2004年，凯莉发行了自己的第二张个人专辑，Breakaway。这次，凯莉依然对自己的那首Because of You念念不忘，经过她的两位制作人David Hodges和Ben Moody的润色，顺利的加入专辑。一经面世，这首歌获得了广泛的好评，成为了凯利最成功的单曲之一。而这张专辑的全球销量也远远的超过了她的其他专辑。

“It’s about the cycle of families, like you act how your parents acted towards you and then your kids act how you acted towards them, and it’s all about breaking that cycle if it was a bad one,It’s a sad song, so the video obviously has to follow that. But it ends really happy and everything and the family, my family, ends up breaking the cycle of my parents.”

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 everyday of my life

My heart can't possibly break

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

And now I cry in the middle of the nightfor 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



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