon April 16, 2007   Link

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