Kelly Clarkson - Because of You Lyrics

Kelly Clarkson Breakaway cover art
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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
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Breakaway
  • 2 Since U Been Gone
  • 3 Behind These Hazel Eyes
  • 4 Because of You
  • 5 Gone
  • 6 Addicted
  • 7 Where Is Your Heart
  • 8 Walk Away
  • 9 You Found Me
  • 10 I Hate Myself for Losing You
  • 11 Hear Me
  • 12 Beautiful Disaster (live)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Ben Moody, David Hodges, Kelly Clarkson
    album: Track 4 in album Breakaway
    release date: 2004-11-30
    popularity : 333 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Ballad
    length: 3:40
    producer: Ben Moody and David Hodges
    drums: Mark Colbert
    piano: David Hodges
    mixer: Serban Ghenea
    engineer: John Hanes
    electric guitar: Ben Moody
    electric bass guitar: Marty O’Brien
    additional engineer: Sergio Chavez
    strings arranger: David Hodges and David Campbell
    additional mixer: Tim Roberts
    composer: Kelly Clarkson, Ben Moody, David Hodges
    Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828766449129
    script: Latin