Because Of You

Album: The Long Road (2003)
  • Hands on the mirror, can't get much clearer
    Can't make this all go away
    Now that you're bleeding, you stare at the ceiling
    And watch as it all fades away

    From what you do...because of you...

    You know I can't be there each time that you call
    I swore not to come, but I'm here after all
    I know by the look that I see in your eye
    I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
    For what you do..

    (What you do, what you do, was because of you) x2

    Now that you did this, you ask for forgiveness
    Doctor could you be my priest
    Say you're mistaken, but look what you've taken
    You laugh as you lie through your teeth

    From what you do...because of you...

    You know I can't be there each time that you call
    I swore not to come, but I'm here after all
    I know by the look that I see in your eye
    I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
    For what you do...

    (What you do, what you do, was because of you) x2

    Hands on the mirror, can't get much clearer
    Can't make this all go away
    Now that you're bleeding, you stare at the ceiling
    And watch as it all fades away

    From what you do...because of you...

    You know I can't be there each time that you call
    I swore not to come, but I'm here after all
    I know by the look that I see in your eye
    I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
    For what you do...

    (What you do, what you do, was because of you) x2
    ...Because of you Writer/s: CHAD KROEGER, MICHAEL KROEGER, MICHAEL DOUGLAS HENRY KROEGER, MIKE KROEGER, RYAN PEAKE, RYAN VIKEDAL, RYAN ANTHONY PEAKE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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