In life, we experience some sort of difficulties, challenges, failures before reaching success. Sometimes, those circumstances make us the best version of what we are now. Listen to Kelly Clarkson’s song “Because of You” and you might get an idea on how she copes with her heartfelt life experience towards her family.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Because Of You”
“Because of You” is a song written and recorded by American pop artist Kelly Clarkson. Her song was released in August 2005 as a single from her second album, Breakaway under RCA Records. She wanted to include this song on her debut studio album, Thankful but, unfortunately, her record label rejected it. Thus, Clarkson polished the song with Hodges and Moody. In the end. they successfully convinced her record label to include it in Breakaway.
In addition, the song ranked number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and had sold millions of units in the United States. It became certified platinum awarded by the RIAA and top on the European Hot 100 Singles. Not only that, “Because Of You” reached number one and was the most played song nationwide.
The Song’s Theme
Kelly Clarkson wrote “Because Of You” after coping with emotional distress caused by her parents’ divorce when she was 6 years old. When her parents got separated so she resided with her mom. Her mom was always busy so she had to make her own food to eat.
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
Lyrically, “Because of You” explains the pain of Clarkson’s relationship with her father. It also shows the burden being carried by Clarkson which gave her the strength to show the world that after facing her life’s challenges, she rose up having a brave heart.
To wrap up, Clarkson’s song made her realize not to repeat the same mistakes that her parents did because she already knows the feeling of having a broken family. In addition, the divorce that happened caused her to be scared of falling in love.