Bowling With No Panties

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Friday, March 31, 2006

Objectionable Lyrics

Offender: Kelly Clarkson

"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

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly! Are you the same girl that was going to make a wish, take a chance and break away? Now you're too scared and screwed up because of someone else? You won't cry because you're afraid they'll think you're weak? What the hell? Is this about a parent? If they were dying and crying every night and you're crying for the same thing is it because you're dying?

Mostly I find this offensive because I believe in taking personal responisbility for your feelings. Blaming your agoraphobia, emtpy life, and rigid adherence to one side of the sidewalk smacks of a victim mentality. Go ahead girl, cross that street.

1 Comments:

  • At 5:25 PM, Blogger Kitty Laverne said…

    Right on, Bowling! What the hell is she afraid of--she fucking won American Idol. Bad, bad song selection. (Wait, did she write it?)

     

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