Thursday, November 10, 2005

Kelly Clarkson Whines

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 d**n thing

As a child of divorce, I get the point of this verse. My mom leaned on me because she didn't have anyone else to lean on. She would talk to me about things I probably shouldn't have known about because she needed to get them out.. unknowingly coloring my perception of men for years to come.

Not that my dad's walking out hadn't already shaded that to a great extent.

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

I know this song is emotional and heart-wrenching but at a certain point, you have to stop blaming other people and accepting (uh-oh, will she go there???) PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.