Because Of You

Album: The Long Road (2003)


  • This song is about self harm and the effect it has on not only the person who does it but also the person who has to watch them, and the feelings of frustration they have with either not understanding or not being able to help in anyway. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    molly - London, England

Comments: 6

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI have a friend that drinks, abuses prescription drugs and occasionally does street drugs. He quits over and over again but keeps giong back to the drugs. I went to his aprtment last night after he told me on the phone he had gone 90 or so days without drinking/ abusing. Later that night he comes back with a beer and I'm like, "here we go again." I left after he went to a neighbor's house to smoke crack. Yeah, I can relate to this song.
  • Jake from Lawrence, Mathis song is about knowing someone close to you who is an addict to some sort of substance. it talks about how he always sais hes done dealing with it, but always finds himself back helping this person.
  • Stripes from Twilight, Txthis song reminds me about how i feel whenever i watch the person that means the most to me hurt themselves and how hopeless you feel when you can't stop them. and there definantly has to be some personal meaning behind this song, it's very aggressive and strong.
  • Amanda from Wabash, InThis song makes me think of my own life and the lives of some of my friends and how hard it can be to see what either you or the people you love are doing to theirselves.
    -Amanda Wabash, IN
  • John from Sydney, AustraliaDefinitly agressive. It's interesting to think what personal experience the singer/band has had of self harm. Definitly there is a strong feeling behind it. There are feelings of confusion and indecision, amongst others. The line "You laugh as you lie through your teeth" even touches on the idea of the insanity of it all.
  • Tom from England, United StatesA good agressive song this song was sometimes mistaken about relationships.
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