"What Hurts The Most" as written by Stephen Paul Robson and Jeffrey Steele....
I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again I pretend I'm ok
But that's not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was tryin' to do

It's hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
But I'm doin' It
It's hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I'm alone
Still Harder
Getting up, getting dressed, livin' with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was tryin' to do

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was tryin' to do

Not seeing that loving you
That's what I was trying to do
Oh...

Cascada


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"What Hurts the Most" as written by Stephen Paul Robson Jeffrey Steele

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's a good version. It gives a completely different feel to the song.

    In my opinion...

    The Rascal Flatts version is a much more sad, heartbroken version. It's the singer expressing their sadness and depression in a very 'sad' way.

    The Cascada version seems to me, because of the faster pace and the electronic arraignment, that it's more about being sad about what could have been, but moving on. I know, the lyrics are identical, but sometimes different music can make you interpret the lyrics differently.


    I am going through a difficult break-up as we speak, and songs like this, that are very sad but fast paced, give me a feeling of 'moving on'. Like I said before, being sad about the way things ended up, but moving on.
    NickQon March 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbrokenmisery-that's what the rascal flatts video is about, not necessarly the song. and it the video she might not be pregnant. you can cry so much and so hard that you've made yourself sick. it's happened to me before.

    anyways, i hate this version of this song. it was ruined.
    ifyouleaveon December 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs totally sad...its about a girl and her boyfriend dies and she witnesses it happen as shes trying to run after him to tell her what she really felt about him but never got the chance, shes pregnant in the end too as it shows in the video on the rascal flatts song...but it hurts her so much being so close to him and being afraid to tell him how she felt and "having so much to say" and then he walked away and she could have told him and now that he died she will never know what could have really been between the two. She never really realized she loved him so much until he was gone either. thats my comment and my feelings on this song and its one of my favorites!
    brokenmiseryon December 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy ex just told me this is how he feels, i relate to this song alot. not as good as the original but its still fab lyrics
    hunnybee4uon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe pretty much butchered this song. =/
    plasticskieson February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHer slower version is 100x better than the raped bastardized dance club version she did..

    I posted the lyrics under the original artist :) I had no idea Mark Wills was the first to sing this and was surprised not to find him on here.
    Wulfe87on May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know about butchering but this is so cheesy it could have come from a dairy farmer, when will some originality exist in a cascada song
    sivillaon May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a girl loving someone, but he left before she could tell him her feelings.
    MomoTheStrangeon August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think is sounds better. I don't really like country, so i was releaved i heard this verison. I heard her sing it first, and then i heard it on the radio and got confused. good song though.
    2cute2bstraiton August 27, 2008   Link

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