"Hurt Before" as written by James Corr, Sharon Corr, Caroline Corr and Andrea Jane Corr....
She's a girl in a world, she's moving as fast as she goes
Loves her mum and her dad, the only secure that she knows
But at night, she's alone, she's dreaming of somebody new
Her someone for to hold, she's praying the dream will come true

Show me the way, show me, show me how
Help me be brave, for love
Show me the way, show me, tell me how
What do you say

There's a pain in her heart, she's trying so hard to unwind
Makes her cry in the night, when visions so real make her blind
Wants to break through the the fear
Erasing the scars from within
Start a new kind of being, she's down and she's praying again

Show me the way, show me, show me how
Help me be brave, for love
Show me the way, show me, tell me how
What do you say

You see she's
Turning the key, unlocking the door
Embracing the rollercoaster world
Stepping outside, with body and soul
Taking whatever future holds
Turning the key, unlocking the door
Embracing the rollercoaster world
Take it in stride, you're just twenty-five
And you know we've all been hurt before

You see she's
Turning the key, unlocking the door
Embracing the rollercoaster world
Stepping outside, with body and soul
Taking whatever future holds
Turning the key, unlocking the door
Embracing the rollercoaster world
Take it in stride, you're just twenty-five
And you know we've all been hurt before
Yeah we've all been hurt before
So you're not alone, no
You're not alone


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"Hurt Before" as written by Caroline Corr Andrea Jane Corr

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    General CommentI swear this song was written for me
    indiegirl516on August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell to me this song is about your average single woman. Longing for love but afraid because she has been hurt in the past.
    onagoshion February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the Corrs!
    indiegirl516on August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. To me, it's about a girl who has been "hurt before" and now she is trying to overcome her fears and to start living again (Stepping outside, with body and soul, Taking whatever future holds). This girl is very sensitive, and because she's been badly hurt, she feels alone, but the song is about how she shouldn't feel alone (You're not alone... ), she should know that we've all been hurt before, so she should gather herself, face her fears, and start living again without fear. It's part of growing up - being hurt and learning how to overcome the pain and go on.
    venera1122on July 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeen looking for a song that describes what I am feeling right now and just came across it in this one.
    lthompson17on April 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a young woman who is trying to find the strength to grow up and overcome the pain that someone (a man, probably, whom she loved) caused her. She knows she cannot trust anyone anymore after her closest person hurt her so much (loves her mom and her dad, the only secure that she know), yet she longs to be strong and to find someone new and be happy, she is lonely and wants to find the strength to move on (but at night she's alone, she's dreaming of somebody new). she needs protection (someone for to hold) and she hopes this person will come along in her life (she's praying the dream will come true) and make her happy and feeling safe again.

    she seems unsure what is the right thing to do (show me the way) and at the same time is struggling to find the strength to move on (show me the way, help me be brave for love). to her, the world seems like a roller coaster which she is not very comfortable with, but need to accept and adapt to (enbracing the rollercoaster world). this is new to her (stepping outside, body and soul) and she has to learn to accept the things that come in her life (taking whatever future holds).

    To me, it really feels like a song about a young female who was in a long serious relationship (probably with an older man who gave her a sense of security) but he probably left her and thus broke her heart and her whole world and her lost her sense of security. And she now needs to gather strength despite the pain and go on.

    it's a really heart-breaking song. the first heartbreak in one's life (for a lot of people this happens in their early and mid 20ties) hurts the most and it is toughest one to deal with. i totally understand her.

    but the good thing is that one comes out stronger after that and knows how to make better choices in life when it comes to love partners and how to protect himself/herself from being hurt badly. it mostly comes down to control of expectations and how much you trust people.

    anyway, sorry for the lengthy comment, i really really love this song!
    venera1122on October 10, 2012   Link

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