because of you lyrics – kelly clarkson

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 d*mn 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

/ kelly clarkson lyrics