Must Be May – 2019 – Song Lyric Sunday – Because of You

Today’s prompt from Jim for Song Lyric Sunday is Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer.   I think any Country Western song would fit that bill.  I’m gonna go with Kelly Clarkson’s Because of You.

According to Wikipedia, Clarkson wrote the song when she was 16 and suffering through the pain of her parent’s divorce.  It was about her relationship with her father.  She claims it is the most depressing song she’s ever written.

Because of you
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 everyday 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 heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known
Better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
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
Because of you
Songwriters: Kelly Brianne Clarkson / Ben Moody / David Hall Hodges
Because of you lyrics Ā© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management Inc

Most everyone knows the Kelly Clarkson version but I have heard a duet she does with Reba McIntyre and with this video, I think they are trying to speak about domestic violence.  I think their voices work really well together.

I didn’t participate much in the Song Lyric Sunday’s during April because I was so busy with the A to Z so it was nice to hop back in this week.  Thanks, Jim for continuing this theme.  Happy Sunday all!

Song Lyric Sunday

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5 Responses to Must Be May – 2019 – Song Lyric Sunday – Because of You

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    That was a really good song for both of them. A new one for me, and they sound great together. šŸ™‚

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  2. That’s beautiful. I hadn’t heard this version. Thanks for sharing, Janet.

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