"Dark Side" as written by and Abraham Orellana....
There's a place that I know
It's not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
Will it make you run away

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Like a diamond
From black dust
It's hard to know
It can become
If you give up
So don't give up on me
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Don't run away
Don't run away
Just tell me that you will stay
Promise me you will stay
Don't run away
Don't run away
Just promise me you will stay
Promise me you will stay

Will you love me? Ohh
Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?


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"Dark Side" as written by Abraham Orellana

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  • +4
    General CommentNobody has anything to say bout this song? I like the way she sings it-she's not wailing or belting.
    I love the message. "Warts in all" terminolgy. ;)
    emuInAmuumuuon May 26, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me the song is about someone sufferring with a personality disorder. They show the person they love a mask, believing that is what you want to love.

    Instead borderlines have such insecurities, they feel they aren't worthy of love, so 'they try to push you out' to see if you love them.

    They feel if they drop their mask, you won't like what you see.

    The stupidity of the situation is that if they didn't act in the way they did, you'd stay with them forever.

    It is so hard for them to face their problems, probably 20 times harder than stopping smoking, they don't show people 'the place they know' because they believe 'it's not pretty there' and no-one can therefore help.

    Daft thing is, it's probably the opposite. Unless you've been in a relationship with a borderline, you've no idea of the problems and if they'd only be themselves!

    Any one feeling they relate to these lyrics, please get help, whether you are the borderline or their partner. Too many lives are wrecked by ignorance to this 'illness'.
    iansoson June 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. It's a lot more emotional than a lot of her recent songs. To me it seems kind of haunting but in a good way. It's one of those songs that gives me goosebumps and really makes you think about it.
    mjmora87on July 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif u change dark side to "backside" it sounds so lol
    cactuaron November 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTo me this song is about mental illnesses. People with mental illnesses keep it hidden as much as possible from the outside world; it's their "dark side".

    Getting close to someone can be difficult and "If I show it to you now will it make you run away?" describes exactly how it feels when you're undecided whether you feel like you can show someone.

    "Will you stay, even if it hurts, even if I try to push you out, will you return" For me describes when you've told someone and you warn them that when you get into a bad way, you are likely to push them away and it's for their own good. You don't want them to go through what you do so its for their own good that you push them out, but it makes you wonder whether if/when you push them out will they come back to you?

    As soon as I first heard this song I had to stop and have a cry because of how I view this song. Suffering with mental illnesses is bad enough without having people running away from you because of your "dark side".
    Welshieon December 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell, I don't think this song is about personality disorder or mental illness. I think it's just about the common flaws everybody have. She says ''Everybody's got a dark side''. Well, not everyone is mentally ill! But everyone has some flaws. Like she said ''Nobody's a picture perfect.''! Everybody has their own flaws which they want to hide. They fear rejection from the ones they love due to those flaws.
    LeuceanaRoseon February 12, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is the third single by the American Pop-Rock singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson from her Stronger album. It finds Clarkson revealing her vulnerable side as she pleads with a guy to embrace her flaws. "Everybody's got a dark side, do you love me; can you love mine?," she sings. When Kelly revealed this as her third single to Z100's Danielle Monaro, she said she likes the song because it is slower and sweet-sounding.
    Busbee and Alex G wrote the track. Michael Busbee is an American songwriter, record producer and musician from the San Francisco Bay area. His other credits include Timbaland featuring Katy Perry's "If We Ever Meet Again," Rascal Flatts' "Summer Nights" and Lady Antebellum's "Our Kind Of Love." Russian born, German based songwriter/producer Alex G's father is world-famous cellist David Geringas and his mother, pianist Tatjana Schatz. Alex G has carved a reputation as a successful international songwriter having worked with such artists as The Veronicas, No Angels, Sarah Connor, and Kim Wilde and penned #1 hits in Japan, Germany and Austria.
    musicrocks13on November 10, 2012   Link

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