because of you lyrics – reba mcentire

(with kelly clarkson)

[reba:]
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

[reba & kelly:]
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
[reba:]
because of you
i find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
[reba & kelly:]
because of you
i am afraid

[kelly:]
i loose my way
and it’s not too long (before you point it out) [reba & kelly]
i cannot cry
because i know that’s weakness (in your eyes) [reba & kelly]
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

[reba & kelly:]
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
[reba:]
because of you
i find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
[reba & kelly:]
because of you
i am afraid

[reba:]
i watched you die
i heard you cry every night in your sleep
(i watched you die…) [kelly]
i was so young
you should have known better than to lean on me
(i was too young for you to lean on me…) [kelly]
you never thought of anyone else
you just saw your pain
(you never saw me…) [kelly]
and now i cry in the middle of the night
for the same d*mn thing

[reba:]
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 [reba & kelly]
i am afraid

[reba:]
because of you…
[kelly:]
mmmmmm… oooooh…
[reba:]
because of you…
[kelly:]
mmmmmm… oooooh…

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