Ooh-ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

I will not make
The same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself
Cause my heart so much misery
I will not break
The way you did, you fell so hard
I've learned the hard way
To never let it get that far

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake
A smile, a laugh every day of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I watched you die (I watched you die, in your sleep)
I heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known (I was too young for you to lean on me)
Better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else (you never saw me, yeah)
You just saw your pain
And now I cry in the middle of the night
For the same damn thing

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I try my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life
Because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid

Because of you (ah, ah)
Because of you, mmm, oh


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Because Of You Lyrics as written by Ben Moody Kelly Brianne Clarkson

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    General CommentFAQ OF BECAUSE OF YOU:
    WHATS THIS SONG ABOUT: LOVE AFFAIR OR DIVORCE?
    The video is very well done - potraying a broken troubled family. "Because of you" refers to the parents (you is plural for both parents).

    IS THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE VIDEO KELLY'S SISTER?
    No. The little girl in the flashback is Kelly herself, as a little child. And she takes Kelly, back into time to recall and remember the past... more like the Ghost of Christmas Past reminding Scrooge of what was.

    WHAT DOES ""I watched you cry, I watched you die every night in your sleep" MEAN?
    Kelly watched the RELATIONSHIP of her parents die - noone but the relationship died here. Every night thather parents faught, every night that her father didnt come home at all, every night that her mother took tranqullizers to calm down - all these things let to a slow death of the relationship of her parents.
    planetvalerinaon March 20, 2006   Link

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