- Reba McEntire with Kelly Clarkson -

Because Of You
Written by Kelly Clarkson, Ben Moody, and David Hodges

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

Repeat chorus

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 that same dang thing

Repeat chorus

Because of you
Because of you

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