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

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 tried 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